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Journal Entry: Tue Aug 16, 2011, 5:31 PM
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Art Theft

EDIT:
It appears this website has altered its domain name or something, it is still up :/ so my previous links no longer work, but nothing has been taken down yet! this is not over, keep reporting and notifying artists that you find on this website!

here it is: 67.90.44.118/ and www.markyourspot.com/

Reposted from Sirfy because people need to know about this :I

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A pretty known website, that has been advertised on TV (more specifically on HGTV) art4love.com is now being known for stealing artwork of others and SELLING them for hundreds of dollars!

This is truly outrageous and VERY illegal! I have personally been able to identify thefts of some artists, and have contacted them.

To give an example of this theft...take this piece from their site: www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wa…
Now head on over to a more well-known artist here on dA and take a look at their Deviation: ironshod.deviantart.com/art/Dr…
Now notice how the website's product has cropped out the artist's watermark.

I noticed this right away, because I have long since admired this artist.

Now I am not putting this here for "flame wars", but I want this community to be well aware of this situation and how serious it is. They aren't simply claiming art as their own, but they are SELLING IT.

Please, if you notice any artist's work at this site...please let them know asap!

We need to put a stop to this disgusting display!



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MonochromeNinja Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have clicked on it but i cant get onto anywhere other then the first page. It says server not found. Does that mean changing there domain name didnt work?
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Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
[link]

Moved again
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MonochromeNinja Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow :( its really a sad thing to see people's hard work, stolen
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Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah :/
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SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think i found forexus's art but i cant tell exactly..
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Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I've found at least 30 artists that I recognized... many more I was able to find using google's image search :/ (just drag the stolen image into google image search and it will find other places that image is on the net)
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SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whew nevermind none are his ^-^ but they did look similar to his but i double checked
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1LoveDrew Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Also, report the website to [link] .
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Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
looks like the website has been taken down! :D
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1LoveDrew Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, who reported the site? :O_o:
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Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nevermind, they just moved to fool people :/
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1LoveDrew Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I search if it keeps giving me a 404?
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Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
[link] this one does not
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1LoveDrew Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] <THAT'S MY FRIENDS!!! D:< I can't find which friend made it though. D:
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Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Google image search couldnt find it.. I hope you can find the artist. I've just spent the last hour or two going through and noting the artists who have been stolen from..and there are still hundreds or thousands of more artworks left up there. This is frustrating haha
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1LoveDrew Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a feeling. So, it's clear that they know what they're doing is illegal but they don't give a crap... I hope they know that they can all get put in prison for doing that.
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Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
I hope so :/
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1LoveDrew Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe those morons are stealing!! I know the American economy dropped another 26% but REALLY? REALLY?? Is this really necessary?

I believe that everything that one makes is still a part of them... a part of their being with an invisible string attached to it... Violating it is unforgivable! D:
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Xeraki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
It really is unforgivable. I don't understand why they think this could ever be legal or okay for them to do.
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1LoveDrew Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep an eye out for my artwork...
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