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SO! Who wants to join me on a witch hunt? :plotting:

Normally I'd just rant about this and be done with this, but I'll let you take a look first before you hear me go off

My art --> chadporter.deviantart.com/art/…
(poorly) Stolen art --> www.unamee.com/index.php/galle…

It's bad enough that this guy :iconbroadgm: stole my art and badly reproduced it - but he had the audacity to put in a shop and sell it and claim it as his own!!!

Should part of the blame be on me because I don't put watermarks on it? Or a disclaimer asking NOT to steal my art?  Sure.  But this is a community of artists.  We share ideas, get inspired by them...not rip them off because we don't have the skills to do it ourselves.  Now I know what you're thinking and I should let the dA admins take care of this, but sadly they probably won't do anything mostly because my stolen art isn't on his page so there's not much they could do.

I have contacted Unamee and have asked them to remove the stolen art from their page - and also sadly, that appears to be the best I can do.  And because of this individual (yes it's killing me not to swear and use colourful language to describe him lol), I'm being forced to watermark all future artwork to avoid all this garbage in future postings.

I really should take the high road and not be bitter about it...buuuuut I did this.  I did this for ALEX WINTER AND GOT HIM TO SIGN A COPY FOR ME.  So no - I'm not letting this slide.  

So if you felt like it, feel free to toss this Rob Granito wannabe a 'thank you' for ruining your viewing pleasure of all upcoming pics please be my guest. ;)

_chad
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:iconjakebondage:
JakeBondage Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Writer
no one should ever, for any reason, steal another artist's work and claim it as his or her own
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or try to make money off it.
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:iconjakebondage:
JakeBondage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Writer
so true
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:iconrueshields:
RueShields Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This ticks me off. Why someone in there right mind, steal someone elses art? Thank god this dude is off DA. I would have BLASTED ALL MY HATRED ALL OVER HIS ACCOUNT!!!!! :angry: :powerup: 
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well first off judging by his youtube videos thegarbearreviews I highly doubt he's in his right mind to begin with :lol:  But I'm so much upset that he stole it - bu he modified, claimed it was HIS idea AND tried to make money off it on not 1 but SEVERAL tshirt and print sites...and then tried to *apologize* for it- that's crossing the line.

And thank you for the support :) - but this will be good for a laugh for you.  After my initial journal entry about the whole thing I went to his page and in the comments I said "Hey! I saw that Bill and Ted pic you did on Unamee!! That was awesome!! :clap: One thing tho, you probably would have made more money off of it had you not altered the original design you stole from ME.  But what's done is done right?  I just wanted you to enjoy all the wounderful and colourful messages you are about to receive from my friends, family and TRUE fans. :)

There were at least 4 other comments after that - the first couple including mine were hidden and with 12 hours he shut himself down. :giggle:  I'm sure others will find him and not be as...courteous :plotting:
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Blueberryhasmoved Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

"Please tell us about this art.
It’s a crossover of two of the best time traveling based show and films. It’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and Doctor Who. Unfortunately they meet on bad circumstances.

What inspired this work? What does the work represent?
I guess time travel inspired I love knowing and trying to understand it. Representing freedom I suppose with time travel as a possibility anything is well possible.

Anything your fans should particularly know to enjoy this art?
Only one thing 69 DUDES (& dudettes) .

Please tell us a little about you.
Graphic designer for about 7 years now. I can get inspired anywhere mostly by 90s’ television & movies. Lover of cartoons, Power Ranger & Doctor Who…..what else is there to say really!

Where do you live and what do you do?
I currently live in New York. I’m mostly a freelance designer and a full timer at a movie theater.

Art- your passion, or living, or both?
Well I was born in the 90s and the majority of my designs are inspired by that era… so I guess a living.

Please tell us about your most favorite shirt.
My favorite was done by a talented artist InkOne. It’s the Blue Ranger with his zord. I have all the other ranger shirts by InkOne, but I was always a Blue Ranger fan. GO BILLY!

Your childhood dream? Favorite character?
My childhood dream was to be in cartoon…. who wouldn’t wanna live in the cartoon universe, specially with my favorite character DarkWing Duck.

What do you do the best? The worst?
I guess video gaming…. you don’t wanna face me in a Halo battle."

It's from the stolen art.

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HotaruShidosha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate stuff like this, its why I didn't post anything for a long time. People will do anything for money even at the expense of someone else's work. They truly have no shame and its disgusting. I hope you get him good and it sends a message to anyone else who would try to do it. 

