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Images?

Post by The Jonster » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:51 pm

Hello everyone!

Recently I was looking around Rayman Wikia and checked out an article and compared it with the corresponding Raywiki article and noticed both images looked very similar. So after checking both image files, I noticed they were all screenshots that were taken by RPC users that were uploaded to Wikia by an anonymous source, with the exact filenames and all. After checking more articles, and i found multiple identical images, counting only original content by RPC members such as screenshots or artworks assembled from textures, and not stuff like official artwork or promotional screenshots (judging from the identical filenames, a lot of those were taken straight from RayWiki too but it's not like we created them).

Here I've attached a list of what's been found so far. While it's probably not all, it is kind of unnerving to see this many images be taken and pasted into another Wiki after how much hard work and time members have put into contributing them to Raywiki.

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Wikia filename >> RayWiki filename
180px-Raymolk.png >> Raymolk.png
200px-CrazyPhotographer-info-1.png >> CrazyPhotographer-info-1.png
200px-Elysia.png >> Elysia.png
200px-Olympia.png >> Olympia.png
200px-Ursula.png >> Ursula.png
220px-Funkyray.png >> Funkyray.png
240px-EdithUp.png >> EdithUp.png
240px-Redgloboxrl.png >> Redgloboxrl.png
250px-Emma.png >> Emma.png
250px-Sibylla.png >> Sibylla.png
260px-LikeToStuffThemselves.jpg >> LikeToStuffThemselves.jpg
300px-Chefbig_txt.png >> Chefbig_txt.png
320px-Bossbird_a1.png >> Bossbird_a1.png
320px-Char-globox_copia.png >> Char-globox_copia.png
320px-CullCut.jpg >> CullCut.jpg
320px-Daisy.png >> Daisy.png
320px-Hoodmonger_Soldier.jpg >> Hoodmonger_Soldier.jpg
320px-LegendsArtwork18.png >> LegendsArtwork18.png
320px-R3_Horrible_Machine.png >> R3_Horrible_Machine.png
350px-Rayman_Legends_150812_008.png >> Rayman_Legends_150812_008.png
617px-Rayomz.png >> Rayomz.png
AnnettaFish.png >> AnnettaFish.png
AntitoonsRouges.png >> AntitoonsRouges.png
Aurora.png >> Aurora.png
Badrayman.png >> Raymesis.png
BoulesPiquantesVertes.png >> BoulesPiquantesVertes.png
BzzitArtwork.png >> BzzitArtwork.png
ClownArroseurGoutte1.png >> ClownArroseurGoutte1.png
ClownBombardierBombeExplose.png >> ClownBombardierBombeExplose.png
ClownTNT.png >> ClownTNT.png
Dark_Rayman.png >> DarkRayman.png
Estelia.png >> EsteliaDoor.png
FirstRuins.jpg >> FirstRuins.jpg
Forest_World.PNG >> Forest_World.PNG
Fork_in_Designer.png >> Fork_in_Designer.png
Glombrox2.png >> Glombrox2.png
Gonzo-R3HH-Ingame-PC.JPG >> Gonzo-R3HH-Ingame-PC.JPG
Grim.png >> Grim.png
HelenaHandbasket.png >> HelenaHandbasket.png
HollyLuya.png >> HollyLuya.png
JanoGBA1_EN.png >> JanoGBA1_EN.png
JanoGBA2_EN.png >> JanoGBA2_EN.png
Jano_GBA.PNG >> Jano_GBA.PNG
LegendsArtwork18.png >> LegendsArtwork18.png
NebulousTower.jpg >> NebulousTower.jpg
R3HH-PC-Otto-TLS.jpg >> R3HH-PC-Otto-TLS.jpg
R3HH-PC-Romeo-TLS.jpg >> R3HH-PC-Romeo-TLS.jpg
RL_Dark_Rayman.png >> RL_Dark_Rayman.png
RL_Luchador.png >> RL_Luchador.png
Rayman_Classic_Icon.png >> Rayman_Classic_Icon.png
Raymesis.png >> Raymesis-Legends.png
RiseAndShrine.jpg >> RiseAndShrine.jpg
RockyVsRayman.png >> RockyVsRayman.png
Scaleman.png >> Scaleman.png
ShadowCreature.jpg >> ShadowCreature.jpg
ShadowPlain.jpg >> ShadowPlain.jpg
Silver_Lum_R3_GBA.PNG >> Silver_Lum_R3_GBA.PNG
SpaceMama.png >> SpaceMamaArtwork.png
SunsetCoast.jpg >> SunsetCoast.jpg
Teensie_Doctors.JPG >> Teensie_Doctors.JPG
Teensies_in_Trouble.png >> Teensies_in_Trouble.png
Teensyray.png >> Teensyray.png
TheBayouPC.jpg >> TheBayouPC.jpg
Tribelle.jpg >> Tribelle_in_Game.JPG
Tronc.png >> Tronc.png
Uglette.jpg >> Uglette.jpg
VoodooMamma.png >> VoodooMamma.png
WaterClownArtwork.png >> WaterClownArtwork.png
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Frisco, Frisco, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when he comes for you? :hap:
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^ reminds me of someone who can take a lot of criticism and still refuses to get angry with me. ^ is really friendly with others and < is actually impressed at this stage :)
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Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:29 pm
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Oh yeah and happy birthday to Jonster :teuf:
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Re: Images?

Post by Steo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:12 pm

I find this absolutely despicable! You can see all the hard work and dedication that was put into RayWiki over the years, so it's not very nice to have people stealing from it's articles.

You think they'd have at the very least given credit to RayWiki if they were going to "borrow" from it like that. The fact that they never even renamed the images just says it all for me.

