(I didn't want to make a journal out of this, but I seriously can't take this anymore)
Warning- Long rant
Before anything, I'll say-
I never upload adopts onto my Deviantart account, I only upload art. I usually sell my adopts on Facebook.
Rant on- Active-virus, Intense-Darkness, Kukishi ( I believe they're 3 different person, but I'm not sure)
This user, active-virus.deviantart.com/ , has been stealing adopts from me for months. I've been aware of this since February 2017, but they kept making new accounts and running away.
Their past accounts were Muddykitty/Nikamochii(This account is not theirs now) , Syakeii and Zapoleonn. (Note these are the accounts I've discovered, I don't know if there's any other accounts they own)
VVV This is a journal related to this VVV
updated conversation about Zap
These are the recent adopts/ocs they've posted:
Random Adoptables [OTA] (4/4 OPEN)
And I have the Layer proofs of them:
(No shading)Bun with lineart and coloring visible
(No shading)Bun with only sketch visible
Also, I've uploaded them on Facebook earlier than them.
(They uploaded the bunny adopt on the same day as mine, but I'm still gonna show the screenshot)
Assorted adopts proof fb
Bun Proof FB
(The non shaded version of the bun was not posted as an adopt on Facebook, I saved the non shaded version as backup so if I screw the shading up I can use that one + the app only allows 3 layers at the most, I need to merge the layers in order to lock the opacity and shade it easier)
Meanwhile, another person called Falling-Demia/Intense-Darkness(deactivated) was stealing my adopts too. I didn't interfere though, because it was resolved by Active-Virus and their friends (by saying that Active is the original artist) before I am even aware of this. I've filed DMCA takedown for my adopts that Intense-Darkness has stolen, and it has worked.
Then there's another person called Kukishi(kukishi.deviantart.com/ ) has been stealing my adopts as well. I won't go into detail here, but you'll see what happened in the comment section of that user. Basically what happened was, Active found out of this first then claimed that the adopts posted was made by them , I found out of this after, then left a comment on their wall clarifying what happened)
Active-Virus has also stolen some art I've made before, but I've filed DMCA takedown on them as well and now they're gone. To see proofs, here >> DMCA proof 1
(This is only one of the DMCA takedown, I can show more if you insist)
UPDATE: They have also claimed that they drew these ( screenshot and link to their 'proofs' below)
Active's 'proof': sta.sh/222am10b34eb
(The ocs don't belong to them, they belong to people on Facebook, they are gift arts I made for someone)
Proof of Active claiming that the art are theirs:
My layer proofs for the two arts >> sta.sh/2ohcyr12haj
Facebook upload date >> sta.sh/2270q2m6uw2y
For the lion sketch, the person who I gave the art to(and own that oc) also posted this before Active did:
Kazar the lion (not drawn by me)
I'm seriously tired already. Nekkokai(previously named Active-Virus) and more accounts stole this piece(more like traced) that I made exclusively just for my friend.
Nekkokai's upload: Pokepuffs~!
(Probably Falling-Demia's account) Apology
My upload is one day earlier: (Commission-ish ) Sylveon
Layer proofs: sta.sh/2ytel82601t
Conversation between my friend and I: sta.sh/2250kya0aqnb
Some art that I filed a DMCA report on a while ago was countered by him.
These are Nekkokai's upload:
We're out of doodle noodles?
Guilmon messy sketch
My layer proofs: sta.sh/223u2l29vyyg
Posted on Digimon Amino earlier than they did: sta.sh/2dq7ykfoji6
Nekko filed a DMCA claim on the Sylveon art. I've filed a counter Dmca: Cdmca
If you're confused about something(probably, because English isn't my native language) or isn't convinced, please do ask.
Thank you for reading!