Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ripped off!


Hello all! It's a bit sad that I have to do this post, but I feel it necessary to get the word out... as you can see from the image above, my Mister Fox illustration ha been ripped-off by another illustrator... and worse, they are selling product with the image on it in their DaWanda shop! You can see the rip-offs here.
What cheek! It makes me sad and angry when artists feel they can get away with such blatant plagiarism.
I will be contacting the illustrator later today to try and sort this out. But in the meantime, if any of you feel you would like to spread the word about this incident please feel free to blog or tweet about it :) We need to do what we can to stamp out nasty copycats!! xo

23 comments:

plushka said...

I am so sorry to hear that! I really know how you feel as my owls have been copied and I watched them selling 'copies' on the same website:( I am trying just to let it go, which is very hard.... I can say from my own experience the 'copies' are not as nice and you can see it! Hopefully, customers can too!

*Hugs* Katia (Plushka)

Shayla said...

I mean it is cool when other artists get inspiration from you but when they make the exact SAME thing and SELL it that is something to be a bit pissed about. How very rude and uncreative.

Tamara Henderson said...

Sorry about your work getting ripped off.I hate when this sort of thing happen to illustrators and I get really hesitant about posting work on my blog.

Shirley said...

Just wanted to let ya know that I posted about this on my blog, too, Bee. Go get' em..and hope they take that ripoff down..(your's is clearly superior).

The Ink House said...

I remember showing Jason Mister Fox on someone else's website too. Can't for the life of me remember now where though.
I agree with Shirley - yours is heaps better xxx

Brad said...

that is just awful bee! sorry to hear that! hope everything else is going well for you and your family :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh boy. Hope it gets worked out.

Dr. Mary said...

The nerve of some people to steal someone's work to compensate for a total lack of creativity. Spreading the word on my blog. Go get 'em girl!

Louise Allen said...

This is awful and its such a blatant copy. You should post the copy on this site..

http://www.youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/

Lou

Walter Silva said...

Its one thing to be influenced, but to be so oblivious??? Social Media makes the world seem so small, there is good and bad that comes with it. Sorry to hear about this. Hope it get resolved.

Little Jackrabbits said...

That sucks!! Go get em Bee. Don't let them get away with it. Theirs is not even close to how good your is. Can't people come up with their own stuff. Geez!

fhiona galloway said...

terrible! I hope you get it sorted out Bee!

Hand Critters said...

Wow, that is inexcusable. BTW, your art is way better. Good luck

Sean Sims illustration blog said...

Hi Bee...that is such a blatent rip-off, & cannot believe that someone would be so blatant!..Have you got an Australian Illustrators Organisation?..I am a member of The Association of Illustrators here n the UK who are good at advising on these matters. Liuckily, I've only ever seen a vague rip-off of my work once, and let it pass-by, but this is different!..hope they appologise & remove it!..Sean

buttonboxcards said...

Thats so blinking rude- it makes you want to hide your work away when it shouldn't have to be like that!
Fight em to the hills I say!x

Steve Haskamp said...

I've had this happen to me too. As you say, it is sad that you have to deal with it. I hope you are able to get it all worked out. Your Mr. Fox is so much better than the rip off!

miss pixie said...

Cheeky little bleeders!!! GRR!!!

Flora said...

Grrrrr.

It's hardly consolation, but theirs lacks even half the charm of yours.

Flo x

susie g said...

oh dear! that is very blatant. sorry to read this, being copied really breaks the spirit.

June Armstrong said...

That shocking, I would be raging. Its amazing that you stumbled upon it on the web.

Anonymous said...

Just curious, do you timely register your works? If so, are you getting a lawyer involved? I'm a photographer, and it's sooo important to register. Read this article. It applies mostly to photos, but it can apply towards any design/intellectual property. The damages you can collect are the same:

How to Recover Damages When Someone Steals Your Intellectual Property

xenos said...

found this today and instantly thought of your works.

http://www.threadless.com/submission/353972/Foxy/comproll,118

i know it sucks, but i would want to know if it was happening to my art.

cheers bee...

agravette said...

i thought it was funny when i went back today to check their website, their fox looks a whole lot different now! thanks for pointing out their wrongs so they could make it right! hugs to you and have a great day!