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Class action lawsuit against art4love founder!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 19, 2011, 9:47 AM
To start off, here is my evidence:

DeviantArtists who have joined my cause, as Lieberman has also ripped them off:
Evidence by linessa Art4love THEFT by alx234 My case against Chad Lieberman by BJPentecost Art4Theft by ErikShoemaker COPYRIGHTINFRINGEMENTEVIDENCE by Meckie Theft Evidence by BlazeTBW

This journal will be updated as people submit more evidence of the theft, adding to my lawsuit.
Here are more screenshots from Art4Love:…
Do the same as the other artists, if your find your work on there!
Upload as deviation side by side and link to my journal!

More saved interviews/screenshots:
All images saved via script:
Bigger screenshots:…

HUGE LIST OF PEOPLE and paintings that the art4love website was selling:…

For a good laugh, read this article, it looks like someone's trying to defend themselves:…

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Shatoyarn-MoonGoddes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I guess this was settle out of court and cant talk about it? Guess we just assume it been taken care of after all these years.
DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I long suspected this was happening on here.  He's probably even getting the artists who made these works banned as well!
CintiaGonzalvez Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I was wondering how did this go? two of my artworks where there as well. Any updates on this case? i would really appreciate it!!

ItalianDragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Alexiuss, how's the lawsuit against that f*cker going ?
thedollcollector Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
in the paralyzer ii image, i see another work he ripped off called ,"propagate from under". does anyone know what the real name and original artist is? I love that piece...
T-blan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This bi*** is on twitter and has a lot of follower you guys who has tweeter should let his followers know [link]
thequeenbeetch Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
None of my shitty work in there, but I'm with you guys in spirit. Go forth and kick ass.
iluvu2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yup, me too. Here's mine:
My work: [link]
Stolen work: [link]
dreamportal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have 't been on the website for a while. Just saw this message.
Djeez, thanks for all the effort! I can't believe they stole so many great atworks from
all the artists! Haven't had the time to find my work, but still.

Is it still important to find evidence? Or is this already set and done?
NGArt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I have just received a message from hans-sachs, to whom I say "thank you" for his kindness and for taking his time to make note, that I also apparently appeared on the alleged site. here`s the link to google cache for my image [link]
manic-goose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Here is another one for you:
Mine: [link]
Screen shot: [link]
Salvador73 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
What can we do againts this **$$#$?

I join the fight! :police:
JasonCasteel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Here's one of mine: [link]
julitka Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
looks like me too: [link]

Italia-Ruotolo-Art Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Here the links to my stolen art !

Daywish Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
According to the screenshot I received from ~hans-sachs, my work was on the site too [link]
GemmaDuffill Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I've got two more [link] and [link]
de-MAX Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here is my stolen art proof [link]
sygnin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Someone noted me about one of mine:

This is the same piece on my DA: [link]
TavenerScholar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Here's one of mine: [link]

Thanks for all the hard work!
KseniyaLvova Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Мне только что написали,что моя работа там тоже оказалась. Вот я и думаю,может все таки стоит ставить большие девианские копирайты, которые перекрывают изображение? Но они такие страшные(
И не понятно как этот мошеник мог торговать принтами, например у меня нет в интернете версии в хорошем разрешении. И таких ситуаций похоже достаточно. Получается он и покупателей обманывал?
В любом случаи желаю Вам успехов в судебном процессе и рада,что хотя бы сайт закрыли.
GemmaDuffill Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
here's proof of my theft, though I only have google cache for proof: [link]
Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
ketrava Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Please PM this is important. My mom works for NPR. I told her about what is going on. She said if you can get her an information packet with FACTS she will pass it along to the right people and see what can be done. Alexiuss, please pm with as much as you can that is straight forward, facts, and non-derogatory. I already sent her a link with this journal. Do we have any proof he is the son of a senator?

Anyone else who has STRAIGHT FORWARD proof that is easily readable( I.E. the way Alexiuss put it with side by side comparison ) Please send me a pm with a link to where it can be seen. This guy need to pay for what he has done and apparently the major news networks aren't caring. We need to change that.

Neal M.

