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Friday, September 3rd, 2010
8:37 am
[krisgoat]
Image searching tool
http://www.tineye.com/

This site is a neat little image searching tool. Just enter the original image url (or upload the image) and it will do a search for similar images online.

It doesnt seem to find every signal thing but I tested it out a little and I did find a few places missusing my images.

Might be a helpful tool for finding theft.

While checking my own files I stumbled upon these others;

IMVU Graphics - these are sold for in game currency - Dell and Nene. Since I have an account here I reported these as Copyrite Violations.
http://avatars.imvu.com/sparkles361

Graphics? Dell, Nene, Amy Brown, Myka, and lots of others.
http://histoiredefilles.centerblog.net/rub-fee;-5.html
http://histoiredefilles.centerblog.net/rub-fee;-2.html
http://histoiredefilles.centerblog.net/rub-fee;-6.html
http://histoiredefilles.centerblog.net/rub-fee;-7.html
I cant read the site so I dont even know what do do for this ones.

"free" tubes - Jas, Amy, and plenty of others.
http://purplefolie.centerblog.net/rub-tubes-fees.html
Sunday, June 21st, 2009
10:41 am
[redrevvy]
Zazzle !
I received an email this morning with a link to this Zazzle store http://www.zazzle.com/celtic_faery_poster-228752509047298879
My signature has been removed, and there are some other infringing items in their store--- please check and make sure you or someone you know isn't in there.

Thanks!

Current Mood: hungry
Friday, February 6th, 2009
2:45 pm
[my_art_space]
What do you think of the AP copyright infringement allegation against Shepard Fairey?

A comparison showing Mannie Garcia’s photograph of Obama next to Shepard Fairey’s ‘Progress’ and ‘Hope’ posters. The portrait of Obama by Shepard Fairey is a stencil portrait. Fairey created a stencil over a scanned and enlarged version of the photograph that was slightly tilted according to various articles. Fairey and a gallery that represents him has stated that he did in fact use the Garcia photograph as the base image for his Obama posters according to news articles. The Assosicated Press claims to own the copyright to Garcia's photograph and  desire compensation from Shepard Fairey. Fairey's lawyer states that Fairey did nothing wrong and that is use of the image falls under fair use. Do you think his use of the image falls under fair use? Since the photograph itself is not widely known some lawyers have suggested that Fairey's use does not fall under fair use. In order for it to be fair use there must be a dialogue between the old work and the new work that is obvious to the viewer-- obvious to the majority of the public. Unfortunatey for Shepard the majority of people, including Garcia and the AP, did not make the connection between Garcia's photograph and Fairey's Obama posters. So did Fairey fail at fair use? If so, did he willfully infringe on the photograph?

I have posted several articles about Shepard Fairey and fair use that might be of interest to some of you. My thoughts, http://www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/02/art-law-professionals-weigh-in-on.html

Saturday, January 24th, 2009
11:28 pm
[darkroomman]
TinEye
I've been looking up my images one by one and for some reason TinEye lists every single one as also being on a romanian site called psychocreature.ru. It takes forever to load and the images appear to be intact and not being offered for sale...anyone else have this experience or know what it might mean?
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
8:15 am
[nati_in_the_sky]
Saturday, February 16th, 2008
11:22 pm
[redrevvy]
Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
1:02 pm
[faeryshaman]
While searching for anything of mine (got one, so far, grr), on Photobucket, I came across a user that has a huge folder full of work I recognise. The only one I can put a name to is Michele-lee Phelan, and Zancan from DA, a lot of the names have been removed from the filenames.
Can anyone put names to these and let the artists know?
http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h182/bonnie_anna92/anime/
Friday, January 4th, 2008
9:15 pm
[boogarshadow]
Is this person legit?
 I found this person selling all sorts of merchandise...Looks Legit, but thought I would ask

There is Jasmine...Renee...Amy...Jessica...many others...

http://stores.ebay.com/Fairy-and-Fantasy-Art-Gallery

:)
10:25 am
[selinafenech]
More Ebay Cross Stich Sellers
http://stores.ebay.com.au/designs-in-thread_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZQ2d999QQftidZ2QQtZkm

http://www.oztion.com.au/vshops/vshops.aspx?shopid=1271

http://stores.ebay.com.au/Star-Charts-Cross-Stitch_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZQ2d999QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Lots and lots and lots of ripped off work. Only did a quick look, all the usuals, Nene Thomas, Amy Brown, Jessica Galbreth, Anna Ignateiva, Froud, Renee Beirtempfel, Victoria Frances, Julie Fain, Jane Starr Weils, Linda Berkgvist, Jonathon Earl Bowser, Meredith Dillman, Graeme Bass, Bergsma.... Just the tip of the iceberg...
Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
12:24 pm
[selinafenech]
Cameo Jewelry Seller
This person has a million cameo designs up for sale, Rachel Anderson let me know about them after they had some of her art on them for sale, and some of mine. So far I can see Amy Brown, Judy Mastrangelo, Cicely Barker, David Delamare, Nene Thomas, Maxine Gad, Josephine Wall, Stephanie Pui-mun Law, Linda Ravenscroft, Myrea Petite and more.