There's nothing wrong with RayWiki, and I understand that there's nothing wrong with having an alternative either, but if they're just taking it all from RayWiki, then what's the point?
Boom boom boom, let me hear you say heyo! heyoooooooooooo!
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FC: 36178 CF: 103059 BOM: 81495 LOTLD: 120486 DOTK: 106819 LS: 37470 SBTC: 86068 HH: 95088 TOTL: 100563 TOTAL: 767226

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Re: Images?

Post by Hunchman801 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:15 pm

Thanks for the report, Jonster.

Yes, there's something we can do, and in fact, we've already dealt with similar situations in the past.

Our members choose to contribute to RayWiki because Pirate-Community is not a for-profit, corporate entity, but an independent community about Rayman, run by Rayman fans for the sole interest of Rayman fans, and unlike some commercial ventures, we do not let business decisions or financial considerations get in the way of the community's best interests. Therefore it's only fair for RayWiki contributors to refuse to have their content used to generate ad revenue for the shareholders of a private company like Wikia, and that's why it is automatically copyrighted under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license, which prohibits, among others, its commercial use.

I just looked up the staff of the Rayman Wikia and I happen to know the admin there. She's a reasonable person who I'm sure has nothing to do with the content theft and I have no doubt we can solve this amicably. I'll keep you updated when I have some news. ;)
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Re: Images?

Post by #Rubber mark# » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:44 pm

Thanks Hunch! This is a serious issue for us RayWiki contributors and I sincerely hope it gets resolved peacefully. 🤗
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Re: Images?

Post by Original Character » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:51 pm

Welp. Looks like I'm gonna have to delete every single one of these, individually.
Nonetheless I'm on it.
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Re: Images?

Post by Steo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:03 pm

It's nice to know that the admin wasn't a part of it, but just the contributors. It's also nice that this issue can be resolved peacefully, rather than it causing chaos. 😊
Boom boom boom, let me hear you say heyo! heyoooooooooooo!
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Rayman 3 scores:
FC: 36178 CF: 103059 BOM: 81495 LOTLD: 120486 DOTK: 106819 LS: 37470 SBTC: 86068 HH: 95088 TOTL: 100563 TOTAL: 767226

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Re: Images?

Post by Hunchman801 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:08 pm

Thanks OC, your help is greatly appreciated!
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Re: Images?

Post by The Jonster » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:21 pm

Yes, I'm glad to hear this problem is being resolved peacefully as well and that the admin herself was not the cause of the plagiarism. Don't be a stranger around here OC, things have changed compared to last year imo. ;)
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Harpic fraîcheur wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:16 pm
Frisco, Frisco, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when he comes for you? :hap:
Steo wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:26 pm
^ reminds me of someone who can take a lot of criticism and still refuses to get angry with me. ^ is really friendly with others and < is actually impressed at this stage :)
R4Y_ANC3L wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:29 pm
Aaron wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:58 am
Oh yeah and happy birthday to Jonster :teuf:
Well, today isn't technically Jonster's birthday. You are wishing his Ting account a "Happy Birthday". :oops2:

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Re: Images?

Post by Steo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:37 pm

The Jonster wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Yes, I'm glad to hear this problem is being resolved peacefully as well and that the admin herself was not the cause of the plagiarism. Don't be a stranger around here, things have changed compared to last year imo. ;)
A lot of people got off on the wrong foot last year to be honest, including myself. Let's hope 2019 can be a much better year for RPC. :D

I believe in forgive and forget, because I think it's only fair that people deserve a second chance, as long as they can also forgive and forget in return. ;)
Boom boom boom, let me hear you say heyo! heyoooooooooooo!
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Rayman 3 scores:
FC: 36178 CF: 103059 BOM: 81495 LOTLD: 120486 DOTK: 106819 LS: 37470 SBTC: 86068 HH: 95088 TOTL: 100563 TOTAL: 767226

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Re: Images?

Post by #Rubber mark# » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:52 pm

Steo wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:03 pm
It's also nice that this issue can be resolved peacefully, rather than it causing chaos. 😊
Indeed it is!
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Re: Images?

Post by R4Y_ANC3L » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:47 pm

That's the way foward. I am glad that this is under control with no problems. :)
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Re: Images?

Post by Original Character » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:46 pm

I believe that's all of them, many thanks to Hunch who helped me find all the images
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Re: Images?

Post by Steo » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:13 pm

Thanks OC, fair play to you. :up:

I know it wasn't you personally that uploaded them either, but just some contributors. Those people shouldn't have been taking the RayWiki images, it basically just caused you to go through the hassle of having to delete them all. Either way, I'm glad this was resolved peacefully by just reasoning with each other. :)
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Rayman 3 scores:
FC: 36178 CF: 103059 BOM: 81495 LOTLD: 120486 DOTK: 106819 LS: 37470 SBTC: 86068 HH: 95088 TOTL: 100563 TOTAL: 767226

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Re: Images?

Post by Aaron » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:19 pm

Original Character wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:46 pm
I believe that's all of them, many thanks to Hunch who helped me find all the images
Nice! Great job OC! :)

I agree with Steo, it was nice that this could be solved in peace and I'm glad myself that it was. I never like to hear about/see stolen material, that's never nice.
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Re: Images?

Post by R4Y_ANC3L » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:15 pm

It is relieving to hear that this problem is resolved.

I know how it feels for people to actually get you in trouble when you yourself has done nothing wrong. It is no laughing matter.
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Lovemetal wrote:< definitly finds R4Y more frightening than Fifo's posts.
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Aaron wrote:^ actually got < to watch High School DxD and while < actually likes most of it, some parts are just too much for <.

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Re: Images?

Post by Hunchman801 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:01 pm

Original Character wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:46 pm
I believe that's all of them, many thanks to Hunch who helped me find all the images
And thank you for taking care of it! :up:
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