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a friend told me that my LOTR artworks are sold in ebay
cgi.ebay.fr/Lord-of-the-Rings-…
and I only sell my art in DA now,that maybe this guy bought my art and resell in ebay.
hope friends notice the information.

and thanks
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:iconphanteia:
Phanteia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Report him immediately!
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RebelAtoli Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
even if he did buy a print, he didn't even credit you as the artist, and he has many different art from people on DA, none credited, so, it seems fishy to me...
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MayVig Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe you should sell exactly the same on eBay for a cheaper price. For sure eBayers will prefer to buy from the artist.
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Shelidon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Oh, man, I'm sorry that you feel this way, but it's not illegal to sell a print. Let's say that I bought the very same print on eBay (true), and let's say that I don't want it anymore (false): I have every right to sell it on eBay or wherever I see fit. I'm not even sure that I have to mention the author, honestly: you don't have to mention the author or editor of a used book you decided to sell, you have every right (again) to provide an incomplete description for your whares. As a shop, I'm pretty confident you can systematically buy from DA and sell on eBay tripling the price. What you are NOT allowed to do is using a print you bought in order to make more copies of it, because by buying the prints you didn't acquire also the rights of reproduction. I'm sorry, man. Though I love your work and I would be the first one to fight at your side in order for you to take all the credit you deserve, there's nothing technically illegal in what this person is doing.
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DawnnsCuteBoutique Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's legal to resell something you own. Now if he's not selling a print he owns then that's a problem.
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Digital Artist
After looking at the other fine artwork he has up for sale on eBay, my guess is that he doesn't have the right to make and sell prints of any of it. I see that he is also selling prints of this DA artist's artwork: [link] . Here's his eBay page of this same artwork: [link]

It's a real shame that this type of theft is so common now.
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Evolvana Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
It seems the guy is selling prints he bought in conventions (and have the signature of the authors) and he sells them at a very high price. (is that legal? I asked one of these authors and he said it was legal to sell again one print he bought before)

But in the case of :iconbreathing2004: , the guy on Ebay didn't buy these prints so has no right to do so without permission. It seems that he has no rights either on the picture you just linked, yes... it's stolen art... I hope Ebay will close his shop!
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Ah, I see now; it does show that the print was uploaded under Art > Art from Dealers and Resellers > Prints. If the seller legally bought the print, then the seller should be able to re-sell it for a profit just as artworks are sold and re-sold all the time at regular art auctions. I apparently mistakenly read into the description that the seller was creating his own prints. Thanks for your information!
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RebelAtoli Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Writer
If he actually has a genuine copy of the prints, you'd think he'd credit the artist, right?
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Yes, when you sell artwork that you haven't created yourself, you normally credit the actual artist. It's rather odd that he didn't do so.
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