Yesterday, a good samaritan told me about a group that seems to be selling from his Facebook website t-shirts with my paintings without my permission.
This people call themselves “Ailov Tiyerts”, and according to what I have been told, not only do they earn money with my work without mby permission and without giving me any credit, but also they announce their t-shirts as original designs.
Also, I have seen that they are not only using my paintings, but also artwork from other artists like Sam McKenzie among others.
This is their Facebook page:
[ed note: page break inserted because original and rip both feature partial nudity. Don't click below if you're at work and that kinda stuff might get you in trouble]
Today I got a message from a friend telling me that Topshops’ TOPMAN is using a photo I made in one of their t-shirts design. I’m talking about this t-shirt: WHITE GIRLS PHOTO CREW T-SHIRT / Item code: 71Z54BWHT.
The original picture is in my possession, I have the RAW file stored and more proof that I am the owner of this picture. I think it’s a compliment that they’ve used it in a design and it’s very cool, but you can imagine that I have worked hard on this shoot with a team and I speak for my entire team that we would like a compensation. After all, this is a copyright violation.
I’ve just contacted TOPSHOP/TOPMAN about it, awaiting their reply. I’ll keep you posted.
This is a flyer i designed for a party some loser who calls himself KAOS was hosting. After many disagreements business and personal i happily parted ways with him and his group.After a couple weeks i noticed that they were still using my design even though i told them not to, and used the facebook intellectual copyright complaint form to get this removed. today i saw this
Oh well, i guess some people have no real motivation to do anything on their own.
Above. The tattoo was changed to say “KAT”. (About two line changes)
Above. The Original “KAB” sculpture by Kab101.
This is total bullshit!!
[editorial comment by sg - I really like the legal questions that might come from getting an image inked on your body. The tattoo artist is probably liable for creating a copy, but the person who is wearing the tat might also have a problem. In the US at least, one of the remedies a copyright holder can ask for is an order to destroy all existing unlawful copies-- but how's that supposed to work if it's tattooed on someone's back? See 17 USC 502 and 503 ]
This is Rémi’s infamous ‘Pac-Man’ video, which I remember seeing many years ago (this copy was uploaded to Youtube in 2009):
<iframe title=”YouTube video player” width=”640″ height=”390″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/pIrvpn3k9A4?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
..which was then shamelessly ripped off by the international advertising conglomerate Saatchi & Saatchi, for a New Zealand-only advert in 2010:
<iframe title=”YouTube video player” width=”640″ height=”390″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/JxfT2s6ey0E” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
There’s no mistaking this; they took the work of a highly original French humorist, and made a lame + unfunny facsimile of it. And, of course, they all got paid very handsomely for their amazing originality on this highly creative project. (They probably made more than Rémi made from his video, too, which just makes it worse.)
Guilty parties include:
Dylan Harrison — Executive ‘Creative’ Director
Scott Huebscher — Digital ‘Creative’ Director
Rich Robson — Art Director
Jon Austin — Copywriter
Producer — Declan Cahill