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My art has been stolen...

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 18, 2008, 2:42 PM
CARLZON JOURNAL


My image "To Jiang Yu"  has become stolen and manipulated by the Greek magazine STRANGE published by Agnosto.

STRANGE

Strange magazine No 110.

To Jiang Yu
My original art




WHAT SHALL I DO WITH THIS THIEVING GREEKS?
Agnosto's website here: www.agnosto.gr/index.shtml
STRANGE magazine here: www.agnosto.gr/strange/prev_ma…


Many thanks to Alexander :iconmicetrap: who discover my stolen art piece
in a Greek magazine shop.




:iconcarlzon:
Carlzon - The Northman
My blog CARLZONZ BILDER (only Swedish): www.fotosidan.se/blogs/carlzon…


senior citizen by carlzon My flag by carlzon Absolut fan by carlzon Be Your Self by carlzon
Stockholm Stamp by carlzon Nikon F Fan Club by carlzon
Easy Rider by carlzon More self-portrait by carlzon
Elvis stamp by carlzon DIF by carlzon
Art rippers.. by carlzon

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Thank you for dropping by...and "Be careful out there"

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All the materials contained in my DeviantART gallery may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. My images do not belong to the public domain.


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:iconmsabas:
msabas Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well its obvious they have money to spend to publish a magazine, so why not get paid for them using your image.
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:iconpreosmo:
PreoSmo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I would first like to say, you make a good mag cover.

Second, I'd get a lawyer. This is serious, especially since they are making money off your picture.
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:iconcgrommeshphotography:
Burn there business building down to the ground !
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:iconjashackh:
jashackh Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Sue them! Great way for a starving artist to make money :)
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:iconmariusnilsen:
Mariusnilsen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008   Photographer
send them an invoice with three times as much as you normally charge.
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:iconeduard-d:
Eduard-D Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
Consult a lawyer after you have checked the prices here :bow: [link] :bow: as a refference !!!:sprint:
(Please note that the suggested rates are minimal; that rates for copyright works are for limited licences; and that VAT is not included.Rates paid by magazines vary immensely. The bands used reflect currently paid rates for different categories of client; they are not hard or fast, but an aid to negotiation.Commission rates suggested here are for editorial, 35mm-format or DSLR work only.Large-format work and studio work command higher fees. Rates include a limited licence for immediate use in one publication, usually a print edition. Add 50% for simultaneous web publication.)
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:iconobsidian492:
Obsidian492 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Burn the bastards! No mercy for rippers ... kill them! Kill them all! :D
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:iconjakezdaniel:
JakezDaniel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008   General Artist
Oh shit.
They steal your work, your face and use it to an other message than yours and they make money from all that.

No pity!
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:iconcursive-illustration:
cursive-illustration Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the title above "strange" says: "the forbidden magazine". maybe they even know what they did? :-) for the question why they especially used you: this magazine writes about everything thats strange in their eyes. the articles are about LSD and paranormal stuff. maybe it would be easier to see your picture on something serious, but in fact they seem to think your picture is ... well strange. maybe they think its a connection to their LSD-topic, because the big words next to your finger mean something like "strange years". they used you as a hippie dude.

i can tell you that in greece stuff like this happens a lot. for some reason this land is full of stealers. remember :iconkillthesystem: ?
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:iconcursive-illustration:
cursive-illustration Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oops, it was :iconkill-the-system: written a bit different :-) sorry.
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:iconerikalr:
erikalr Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jag förstår inte ens hur de kan få för sig att göra såhär. Bilden är jättebra, men det försvarar inte stöld. Stäm dem.
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:iconcarlzon:
carlzon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Hi there!
Jag har redan talat med några som kan sånthär och dom har berättat för mig att det i årskiftet 2008/09 kommer en ny EU-lag som gör att man kan stämma även utländska företag direkt i svensk domstol.
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:iconerikalr:
erikalr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Låter bra! Jag håller på dig :)
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:iconsilver-comet:
Silver-Comet Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
The Hell.
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:iconvijaykarthik573:
vijaykarthik573 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
and yes Forgot to say it in teh last comment, THEY USED YOUR PICTURE, I mean, its not an object or a landscape it is YOU, sue them and drag them to the court, may be they will settle this outside with some lawyer, so look for a good lawyer,
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:iconvijaykarthik573:
vijaykarthik573 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
get a Lawyer Sue them, buy an awesome new camera, and what not, This is pathetic, for a international magazine's standards, sue them, don't let them get away with this,
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:iconhell-on-a-stick:
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Writer
take them to court. thats an international magazine with international distribution and im Certain that the ';Parent' Company is a rather large Firm. Sue them. Sue them and buy a new house and some cameras. This is madness.
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:iconmus0u:
mus0u Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Get a lawyer and sue the pants off them! :fuzzydemon:
And good to see you're finally back from your vacation =D
How was it? :halfliquid:
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:iconfogimagesphotography:
Oh that is terrible I swear ..people think they can just do shit without punishment!...I hope your able to get this fixed!
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:iconberoberge:
beroberge Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Sue them to death.
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:icongermanengineer84:
GermanEngineer84 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Get a lawyer. European copyright law is quite streamlined, so you have about the same rights in Greece as you have in Sweden. The lawyer will know the right steps to take to get your rights. In Germany the usual steps would be monetary compensation, possibly a short clarification in the magazine and a pledge to never steal your art again. Along these lines. They will probably settle out of court, but might offer the same things.
But, I am not a lawyer, so your mileage might vary.
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:iconvideobeetle:
VideoBeetle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
As much as I hate to do it, I have had to start watermarking my own photos I put on here. While my works are only of a local interest I have had one of my pictures featured in a pamphlet distributed as part of a tourism brochure without even as much as a phone call.

