Artwork and Identity Theft

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Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mimeme » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:13 pm

Hey everyone! I'd like you all to take a look at Mr. Shichiro's site - he sells awesome artworks for $120-$150, whereas my good friend Nasrul Hakim (Lead Concept Artist at Glue Studios), was the one who made those artworks on his free time and charges NOTHING for them. Mr Shichiro even claims he did a speed painting video of Nasrul's concept art that he did for official production work (I worked on that series!). Furthermore, Mr Shichiro's avatar looks so much like my friend Nasrul.

It's always horrible when someone plagiarises and makes profit off someone else's hard work. I am asking all of you, if you can, to spread the word about Shichiro's fraud.

Nasrul is a very nice guy, and any hardworking artist doesn't deserve this.
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Re: Identity Theft

Postby Hiryu » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:19 pm

You should probably post a jornal on DA about this too. I'll share it there and on facebook.
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Re: Identity Theft

Postby Kkeellaacc » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:21 pm

Despicable
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Re: Identity Theft

Postby Mimeme » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:25 pm

Many thanks... My friend and I really appreciate it. Scum like these need some serious spanking.
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Re: Identity Theft

Postby Grey » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:42 pm

he seems to have already taken down the page where he offers to sell the art
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mimeme » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:01 pm

Thankfully, this is over for now. But who knows how much he has made already off of other's work.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:14 pm

That's just low... Thank the heavens he's stopped.

Wonder what he's doing with his ill gained money right now?
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Morpheus » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:20 pm

I hate when people do this.
You spend hours upon hours making something and someone else takes the credit.
Makes me sick.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mimeme » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:52 pm

Oh, but the fun doesn't stop there... Shichiro even claims he did these fanarts of Monster Hunter. I am pretty sure he has ganked them off from Yazid's site (who is also in my close circle of friends).

*EDIT/UPDATE*
Apparently, he has taken down the content. Here's a screencap for those who'd like to see.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Morpheus » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:09 pm

My favorite series too.
That's terrible.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mimeme » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:30 pm

I don't think 'terrible' is enough to describe this. I just hope that a lot of other artists he has taken from are made aware of his deed.

For sure, he is receiving lots of love letters in his e-mail by now.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby BeeAre » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:10 am

I can't really get why someone would attempt to plagiarize content seriously. I can get parody and even mere theft, but to fake someone else's work as your own just seems doomed to fail! o_O
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Saint Soul » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:46 am

All of which are forms of flattery but faking work is... i don't even know...
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:05 am

Some people just have no conscious. They think it's okay, and for a while he's gotten away with it. Hopefully this guy gets what's coming to him.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Jingle Males » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:07 am

This is the internet, anyone can see what you submit.
Some people need to get a clue.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mimeme » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:43 am

I am really cross with this guy >:( So tempted to get a hacker now just to find out where he lives. And maybe live in his closet for a week.

More of his 'stuffs'!

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Twitter @EgoTaco <--Check it out! He is using my friend's picture!

Please do spread this out... who knows some of his stuffs might belong to someone out there.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mimeme » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:59 am

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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Hiryu » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:02 am

Well, that's awesome.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:12 am

I wonder if he's tried saving face yet. Or has he been staying silent this whole time?
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Iris » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:16 am

Hope your friend can sue that guy, after all he might have profited off your friend's work.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mimeme » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:17 am

@Iris
We have yet to take legal actions against the guy, since he has already taken down the artworks from his site (after a massive surge of angry emails, I bet). Thanks to everyone who helped expose Shichiro's theft; he is now under heavy watch and observation (and yet, he has the gall to come up with an excuse of why he had to take down his artworks. We'll get to that later).

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He hasn't been quiet at all. If he calls that transparent, I say good luck with that bluffing.
^^In case if he takes this down too.^^
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Iris » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:37 am

Looks like the blog is now offline.
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Grey » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:56 am

"Dear EgoTaco,

Your ego is clearly so large you can’t just straight up admit to your wrongdoing. You are a talentless thief with no moral compass. You steal the money of potential clients and steal the artwork of people significantly more talented than you for monetary gain. If there is a hell, you will go there. Your pathetic attempt to save face by ignoring the fact that you STOLE ARTWORK and making it out to be some “unfaithful friend” who has done you wrong.

You, sir, are pathetic. You are a snivelling worm, trapped in the dirt between the grooves on the sole of humanity’s boot. I hope people see you soon for what you really are."

just thought i'd throw my two cents in. my comment is awaiting moderation
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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Mimeme » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:09 am

@Iris
The damage is done, but most of us are keeping a close eye on him still :)

@Grey
You are so poetic <3 Thanks so much for sharing the joy with us!

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Re: Artwork and Identity Theft

Postby Grey » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:36 am

just realised some of my rant doesnt make grammatical sense

oh well

should've edited sober
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