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Go Ahead And Steal This by Dragonsmana Go Ahead And Steal This by Dragonsmana
Whats this about? Apparently someone on Ebay (by the name of yukei) has cropped one of my images and is trying to use it to sell one of the figures from it. That figure being the Dyaus Pita from God Eater above.

My Image: [link]

His (or her, the fact their seller's avatar is some sort of metrosexual cat person, and that the seller is also selling womans shoes and such I can't be certain) auction:

[link]

Granted, it may not look as bad NOW, but recently I contacted the seller, asking them kindly to remove the image, and that I wasn't asking for a commission or what not (though I should, given they are trying to make money with it) but instead of doing just that, they took the picture back into photoshop. The original picture had THE FUCKING SCORPION TAIL IN FRONT OF THE RIGHT LEG STILL! This "new" image has the arm of another figure shopped on and darkened in an attempt to match. To the untrained eye it looks fine, but I can easily tell the new arm is from a Privithi Matha figure, whether he took that from the official stock image or FROM MY GROUP PIC AGAIN is up for debate. And to add insult to injury he/she/it placed THEIR OWN WATERMARK on the new image! I tried being nice but now I have contacted Ebay customer support, hopefully they can provide a solution (such as I don't know, revoking selling privileges?).

Also, as stated in my original picture's description, my image was the FIRST and ONLY picture of the Dyaus Pita figure I could find ANYWHERE online.

I don't like to put watermarks and such on images, I REALLY don't, it takes one out of it. I know several of my friends have dealt with art theft in the past, and I thank you for your understanding.

EDIT - I was able to talk to Ebay customer service and the auction, was removed! Victory!
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Lordras Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you worked that out. Hopefully, the person selling the product will wizen up and take their own picture of it for advertising. While inexcusable, it may teach the seller a lesson learned about promo photog. You certainly are entitled to just compensation for your photo. Good job on follow through and insisting on your rights. Unfortunately, I was unable to see the original without graffiti, because it looks like it may have been nice.
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Soulthiefsflames Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that sucks dude its retarted that plp do that but u got that :censored:
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Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
I was able to get a hold of Ebay customer service and they took down the auction.
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Soulthiefsflames Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ya i read that doesnt make the guy less of a :censored:glad you caught him tho one less idiot out there at least for now
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AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Groans* More theieves? People... Seriously.. STOP STEALING STUFF THAT ISN'T YOURS~ >U

*Whacks the thief with a heavy [aka her mythology of the world book] book*
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Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Lol, I got in contact with Ebay customer service and they took down the auction, so its better now.
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AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay. \o/
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hankinstein Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. How lazy do you have to be to not jsut take a picture of the thing yourself? What an asshat.
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Dragonsmana Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Precisely lol.
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Kyotita Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I dont know if this could be claimed as theft if it is a figure produced in mass by another company....if it was your personal figure that you built from plaster and wire It would make more sense, not sure if this one will work for you
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