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I felt this was important enough to make an article out of. This is something I received through Tumblr and dutifully passed along. I am trying to spread the word about this massive theft case.

Here's the quoted text:
www.art4love.com/

They are stealing artworks from all over DeviantArt and FurAffinity, then posting them as “paintings on canvas” with huge price tags. Please please check to see if anything of your’s has been taken, and file a DMCA with the site’s host.

Please pass this on so we can get this disgusting thing shut down.
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:iconmofro-know:
Mofro-Know Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
I think it's shut down now :D I can't see the actual page anymore...
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:iconstonecolddead:
StoneColdDead Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
is Furr Affinity A Good Place To Show My Art As Well As DeviantArt?
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I'm afraid I don't know much about FurAffinity.
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:iconstonecolddead:
StoneColdDead Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oh ok
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:iconsparkpaw:
sparkpaw Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it is- it's pretty much the same as DA just more "furry" oriented. They track down thefts and such like DA does, and because of the smaller community- some artists even think it's better. Me personally, I'm just to lazy to be active on it, lol. ;]
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:iconstonecolddead:
StoneColdDead Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh ok just needed to know so maby I could be on it. (Just not as much as DA)
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:iconsparkpaw:
sparkpaw Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup yup. ^_^
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:iconpogoqueen:
pogoqueen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I recently got this email. should I be worried and what should I say back? I hope this isnt the art4love thing targeting me.

Hi,

I had a look at your DAportfolio site and would like to get in touch regarding a print on demand cooperation for our second premium art print site ARTFLAKES .com.
We market and produce high quality art prints to customers Europe-wide now for 4 years, always in cooperation with artists and other visual content partners, who get for every reproduction sale a royalty.

In contrast to deviantart, which does also prints as a side activity, we focus 100% on the sales side. Additionally we will
soon not only feature open editions, but also limited editions.

We search for illustrators, photographers, painters, but also visual artwork from other artists.

Could this be interesting for you? Then I would send you some further information.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Best from Berlin,
Daniel Brueckner



Daniel Brueckner
Head of Marketing

Tel.: 0049 (Germany) 30-6165-1282
Fax: 0049 (Germany) 30-6165-1274

NEW ADDRESS! NEUE ADRESSE!

mygall GmbH - artflakes. com
Oranienstr. 6
10997 Berlin
Germany
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
A couple of people have gotten this email. So far nothing negative about the site has shown up.
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:iconpogoqueen:
pogoqueen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
okay then.
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:icongenny-raskin:
Genny-Raskin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Yep, this guy :iconalexiuss: is suing them, so give him some support, also check if there are your works that were stolen: [link] .
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Thanks for the link!
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I like how the picture shows more art he's stolen.

Thanks for the link!
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Thanks for the link!
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
official statement from da: [link]
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Yep, I saw it and added it to my journal.
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:icondutchshun:
dutchshun Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
I is good to read that the support is there from DA. I know I have been very upset indeed when on numerous occasions my artwork has been taken and posted offsite without my knowledge, I know this case is effecting a lot of people and alledged works have been sold for profit, perhaps what will happen next will be a lesson to all who think they can get away with things like this.
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:iconprincessnevermore:
PrincessNevermore Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
[link]

alexiuss is putting together a class action lawsuit against him.

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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I have that linked in my journal.
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:icondesinent-river:
Desinent-River Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
This "chad lieberman" is no better than anyone who, say, breaks into shops down the street and steals tvs and food

Him and all accomplices should be given a criminal record
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
as someone pointed out, you might have to register your copyright, if you want to file a lawsuit in the u.s.

[link]
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Thanks for the link
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:icondw-delta:
DW-Delta Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just tried the link provided. (5:18 AM PST) and it is showng as broken. Possibly the site has been yanked.
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
He moved the site several times but now all the ones we know of are gone.
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:iconxpoeticallypathetic:
xPoeticallyPathetic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
A good question is: is DA doing anything to stop it?
People shouldn't have to watermark their work on here but if Chad Lieberman is just gonna take it, it looks like we're gonna have to start.
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
dA doesn't get involved with things like this.
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:iconthenefariousmrhart:
TheNefariousMrHart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
[link]

Have some screenshots. Enjoy.
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
is there any concrete proof that chad love lieberman and craig pravda are one and the same person?

[link]

because this makes me wonder, why would craig pravda speak of his "friend chad love", at a time (2005) when there where no obvious problems with either site.
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
They've both been connected to the same sites.
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
yeah, but this is no real proof.
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:icondametora:
Dametora Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
One person or two, both names are connected to thievery.
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
i've seen countless comments, journals, blogs, on and off deviantart, where people presented it as a fact that it is the same person.

i was just curious, if someone had found out something to prove these "facts".
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:icontiger-tyger:
Tiger-tyger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   General Artist
Aparently they are close frends and buisness partners,NOT the same person. Check out some of the links on the main DA news article about all this :(
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:iconkirite:
Kirite Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm guessing people assume they're the same person because they have the same email on the paypal account.
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:iconhans-sachs:
hans-sachs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
ok, that makes sense (although it is not 100% proof, either).
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:iconxpoeticallypathetic:
xPoeticallyPathetic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Either way, they both belong in jail.
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:iconsilver-:
silver- Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
"that's Chad LOL-Lieberman, Rat by day – Ripper by night"
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:icongreendragon22:
greendragon22 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist
I wish I could fave comments. :XD:
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:iconakago:
Akago Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Just for a really minor laugh, this guy sucks at photo editing by the way. The so called picture he had with Paris Hilton is a fake as well.

[link]

Look right above his ear. You can see the white halo that easily gives it away as a fraud. Not to mention the inconsistency of the lights and shadows; if you look on his cheek and glasses, you can reflective light resultant from the flash bouncing off something and coming back. He was standing near a wall or something of the like when it was taken.

Chronic liar much?
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:iconxtfd:
xTFD Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Oh my god. He even screwed up part of the hat in front of her face. Fail much?
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:iconkisstwilightfan:
KISStwilightFAN Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Even if you're not good at photo editing... You can clearly see this is photoshopped :lol:
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:iconthe-port-of-riches:
The-Port-of-Riches Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Busted! How's the Hilton camp going to respond to this? I can clearly see that they'd want to distance themselves big time.
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:iconxpoeticallypathetic:
xPoeticallyPathetic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
and what with the douchey hat and glasses combo? Wish someone would wipe that look of his face.
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:iconthe-port-of-riches:
The-Port-of-Riches Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'd vote you on the one to do it, but clearly recent events have pause to make one wonder.
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:iconlunarprime:
lunarprime Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
i don't think he'd ever stop stealing.. he's got a million bucks in his hands because of those that he already sold on web :angered:
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:iconkai-luna:
Kai-Luna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here you go, everyone. Every link you need related to this guy:
[link]
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