I am currently trying to find a way to contact two thieves, both who have touched up my art and either slapped on their own watermark, or used it in advertising. Sadly, I don’t speak ukrainian or vietnamese, so I can’t find a way to contact these two thieves:
Neither have asked me beforehand and all I need is an adress so I can send them a cease and desist. Any help would be appreciated!
Also, since I can’t read either language (google translate is not too helpful) I can’t tell how severe these cases are. for private use, I USUALLY allow it when it’s linked back respectfully. It’s just rude not to ask, and even worse to slap your own name on it.
I’m Vietnamese, and very sorry about the art thieving. What they said in their captions was about the benefits of Tae kwon do (as in the martial art), so basically your art was used as an illustration for the topic.
I’m sure this happened because of the ignorance in copyright laws (except for artists, most Vietnamese people don’t even have the concept of copyright in their minds).
I’ll try to contact them about this.
Hey, thanks for letting me know! I feel in this case, all I would ask for, is for them to use MY url and a link back. The fact that they put their own on top is inacceptable.
I too believe Martial arts is a great thing for many, so the image can stay, as long as I am credited properly. Usually I am not too strict as long as the images are not tampered with (and it’s non-commercial use), but I would always want to be asked first.
Thanks again for helping me out! I really appreciate it. ♥
((Will delete this post later once this is resolved. Tumblr is a bit difficult for messaging, sorry!))