It happened to me - copyright infringementI have heard chatter on the internet of artist complaining about companies in China stealing their art. It happened to me! I got a HUGE CHUCKLE that the image above is listed as "flower painting by famous artist 3 Briliant Daisies". I AM FAMOUS in China. Well maybe just Hong Kong...
Here is the link if you are curious http://www.aliexpress.com/item/flower-painting-by-famous-artists-3-Brilliant-Daisies/618467697.html
AND it sells for only $99. I have it listed on Fine Art America for $245 for the same size. As they say on TV "Buy Now While Supplies Last"! I have NO clue what the quality will be like. LOL :-D
I assumed this would happen at some point. SO the purpose of this post isn't to rant. It is -1: Find out if anyone else has had success getting Alibaba to take down their art - they own AliExpress where my painting is listed. Let me know! I have filled out their IP complaint form. I did contact my IP lawyer for options. Thanks in advance for the info :-) My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2: Let you know about a nifty bookmarklet that speeds up the Google image search process a bit. Here is the link and 'how to use it' info: http://jarred.github.io/src-img/
Sarah Hudock sent me this link on Artsy Shark about stopping your art at Customs http://www.artsyshark.com/2013/06/18/stop-copyright-theft/
I want to say THANK YOU! There are so many of you who have connected with me, read this blog etc. I have learned so much from all of you :-D I really appreciate it.