P.S. Personal pm'ed you a copy
ketrava Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Grumble my grammar sucks today. Last line should read This guy needs to pay

Also as an edit according to a link that Alexiuss gave me there is a CNN reporter looking for people to interview.
ChipWhitehouse Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ok apparently I was a victim as well :nirvana: Here is my proof: [link]

It's kind of funny because it's my least favorite portrait I have ever done. LAWL...
angelicetherreality Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
here is my stolen art proof [link]
tho I am kinds stunned he stole my CG practice- it's bit more of a scrap work...
angelicetherreality Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
damn there is just soo many links and proof to his fraud it's a wonder how it didn't accrue to anyone never seen him draw anything :P
2753Productions Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Here's a few links about this Chad Leiberman everyone might find interesting, seems this fellow was a fraud all the way around:

[link] Art4Love Copyright Infringement Scandal

[link] Art4Love Scandal Update: The strange tale of Art4Love, Chad Leiberman & Craig Pravda

[link] The Art4Love Scandal Widens: Artists are not the only victims of Chad Leiberman

[link] Fallout from the Art4Love scandal

[link] What Artists should learn from the Art4Love scandal - Busting the myths of copyright infringement (three part series)

There is PLENTY more, just do a hashtag search on Flickr and you will find LOTS of talk about ol' Mr. Leiberman and Art4Love - the hashtag search is #Art4Love
2753Productions Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Okay `alexiuss Here's my submission, and I have linked to this journal in it. [link]
2753Productions Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Count me in that lawsuit Alexius! [link] the very top left picture is mine from my gallery [link] Let me know what you need mate!
EINimatronic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This Bastard tried to get me!!!

The only evidence seems to be this.

Kurfsub Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's what was nicked off me: [link]
Here's the stolen evidence link I got: [link]

Better start watermarking my stuff I guess!!
Neotheta Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It seems I've been ripped off too... they even removed my signature...
Original: [link]
Stolen evidence thing: [link]

Is there still a way to join this? Or is it too late?
I just hope he gets his ass kicked and hard.... I heard about this case within the first people. I never thought I'd be a victim too... until today someone noted me.
thetetine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, apparently ~hans-sachs found a bunch of deviants with stolen art. He sent me a google cache link showing one of my pictures.
There are so many deviants concerned, it just feels ridiculous. I'm starting to wonder if it's worth watermarking my stuff...

Anyway, I don't know if the donation pool is still up... I'm considering participating.
Kurfsub Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do I submit proof that one of my paintings has been put on there, to here please?
Queen-Uriel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found one of my arts stolen as well hun.
Here´s a screencap for you: [link]

Thank you for setting up this journal and all this help for us... now we have a place to come and unite against this injustice.
thankfully none of my commissioned work or my friends work was there.. but i can not believe how many works there i recognize from DA.
quamp Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Well, I hope you nail him for all he's worth. Stealing is a big no-no.
1947-BluesNoir Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
That's horrible, I cannot understand how anyone can think that they can get away with this--theft is theft. I think screenshots should not be on the computers, to me it seems the only purpose is to steal; and wonder why this function is on computers to begin with! Why is the right click key on artists sites? Totally agree with you, he has to pay.
LeelooKorben Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
i've sent emails to both CNN and MSNBC. hopefully they will run the story. there is also discussion on the Colbert Report forums.
sadesama Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Craig Pravda's ex has implicated both Craig Pravda and Chad Love Lieberman in the art theft: [link]
Crazy-Dinosaur Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I DO hope you guys win. Its incredible how obviously he just ripped you guys off. Best of luck!
MizunoMirai Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
so far i think your action has taken effect..i havent been able to check the site at all.
anjindesign Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
He took one of mine too
Timber-Ridge Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I'm currently working on gathering a lot of the equine art. I've already notified one artist that hadn't claimed their art yet, and the equine community is trying to help identify other works.
crazykate1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so heartbreaking... almost every comment i read was "My art was stolen too." this is probably the saddest thing in DA history :( i hope DA wins the lawsuit :D
liajedi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional
I have one as well: [link] Original: [link]
chris10belgium Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
There is one of mine stolen too !
AsheSkyler Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, what an ass... Best of luck to ya. Hope they'll let you personally throw him under the jail.
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