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All my works have been published by a scammer

Post by Marbury »

Recently I had an issue with someone trying to upload a file of mine to a library. Since then I have filed a DMCA file to have their private website taken down that hosts my track. Unfortunately this has backfired as I got this email from him this morning

"All your works will be published for free on all music sites, and do whatever you want every day. Search for your free works on music sites"

I feel absolutely helpless as its not just my music but also my sound effects that are my staple income. This is part the fault of the library who initially flagged the duplicate file he was trying to upload and dragging me into it as a suspect instead of dealing with it themselves and blocking him. As I had to prove my worth he has discovered my identity and found all my work. I don't know how he has managed to rip and upload literally thousands of files in just a day or so but he has.
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That's incredibly frustrating, sympathies. :thumbdown:

I don't know how likely it is that people who might potentially discover and purchase these tracks through legitimate outlets will track them down on free sites and get them from there instead...? I guess only time will tell what the actual effect is.
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Post by RichardT »

Ouch, that’s appalling. I’m really sorry that’s happened. Some people are just scumbags.

I don’t know what you can do about it, but I think it would be worth taking legal advice.
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I may try the website host who took his site down may be able to help with his contact details perhaps.
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So sorry to hear about that Marbury, some people are terrible human beings.
I second the suggestion about legal advice.
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Marbury wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:46 amUnfortunately this has backfired as I got this email from him this morning

"All your works will be published for free on all music sites, and do whatever you want every day. Search for your free works on music sites"

Do you know for sure that he really has ripped and uploaded your music elsewhere?

Or is this just a shitty email designed to scare you from someone who is really peeved at being caught out and losing their website?

I suspect the latter....
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I hope you are right Hugh as my wife thinks the same. And on the day my new monitors have arrived too :(
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Hugh Robjohns wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:20 am
Marbury wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:46 amUnfortunately this has backfired as I got this email from him this morning

"All your works will be published for free on all music sites, and do whatever you want every day. Search for your free works on music sites"

Do you know for sure that he really has ripped and uploaded your music elsewhere?

Or is this just a shitty email designed to scare you from someone who is really peeved at being caught out and losing their website?

I suspect the latter....

I'd second that take on things, there are some certainties in life and one of them is that scammers/thieves etc tend to be lazy opportunistic nemotodes that like an instant return for little or no effort on their part and when they are exposed as such they throw their dummy out the pram and have a tantrum.

Hope things work out in your favour
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I'd second that take on things, there are some certainties in life and one of them is that scammers/thieves etc tend to be lazy opportunistic nemotodes that like an instant return for little or no effort on their part and when they are exposed as such they throw their dummy out the pram and have a tantrum.

Hope things work out in your favour

Thanks for the moral support. I sincerely hope so too.

The library he tried to upload my work to have taken it to their rights and clearances team for advice (I sent them the email threat I received) I imagine they are doing this as they probably feel slightly responsible for not believing me in the first place before I became identified to him.
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As he has identified himself as a copyright thief I thought it my duty to publish his site which is live again after the website made him take down my track.

reemomusic.com

Edit - I have prevented the link from being clickable which could act in the owner's favour by making it more visible in a search engine. Anyone interested can enter the address in their browser - JP
Last edited by James Perrett on Sun Jan 29, 2023 3:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Removed clickable link
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Post by muzines »

Why are these sounds free?

Our project benefits teachers, students, faculty, and starving artist. They couldn’t afford to buy them so we are forced to give them away for free. 🙂

The Royalty Free Sounds section consist of Creative Commons and Public Domain works

The owners of SoundBible.com were taught to share by their parents. Isn’t that what your parents taught you?
Because Free is way cooler than Fee. That one letter “r” makes a world of difference

Hmm... yep, sounds totally legit. :headbang:
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Nice that their parents taught them to share. Shame they didn't also teach them not to steal... :roll::headbang::protest:
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