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crshh Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Why are most of your deviations in storage?
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   Photographer
Well Mike, most of the work in my gallery has been stolen, distributed, altered and so on by art thieves. Even web designers are using my work, without my consent for businesses ads and promotions. Recently, my image and photo was used to promote a night club in Dubai - this was the work of a web designer. All of this is happening without my consent or payment. I have been actively pursuing these thieves and getting websites like FB, Pinterest, and Tumblr to remove my work. It's a horrible mess and a harsh lesson for sure. I am slowly reposting  my work but at a very low resolution and with a large watermark to discourage theft of my work. All of my work is signed and copyrighted and that doesn't seem to mean anything to these thieves. The websites I've contacted seem to understand and are removing work as I file copyright complaints. So much of my work has been stolen and it's a bit overwhelming. It's kind of a full time job to find the theft and report it. I was contacting the thieves directly, but a lot of them are rude and ignorant (not all) and have decided that it's time consuming enough to file complaints with the sites where my stolen work is being shown. I have been posting a series of journals about my experiences with any useful tips and information that I come across. 
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feldrand Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i just read - that's a harsh lesson indeed - i'm so sorry for you... :hug:

i sometimes thought about what might happen with all those downloads that are made of my works...
there is a brilliant 3D artist and a really nice guy who made the same experience, who spontaneaously erased all of his deviations and then started all over again after a while... it's a shame when these things happen...
michaelf77.deviantart.com/

i always loved your work, your crisp b/w images...........
:hug:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much Dieter.:hug:

Well, I didn't allow downloads of any of my work - didn't seem to make any difference. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I don't feel comfortable posting on DA right now and with low resolution and a large watermark it all looks kind of sad. I'm sorry for this guy, especially knowing how it feels to have it happen.

Thank you so much.:hug:
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onesmallmoment Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  New member Student Photographer
Wow!  Your photos are just stunning!  Absolutely beautiful.
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much Christine - you're very kind!
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THI5-I5-MaDnEs5 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your pictures :D
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much Kyra!
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THI5-I5-MaDnEs5 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014   Photographer
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