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Journal Entry: Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:21 AM


A fellow Deviant kindly informed me of an art thief selling pendants imprinted with stolen artwork on Ebay.

My stolen art: www.ebay.com.au/itm/Disney-Tan…
Thief's shop: www.ebay.com.au/sch/courtneydi…

I recognize some other work there but I'm not sure who they belong to. If you know who they are then please do contact them. For once I give permission to spam this shop to hell. I don't tolerate art theft in any form (especially as that particular painting of mine took forever to complete!).

Anyway, I hope someone will be able to inform the other artists. Thanks for your time :)

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:iconi-draw-in-my-mind:
I-draw-in-my-mind Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
The Disney pinup girls is art by Tim Shumate, I could contact him via instagram, but it would be easier to contact him through facebook, which I don't have. So, if someone wants to tell him whats going on, that's who he is. 
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Created an e-bay account just to report that. Not cool>.< Hopefully they get removed soon!
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:iconbeeyonkuh:
Beeyonkuh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Man I hate when sellers do this. I always see stolen artwork in Hong Kong shops :l I hope you get justice for this! JUSTICE!!
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:iconbellesprince:
bellesprince Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wouldn't the best thing be to just contact Disney. I think generally as long as you're not making money out of Disney and just doing things as a fan, and don't misrepresent the characters, they will turn a blind eye, but I think they would be onto this person very quickly as they are making money out of their characters.
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:icontujima:
Tujima Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some of the work is for :iconbriannacherrygarcia:  This person needs to be deleted from Ebay.
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:icongrendalunleashed:
GrendalUnleashed Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
A couple of years ago an ebay seller was marketing t-shirts with my artwork on I sent an email to the then CEO and the seller was removed.

I've tried to find the contact details for the current CEO but he doesn't seem to have released it...but he does have a twitter account as does the founder of eBay.

I've also included below the email to Disney's own licensing infringement department who you could point towards some of the Disney owned images courtneydisney is marketing in order to get them to instruct eBay to remove the account.


Disney: designated.agent@dig.twdc.com

disneytermsofuse.com/english/#…


eBay: info@ebayinc.com

pages.ebay.co.uk/help/tp/vero-…


Pierre Morad Omidyar (eBay founder)

twitter account: twitter.com/pierre

Corporate email: info@omidyargroup.com


John Donahoe II eBay (CEO):

twitter.com/Donahoe_John
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GrendalUnleashed Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
These are, reportedly, the email addresses for John Donahoe:

jdonahoe@ebay.com
john.donahoe@ebay.com
john@ebay.com
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:icongrendalunleashed:
GrendalUnleashed Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
and here is the email for ebay's Global Information Security Monitoring and Response Team: cert@ebay.com
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for all the contact info!! These may be useful for the future too, in case any other artwork pops up. Good work!
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:iconjikosangel:
jikosangel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i found work from Karen Hallion and Briannacherrygarcia and messaged them in regards, so hopefully they will be able to put in a report as well.
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant :)
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:iconjikosangel:
jikosangel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for alerting everyone! artists are a community :)
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Tikatu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looking through the images, I saw the art from mimi-na.deviantart.com/. I've poked her through Facebook, giving her the link to the piece I found. Since she does licensed art and has drawn some of their comic book titles, I figured she could give Disney a heads up on this. I think some of the images are actual Disney art and not just fan art.
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, you're right! The official artwork is so much harder to moderate, but at least us independent artists have eachother's backs.
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:icontikatu:
Tikatu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
mimi-na responded; she has asked the vendor to take her artwork down. I didn't check to see if any of her other artwork was being used. Hopefully she has.
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:icondisneypsycho:
DisneyPsycho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reported the seller entirely.  I hope something happens, because this kind of thing is ridiculous.  :\
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fingers crossed!
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Writer
So far, I found the art from ~opheliact and ~snarkies thanks to google picture search.
Also, most of the stained glass pictures were stolen from *Akili-Amethyst

I informed all three artists already.
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Akili-Amethyst was actually the deviant who informed me! I didn't realise some of her art was stolen too! Good work though :)
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:iconrutana:
Rutana Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Writer
ah, ic! XD
I find her stained glass pictures very outstanding, so they catched my eye immedeatly.

It's sad to see, that they even made more auctions since yesterday q.q (unless they were banned since I took a look this afternoon - it's 4:22 am here right now XD)
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JeffrettaLyn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

One more reason to not buy things from ebay. :/

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:iconeternalkikyofan:
eternalkikyofan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just awful. I hate people making a profit off the hard work of others....
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PercalTheGreat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
I reported the item, since it's the only thing I could do. Damned thieves.
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every little helps :)
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:iconpercalthegreat:
PercalTheGreat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Glad to be of help then :) . I hate it when that happens, some people have no respect for the artistic work of others.
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:iconbefore-i-sleep:
Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sheesh, freaking art thefts.
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:icontwistedartisan:
TwistedArtisan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Do people have nothing better to do in their lives than try to make money off of other people's art?
I dread the day when it happens to me.
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I recognized a few of the works and sent notes to the artist here on devart!
I hope we can stop this person!
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work :)
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Writer

I jsut reported someone yesterday for selling stolen art on iphone cases.. they removed it luckily! They people are so mean and don't even care about other artists. They just want money. The nerve, though, too - was that they posted ON THE AD, that they had NO PERMISSION or rights to any of the pieces or art used and no licenses.... how guilty can you get?

 

 I will write them and contact the other artists I know, too.

 

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:icongraphix-goddess:
Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Writer
I contacted a few artists I recognized, but I don't know them all :(
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:iconhannah-alexander:
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry, you've done what you can and that's more than enough :)
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:icongraphix-goddess:
Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Trying to help :) :hug:
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SEVENFAWM Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this one is from :iconbriannacherrygarcia: www.ebay.com.au/itm/Disney-Pri…
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Send them a letter on ebay and alert the artist. I have done so as well.
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SEVENFAWM Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I alerted the artist, idk how to send a letter on ebay, like to the ebay staff?

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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Writer

You can contact ebay directly on the auction with the "report a problem" but they won't do anything unless you ARE the ownder of the art, however, you can send a message to the seller themselves - that's what I did.

"Ask a question" option at the bottom of the page.

 

I told them  something like "they are using copyrighted work by ___ artist without permission. Here is proof that you stole the work (Insert profile/da page/image page) and that I contacted the artist who should be filing with ebay for copyright fraud and theft of work as well" ... something like that works usually and tends to scare them enough before ACTUAL legal action has to be taken. etc.

 

 

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:iconsevenfawm:
SEVENFAWM Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! Yes I will do that. It's horrible that people do this and expect to get away with it.
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Writer
It sure is... People are just mean and don't care about anything but making money.
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