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there's a droid app out there called dailycomix.

dailycomix is making money off of my webcomic without my permission. and lots of other webcomics too!
you can read all about how skeezy it is over here.

what i'd REALLY like you to do, though, is the following.

send the developers an e-mail pointing out that they're using these webcomics WITHOUT permission of the creators and profiting off of them again WITHOUT our permission. you can use my comic in the 'problem' field if you want to. i have no shame letting them know the grief is coming from my readerbase.

of course that may not entice them to remove the app. so let's take it directly to google.
you can contact the google app store to complain (select 'other' and in the comment field be sure to point out that this app is in copyright violation by using/profiting off of webcomics without creator permission)

the app name is "dailycomix"
the developer name is "klaymore"
and the URLs for the app on google play are this and this

even the 'free' download has ads plastered all over it, and the money from those adds again goes to 'klaymore' and NOT we webcomic creators. UNCOOL, MAN.
help me take some action. i've already reported these apps to google, but the more reports will mean the faster it gets removed. let's make klaymore sorry they ever tried to profit off of starving artists without ASKING us first.

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I run 2 of the comics that he rips. I've put my thoughts here: [link]
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not-fun Mar 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i honestly disagree...the only person who actually found *me* or *my site* through this app was someone who turned out to be a mutual acquaintance of a fellow comicker anyway - and she'd just put a link to my site on hers. he would have found me anyway. and had he found me through her, he would have actually gone to the site and had a chance to offer feedback and connect with me. :\
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Nashoba-Hostina Mar 8, 2012   General Artist
Good grief! The nerve of some people...

I'll be sending a couple of emails in just a sec. >:C
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not-fun Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :| the guy pulled my comic from the app itself but still claims to have it on the site. and of course the site doesn't link to any of the artists, still. he also didn't say anything about 'oh shit you're right this is a horrible idea' - seemed ONLY sorry that i'd got people on his case.
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Nashoba-Hostina Mar 8, 2012   General Artist
Well, hopefully google will be a little more worried about it. Honestly, don't they screen these things?
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not-fun Mar 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
because google's entire business model with the app store is that anyone can get their app up there, and user beware. which means that there's a much larger variety than the apple store but also means that there's quite a few that are malware or dangerous or shady like this one.

they depend on users reporting to get rid of stuff like that. i admire their desire to let Anyone publish an app - not just people who have the money to buy space in the app store (like apple) but it does need a little more moderation i think.
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TomRedlion Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Complaint sent.
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not-fun Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :| every complaint sent is one more person telling google this guy has NOBODY'S permission
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What!? That's messed up. Art Pirates! ><
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not-fun Mar 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i know! :< they said they're removing inhuman from the app but it's still on the site, and the site still doesn't have a single URL pointing back to the comics. which to me is just proof they didn't want any of the creators knowing.
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