Sunday, April 3, 2011
Shameless LEGO MOC photo thieves of the world
Today I received yet another note from a YouTube member pointing out despicable low-life scum who steal my photos and upload them to the official LEGO Hero Factory gallery as their own.
The latest immoral filth goes by the username robo-G on Lego's site, allegedly a 16-year-old Singapore resident. robo-G downloaded a picture of my MOCs Kalek 2.0 & QUADRO from right here on my blog, uploaded it to the official Hero Factory gallery, and guess what? My photo, that robo-G stole, is currently the highest-voted image in the gallery!
He didn't stop at one theft, though, no. He also stole a photo of my very popular Specter 2.0 MOC, and uploaded it as "my spactor," in his words. That photo of mine, which thankfully included a watermark with the web address to this blog (something I evidently need to do constantly thanks to filth like robo-G), is currently the 10th highest voted photo.
It gets better! Scrolling further through the most voted creations, we find what? That exact same Specter 2.0 photo of mine, uploaded by yet another epic parenting failure, magge7 of Sweden.
bobbyjoe116 of the United States takes credit for one of my photos of Alba 2.0.
The moral of the story? Steal & plagiarize, and not only are you shaming yourself and your family, but you're setting yourself up for a nice very permanent, and very public humiliation.
Kids, don't steal.
...and you will lose.