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Art theft

I came across this person (sandeep-art) on deviantart while they were uploading a bunch of work the other day. I know that one work, entitled "Stretched Out..." is just a re-color of Pepper Clubbing II by Artgerm. The description is "Illustration" and nothing more. I sent him a note telling him he needed to reference the original picture and artist as well as get permission to use it. He never responded and just re-titled the image "Stretched Out... Inspired Art". I'm not sure if he ever contacted the artist, I'll be sending a note there as well, but I wanted to post this to make sure nothing else was taken. The gallery is full of very different styles, enough to make me think they were probably all "inspired".

I'll post again if it turns out he had permission to use the art and just... forgot to reference the original, but I doubt that will be the case. =/
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foxhack
Oct. 27th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
It's just a bunch of vector traced artwork! WTF!
foxhack
Oct. 27th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
In fact, I'm pretty sure a bunch of them are nothing but stuff from clipart collections!
foxhack
Oct. 27th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
http://sandeep-art.deviantart.com/art/illuatration2-64061412

... That's the spaced out girl from the Apple ads.

Okay, how the hell do I report this guy?
snapesgirl34
Oct. 27th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Considering how many comments are hidden I'm that quite a few people are aware they're an art thief.
espilonarge
Oct. 27th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
It won't help him/her since the admin can simply just open the comments and find out what exactly is going on.
espilonarge
Oct. 30th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
Looks like it hasn't been dealt with yet. Whats made it worse is every comment made about any and all stolen artwork by any user, he/she simply just covers it. Even worse is the fact he/she has disabled commenting to the picture you linked to.
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