Looks like maybe you might have to watermark your works as well.
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
:cowboy::music:

Sue and prosecute. Theft is theft. Simple as that. Where's my gun?

:iconorgelplz:
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:iconbolduke:
bolduke Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008   Traditional Artist
Charge them for all they made off of that magazine! The cover is what more than likely attracted people to the magazine in the first place!
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:iconphoenixkeyblack:
phoenixkeyblack Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Charge them royalties :D
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:iconsirchristopher:
SirChristopher Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
I'm not sure how international copyright is handeled, but I would definitely try and take legal action against them. Does anyone here know what the magazine says, btw? I'm curious as to why they would want to steal and use an image of a senior Swedish man flipping the bird for their magazine cover...
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:iconpantoja:
Pantoja Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
all of people using the google angine to search images to use in your "professional" works uses all that find and think that its normal, but isnt!

Show all of them that exist rules and law of copyright my DA friend.
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:iconmrfez:
MrFez Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Seeing as they are clearly making a profit from stealing your work (just look at that 4.90 Euros tag) you could sue them. At the very least phone up and demand compensation and express your intent to pursue this. Be polite, but firm. They owe you for this. For a cover on a glossy magazine they owe you a lot. Research it a little first if you're not sure what to gouge them for.

No doubt they've been getting away with this for some time, stealing from you and various other artists and hoping they don't find out or simply not caring.
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:iconeduard-d:
Eduard-D Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
:sprint:Consult a lawyer after you have checked the prices here as a refference (Please note that the suggested rates below are minima; that rates for copyright works are for limited licences; and that VAT is not included.Rates paid by magazines vary immensely. The bands used below reflect currently paid rates for different categories of client; they are not hard or fast, but an aid to negotiation.Commission rates suggested here are for editorial, 35mm-format or DSLR work only.Large-format work and studio work command higher fees. Rates include a limited licence for immediate use in one publication, usually a print edition. Add 50% for simultaneous web publication.):
:bow: [link] :bow:
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:iconlenden:
lenden Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
The only thing I can think of is legal action, and feeling good about yourself. I mean, you got your face on a magazine! *I'd buy one*
But it depends on what you want to happen, I mean, do you want them to pay you for use of your picture, or do you want them to stop using it, or both? *shrug* Do what you think is right, I guess.
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:iconpixeltease:
pixeltease Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Contact the business bureau in their area if they have one and see what you're options are. They're using your image to sell their magazine. They owe you money. Period.
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:iconquaisor:
Quaisor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
that's pretty shitty. bet someone told them it was theirs. i just can't see a publication doing this knowingly.
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:iconsingle-in-ks:
single-in-ks Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Whatever path you take I am afraid it will be a long one, international boundaries and probably conflicting copyright issues. Good luck on solving the mess.
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:iconsuicidebysafetypin:
SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
make them pay you! big time!
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:iconzatona:
Zatona Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ah! :(
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:iconreaper-zm:
Reaper-ZM Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Oh God, I can feel your pocket is going to get fatter!

Sue the fuckers!
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:iconazraeldarkangel540:
AzraelDarkAngel540 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
that's really bad and low of them... is there anything you can do besides sending them to hell?
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:iconvaldoo:
Valdoo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
thats most stupid thing the magazine could do really. even the front page jeezus! :D ask your lawyer though!
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:icontwillfast:
twillfast Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
I think you should get them back by stealing their magazine name and releasing your own version, filled with shit that no-one wants to read about.

But hey.. you're a cover model now ;D
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:iconoriginalbossman:
Originalbossman Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Thats bullshit. Take all you can get.
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sue them!!!! Yet it must be amazing to be on the cover of a mazagine :D :clap:
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:iconmrtingles:
MrTingles Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
woh, that sucks...i mean how obviously stupid is it to steal a picture of the artists face...? just call those fools and tell em you want your face back!
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:iconwargh88:
Wargh88 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you need to take them all they have on court ;) and kick their asses
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:icontlbklaus:
TLBKlaus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here in the US you could complain to their ISP... not sure what the options are internationally, but you could try that. This really sucks. :(
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:icondustyknives:
DustyKnives Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kick their asses.
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:iconjuliodominguez:
juliodominguez Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i agree kick their asses, specially if they're making a profit out of it.
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:icondustyknives:
DustyKnives Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's total bullshit, Carlzon worked hard and they did nothing for their profit.
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