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PostSubject: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 12:43 am

Creator Juliana has recently posted about a site called Down Sims that has been stealing creations from big name creators such as herself, IN3S, DarkoSims, NyGirl, Anubis, #Awt and many more. They have been taking creations and reuploading them as their own and getting money for it! You can find the original post By Juliana HERE

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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 2:17 am

WOW ! The nerve of some people Annoyed I guess people will do anything to make money.
They even have full EPs up for download ! Isn't that illegal? Can't that be reported to EA & maybe their site can get seized or something?
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 3:26 am

Sorry, I'm so dumb Embarassed
I tried to find a way to report them to EA, but I couldn't find...
How we can make this?
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 3:30 am

wtf *NEW* is wrong with people? Don't they understand that if something looks bad, it is, well, bad.... ???

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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 3:31 am

I'm sorry to say this but EA wouldn't be able to help you. Technically they aren't violating any of EA's terms. They are only stealing creations from custom content creators and not from them. Sad...
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 3:34 am

I went to the EA website & here there's an e-mail & fax to contact the copyright agent. But that's a LONG process & my tired eyes don't feel like reading it all lol. Also it says," If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied...". The Sims 3 is not our work. It's whoever made it.
But, If you want to look over that, you can.


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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 3:35 am

KosmoKhaos wrote:
I'm sorry to say this but EA wouldn't be able to help you. Technically they aren't violating any of EA's terms. They are only stealing creations from custom content creators and not from them. Sad...

But it's just not CC, they have full/complete EPs & SPs up for download.
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 3:41 am

Other pirated sites have full expansion and stuff packs for downloads too but they aren't putting them up for pay. This has happened before and usually EA can't do anything about it. You could report it and see what happens.
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 3:41 am

I know I can not complain about the content I publish, because it belongs in every way to EA.
But as Vanity said, I think we can report them for piracy, or not?
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 3:49 am

Why can't EA do anything about it? I mean wouldn't they be more mad that someone is putting their games that are suppose to be paid for up for free?
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 3:56 am

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Why can't EA do anything about it? I mean wouldn't they be more mad that someone is putting their games that are suppose to be paid for up for free?

Well even with sites like the sims resource EA doesn't usually do anything about it. Like I said you can report it and see if that will help. But then its like reporting other sites that put up EA content for free also.
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 4:03 am

Okay, I understand what you're saying.
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 1:37 pm

You can't.....or at least I can't..... Sad... Sad...

I actually caught a lady stealing Sims 2 items, and re-uploading them to IMVU.com as her own! I contacted Electronic Arts immediately about it, and they said in not so many words, "So What"?

Disgusting how the world works, but whatever......hopefully maybe they will listen to you:)
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 5:23 pm

Well isn't this just the monkey smelling somebodies hairy nuts!!!!! I TOTALLY HATE when people thieve others work!!!! I'd say the best we can do is just totally spread the word. Spread this on every site you can, facebook ask other bloggers if they will post what this site is doing. It totally hits me in the gut when I see stuff like this happen!!! Create your own stuff and stop stealing others hard work!!!! I just don't get people like this. I am going to run this on every forum post here for a couple of days so it will get more attention. Creator's, when you make an item, post somewhere on it the date, year, time...everything that you created and then the same when you posted. THIS will be your proof of the theft. I am so very sorry that people like this have no conscious whatsoever.

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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 5:37 pm

Ok...I'm a little more calm...I just visited the site and it doesn't look like they are saying they are 'their' actual creations, what I do see however is they are not linking back to the original creators! They are offering up these creations and just giving the download link direct from their site.

What you can do is notify mediafire and any other hosting site about their shenanigans and they will ban them from using their site.

Also, has anyone contacted this site to tell them what they are doing?

Just wondering? I'm not going to run this on every forum post here on Cstyles like I stated above, I DO see that they have taken credit for Peggy's hair but everything else seems to show who the original creator is, just minus their specific blogs. Which is still NOT cool and needs to be corrected.

