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HOLY SHIT!! I'VE BEEN PLAGIARIZED!!

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Check this out, kids:

MY original artwork, copyright 2005:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/94876772_960e058e46_b.jpg

THIS PUNK's version:
http://leesart2007.deviantart.com/art/Rapunzel-83522333

AAAA!! What do I do? What do I do? I put in a Deviant complaint and commented at the bottom of theirs, but.... MAN!! People, can't you come up with your own ideas??????
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Amateurs.

Current Mood:
pissed off pissed off
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On November 10th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC), veil commented:
I don't have permission to see your picture :(
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On November 11th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC), veil replied:
oooh it's beautiful, i love it!!

sorry about the copycat though :(
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On November 11th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC), betty25_boop replied:
I know, sucky, eh???
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On November 11th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC), wwww commented:
From her description, it sounds like the copycat is in school somewhere. Talking to their school would be more damaging that a lawsuit.
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On November 11th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC), betty25_boop replied:
That sounds like a good idea... I think I'll look into that!! Thanks!
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On November 13th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC), betty25_boop replied:
Unfortunately, it looks like she already graduated.
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On November 13th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC), wwww replied:
There is such a thing as post-graduation discipline, namely, revocation of a degree. Given that she present a work as her own full creation for course credit, she's (arguably) defrauded the college.

You'll need to find the professor who accepted it as coursework and get them on your side.
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On November 11th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC), polaire commented:
phizzoto is prizivate :P
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On November 11th, 2008 10:46 am (UTC), betty25_boop replied:
I just fixed it. :) Love the hair, that's SWEET!
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On November 11th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC), warlordblade commented:
That is ridiculously annoying.

It's one thing when they contact you, get permission, and give full credit...
I've had that happen on DA and was a bit flattered.

But this is just blatant theft. They didn't even try to change it much either!

So how did you find this one?
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On November 11th, 2008 10:45 am (UTC), betty25_boop replied:
This person actually added my Rapunzel picture to her favorites this past February, THEN in April, posted their own version. I was just checking the people who'd favored my work. HOPEFULLY there aren't any other versions out there!
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On November 11th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC), qstandsforrebot commented:
You should take her version, bastardize it, and sign it as her/him. Then post it all kinds of places she/he would likely see it. :/ (Just to be funny...)

Actually, on second thought, that might not work either.... (and would take a lot of time for some weird inside joke).

I actually think it's pretty flattering. And, everyone knows, flattery gets you PAID and makes you LOTS OF FRIENDS! Ride the wave, baby! Ride it!

:)
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On November 12th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC), vedhead commented:
I hope you complain. You can fight the good fight. That IS YOUR WORK and it is copyright infringement.
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On November 13th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC), betty25_boop replied:
I complained, but ... no response. So, I'm taking the matters into my own hands... AARg.
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