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So.  I have an art thief.   Right here:  www.cafepress.com/sk/TheSupern… NOT BUY THIS PERSON'S PRODUCTS.  I have reported them to Cafepress.com already for copyright infringement.

I am not flattered.  I am not pleased.  I am just really, really annoyed.  

Note that the image they are selling is mine.  I am not making any money off of this artwork that I created.  I did not give them permission to do this.  I do not approve of this use of my artwork.  I did not authorize it in any way, shape, or form.  Hell, *I* can't even sell prints of this artwork on DA, due to the rules they have regarding fan-art!  Why should anyone else have that privilege?

As of now, I've put my artwork into Storage mode, except for a few art trade/gift pieces, and some recent works that I don't think would make very good t-shirt designs anyway.  I've disabled comments on everything.  If you have something you need to say to me, send me a Note.  Or comment on this journal.  Whatever.  

I'm furious right now.  I'm going to have to go through my settings on this gallery, one image at a time, and make sure that the "download full-size" option is DISABLED, which it was SUPPOSED TO BE on the stolen image, but thanks to the way DA keeps changing everything around on this site every few weeks, it was NOT.  I am.  Beyond.  Pissed.

Once I get my own site up and running, I will be removing everything from this gallery.  Everything.  And then I will be deleting it.  It's obvious that the only way I can prevent people from stealing my art is by putting a bazillion watermarks all over it and uploading only tiny, low-resolution versions of everything.  

I fucking hate people.

In other news, I will be home from Korea in about a month.  o/  Yay.

-Maria
  • Mood: Rage
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:iconangeloftheodd08:
This suck so badly T.T I miss all your old art that you had up here. I can't believe someone would do that, it's so utterly inconsiderate and childish. I hope you decide to come back to D.A. later....we miss you.
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StormyCQ Aug 29, 2011
There are too many stupid bastard in the world to bludgeon them all with anvils. Alas. Well, I've been meaning to deactivate my account as well for other reasons. I guess now is as good a time as any. I'm sorry you're going through this. Maybe we'll meet up at a Betsy gather when you get back. Be safe!
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:iconblackfuryatraxia:
has plan for more drawingz for you to do *G* .. saving up money ..
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:icontophxomi:
tophxomi Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconmattlydmc:
I wish I had more constructive things to say... Just wow. I'm not even an artist and that makes my blood boil. Regardless, it's awesome to hear that you're coming back to the states for a while. Yumi and I should plan a visit down to see you or something, maybe grab Jeremiah on our way...
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yukikousagi Aug 28, 2011  Professional Artist
That'd be great! And I think I'm coming home for good, not just awhile, so there's no great rush (except that it would be super awesome to see you guys again!). :heart:
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:iconmattlydmc:
On that Cafe Press site, in a shot of irony, the preview image of your stolen pic has a watermark on it. Way to stay classy, you thieving douchebag. Mayhaps Maria and I can introduce you to intellectual property law by way of your rectum?
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:iconpickleweasel:
That sucks, so much. Stupid selfish person stealing your art and getting you all rage-y.

I hope you at least enjoy your last bit of time in Korea!
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:iconquantum-witch:
Oh man, that sucks :( I totally sympathize.

I've had a couple instances of theft, but usually it's someone trying to copy/color over my work. Taking it outright is difficult for them, since I slap an ugly watermark on everything. :p
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:iconshadow-reaver:
I'm so sorry to see this! I can't even imagine your frustration! I completely understand your rage and I'm pissed for you as well. Hang in there!
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