Its so funny how for anyone else in other professions, if you were to steal something its a crime but if its art, people think 'nah its ok'
Art is what we are, they are stealing a part of us when they do that. I don't just draw something and think, 'meh whatever' I am truly proud of what I do and to think someone else is not only trying to claim my joy as their own but to sell it? Its sickening...


Burn the art thieves.
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said and thank you :clap:

 It's sad that all it takes is one person to ruin it for everyone and there is no excuse for it.  They figure *Well it can't hurt, they'll never find out*  20 plus years ago? Sure.  But this the 21st century - you can't fart on the internet without SOMEONE finding out about eventually.  And it DOES hurt - that's money I've technically earned that I'll never see - it's food off mine and my family's plate - I risk losing credibility and I have to now protect myself by putting watermarks on everything I do which more than likely is going to cost me viewers and possible future commissions.

I've done what I needed to do: His name is out there and is labeled an art thief.  So hopefully others that he's stolen from will step up and call him out as well.

But I'm not going to let this stop me from doing what I love to do :)

What cracks me up the most, is that he claims to be a graphic designer of 7 plus years...
....
... that just makes my brain hurt.  I don't think he knows what that means :lol:
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:iconhotarushidosha:
HotaruShidosha Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know exactly what you mean... the internet is such a wide, open place there is no telling where your own stuff might end up and all we, as the artist, want to do is share it with everyone. 

When I see someone's work, my first thought isn't 'hmmm can I use this...' but to enjoy and appreciate it. That is not only someone going through a lot of work and time to create it but to be brave enough to put it out there in the world.

I myself always try to express what it is in something I like because I have an idea what its like to be staring at a screen thinking of what I should do and how I want it done. Then to work all that time for someone else to go "I could put this on a T-shirt, mug, mousepad, etc ' and make money and/or receive praise that clearly YOU earned. Its repulsive.

You created it, whether it was original or fanart. Your own art style is your own signature. If he truly wanted to do something like look at something of yours as reference he would have at least tried to do it in HIS style (if he can even do anything art related) and THEN credit you for the reference/inspiration. 


I'm glad to hear that things are being taken care of and thanks for listening to my little rant. It just makes me sick when people do that. Whenever I see something like that I try my best to at least ask someone to credit the original person. I have found others doing it and brought it to the owners attention in the past. So i hope nothing like this happens again to you, or to anyone else. We were brought onto this site to share our creations and passions of art, not to be violated and insulted. 

Thanks for your time :heart:
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well there's getting inspired by and idea and just blatant copying it.  I get inspired all the time!!  Heck we ALL do!

But you're absolutely right, I'll see something I like and I want to at least do my interpretation of whatever it is; if anything because I want to see my take on it...kind of like getting a commission of either your or someone elses character.  You want to see how THEY see it.

Hypothetical scenario:  I didn't come up with the pic that I did using the current Doctor but I SAW that someone did but I thought it would look cooler or be funnier using the 4th Doctor like Gary did.  I wouldn't copy it - I do my own version of it.  If anything I would AVOID looking at the original source as much as I could because I would worry I would take too much from it lol.

But as I said - it's not going to get me down.  And feel free to rant anytime lol

You want a real laugh tho... youtube: thegarbearreviews that's our boy. This is the face of true evil. :giggle:
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:iconhotarushidosha:
HotaruShidosha Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly ~! Don't trace, edit, or mod someone else's work. Create your own from your own mind and in your own style~! 

Like I myself have fanart of game / movie characters (not a lot but its there xD) but its in my style 



I'm glad its not bringing you down ^ ^ and yay to ranting ~! its like therapy haha


I'll have to check out that laugh you talked about :3 
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's awesome therapy :lol:
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:iconhotarushidosha:
HotaruShidosha Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed ~! :D
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you see the videos yet? :giggle:
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YardnE Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
seems like he has abanoned his account on da
well, gotta comment "his" product 0
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's ashame that he's not on dA, yes.  Pity he can't hide from the rest of the internet ;)
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:icongraphicbrat:
GraphicBrat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional
I'm in full on Cyber Stocking Mode! That fat piece of shit is named Gary Broad aka thgarbear. I'm gonna hunt this bloated bitch down all over the net and shit in his corn flakes!! I so angry I just want to kick this guy in the gut!!

THERE WILL BE JUSTICE!!

