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    My art has been stolen! WOO!

    Let's celebrate - it's my first ever case of art theft!

    Found this on a Magic Card fan site: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/fantasy/030526.asp

    This is an odd situation though - does it count as theft? While the person who ripped it didn't ask for my permission (obviously) they DID include my copyright info on the card... (By the way, these are fan-made Magic Cards and I don't believe there is any money being made off of them).

    So this wasn't malicious or anything. Still, no one asked me for permission to use the image, so I asked that it was removed.

    It seems that art theft is more or less promoted on this site however, judging by this disclaimer: "If you are an owner of a piece of artwork used, and would like it removed, notify a Brainburst.com editor."

    So yes - you guys may want to look over the site to see if anyone is using your artwork for these cards; anything is fair game until the artist blows the whistle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by willow-whisp
    It seems that art theft is more or less promoted on this site however, judging by this disclaimer: "If you are an owner of a piece of artwork used, and would like it removed, notify a Brainburst.com editor."
    what.. the hell? They get THIS MUCH theft? Why are they talking to the artists? why aren't they yelling at the users? Weak.. real weak...
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    I've had a bunch of wallpapers stolen and passed off as someone else's work, I've also had designs taken and printed on Tshirts. Fucks me off, but usually if you treat it in a civil way, you can get the dude to take it down.

    Still, plagiarism fucks me off no end, I'd like to drive a steal spike into the ass of plagiarisers.

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    Whoa hey, atta girl! Getting your art stolen is a sure way of knowing you're good.


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    says "art removed by request" on there now man,
    looks like they're some honest folk

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    haha, cogratulations. First (known) art theft.

    *gives her a bouquet of flowers*

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    The site confuses me.

    Are the people making up the cards (not the images) the ones posting the art? Or after the card wins "card of the week" do the site owners do this...? If so that might be the reason they are so relaxed about not getting onto members... because its themselves doing it. Which makes me want to relocate the fireants in my back yard to their underwear.

    and GRATS! on your new status We can open bottles of champagne right after we stab their eyes out with toothpicks

    finally found a list of links to the cards with art... its probably just me but that site makes me dizzy.
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    Yet another milestone to greatness.

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    well they have taken it down as of today, how did you come across it? And can you link the art that they stole?

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    cheers! on your way to superstardom!

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    *laughs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptree3
    well they have taken it down as of today, how did you come across it? And can you link the art that they stole?
    One of my friends google searched my name and it came up; of course, the writer of the card was nice enough to credit me. I didn't bother to save the Magic Card - the piece they used was an old,old oil painting I had done of an angry forest sorta place, which would be here: Angry Trees!

    But still I wonder, even though they are giving credit to the original artists, can they just go an use images without letting the artist know like that? They do seem like they're trying to pay respects and all, and they did take my card down, so it's sure as hell not the worse case art theft scenario.

    ...Also, it seems that once a week, the author of a card wins like $75 for being awesome... hell, if my card had won, I'd want 50%! :lol:

    *toasts champagne* Cheers guys, let me know if you see your art on a Magic Card too.

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    Cheers!

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    You know you hit the big time when people start ganking your stuff. Rock on and long live Insect battle!
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    Art theft is what made me take down my online portfolio and all.. Once my book is in print, then i will put that work online again... well maybe. I like not having to upkeep a website and webforum.
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