I wholeheartedly agree with everyone else. Stolen property is stolen, no matter how big or how small. It may cost you more than seems worth it but you will be satisfied in the end. Don't let people bully you around! I love that piece of artwork and It makes me mad to think that someone else claims it for their own >(
I am a law school student. If you file suit against them for un-warranted usage of intellectual property, there is no judge that will rule in favor of the other party. At the least they will have to 1. Cease all production. 2. Continue production with a percentage of sales going to you, 15% may sound like shit, but its about all you can get for a design. At the most, you can get either of these and restitution for illegal usage.
don't let them slide. sue, even if it costs you, cos you'll probably get much more in return if you win and you will. The work is obviously yours and even so, you'll ruin the company's reputation forever by sueing them for stealing art. Perfect~
I know you must have a lot on your mind right now and to tell you the truth when I first saw the shirt I was wondering where I could buy it.... but once I read your comment yeah... what a disgrace. I'm sorry that it happened to you and I know a lot of people are telling you to go kill them and to do this and that but first, remember to be calm.... you might or might not be calm right now but if you are then good.
You have the original and you can prove it's yours... now it's as someone else stated, someone else could have used it and sold it saying it was their's so if you can get a lawyer to investigate this it would be better, but above all remember that even if not copyrighted it is yours and you can still catch them for this.
I wish you the best of luck and I hope you get them for this.
You've got to be kidding me... that's one of my favorite drawings from you, and they like bastardized it.... I was thinking "Wow, it's a shirt! I want it!" and then I read the comment. That's seriously effing messed up.
Like I said in my e-mails to you; whenever you figure out exactly what you're going to do, if you need me for anything else (any more pictures, or a more specific location of where I was in Athens when I bought it), I don't mind at all. Anything I can do to help. Except the legal stuff, I don't know much about that D:
i cant express my anger as much as i would like this comment to sound like. If i may help you feel a little better, your watchers may at least know that you did this gorgeous piece, and i hope you can deal with the company soon.
You should at least contact the company to let them know you're aware of the shit they're pulling and threaten them with some kind of action. I... really don't know exactly what you'd do. And you've probably already contacted them. I wish there was a good answer for this.
"Hey Jack, fetch the shotgun, we're gonna hunt down some assholes!" OK, srsly, this is one of the biggest shaft I've ever seen. You should bring a suit against them or something, because it's a fucking crime! I don't know what I'd do if it happened to me, but I'd wanna kick their asses so bad they'd _die_ >.< OK, I think I'm a little mad now...