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MASSIVE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT by alexiuss MASSIVE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT by alexiuss

...A TRAIL OF LIES REVEALED, THE AMAZING TALE OF MASSIVE ONLINE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT!


Websites by the name:
Art4love.com and MarkYourSpot.com
owned by Craig Pravada and Chad Love Lieberman
took paintings from hundreds of deviantartists and put them up for sale illegally for THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.
You can see more evidence of such here:
[link]

UPDATE:
Both of the websites are now shut down for infringements and their owner is on the run from the law for numerous copyright violations and massive amount of scams.
I'm keeping this deviation here to make sure that their names are permanently imprinted on the internet as plagiarizers and scammers.
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:iconroukue:
Roukue Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Does he really think what he does is "art"? This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen, I hope he loses every penny he made off the hard work of other people. So angry right now.
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:iconleagueofawesomeguys:
leagueofawesomeguys Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i can't believe this guy had the nerve to steal people's hard work slaving away to make amazing art and then profit off of it when they haven't done anything. i hope you succeed alexiuss this is just wrong
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:iconseamonkey-sama:
Seamonkey-Sama Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The art thief came up with such lame names for the pictures....
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:iconakuroku-fan-forever:
AkuRoku-fan-forever Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
That's so horrible! I hope you win; people like that should be thrown off the end of the earth, profiting from others' hard work. :/
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:iconitaliatomato:
ItaliaTomato Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I did the same

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:iconcasperium:
Casperium Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just posted this in my journal for others to come read.
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:iconi-a-grafix:
I-A-Grafix Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
There are not only DA-Guys.. I know a lot of the work.... Bob Eggleton, Anne Stokes, Kerembeyit and many more O_o I think, this should be announced outside the deviantpages, too...
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:iconworld9-2productions:
World9-2Productions Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Filmographer
now thats just fucking pitifull T_T why steal art MAKE YOUR OWN :T this also basically says your art is "AMAZING AND I SHALL HAVE IT FOR MY OWN" basically what I'm saying is your very talented :D
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:icononionbolt:
OnionBolt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
I support you. Wait no I don't... I mean I support your cause mentally but I am too lazy and such a dick that I won't DO anything about it.
Good luck with your lawsuit thingie though.
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:iconarchunt3r:
ArcHunt3r Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
What the **** is this SHIT? I'm freaking surprised he could even make a website since he displays them all with the most idiotic of names.
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:iconluckylittlefirefly:
luckylittlefirefly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How dare he?!!!!
SUE HIM FOR EVERYTHING HE HAS!!!!
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:iconthecuttlefishcaptain:
TheCuttlefishCaptain Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Holy crap....that guy's got some nerve. I hope you guys hit him HARD.
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:iconcreamycafecoffee:
CreamyCafeCoffee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
This is unacceptable...
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:iconanna131313262:
Anna131313262 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconwtfbirdplz:
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:iconobsidianpyre:
ObsidianPyre Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good lord. Make the bastard destitute, please. The arrogance, selfishness, and sheer stupidity makes my head reel.
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:iconvannjaren:
Vannjaren Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That has to be some of the most blatant and disgusting art theft I've ever seen - he doesn't deserve to get away with this. NOT ONE BIT.
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:iconshadowxxxdancer:
ShadowxXxDancer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Ok where is the jerkass who came up with this website, because i'm going to be sure to kick his ass myself!
:chainsaw: beware Mr. Chad, you're abut to lose your pride and head
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:iconskuldnevermore:
SkuldNevermore Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my God! Who does he think he is?
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
What a souless, disgusting bag of shit this guy is. I've had run-ins with art thieves posting my work on other sites but I got it off there fairly easily. The scope of this guys theft is beyond belief. How could he not think he'd be caught doing something like this?

I don't see any of my art on there but I will donate to help your cause. Crush this bastard! :iconrageplz:
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:iconsprocket07:
sprocket07 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D8< The nerve!!!
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:icontehlonelyspo0n:
TehLonelySpo0n Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What the shit????
This is so messed up!
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:iconeviljackcarver:
EvilJackCarver Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Nice one, man! BRING 'EM DOWN!
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:iconmerduciel:
MerDuCiel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
I love the non-creative names that Mr. Chad LOVE Lieberman had changed the names of your art pieces to.
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:iconmarulein:
Marulein Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Also I'd like this to be a dA newsfeed!
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:icondemyx-gurl-xia:
Demyx-gurl-Xia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Show those bastards their place!! >=o
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:iconmariadarling:
MariaDarling Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
is there any way to check to see if any of my artwork was stolen? this is crap! i hate this guy!
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:iconbecauseiwasbored:
BecauseIWasBored Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   General Artist
If you go to :iconalexiuss:'s journal there's a link to some screen-capped web pages you can look at. There's also this: [link] that's documenting everyone's stolen work, so you can take a look there as well.

