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Ripped WPs found on french magazineīs CD

get Carter says:

Here () is a collage of screenshot siltrince took from his windows explorer.
All these wallpapers are on the cd-rom of a french magazine called "Joystick".
I'm sure they did not ask permittion to put them on there cd-rom because one of my wall's is on it to.

Maybe one of your wallpapers is on there.
So it's a french magazine "joystick" they have a website at [link] where you can find the email adresses from the magazine.
Maybe we could send them a mail that is signed by all the artist that found a rip of them and ask for a financial fee.

So i don't know if there are other members that have been ripped.
In order to take some other action plz send me a note or leave a message here.

For those who find one of there wall's on it there is a forum thread about this @

12:41 am, Thursday, January 10, 2002 (16 years ago)
god merlyn says:

mines on there too, what the fuck?


01:42 am (16 years ago)
rkenshin says:

holy shit. none of those are mine, but i've seen more than half of those posted by really good artists. i hope they plan on sueing this company since that is illegal.


01:45 am (16 years ago)
firefly6.1 says:

hehe well i suck, none of mine are there ;)
i'm sure some will be making alot of noise and making the "Joystick" people very uncomfortable.

02:10 am (16 years ago)
Siltrince says:

I'm keeping a list of all people who have been ripped here. If anyone wants to contact me you can send me a note at deviantart or mail to

02:14 am (16 years ago)
Deleted-X says:

3 row, 2nd down is also the backdrop on the daily screen shot. if one of my pieces was on there id be pissed off.

Tell me who's your rockman, and how do you smoke so good.

02:18 am (16 years ago)
Arznek says:

mass amounts of pain needs to come to that guy...

I'm not crazy because I take the right pills everyday...

04:12 am (16 years ago)
tripp says:

WOOOOO ...im on there.....its my People Hate Text wall...

im pissed...



05:48 am (16 years ago)

Dammit! They stole my "requiem of a chia dream", WTF??

--I like Paris in the--
---the springtime--

Anyone notice the 2 "the's" before they read this sentence??? Ok I'm a dork.

06:39 am (16 years ago)
red bottle says:


It's got three (3!) of mine!

"Blues for Richter....."
"In the Mouth of the Desert"
""openBSD-house on the rock"

Is this a little zine or a big glossy? What the fuck?

btw, red botttle is my alias for posting stuff I do in a certain style, most of you here know me as colossus72.

Damn, what's up with this?

03:01 pm (16 years ago)
Shax says:

oh maaan..
hmm.. either those ppl did know about this kinda copyright stuff (yeah, right .. ) or they just didn't care, which is even worse.
I don't have any of my wallpapers there, so this doesn't touch me personally in any way, but i think that they prolly would have got permission to use at least 90% of those, if they just would have asked.. damnit, stupid ppl..


03:19 pm (16 years ago)
cooper says:

holy shite... i recognize so many of those... did they rename them too? that's crap.... they even have the XP duck there.

how did you ever find this out get Carter?

how interesting...

03:29 pm (16 years ago)
red bottle says:

get Carter: If you get more info contact me, please. They have everything I've ever submitted here under this name....

03:36 pm (16 years ago)
get Carter says:

As I already wrote in the topic it wasnīt me who found all this out - it was siltrince, who comes from Belgium, which is supported with french magazines.

I simply suggest to come together in order to kick this french asses - I mean there are already quite a bunch of people who recognized their pieces, which by the way have been posted to share it with the community right?

If they think they have to sell those pieces, īcause thatīs what they simply do I expect form them to give us, the creators and rightholders a profitable cut.
All we have to do now is simply come together and consider about our futher tactics.

How does this sound?

Therefore please contact siltrince at DA or send him an e-mail .

By the way: nice to hear again from you colossus72...

04:10 pm (16 years ago)
get Carter says:

keep also up with this forum at DA, it seems to be up to date...

04:13 pm (16 years ago)
cooper says:

ok, i know i'm prolly opening up a can of worms here, buti gotta say this... everyone's upset because their work has been ripped onto this french mag's cd without permission, and it seems the issue is monetary compensation. you want money for the art you made!! i don't blame you!!

sound familiar? how many mp3's do you all have on your pc?

(and i am not excluding myself by any means)

05:33 pm (16 years ago)
red bottle says:


05:37 pm (16 years ago)
AverageJoe says:

the thing is, with mp3's, we're not making profit from them, this magazine clearly is.

