I need everyone's help

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  1. blue

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    I need everyone's help..someone stole my work, and is getting paid for it.

    I just came across one of my boot animations in the market under the live wallpaper that I work very hard on a few months ago. this person did not ask my permission to use it, nor to sell it. I would not had a problem with it if they asked and where not charging for it. if you search for rotting Apple you will find it.

    here is the link from when I made it and posted it on here..
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/9803-my-boot-animation.html
     
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    So what type of help would you like?

    Once you post something on the web it's a little hard to stop it from spreading.

    If you want it taken down here are the steps I would take.

    1. Contact the person who posted it on the market.
    2. Request that he take it down.
    3. Send a copy of this request in writing to google.

    If that fails send a "Final Demand" letter to the person certified mail (if you can get his address)

    Other then that without throwing money at it with an attorney... your sol.
     
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    Considering your post here though... you have done the same thing... took an image created by someone else and edited it. So you don't have a leg to stand on really unless you are the creator of the artwork.

     
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    Kinda, it was edited, this person has not changed it at all. The Apple was edited to the point where it became something totally different. I never charged anyone for it either, this person is.
     
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    You're right, you didn't charge for it, that's the difference. Now I would contact this person, either tell him to take it down, or share the cash. Use the scare tactic.
     
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    I just found the app and flagged as inapropriate. I stated it was stolen and should be taken down.
     
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    Thank you...

    In a way I kinda feel touched that they are using mine, and I would not of cared if they did not charge for it. But they are charging for it, and that's just not right.
     
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    did the same thing good luck
     
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    I cant find it on the market. Did you post your source code? apk?
     
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    I posted up a zip of the boot animation back in December, this person made it into a live wallpaper.

    Try doing a search for JoMaMa, or A smokey wallpaper, or blue smoke wallpaper
     
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    Well he never responded to my email. He has added "thanks to crazietj for making this possible". That would be me. He has also added a new wallpaper called a spiral wallpaper, I'm not sure if he has asked them for permission to use it. But I now know where he his getting our stuff from. Droidboots is listed in the description of the spiral one. I sent the person who created droidboots a message today about this. Droidboots has permission for my stuff.