The second is probably the best IMHO.
@Troysnyx (it would’t let me reply), I just edited the second image to make the red text be more clear
Second one caught my eye the most. Although I have a problem seeing red on orange. May try a very thin outline. Otherwise, the change from blue to orange is a 2000% improvement.
Based on your rough estimate, the demographic for the thefts seems like school children through college age kids (community colleges often get three day weekends year round).
Also, downloads are disabled by default for unscouted users. I can't recall if external API is disabled, but this would deter some theft. People may just ask to be scouted, so if it could be explained next the the API box that unscouted GD API is disabled, and asking to be scouted or uploading stolen content in attempt to be scouted will net a ban, that's a deterrent.
@TomFulp you may dig this.
@ADR3-N Im not great at making bordered text, not sure if theres a version of the TekutekuAL/NG font with that option. I’ll look into it. I agree red-on-orange is hard on the eyes (moreso for colourblindness). Maybe black bordering the red?
Another vote for the 2nd image.
The only thing I'm not quite sure it's the size of the "demon face". I think a smaller size will still make it perfectly recognizable and a bit less distracting from the text.
It's a good idea to put some some psychology behind the design, after all we seem to be dealing with people who doesn't seem to put too much reason on their doings.
よ！Second one :)
I agree that "It will not work" might be a little hard to read, but it has sort of hypnotic quality, maybe that's what you'd need to get the message through teenagers' minds^^
@ADR3-N, @Troisnyx, @LexRodent @Daru925 (I'm sorry, I get a "0 is not a valid post" when I try to reply), four sub-versions are up alternating white and black shadowing, original and smaller demon faces. I haven't figured out a full border. I may have to dig my tablet out and draw one at some point. I'll rope @Ultramartyr in to this convo as well, since they weighed in on the thread.
White shadow works better IMHO, but there's still visibility issues. Maybe white outline around the red text might work better?
@Troisnyx @ADR3-N, check version 5a for white border.
2D is my personal fave
Seconding ADR3-N on 2D