Official Member of the I.A.T.T. - International Association of Tagline Thieves

05:50 pm (16 years ago)
cooper says:

off topic? i doubt it. i'm just showing the flipside in a way.

and if you read devarts forum posts, it seems the main concern is getting paid money they feel like they're losing. in all those posts, i only read one where someone said all they want is credit.


05:56 pm (16 years ago)
red bottle says:

cooper - I know, I just didn't want this to turn into a general debate. No offence. Sorry.

06:20 pm (16 years ago)
cooper says:

lol. don't worry colos.... ER, i mean, red bottle. besides, who's gunna stir up some poop now that miri's gone?

06:26 pm (16 years ago)
BruceLee says:

HEY PEOPLE STOP YOUR SHIT, JOYSTICK JUST MAKES YOU MORE FAMOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06:30 pm (16 years ago)
red bottle says:

BRUCE LEE:yeah, if'n only they put my name on the wpaper.

07:06 pm (16 years ago)
red bottle says:

they didn't.

07:08 pm (16 years ago)
Vigilent says:

Yea i vote for kicking som french a$$, and don't let them do it again. Totally fucked up to do like theyve done here...
I mean, if they steal my wallpaper submits i'm going to ***** AARgh!!!

07:32 pm (16 years ago)
Ans says:

wow mines on there two but it sux so the magazine cant be all that :)

09:57 pm (16 years ago)
Shax says:

What's strange is that they've chosen many good wallpapers, but (imho) also some really bad..

If you're gonna steal (or whatever), do it with style.. no, just kiddin'. he he..

I think the right thing for them to do now would be to publicly apologize for this and give credit to the creators of all those wallpapers... or pay the author (in some way..) if both parts agree.

However this goes, this is still illegal, and no way should anybody just let this pass on by.

Good luck


11:52 pm (16 years ago)
get Carter says:

The mp3 discussion is off topic.

None of those people having mp3s on their HD are selling them.

These guys are selling our intellectual property and making profit with our work -

both situations are absolutly uncompareble -

a monetary compensation beside giving credit isnīt displaced in our case.

01:13 pm (16 years ago)
metal_dragen says:

hell, the one wall I've ever made is on that CD (and it's supposed to go with my DX theme.)

What? Wait a minute! Who do you think you are?

^Edit What? Wait a minute! Who the Hell do _they_ think they are?

01:33 pm (16 years ago)
red bottle says:

In the end it's not the money, it's my "wallpaper being seen all over europe" as they (joystick) say, and no one knowing I did it...... it's like they...stole them from me.

01:53 pm (16 years ago)
BruceLee says:


10:53 pm (16 years ago)
tripp says:


makes sense doesnt it...

11:17 pm (16 years ago)
penaduny says:

and back to the off topic, cooper do you pay for mp3s? just wondering cause if you do im just gonna laugh my ass off harder at you.

12:35 am (16 years ago)
Quixx says:

Stupid fags. I'm saddened by this crap. Hey, but it's my screenshot :)

02:53 am (16 years ago)
cooper says:

wow. isn't there a limit to a post? kidding, colossus.

penaduny, eat shit. reread my post, dumbass. the part in the brackets. but i'm also not one of the ones who want monetary compensation for the use of their walls, either, like some are. did you even read the thread at devart, or are you really that stupid?

07:03 pm (16 years ago)
cooper says:


*hangs head*

ok, i'm sorry... you didn't desrve that. i'm an ass. been a rough day....

07:49 pm (16 years ago)
RageSparhawk says:

k ive been following this for a little while and honestly youre not gonna get anywhere by suing the magazine. they have a ton of money and can afford top-notch lawyers, and you'll end up losing money. i guarantee it, but feel free to sue anyways.

11:29 pm (16 years ago)
Funcod says:

u should ask someone who gat a popular website to make a newz on it ...i dunno for example scott kurtz (pvp) ...find someone familiar with graphix (a french one ?)...
but suing is gay
use instead the media or make a website...
its not big deal for me ... anyway
gl with that

11:01 pm (14 years ago)

why the hell did you bump this, it's over a year and a half old!

...I don't work here...

11:03 pm (14 years ago)
caesar1996 says:

this was 1 year, 9 months & 3 days old. Why bring it back?

Proverbs 19:96- "Custo helps those who help themselves... use Google"

11:03 pm (14 years ago)
Nunch says:

nice sig caesar... oh yea and bumping threads is bad

It wasn't me who did it, it was the devil who looked like me...

11:08 pm (14 years ago)
MaddDadd says:

ok, ive just lableled myself "ASS of The Year" cause i just read this whole damn thread and didnt realize how old it was until now. lol

12:04 am (14 years ago)
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