http://www.ioffer.com/selling/porcelainjewelry
Friday, September 28th, 2007
7:35 pm
[terrellztoonz]

http://stores.ebay.com/clegg1977_FAIRYS-FAERYS_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ10318157QQftidZ2QQtZkm

I see many of you have your art as  CUSTOM CHARMS, lol    You may want to check this seller out :)
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
7:47 am
[kaorunogasaka]
Satan Space
I noticed they have alot of people's artwork especially in the "dark gothic" section. You might want to take a look.

http://www.satanspace.com/

They make this claim at the top:
NOTE: A lot of these images are submitted by fans and I have no way of knowing where they originally come from, so if you own one please let me know and I'll either link to you under it, add your copyright to the image, or take it down at your request.

and you can contact them here: http://www.satanspace.com/contact/
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
10:44 am
[selinafenech]
Graphics ripped
One of those horrible, bad graphics, dodgy myspace layout sites ripping some of just about everyones work ever...
http://hotprofileplus.com

So far I've found-
Margaret Dean
Amy Edwards
Nene Thomas
Anna Ignatieva
Linda Ravenscroft
Stephanie Pui-mun Law
Lots of work from random DA photomanipluators (some using my stock photos, as how I recognised them)
Julie Fain
Linda Bergvist
Amy Brown
Rachel Anderson
Jessica Galbreth

Beware when browsing for all the pop up ads (oh god the poor taste of the site almost overwhelmed me!)
And I can't seem to find any contact info whatsoever... Anyone have any suggestings on nailing these buggers?
I'm in a completely non-tolerating mood right for this crap right now...
A WHOIS search gave the following-
"Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
   Domain Name: HOTPROFILEPLUS.COM
      Created on: 09-Jun-06
      Expires on: 09-Jun-12
      Last Updated on: 21-Feb-07

   Administrative Contact:
      Private, Registration  HOTPROFILEPLUS.COM@domainsbyproxy.com
      Domains by Proxy, Inc.
      DomainsByProxy.com"
No private info at all, but I'm willing to go at them through their webhosts if I have to.
Friday, May 11th, 2007
9:51 am
[selinafenech]
Some one creating illegal copies of artworks

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZaltoc18QQhtZ-1
I've already had mine removed, but there is also Suzanne Richards, Sarah Pauline, and two other artworks that look familiar but I can't place just at the moment. They are just doing DIRECT copies of everyones artworks in Pen and ink and selling them.
The seller emailed me after ending the copy of mine and asked HOW she was in violation, and said she didn't do them herself, she was selling them for someone else.... shyeah.... 
One to keep an eye on, there's already been a new one added which looks like another copy since mine was ended...

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
7:49 pm
[selinafenech]
Second Life
Does anyone know any direct contact information for some one at Second Life www.secondlife.com that handles copyright infringement?
Their website is very poorly lacking in the subject, and only one lame contact form that I worry won't receive any attention.

Margaret Dean, who got it from J Corsentino I beleive, forwarded me some screen shots of a "gallery" selling stacks of my artwork, plus theirs, as well as Julie Fains, Amy Edwards, many others. Sales in game can be made into real life money from what I hear.
I really don't want to have to sign up to and download this game... but it looks like a whole new world of copyright infringer playgrounds...

Anyone ON second life already, the co-ordinates for this gallery are Doomaekkot (196, 8, 42) (not even sure what that means but it's all I got)
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
6:17 pm
[selinafenech]
Crawling with infringements

Hit the motherload with this ebay seller- she is making handmade bookmarks, by stealing art and images from all over the web!
Not just artists, but eragon, bratz, the works...

I've noticed Meredith, Molly Harrison, Stephanie Law, Jessica Galbreth, Amy Brown, Linda Ravenscroft, and more I don't know right off as well.

Lets shut them down- http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmiradenQQhtZ-1

Friday, February 16th, 2007
8:48 pm
[wintersblossom]
Regarding Zazzle Pages: Here is what management asked everyone to do!!


Hi Angela,

No problem, please feel free to have them directly contact Zazzle's
Content Management Team at content_review@zazzle.com with the link to
the product. Or they can go to the product page and click on the
"Report a Violation" button on the top right corner. Once a user clicks
on that button, it notifies Zazzle's Content Management Team of any
copyright images on our public galleries.

Best Regards,
Tony Ly
Content Management
Zazzle.com, Inc.
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
10:29 am
[fragirl]
oh look more thiefs!
Faerystore posted this, thought you guys would want to see the post.

http://faerystore.livejournal.com/3232.html?mode=reply&style=mine
Thursday, November 30th, 2006
5:14 pm
[princess_lilam]
I know this painting from somewhere...
Isn't it done by Meridith?

http://flickr.com/photos/73055677@N00/28362665/

I am sot sure if this person is just practicing, doesnt look like she is selling but no credit is given.
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