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Copy Right Problem

:icontiwummbihaou:
Hi,

I own a software company that make iphone/android apps.
We have an app which generates images.
I just saw today that someone was selling the generated images as "adoptables" on deviant art and earning money points from this.
I own all the rights to all content made by this app.
How can I get this person not sell them?

Thank you.
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:icontiwummbihaou:
The problem is solved by Deviant Art.
The person has taken down all images and not selling them.
Thanks again for your supports.
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:icontiwummbihaou:
Thank you all for your answers.
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:iconmasterplanner:
MasterPlanner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
And you expected us to know jack-shit about the intricacies of copyright law? :lol:
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:iconpuppy-dangerous:
puppy-dangerous Nov 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You should have a company lawyer.

Step one would be a 'cease and desist' letter informing the person that they are infringing on copyright (include the legal backup for this- the part in the user agreement) and they are to stop right now or you will take action against them.

If they don't, then you'll need to have your lawyer start getting ready to sue.

Please be aware that if you did not specify this copyright in your user agreement, you're probably out of luck.
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:iconthe-uglytruth:
If you didn't have a terms of service dictating the use and redistribution of the images, and the legal consequences of term breach... then consider it a lesson learned.
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:iconmattyohh:
I looked around your profile for an insight into this whole situation. I saw it was some shitty chibi thing and went and watched some Die Antwoord on youtube. I still don't know if they're a serious group or a giant joke. It's just bizarre and too fucking hipster to be serious.

Getting back to your problem. I don't care about your shitty app. It's apparently free, so you already have a shit business model unless you're generating some serious ad revenue, which would mean a fuck tonne of ads in your app which would be annoying and no one will want to use it then.

Either way, you're fucked, I don't care, and I still don't understand Die Antwoord.
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:iconself-epidemic:
Self-Epidemic Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"generate images". Your "company" sounds fucking dodgy.
You are also so unprofessional it hurts.
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:iconjellybean9000:
Jellybean9000 Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
By taking it straight to the Help Desk, rather than engaging the person and causing trouble.
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:icontheleaveshaveeyes:
theleaveshaveeyes Nov 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
You need to go to the help desk.
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5480093 Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? That doesn't make since. I mean Photoshop generates images too, does Adobe own all content by their apps from all artist? Or are generated images you are saying, are really 'pre-generated' images? It's really confusing of what the app really does.
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