So, it was brought to my attention that someone has been taking images off of my DeviantArt and creating a gallery on a popular website where porn can be uploaded and viewed by the public for free.
I know they were taken from my DeviantArt because they show the file name and it looks like this "title_by_mordsithcara". There is also another image on there that can only be found on the photographer's ModelMayhem profile, and you can only view it if you have an account.
This seriously bothers me for multiple reasons:
- It shows great disrespect to me as a model. I have decided to upload nude images of myself here because I am proud of my work and the art that I am part of creating, and you as the viewer are not obligated to pay to view these images. I had someone tell me that they knew a model that stopped posting nude images of herself on free sites once she had her profile on Zivity (a paid membership based site). I have never considered doing that until today. If this happens again I will seriously consider launching a site where you are required to pay to view the nude images.
- It shows great disrespect to the photographers. Nearly all of the images are ones that were taken at photoshoots of mine. The photographer holds the copyright to these images, and they are not allowed to be published elsewhere without permission of the photographer. Generally people don't make a big fuss about this. I have no problem if someone adds an image of me to a photography or inspiration blog, or uses it as basis for traditional art, but porn is out of the question. The gallery has been flagged for copyright infringement, as it is in the site's Terms & Agreements that the person uploading the images has permission to upload them.
- The images that were not taken professionally were taken by me when I was under 18. This is a problem, not because I am nude in them, but because it does not allow images of subjects under 18.
As I said, the gallery has been flagged for copyright infringement. Going through the person that uploaded the gallery, I saw that they have uploaded other copyrighted images of other models, so I have sent a message to the website admin about the user as well.
Seriously, if I have to deal with this again, I will launch a paysite or something because I take this as a personal insult.
If I ever find out who it was that uploaded the images, I will come after you in court.