So after my last newsentry the whole thing with PumpkinDukeXD blew up. I could write a novel about everything but instead let me give you a simple rundown.
PumpkinDukeXD eventually had enough stories removed and worked from an empty account that he got ballsy again. He created the account TheDefilerXD and started uploading the 4 stories that we could not source anywhere (so they might actually have been his only original works) to the TheDefilerXD account. He did speak to his other account as if this was between 2 different people, only it was too darn obvious what he pulled.
So TheDefilerXD went live with Dukes old shit. In the meantime the Safnar123 account got completely and fully nuked (also run by PumpkinDukeXD) which got him to shut up for 2 days.
After nothing happened, PumpkinDukeXD started taunting us and put another stolen work online on his Duke account… and also uploaded 3 new stolen works to the TheDefilerXD account. The best part about the taunt is, that just 3 hours after his private message to me, his main account PumpkinDukeXD got hiroshimad from Wattpad.
Our main course of action was to engage the asshole as little as possible. Comments or Private Messages were stopped by me and others so as to not tip him off and pull incriminating stories from his account and leave them open to further DMCA strikes, which were successful.
Still he didn’t give up. Tenacious bugger if I’ve ever seen one. However:
I don’t expect anyone to read that actually but the moron left fingerprints all over TFT. He made an account and he used a static IP address which made it ridiculously easy to monitor and observe and screenshot everything he did. TheDefilerXD couldn’t even fart without me knowing it.
Over the next days a clear pattern would emerge. He would look up stuff on TFT, I would screenshot his IP address actually checking out the story… and it went up stolen on Wattpad just hours later, like clockwork. I had evidence of his actions in real time. Hook line and sinker.
Since he always used the same static IP and hardware, I simply followed the IP back to the registered owner, which was a school district in Kansas. I had hit the motherlode.
While this was going on, TheDefilerXD started leaving more comments in the PumpkinDuke newspost further down, read it up at your own leisure, one of the highlights was that he actually openly confirmed that TheDefilerXD is PumpkinDukeXD, so we went from a highly likely theory to a hard confirmation. Much highfiving was had.
So we had an underage teenie using a MacBook provided by his school to connect to monstergirl pornsites via the school network and then commit literally over a hundred cases of copyright infringement.
So… I did the only reasonable thing. I wrote an official mail to the Superintendent. The Super replied to me within a few hours and forwarded me to the IT Network specialist in the school with the Vice President of the district and the Legal Counsel in copy.
They asked for evidence. I provided evidence. Boy, did I provide a fuckton of evidence.
2 days later, I get a reply from the IT guy. Apparently there was a nice discussion with the student and the parent, and I received thanks for helping them fix that security hole. Also the student will be prevented from pursuing his extra activities from the school ever again.
This one goes out to you guys who ever had to deal with one of those little kids that fucked your mom over the internet.
We slapped back.
And we hit.