RAGE!!!
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I, sir, am NOT going to stop you.  You go have fun on your murderous rampage :clap:
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SirRobinGoodfellow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
If you don't hear back from the site(s) selling the ripped-off stuff within a couple of days of notifying them, consider finding out who hosts the site and filing a complaint with the hosting company. It can sometimes be a pain in the neck finding out who the host is, but its a good way to shake up admin staff that don't want to take action or hide behind lame excuses.
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I'm fortunate enough that I married someone a LOT smarter than me so I'm sure she would be MORE than happy to look into it ! :D
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DougBurrows Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is truly sad and what a sad little man too. I'm sorry you are having to endure this bullshit. I'm going to tell him what I think of him...Hang in there.
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:icondougburrows:
DougBurrows Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well his account is deactivated now...but the t-shirts are still for sale...
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea I noticed that this morning but never got a chance to see what everyone had to say - I'm sure it was quite colourful tot say the least lol
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CallMePo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh he has it here too Number-4-Dude_Print

His t-shirt gallery society6.com/search?q=thgarbea…
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:iconcallmepo:
CallMePo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
OK... each time I dig deeper I find more of him selling this design as a shirt 
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:iconcallmepo:
CallMePo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Should we stat going over his OTHER t-shirt gallery to look for more plagarism?

www.redbubble.com/people/thdoc…
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o Bloody. Hell.  Are you effing kidding me??
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:iconguybcaps:
GuyBcaps Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No offense, but looking closely it looks like a trace-job. So I'm honestly not sure how Watermarking would have prevented that.
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And none taken. the watermarking isn't foolproof by any means, it's more of a deterent in the hopes that someone can't *easily* copy the work.   Even for a trace job (which he admits he DIDN'T do) it's quite horrible.
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:iconlonestranger:
LoneStranger Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Unfortunately the watermark is about the only thing you can do, and even then some people will be stupid enough to steal the watermarked art instead.

Asking them not to steal it really doesn't work.
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which is both sad and true.  It's not a perfect system, but its' something.  And it's unfortunate that I'm forced to do this because someone else didn't care.
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:iconlonestranger:
LoneStranger Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I know, at least he's being quiet about it instead of trying to defend his actions.  Saw a guy swiping art that said it was okay because "he found the art on Google".  He was very unapologetic about it and was forced out of one account into another account shortly after he joined up.
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chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
want more fun like that? Check out a site called CLients from Hell.  Its FULL of scam artists who try to rip off artists.
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:iconlonestranger:
LoneStranger Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow there are some idiots on that site.
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun tho innit? :)
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:iconlonestranger:
LoneStranger Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It is certainly something.
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:icongraphicbrat:
GraphicBrat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional
Shared on Thumblr, Twitter and FaceBook!!
 BURN THE WITCH!!! BURN'EM!!
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We really need to check your meds one day :lol:
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LBDNytetrayn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
The problem with karma in a world such as ours is that it tends to drag its feet.
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed.  Tends to leave a bit of a trail as well ;)
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Chad, you shoulder not one whiff of blame. Scumbags like this freak deserve to be nailed up by their genitals every time they stick their heads up out of the slime they wallow in.

As for colorful language, I think calling someone a Granito is about as scabrous as one can get. :lol:
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was still hard to keep my composure tho :giggle:
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:iconkageitachi:
kageitachi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate seeing people thinking that they're responsible for people choosing to be assholes and steal art from them. THEY chose to steal your art, you didn't make them, you shouldn't even play with the notion that maybe you were responsible for their choices. if you want to try to take precautions and watermark your stuff or specifically say you don't want people using your work without permission that's your choice, and quite frankly it may keep newbies who don't know any better from stealing your art without realizing what they're doing is bad. however, if you chose not to that still doesn't make it your fault in any way if someone steals your art, and people like this one probably won't give a shit if you watermarked it or asked people not to use it without permission anyway.
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I know and I totally agree - I understand being *inspired* by other peoples work but this was a full blown ripoff.  Judging by the look of this guy, I'm pretty sure he was perfectly aware that what he was doing.  It's just sad that it took so long for me to even find this.
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Pitchforks.. get your pitchfoks here .... 3 for $20!

Complementary torches with purchase. You just can't go storming the castle without your pitchfork and torch.

Get 'em while they're hot!

Also check out our special on tar / feathers and complementary rail. Just the things to run an art thief out of Dodge.....
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:laughing:
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:iconjklind:
JKLind Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Shared on Tumblr... Is that gasoline I smell?  :evillaugh:
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:iconchadporter:
chadporter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed it is - smells like...victory ^_^
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Chopfe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BURN THE WITCH!!!
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