I recently did a Google image search on one of my paintings titled “Insane Peacock” and was shocked to discover that an artist based in Bogota, Colombia had used my work as part of her creation. She basically printed a large version of my peacock onto a stretched canvas and then enhanced it with large gobs of acrylic paint, just pure plagiarism.
The images below depict the plagiarized work being shown at this website
Contacting the violators at their website proved to be futile, I received no response from my numerous attempts to reach them. So what do we do under such circumstances?
- Look up the author on Who is search.
- Report Copyright Infringement With AOL/DMOZ
- Report Copyright Infringement With Yahoo
- Report Copyright Infringement With Bing
I have done all of the above and will keep you up to date with the results. Remember that it is your responsibility as an artist to keep an eye on whether anyone is infringing on your copyright property.
UPDATE!! The website was forced to remove all the plagiarized images. This is good news, very happy to know that copyright matters can be settled online.
To see more Jean-Baptiste artwork visit: http://www.jean-baptiste.com