Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I have a right to my own style

I am so very disheartened. As an artist I have like so many others invested years into creating my own style. In 2006 I finally hit on something that was truly unique. I was used to being ripped off in the world of licensing, but even they had the decency to "rearrange" my originals. Now I find these auctions on ebay, virtually a carbon copy (see below) well she did forget the leg on one of them. Here is my quandry: she does beautiful and unique work in her own style, I don't even know why she would want to out and out copy mine. You know, the general masses these days don't think much of copyright infringement as they run copies off there inkjets, and bootleg CDs. But back in the days of the master painters they had a word for it. It was called forgery. Come to think of it they had a punishment too, it was called prison. I apologize for not posting the offending pictures, however Ebay will not let you copy someone elses auction without thier permission. Now they care!!!
Offending auction:http://cgi.ebay.com/Whimsical-Cat-by-world-listed-artist-Vitbich_W0QQitemZ320439766432QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Paintings?hash=item4a9bb2cda0

Kitty in a Box by Alma Lee

The second offending auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/Whimsical-Cat-by-world-listed-artist-Vitbich_W0QQitemZ320436933167QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Paintings?hash=item4a9b87922f

Kitty Birdwatch by Alma Lee