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Journal Entry: Thu May 28, 2009, 7:40 PM
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i was given a link from a kind deviant today linking me to a website where i guess people can make t-shirts and sell them on their own.  and apparently this guy is taking deviant art work and putting them on these shirts. www.finroo.com/artist_profile.… my little robot snafu was used.  anyways, if you have an account with this site, please let the admins know or at least let this sad soul know that we know what he's doing.  it's unfortunate that people need to steal art to make a profit from it.  ass holes will be ass holes i guess.  anyways, make sure you check the guy's shirts to make sure that none of your work, or the work of someone you know is being stolen as well.

for those wondering exactly which one of mine was taken.  here's the shirt: www.finroo.com/view_product.cf… and heres a link to the art i did almost four years ago: NgBoy.deviantart.com/art/s-n-a…

UPDATE:  i contacted eric yohay of the finroo website and he has taken action to take down the art as well as retrieve the shirts already sold and suspend the user that stole the artwork.  by no means is finroo or eric at fault for any of this and it's awesome that they moved as swiftly as they did to get this issue resolved.  i have a feeling that more of this person's shirts are stolen from other artists, but it's difficult to figure out what belongs to who.  so if you do know, make sure you report it!  thanks to finroo and eric for such a quick response and quicker action on the matter!

-joe


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:icondieman:
Dieman Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I told a guy who had his stuff stolen by that guy (:iconshelde5000:) and he said that DC's lawyers were set up to gang-rape that thief if he didn't remove the stolen stuff.
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:iconsonsofthestorm:
sonsofthestorm Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're like a crimefighter.
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:iconmighty-griffon:
Mighty-Griffon Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Good to hear.
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:iconethannnnn:
ethannnnn Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
GOOD WORK MAN .
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:icongrodzqm8:
grodzqm8 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That F#$%@!
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:iconaerospacerj:
AerospacerJ Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
This type of thing happened to me a while back. I you'll be so kind as to notify me posted, I'll appreciate it.
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:iconitmon:
itmon Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Looks pretty blatant to me. Sorry to hear this happened to you.
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:icondcraze:
Dcraze Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Thats Incredibly Stupid, wut an ass
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:icononikaizer:
Onikaizer Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
or maybe writing the company that promotes the guy, it's apparently something like cafe press.
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:icononikaizer:
Onikaizer Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I was advised once by a copyright lawyer to write a formal note of cease and desist before proceeding with any legal works. I suggest consulting a lawyer, and stop this miss use of your work
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:iconjuisifer:
Juisifer Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Get him.
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:iconnatehan:
Natehan Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
That would really piss me off, that is stealing
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:iconlordmylar06:
lordmylar06 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is the 2nd time I've seen art thieves do this. The first was a bootleg t-shirt maker out of Hong Kong who was selling on E-bay. I saw it and thought "I can't make more than $10 per piece of original art, and here some ass is mass producing for a good profit. Here's his link. I asked him if he had permission from anyone to reprint the art on his shirts and have had no response. What can we do?
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:icondaireangel:
Daireangel Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Assholes will be assholes. I have noticed the comments on that page so as least the word would be going around.
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:icon2210rp:
2210RP Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
kick him for life!
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:iconthatsanj:
thatSanj Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
That would piss me off a great deal.
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:iconmistajonz:
mistajonz Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
yeah, i've had several of my pieces stolen. not sure if they've been used on t-shirts or not. i work as a graphic artist for a shop and we print t-shirts. sometimes clients come in with artwork they want to use and I tell them no, because it's wrong and some people have actually brought in pieces by deviants i've known for a while. sad sad world.
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner May 28, 2009   Digital Artist
man, i hate seeing stuff like this crop up. it'll never end! arrrgh.
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:iconscadilla:
Scadilla Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously, nothing aggravates me more than people stealing art. This guys is a jack ass. I hope his account gets shutdown. Thanks for the heads up, Joe.
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:iconkeydan:
Keydan Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I smell a chance to sue someone... :D
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:iconsonsofthestorm:
sonsofthestorm Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
DO IT
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:iconstudiorisingstar:
StudioRisingStar Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the word Joe. Nothing of my work.
Man how does one protect their work from people doing this type of theft?!

-SRS
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:iconthexc-13:
TheXC-13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
You have to sue that @$$hole! God...I think his designer is still ugly to me...We will NOT buy his t-shirts. STEALING ART IS BANNED!!!!!
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:iconlocomotion:
locomotion Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
[link]

thaha.. found sam-m art in
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:iconakira337:
akira337 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
god shit like that is irritating - i hope you get it sorted
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:iconvargas198732:
vargas198732 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
whenever I even wanna put something on a t-shirt (for my personnal use not for sale, I always ask. just be polite about it, however if you're turning a profit than you are a douchebag.
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:iconredgvicente:
redgvicente Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thats not good! For me it is ok to use my art for personal purpose only but not in making business...
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:iconartvaro:
ARTVARO Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
that guy is a motherf#cker. we need to make him know . stealing art is the worst thing ever.
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:icongalim:
Galim Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
None of mine has been stolen..........not good enough perhaps? ;P

I hate art thieves. They are very highly ranked in my book as the worst scumb, right next to baby eaters
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:iconbeaux-artworx:
beaux-artworx Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the heads up...
I check'd it to see if there are art that i can recognize that might have been stolen from some other artist..i didn't notice any art that was familiar to me except the one that you made.

It sucks that people would steal!! :threaten:
If they really wanted some artworks, they could have at-least ask'd!!

Anyhoot, good-luck with that! i hope you get justice!!
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:icondemonkitty0:
demonkitty0 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
ew what a douche
but no one else that I recognize, though I'm sure it's all stolen
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:iconsukottoaran:
sukottoAran Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
That's messed up like crazy! and he puts HIS signature by it? What a bitch...
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:iconangeltovar:
AngelTovar Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Artist
what a fuckin fag!! i hate people like that!!
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:iconeverythingstaken:
everythingstaken Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
The 3D in his shirt kills your original sketch too.
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:iconcibokilley:
cibokilley Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
oh man, that dude is not cool. Pfft, and he calls himself a designer! I sent the Finroo copyright address an email to let 'em know. :/
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:iconngboy:
NgBoy Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks cil! i just sent one too. hopefully it will be taken down asap, and dude gets banned or something. although judging from the copyright text, you have to be a multiple offender to get to that point :/
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:iconcibokilley:
cibokilley Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
a multiple offender? really?? geez, not even a slap on the hand or a stern email or anything? that is so cheap! oh well, hopefully that guy gets a TON of complaints, and I hope some part of him feels super bad about being a talentless hack. ;) Oh well, at least some of the proceeds of his T-shirt sales go to charity...
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:iconbekadavis:
BekaDavis Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad this got caught! Better than him never being noticed. :)
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:icondand01:
Dand01 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Student General Artist
there is also the target from thievery corporation, what a rip off!
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:icondwaynebiddixart:
dwaynebiddixart Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for pointing this out man, none of my work was there but I agree that you should sue.

-Chris
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:iconmattroper:
mattroper Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
No not my art. But yours was so SUE THAT FUCKER! I'm serious. You can win a lawsuit on that bitch. Start gathering your evidence against him and get a lawyer.
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:icondrewerd:
drewerd Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
That guy is a dick :(

Thanks for the heads up
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:iconzebes:
ZEBES Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist
luckily, not me nor any of my friends that I see...

thanks for the heads up, Joe!
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