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need help. someone stole my artwork. *updated*

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 29, 2010, 6:23 AM
*UPDATE*

thanks for all your support and feedback! i already sent a cease & desist letter to them. i hope it works so that i don't have to take the legal course. we don't have the best law enforcement here, sadly, so it's not really the path i want to go through. as for now, i can only wait. wish me luck. :)


i went to a mall this afternoon and i found this in one of the store:



and i soon realized it's taken from:

A Hug by arhcamt


they've never contacted me whatsoever about the usage. i'm furious but i try my best to stay calm and not start flaming their facebook page and call them art thief (though i really want to).

i looked for their website but it seems inactive. don't have any e-mail whatsoever but i do have a contact person and an address from the store clerk. maybe i'll start from there. however, seeing the kind of law we have here, i am a little bit pessimistic it will all go well. :(

btw the clothing brand seems to have a branch in singapore. if you reside in singapore, can you please check if they also have it there? it's called factor outfitters. thank you.



i'm in facebook! oh, and i tweet too!
  • Mood: Vengeful
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:iconjessiemyers:
JessieMyers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What happened with this. Did you win your case?
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:iconpalandurwen:
Palandurwen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my lord!
I was so busy with my exams and study stuff, that I haven't had a look on dA for a long time - but THIS is really so annoying - and so frustrating!
I really cannot stand people who use art of other people without asking - but here it's stealing! the sell this - and it's your idea, your mind, your art - whaa, I'm really pissed off of these people!!

I really hope you can find a solution and don't have to go the way of law if it is so "nice" there .... :/

:hug: don't be too frustrated!
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:iconpsychartic:
Psychartic Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Sometimes I wonder if they feel bad at all when they steal shit. Like do they have a bad feeling in their gut? Would it even stop them?
Such assholes. Good luck sweetheart.
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:icon8whiteclouds:
8whiteclouds Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
have you seen this too ?[link]
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
oh no, i haven't. the font choice is the same but i don't think it's a direct copy of my work. :)
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:iconrainbowfish7:
rainbowfish7 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I think everyone else has said the things I would. I agree it's probably in your interest not to get hot-headed and to build a case against them. Good luck!
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
thank you!
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:iconcarloscgc:
carloscgc Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I'm totally on your side... hope everything turns out well for you.
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
thanks. :)
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:iconcarloscgc:
carloscgc Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
you are welcome
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:icontheboyofcheese:
TheBoyofCheese Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Destroy them.
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
:D
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:icontheboyofcheese:
TheBoyofCheese Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
>3 xD
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:iconemiherro:
EmiHerro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wrote on their facebook wall- do not worry. I was not too mean.
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:iconarhcamt:
arhcamt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
haha, thanks. :D
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:icontwistedcaliber:
twistedCaliber Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Digital Artist
It seems like a whole different thing when you actually SEE IT IN PERSON. RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU. It seems much different when it's someone re-posting your artwork online. I really hope that you get this resolved; to think that adults and businesses would stoop so low as to steal artwork.
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:iconlibbycurbstomp:
LibbyCurbstomp Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
I also love that they barely edited it at all. They should be ashamed. This happens all the time and the artist wins like 97% of the time. You should be able to fight this stupidity.
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:iconethnisart:
EthnisArt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not blame you, too bad you can't crush them and be done with it.
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:iconseekingmysoul:
seekingmysoul Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Sorry to hear that. Didn't you use the creative commons copyrite onyour submission? Just wondering, your 's should have the date submitted si that should be proof you created it first.
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:iconmoth-owl:
moth-owl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
oh my goodness.. that's terrible- they're actually making money out of it :( i hope whatever you do goes smoothly... good luck :hug:
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:iconsaltedpistachio:
Saltedpistachio Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
............so sorry to see that..
moga2 bisa terslesaikan dgn baik ya....=(
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:iconmarker-guru:
Marker-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
God, I'm so sorry that happened.
:<
Good luck fighting that. <3
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:iconteakster:
Teakster Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
They runined the design....get some legal advice! :nod:
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:iconryazaku:
ryazaku Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Wow. Ridiculous. I suggest calling the direcor (or somebody like this :yum:) and presenting them the situation.
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:iconn-maulina:
N-Maulina Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wah, laporin!
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:iconchaldemone:
Chaldemone Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
:huggle:
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:iconcellee:
cellee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
'Funny' how they add a 'Factor' there like it was their's. Ridiculous.
You could have talked to people on the store, asked who 'made' the shirt and who you could contact about it :~ Not fighting, just... asking nicely :~
I wish you good luck with that :']
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:iconcalisto-photography:
Calisto-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
yap...time to fight is later. now..kill them with kindness...
to reach the most information you can get about that brand.

good luck... :hug:
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:iconpanorea92:
Panorea92 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Bastards :@ :@ :@ :@
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:iconthestargazer23:
thestargazer23 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn, that`s really hard stuff...
I would clear up what the law says and what your rights are and than write a letter/mail to the brand owners or maybe have a try with the consumer protection - it`s possible that they can give you a good advice and help you!
I can`t give you a real good hint, but I really wish you all the best! Im so sorry for you!
Good luck!
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:iconeinherjar114:
einherjar114 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saya liat di twitter mas R =_=
maaf banget, mas, saya ga bisa bantu, jarang keluar rumah OTL.
semoga lancar ya mas, urusannya!
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