Two weeks of emailing Palas Jewellery about their use of one of my quotes on their charms without either written permission and/or usage license from me, and they have completely ignored them all.
You can view my original artwork and quote (100% authored by me) on my blog:
(I’m not sharing my artwork directly on Tumblr as this has been part of the problem).
The infringing product: http://www.palasjewellery.com.au/jewellery/item/3040
They did, however, respond pretty curtly to my Facebook post on their page (which they deleted 5 mins later):
‘Dear Jina, our use of the words about dreams are not a replica of ‘your’ words, please research and see that there are so many variations of these words about dreams used in various applications. Ours is not a derivative of ‘your’ artwork as you claim, we have never seen your artwork nor do we know of yourself. Thank you so much for contacting us and we wish you the very best in life Jina. Light and love x’
I’ve already had Amazon.com take down products from a seller using my quotes on vinyl wall decals. Quotes, like lyrics and so on, can be copyrighted. I wrote these quotes and integrated them into art prints, some of which I share in 2009 on DeviantArt. They are copyrighted.
Please help spread the word and send the message to Palas Jewellery that copyright violations are not acceptable.
Urban outfitters is ripping me off with the help of a party named ‘Bambam’. This is taken from my original work tryypyzoyd. I’m furious. PLEASE SHARE TO HELP.
I will respond in the post to any inquiries: I emailed them and I’m waiting to hear back.
Thanks so much to anyone who reblogs this post. I will follow you if you reblog.
I sincerely hope you get a resolution to this, if you haven’t already. It’s beyond wrong. I’m tackling a copyright infringement at the moment. I know the feeling.
★ discovered on imgfave.com (social image bookmarking)
Does anyone know who created this artwork? The quote is copyrighted to me and is a WORK OF THEFT.
My original art here: http://hexdeflective.deviantart.com/art/Dreamer-146114807
Artistic creativity comes in many forms; words being one of them. You wouldn’t steal a photograph, amend it and post it without credit. Quotes are the same. My quotes are my ART. I OWN them. Only I have the right to decide what is done with them.
To all it concerns, consider that the next time you post or reblog something without credit or knowledge of the art/quote’s origins.
Basic manners, people.