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STOLEN!

Fri Jul 18, 2014, 10:58 AM
Dear friends and fellow artists on Deviantart.

I will be removing some of the icon sets I've posted and shared here on DeviantArt. 

My work has been "stolen" and is being used and SOLD COMMERCIALLY on websites in China, India, and elsewhere.  This is being done without my knowledge or permission, without any acknowledgement or attribution, with no financial benefit to me (not that I needed it), and in violation of the Creative Commons copyright.  I'm aware that some countries don't recognize copyrights and the Creative Commons isn't universally accepted, but I'd hoped the intent and spirit would prevail...lesson learned.

The first time I found my icon sets made available on a large icon warehouse site, I was both irritated and excited.  Irritated that someone would take and distribute my work and leave me without any control over my creations.  I realized this truth... once you post and share work like this online, it's already out of your control.  At least I was acknowledged as the artist, the copyright was posted, and site users were linked back to my DeviantArt profile.  At the same time excited; thrilled that people that work with icons daily thought my work was that good.

If that trend had continued, I wouldn't be bothered by the continued disbursement of those works.  But now with websites and "thieves" selling my work and claiming it as their own, I'm angered.  I have little to no recourse (I researched).  As I continue to work towards a goal of working more professionally in this field, I will be keeping future works private.  Anything of mine that is already "out of my control" I will leave posted and continue to share...damage is done. 

So, I'm disheartened and disillusioned, and have learned another lesson.  If any other amateur or professional artists have stories to share, or experiences with this these art websites; please share them as well as any advice you care to offer. Thank You!

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glange65
Gary Lange
United States
PRIMARY - I am a Training Specialist and Operational Systems Designer with experience in training program course design and development for the restaurant industry. Classically trained in Culinary Arts, Graphic Design and Adult Education. Fluency with design tools, multimedia and business applications. Proven ability to develop and deliver innovative and effective instructor-led and self-paced learning solutions in addition to management of program operation and goal monitoring. Other abilities include:
Instructional/ Curriculum Design
Project Management
Food Safety Science
New Restaurant Opening Systems
E-learning / Distance Learning
Training Delivery and Facilitation
Graphics Design (Photoshop, Illustrator)
POS Technologies

Starting a second part-time career focusing on the Graphic Arts, specializing in Android smartphone iconography and themes, corporate logos, and website/software components. Interested in partnering with a small software firm or application developer that needs support with graphic work and designing elements.

Current Residence: Chicago, IL
Favourite genre of music: Showtunes, opera and classical, dance and anything by Sarah McLachlan
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Operating System: W 7 - Finally! Looking forward to 8
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Wallpaper of choice: my own
Favourite cartoon character: Good Grief!
Personal Quote: Be Authentic
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:iconorphydian:
Orphydian Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sen anothe rinvite to join my group metrofoundry.deviantart.com/
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glange65 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
First, the invitation no longer exists for me to accept and join, and I haven't had the time to go searching for your group.

Second...please have a little patience.  I just opened this today...I don't "Live" on this site. 
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:iconorphydian:
Orphydian Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so? you are still not joining and  you havent accepted the feature request for your urbanized sets
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glange65 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
No, I didn't have anything against joining your group.

I haven't been on the site in several weeks due to moving and work.

PS...Don't be so quick to assume something like "not interested", just because a few days pass. 
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:iconorphydian:
Orphydian Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have anything against joining my metro group metrofoundry.deviantart.com/. Ive sent you fearure request for 2 of your icon sets and Ive seen you already faved something from group's gallery.
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