Keep us posted please.

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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 5:42 pm

If you look at Juliana's original post it seems she has contacted people and someone from the site commented about jow they didn't know and will take the posts down as creators ask. Apparently other people post the stuff up and they lose control of what they post....
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 5:53 pm

bigcry This is SOOO wrong !! nonosmilie No
Where is the respect for the work made by someone else ? Even when they don't take credit for making these creations, in most cases, they're making these creations available for download through their site (re-uploading !) AND they're trying to sell these creations as well, as I understand the downloads aren't for free.
I still think it's stealing and most creators don't like their creations uploaded somewhere else.

I can get real furious about these kind of people !! GRRRRRRR !! :cussing:*new*
I agree though, the only thing we can do is spread the word about these frauds !! Annoyed

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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 5:59 pm

They get the money from AdFly when they reupload it to their own site. Every download will get them money overtime.
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 6:25 pm

I just posted a LONG post on Juliana's blog giving my 2 cents and I fault the Administrator of Down Sims 3. If this other person is saying that they sign on everyday and basically maintain the site, then they are just following the guidelines that the Admin has set for them. I say also, that every creator that has material listed on their site should contact them and ask them to remove their content like Julz did.

It's called Respect and this site is showing NO respect for our wonderful creator's!!!!!! And to get PAID for it is just disgusting!! This is one reason that I pay to keep the ads off of Cstyles, one, it's just a pain in the butt and I don't want people upset about having to wait just to upload a creation and I think that also takes away from a site being free. I don't have Cstyles to make money off of, I have it so others can enjoy sharing and communicating with fellow simmers as I think ALL sites should do. I can however, understand the need sometimes to ask for help from time to time to be able to continue to offer these services, but never try to make a salary off of it.

I would be at fault and have to take full responsibility for anything like that if it took place on Cstyles...which it will NOT.

Ok...now I will breathe...

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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 6:51 pm

Hopefully the other creators follow Juliana's lead and ask them to remove their content also. It's just a total lack of respect to re-upload (steal) someone else's hard work instead of linking to the creator's site.
Personally, I refuse to download anything unless it is from the creator's site because it's just common courtesy to acknowledge the person who took time out of their own lives to make our game more fun and beautiful.

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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 7:39 pm

I have said it before and I'm saying it again, they should be ashamed of what they're doing with other people's creations.
It is wrong, they're just making a bad name for themselves.
And, their "no copies" demand is totally RIDICULOUS Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 8:13 pm

Cece,
Do you know why they started putting the name of the creators in posts? Because of THIS (I'm sorry, the google translator sucks sometimes and my post was written in Portuguese).

I asked for them to put a link back to my blog, but they continued, I asked again and I was ignored.
So I decided to take this approach so that other creators can be respected.
they don't give credit to all creators, only a few.
(they are rushing to put in posts that are missing now that they have a bad reputation)
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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 8:37 pm

This is so terrible and the fact that they have ignored you is repulsive. I just checked and they just posted a dress by the creator Ekinage and the link leads directly to mediafire and 4shared. They are still not listening. We need to somehow notify ever creator that has been posted on their site so they can also get involved.

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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   June 24th 2012, 9:09 pm

Just a thought, but maybe have Joe post something on MS3B? Almost everyone eventually ends up there at some point. That's the only way I can think of to notify multiple creators.

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PostSubject: Re: DOWN WITH DOWNSIMS!! COPYCAT STEALING SITE! CREATORS BE WARNED!!!   July 6th 2013, 3:19 am

Shocked No angry *NEW* rant 

OH I just hate it when people pull crap like this. I actually came across Downs Sims 3 on a search for dresses and other CC. Good thing I came across this post before I actually downloaded anything from them. I refuse too! swearing I'm not gonna sink to standards that low.Devil no  Here's where I thin that people who pull that shit need to be: jail 

I feel sorry for the creators whose hard work and great creations are being used by someone else who has no heart or care.Sad 
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