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Notice About a Thief
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Original Post Date- 5/4/13, 1:28 PM Central Standard Time

I've decided to add these posts over here, 
since they tend to get referenced a LOT. 
And I strongly feel that other designers & taggers 
should be allowed to have this information. -Magik 11/05/2019

I'm not sure how to even begin this post. 
I'm not one to post anything 'drama'-related
or to post random 'bitchiness' or complain on my blog.
I try to stay 'professional' at all times,
regardless what it may pertain to.
It's how I am- how I've always been with anything I've done.

However, I can say I'm a bit disappointed
that someone had to take advantage of my kindness.
Likewise, I'm equally upset to see other designers
taken advantage of as well.

I was kind enough to make a some of my PTU kits FTU
for many of you to enjoy-
knowing that there are some people in the tagging community
that simply cannot afford to buy new kits.
I also do what I can to try to make FTU sampler kits
at times for the same reason.
I honestly don't mind doing this.
I love doing it if & when I can.

BUT! It does piss me off when someone has to take
things out of my kit to make their own kit-
either for a free kit or PTU kit.

An example-
Someone emailed me to download this person's kit.
Jenny's Designz is the designer of this kit.
The email I got said I'd be surprised when I unzipped it.
The 'designer' who made the kit decided to rip apart
my Pink'd kit for her 'Burlesque Gurl' kit.

Eight items from my kit are in her kit.
In my screen shots of the kits side-by-side,
you can see they're the same- same size, same colour
& the creation date is the same.
Here's the examples.
You may have to click for bigger:

In the examples above, My Pink'd kit is on
the right, her Burlesque Gurl kit is on the left.
The original date that I created my kit was back
in mid- June of 2012, which you can find my old
blog post about it here.
*I did not repost the initial kit release on this site blog.
-Magik 11/05/2019

And the date I made this FTU is posted here.
I had updated the preview in late March, but the
elements were made a year ago, when I originally created it.
Her kit was 'made' on Apr. 25 of this year,
by looking at the date of the preview.
*The reposting can be found here. -Magik 11/05/2019

On a side note, my kit was only updated to remove
10 elements that were not allowed for free kits.
It is otherwise original. And like on the original preview
& on the updated one, it clearly states that the kit
is for Personal Use only.
This is also stated clearly in my TOU which is
included in the zipfile of the kit.

What bothers me most, is I paid for many of the
Commercial Use items I used in my kit-be it scripts,
element packs, templates, etc... she did not-
at least not for the elements she stole from my kit.

I know other designers go through this as well.
It bothers me people have to be dishonest like this.
It simply proves that the thieves who steal from others'
kits to make their own have no consideration for the money
we paid for the items we put in our kits.
Nor do they have consideration for the time we take
to create the kits we sell or offer free.
 
Now I can only suggest that any designers,
Creative Team members for other designers, etc.
to pass this info on for others to download her kits
& see if she's ripped others' kits to make her own.
I've seen elements in another ftu kit of hers I decided
to download as well & the elements that are in that kit
were originally created over 3 years ago.
... And my guess is she's just transferring elements from
kits into her kits that she's making.

With that being said, I have another former PTU kit
I was going to post here as FTU as well as 2 FTU
sampler kits I was planning on posting soon as well...
BUT! I'm considering not doing this for a while.
I might just offer the downloads off my Facebook
page to my friends. I don't want to do this-
as it seems unfair to 'punish' honest people
because of the wrong-doings of someone else.
However, I must admit I'm feeling a bit 'sour' on this whole deal.

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