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Hello, deviants.


If you ever see this t-shirt:

"A Hug" Rip Off by arhcamt

please don't purchase it as it's a rip off of my deviation here:

A Hug by arhcamt


The brand is called Factor Outfitters and they claim it to be a US registered trademark. They have several outlets in here, Indonesia, and some in Singapore (which then makes me wonder if the brand is a US registered trademark why is it there's not a single store there?).

I've been trying to contact the company but so far they didn't give positive response or willingness to resolve this matter. All they threw at me are just “We’ll handle this immediately” and “We’ll contact you again soon” and it has been going for a month.

I decided not to publicize this before because I'd like to talk to them first because maybe they'd pay immediate attention to this but judging from the way things went, I think it's about time I take steps to raise people's awareness and prevent them from buying 'stolen' item. :P

They have a website and a facebook page. They don't put said t-shirt in the website but it's still being sold in store & outlets here in Jakarta, even after I sent them a C&D Letter asking them to took it down. I know because I've seen it myself.

If this publication still doesn't work I'm afraid I might have to take this to court. Hopefully not though. Wish me luck.


Thanks for reading. :)
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:iconflaming-pancakes:
Flaming-pancakes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
aww man thats horrible cant beleive that. you should totally threaten legal action then the dicks might give you an answer because they completely rip of your design like.
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rainbowfish7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I'm sorry to read this is still going, but a cynical part of me is not suprised. Good luck!
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HidakaLexx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Oh no! Good luck
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SimplyFairy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh god ! still no results :o
really hate these art theifs !! :no:
i see some shops also here in UAE ! like KOTON
they stole a drawing from a girl from DA and they claim the got her permission
LAME ppl !!
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thestargazer23 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm - there`s nothing more to say than "good luck!" or "take them to court!"
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:iconratser:
rAtser Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
semoga sukses bang..
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:icontsheva:
tsheva Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Take them to court. NOW.
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:iconkazuka-chan:
kazuka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
that is so obviously a ripoff of your art, they have no right to do that. We're rooting for you
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blueboyproject Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
take them to the green table then..

(seret ke meja hijau...)
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:iconredbreed:
RedBreed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you find out this happened?
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foxxyemceelouise Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
that's terrible!! i'm with you all the way! i've had someone steal my work and manipulated it into custom content for a game (The sims), and I feel so dirty. I hope this gets resolved quickly for you. I hope you can find someone to help you on this!
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Blythe-drinks-tea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i'll be prayin for ya! :hug: sorry though this seems like a stressful situation~ -_-
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you get one of those lawyers at those one visit free help places to write a letter on their letterhead?
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camilah Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
I won`t buy it.
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:iconcjpul:
cjpul Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everybody post on their facebook page!!!

GO GO GO
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:iconcjpul:
cjpul Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you have enough evidence of your intellectual property if you go to court!
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:iconchys:
Chys Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Yeah, this is a pretty common problem in those countries, probably the same people. They can rip off anyone on DA or internet anywhere and they think no one will notice.

Did you see the thing about the moon/cow pic that was stolen and used on baby pajamas? Same problem, I never heard if it got a resolution.
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star-rose-three Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Spreading the word. Posted this on my FB and Twitter feeds!
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megster4321 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
WOW those asses they should ask u before they do either way!!!
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00hellhound00 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
bah sucks how people think they can get away with this sorta crap, hope you manage to get something done about it.
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Nicasus Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope the person who is responsible for this gets his testicles torn off by a vicious rabies dog.

And if it's a women who's responsible, well, I won't say publicly what I hope for her, I'm a gentleman :B


Good luck with this!
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:iconunicornreality:
UnicornReality Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Choke a bitch!
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:iconslapthebully:
slapthebully Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
that is really
freaking...
...weak
...please
sue THEIR
ass's BLIND...
factor
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akitabrilia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Writer
This thing still going on? :(
I hope everything will be resolved soon
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
yes, unfortunately it is. thank you, i hope so too. :)
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twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Digital Artist
I also remember when you made a journal about it a while ago. I'm surprised that they're so immature and haven't done anything about it yet. If you took it to court you could sue them and get the profit that they made off of your design though, couldn't you?
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
yeah, it surprised me too. i hope so. i guess i need to start looking for a lawyer now.
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Scarlett1313 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
OH NO!! So sorry hun.
I read your blog entry as well, so KEEP on them and do not let them get away with it!
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
to tell the truth i'm starting to feel tired but if i were to quit at least i'm gonna have to make them suffer 'a little.' :D thanks a lot. :hug:
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Scarlett1313 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Welcome hun! Hang in there! :glomp:
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
urggghhh dammit :( I hope you don't have to go that far... best of luck :hug:
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
i hope so too. thank you. :) :hug:
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:iconmoth-owl:
moth-owl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
most welcome. I hope everything goes smoothly. :hug:
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EthnisArt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember you mentioning this before, I hope you resolve it.
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
yep. a month and still no result. sigh.
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