Also, from what i heard you can access the sight by using the ip address instead of the url. Unfortunately right now so many people are trying to access it at once that it isn't loading. But here's a link anyways: [link]

Hope that helps, and I hope none of your work was stolen.
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:iconmariadarling:
MariaDarling Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i dont think mine is good enought to get stolen 0_o lol but thanks, this pisses me the fuck off that this guy got away with doing this...
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:iconbecauseiwasbored:
BecauseIWasBored Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   General Artist
Yeah, I know what you mean. Though you never know.
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:iconmariadarling:
MariaDarling Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i feel like if it was stolen, then so many people would let me know, but i try to use tineye.com to find out.
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:iconbecauseiwasbored:
BecauseIWasBored Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   General Artist
I've heard a lot of people were having problems doing that, since Lieberman changes the names of the pieces and sometimes makes alterations (like reversing images) so even if their work was stolen they have trouble finding the pieces.
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:iconmariadarling:
MariaDarling Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
gah!!! this is such crap!!! it almost makes me not want to bother with art anymore...although i still will cause its my life...but still...its unfair that this guy got away with it for so long.
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:iconbecauseiwasbored:
BecauseIWasBored Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   General Artist
Aw, don't give something up just because of one stupid prick. It's really not worth it.

But yeah, he seems to have been at it since 2002, so I can understand the frustration. On the bright side, there's so much evidence on his theft it won't be hard to get a case against him. He was even stupid enough to steal from a famous comic book illustrator from Marvel and DC.
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:iconmirakhall:
MiraKHall Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"How to succeed in multimedia art"

Hmm... STEAL? :roll:

Man, what an arrogant bastard, this dude. I knew the Leiberman clan was not to be trusted...

I've donated the five bucks to your cause, FYI. Do let us know when your goal is met.
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:iconnaomihansen:
NaomiHansen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The day I have my art stolen from me will be one where I'm gonna get one hell of a migraine from the sheer stupidity of it. :X

...But just in case, I'm gonna go see if this dude, for unknown reasons, decided to also steal something from this mediocre artist here. :invisible:
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:icontaiyou-tsuki-hoshi:
taiyou-tsuki-hoshi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people truly disgust me.

People who steal artwork for their own profit are only jealous they can't create something as amazing!

Alex, you have such super amazing artwork. I wish you the best of luck in your lawsuit.
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:iconcw390:
CW390 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
*supports*

My word...

This is just sad.
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:iconyuetchiwolf:
YuetchiWolf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm totally rooting for your cause, though I can't donate. This stuff, it just makes me sick.
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:iconcerebroux:
cerebroux Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
damn alexiuss, you're like a detective :worship:
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:iconmarulein:
Marulein Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
I have faith you'll get to the bottom of this!
Good luck!
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:iconsaihai:
Saihai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are not the only one Oo'
WHAT AN IDIOT..
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:iconrondoallegro:
Rondoallegro Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Go get those bitches. This is unbelievable.
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:iconadlezaxel:
AdlezAxel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WHAT A FRAUD!!!!!!!!!! How can people like that exist!? I made a journal about this and posted it on facebook in hope for the word to be spread!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkalynvalcourt:
kalynvalcourt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow :O
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:iconchocolatelove23:
chocolatelove23 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
OH my god. They are horrible they need to be brought to Justice. Immedietly ):<
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:icondancingpixies:
dancingpixies Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Photographer
The assholes who did this should GIVE the people they stole the art from the money they earned from it.


This is why I dont allow a download of my artwork xD (unless someone wants a copy lol)
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:iconnephremmis:
Nephremmis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is unbelievable! How impudent can one be?! :pissed:
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:iconweirdoonwheels:
WeirdoOnWheels Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
GO GET HIM!!
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:iconmillglitch:
millglitch Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
>:l this is ridiculous!! NO ONE. should should have the ability to do something like this to the artist community! or get away with it!!!
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:iconkyuohki:
Kyuohki Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And this is sadly why completed artwork on the net should be heavily watermarked, or posted in a way that it's insanely difficult to get a high res copy. Like pushing the art through a flash server, and keeping the image size small. People can still screen capture it, but it wouldn't be of any kind of print quality.

It sucks, but it's what we're gonna be forced to do to keep artwork safe.
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