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A case of impersonation

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 6:06 AM


Was scolded (or informed if you might say) on Twitter few nights back, that I was stealing others' works and posting it on World Cosplay.

First thought that came to my mind was, "I only have a General Member account on World Cosplay, which you can't even post photos.", so how the hell am I able to post photos?
Secondly, and of course I don't steal people works.

Saw the link that person gave me on Twitter, and wow!
Someone is impersonating me on World Cosplay, stealing MY photos, and OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS photos, and posting those photos online USING MY NAME

The stealing part is already wrong, to me and the other artists.
But posting it USING my name, is blantanly trying to malign me for something I didn't do.

I have sent an enquiry to World Cosplay, explaining this issue, but till now I have not got back any replies.

So just to make it clear, I only have 1 account on World Cosplay (which is a General Member type, and can't post photos).
My account: worldcosplay.net/member/766/

The person impersonating me (fake account): worldcosplay.net/member/57624/

Hope this explains things, or someone is able to help me with this issue, will be greatly appreciated!

  • Listening to: The Phantom of the Opera
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:iconwinged--icarus:
winged--icarus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well this is quite common now :| stealing others' works like this. I think I've seen so far in my watching list aprox. 4 or 5 fake accounts.
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
I see...
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:iconstephentang:
StephenTang Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have heard stories of cosplayer impersonators, but photographer impersonators is a new one.
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Anything is possible nowadays I guess...
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:iconkp-itspossible03:
kp-itspossible03 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I also followed that fake account, sorry. Also, I believe World Cosplay already deleted that account.
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
No worries :)
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:iconyinami:
yinami Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
oh god this is rubbish! i hope everything gets settled after this...
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yep, settled for now.
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:iconitakoaya:
itakoaya Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
.... I have been thinking 'why did you list yourself as from USA' OTL OTL;;;;
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I wish I was an Australian or Canadian lol!
So I can live and work thereeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~
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:iconm0narch:
m0narch Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately that happens often to artists on the internet. Too many people looking for attention and don't have the talent or work ethic themselves to produce good work. Hopefully it won't happen to you again.
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes, I truly hope so too.
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:iconsweetiris:
SweetIris Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can no longer access the fake account. World Cosplay must have taken it down already.
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
WC replied back, before they could do anything, the account was already deleted.
So most logical, the user deleted it.
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:iconchiaku:
chiaku Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Posers these days.. tsk tsk.
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:iconfudafu:
fudafu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ERMERGERD AND I WAS FOLLOWING THEN THINKING IT WAS YOU LIKE WHAT /A\
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
But I don't steal others' works!
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:iconfudafu:
fudafu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
they looked like your usual photography work o v o unless there is more than one shiroang on wc :">
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:iconsaharasnow:
saharasnow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
LMAO.
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
GG.
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:iconshocolatte-s:
shocolatte-s Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
looks like the fake account was deleted or something. i hope the case will be solved ><
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yea, hope it is case closed.
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:iconmacross-n:
macross-n Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
wah, now even got people impersonating photographer.
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Suay lor :(
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:iconmaybea:
MayBea Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
AGH WTF. I hope it gets solved for you soon. <3
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
It has been deleted, most likely by the same person, as World Cosplay admin attempt to investigate, but the account was already deleted.
Hope this will stop here though. Thanks! :D
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:iconmaybea:
MayBea Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thats good to hear. :)
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
But that doesn't deter me to shoot more (though my day job does) XD!
I want to shoot your comics cosplayssssssss~
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:iconmaybea:
MayBea Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
It shouldn't at all. :)

I'd love that! Please let me know when you're in Aus next and we'll organise something. <3
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Something must've happened since I'm getting a 404 not found on the fake account so...guess that's good? :/
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yep, it has been deleted by the person who was impersonating me.
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:iconmyrksuki:
MyrkSuki Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
That's down right plagiarism.
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
IKR
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:iconsoundaholic-j:
Soundaholic-J Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*facepalm*
I can't see the link so I assumed the account was deleted. At least it ended well
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Most likely the user deleted on it's own accord, cause World Cosplay replied me to a few hours ago that they can't see that account too.
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:iconhitomi-cosplay:
Hitomi-Cosplay Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
why someone would impersonate a photographer? /o\
but at least they removed your fake, hope that this doesn't happen anymore
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I hope so too!
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:iconraquelvonkaminaru:
raquelvonkaminaru Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess the account was closed! Nice!
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yep! :)
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:iconrovenlst:
rovenLST Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it wasn't real XDDDDD I mean this person even followed me, I was like OMG Shiroang is following me D: but deep inside I knew it wasn't real, and most of all because he/she uploaded a LOT of photos everytime, I don't think the real Shiro Ang could have that much time....
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
More like I rarely even use World Cosplay, and you are right on the time part...
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:iconanimaxfreak123:
animaxfreak123 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Artist
Looks like the fake one has been removed~owo
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yep!
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:iconladyxzero:
LadyxZero Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How people can do things like this, eh..
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
I don't know too. :(
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:iconkurotenshidai:
KurotenshiDai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
My gut feelings was true all a while D:

Hope they will resolve this soon.
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
The person has deleted the fake account already, hope it will stop here.
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:iconmika-aka:
mika-aka Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Seems like the fake you has been removed already.
But sheesh! Shame on such people!
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:iconshiroang:
shiroang Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yep, maybe that person read my journal and went to delete it away haha!
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:icontezrianflux-war:
TezrianFlux-War Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
That's horrid! I'm really hating how there's been quite a few art thieves lately, I don't get why they do it. It's so stupid and low. :l I hope things get cleared up!
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