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    Some idiot selling your artworks on ebay

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    They look like they are selling RPG cards that they somehow enhanced? While I think that is lame, they aren't claiming its theirs so I don't see why this isn't the same as just selling an unaltered card. Am I missing something?

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    If I'm understanding this right, they are taking paintings by other artists, slapping them on a card and selling the card.
    Without asking for permission, giving credit, nothing. That link in Randis' post is one of his own paintings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    If I'm understanding this right, they are taking paintings by other artists, slapping them on a card and selling the card.
    Without asking for permission, giving credit, nothing. That link in Randis' post is one of his own paintings.
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    I had someone on ebay selling my work and claiming they had signed certification from me.

    I contacted him and asked him to stop doing that and he did.

    Have you contacted the person? Sometimes that may be enough to get them to stop.
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    Yes i did contact him and also reported the linked item but there are many artworks from other artists, this is why i am sharing the link.
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    Here's a link to the asshats shop. Tons of obvious plagiarisms: http://www.ebay.com/sch/texasladydd/...&_trksid=p3686
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    Absolute shambles, reported. Apparently they do commissions. lol.

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    A couple of Matt Dixon's in there. I've let him know. And another image that was a paintover of something I did now being in turn exploited! Ah, the sweet circle of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    If I'm understanding this right, they are taking paintings by other artists, slapping them on a card and selling the card.
    Without asking for permission, giving credit, nothing. That link in Randis' post is one of his own paintings.
    Thanks for clarifying. I've reported them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randis View Post
    Yes i did contact him and also reported the linked item but there are many artworks from other artists, this is why i am sharing the link.
    Great. Thanks for alerting us. We need to shut diwn people like this.
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    Thanks for the heads up!
    *reported*

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    I will to my dying day, never be able to understand how plagiarist idiots think they can get away with copying others' works in the long run.

    It's like getting through into Blizzard on a plagiarized portfolio - hard enough - but then when you can only draw stick figures, and Chris Metzen asks you to produce Diablo's 4th incarnation ripping The Hosts of Heaven a new Asshole with Imperius' own spine amidst the backdrop of the ruin of existence, "......give me a few....yea--weeks?"

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    I am a bit confused. Why would anyone want a small piece of badly printed cardboard? They aren't connected to a game of any sort, there is literally nothing you can do with it but throw it in the garbage.

    The way people spend their money is sometimes most confusing. I doubt anybody is buying these things, so you guys shouldn't worry too much.

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    Pah Id like to see some guy try and sell my work on ebay!
    No I really would. Sorry if that came out sarcastic. Id ask for half the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B u r l View Post
    Absolute shambles, reported. Apparently they do commissions. lol.
    lol! you can commission anything, as long as it can be found on deviantart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    Pah Id like to see some guy try and sell my work on ebay!
    No I really would. Sorry if that came out sarcastic. Id ask for half the money.
    Every few weeks I eagerly run my works through tineye, bouncing with anticipation. Nothing. -_-
    Never mind, someone'll steal something some day, and boy will I give them what for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    Pah Id like to see some guy try and sell my work on ebay!
    No I really would. Sorry if that came out sarcastic. Id ask for half the money.
    Good idea! Some 12$ a year extra would be sweet right

    No but seriously, if some large company would steal and use your art in some IP that generates a big revenue, now that i would not mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavel Sokov View Post
    I am a bit confused. Why would anyone want a small piece of badly printed cardboard? They aren't connected to a game of any sort, there is literally nothing you can do with it but throw it in the garbage.

    The way people spend their money is sometimes most confusing. I doubt anybody is buying these things, so you guys shouldn't worry too much.
    the way the items look like and are named "MTG altered art" i assume that MTG stands for Magic the Gathering.
    Those are fake, customized cards with different art.
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    As we all know, this is what happens when we display our work on the world wide webz.

    This happened to me, though not via eBay.
    This company that sells oil painted ‘reproductions’ (I’m sure paint-overs of artist’s work printed on canvas) was selling sweatshop repro-paintings of a couple of works of mine. I contacted them and they took down the work from their site catalog immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill618 View Post
    the browse by color thing is hilarious. find artwork that fits the color of your couch. how sweet is that ^^.
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    lol they actually named it as your work

    oh yeah, that's by bill. good ole bill, that we've never spoken to in our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kea View Post
    lol they actually named it as your work

    oh yeah, that's by bill. good ole bill, that we've never spoken to in our lives.
    The balls on ‘em.
    At least they gave me a reach around.

    They described the wildlife artist Alan Hunt as ‘artist: unknown’. You can see his sig and © symbol on one of the images. There even messing with the Thomas Kinkade licensing machine (unless they're involved).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill618 View Post
    The balls on ‘em.
    At least they gave me a reach around.

    They described the wildlife artist Alan Hunt as ‘artist: unknown’. You can see his sig and © symbol on one of the images. There even messing with the Thomas Kinkade licensing machine (unless they're involved).
    heh...
    Well, having just read about Thomas Kinkade I'm shocked that I needed to read about who he was. O.O can't say it's my cup of tea... really just because I prefer my tea with less than 15 sugars. But not the best marketing machine to mess with with, no perhaps they get hold of some of their stuff legitimately though.
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    I kinda doubt that Thomas Kinkade needs an additional revenue stream of 20$ a year enough to let them copy his work haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavel Sokov View Post
    I kinda doubt that Thomas Kinkade needs an additional revenue stream of 20$ a year enough to let them copy his work haha.
    Yeah being dead cuts your cost of living by a fortune..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthonycarey View Post
    Yeah being dead cuts your cost of living by a fortune..
    you think Heaven is free?
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    no its obviously 10% of your income or so sayeth the church

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    Coming from an ex-MTG player, that's a really cool service. Shame about the stolen art.

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