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[The Rant] Copied skins and their lack of removal

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avatar DoctorWoo
Level 53 : Grandmaster Nerd
So this is something everyone, their dogs, their dogs chew toys, and their chew toys labels have written about, but copied skins are everywhere. It's just a part of minecraft fan sites that content is stolen. Heck, it's a part of the internet as a whole.

But what helps is the ability to be able to say "Now wait, that's a copy" and make sure it's taken down so the original can be the one getting their due credit. Which, PMC has the ability to do, and is usually rather good about ensure the skins are removed in a prompt manner.

However (and this is where the rant begins) this has been slipping as of late. I've noticed a skin that was flat out stolen from me and reupload with no changes to it. Now, like we are to do, I reported it: almost three days ago now. And said skin still survives on the site.

Now, this anger isn't pointed toward the staff of this site, as they do their best to ensure reports are dealt with. It's aimed more at the lack of stuff. This may just be me, but it appears that there is a much larger base of users then their are that of staff for this site. Which, goes without saying, is not a great thing to ensure that the copied content is removed correctly.

And, as a side note to any staff that lurks to this: If I'm off base on something, let me know. I'm not fully aware of your rules for removing content, or how many of you there are that are active.

02/22/2013 9:28 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Turtle
I assure you, if a stolen skin is reported, and we have enough proof to know that it is, such as a link to the original, we will remove it. The main reason that its so bad right now is the fact we are a bit behind on the reports, though we are working to correct that issue. Sorry we are taking so long, but we will deal with the reports in time, just not as fast as it may be liked of us to do so, sadly I can't spend as much time on PMC as I would like for many factors, and same applies to all the mods.
02/22/2013 10:13 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Nerd
That actually explains quite a bit. Thank you for that!
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