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My work, Bill Gates, TED Talks, No credit, WTF!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 14, 2012, 5:59 PM
....and I didn't even know!! All the way back in 2010 in fact, It took me all this time find out because no one notified me, or even bothered crediting.

Eon by Hameed

Horizon - Widescreen Wallpaper by Hameed

I also found this article showing what looks like a photo of my horizon image on that giant view screen behind him:…

I can just imagine him sitting in front of powerpoint working away at his presentation, but then again someone more than likely prepared it for him.


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Avarycce Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At they very least they should credit you. I try to always first get permission and credit when I use someone's work.

Big companies and famous people are not exempt from basic courtesy. I am very sorry that they did this to you.
IgorKlajo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I guess they forgot to ask. Someone prepared the presentation and needed a cool image just to see how the presentation looks like, so they used a cool and great picture. Why pay for it it's only a test to see how it looks and feels like. They gonna buy a photo ones things are done... so going on with the work on the presentation with this "current just for test" photo, well they got used to it, without even noticing that it's only a preview, test photo. They got so used to it that they started building the presentation around the photo, making it primary, give it more attention, all other elements should reflect the photos theme and style. By the end of the work on the presentation, people simple forgot that this image is just a "test photo" and nobody actually bought it/asked for a license, so when it was time to present the work, when asked if everything is fine, they simply said, "YES". Although, maybe, somebody knew that something was wrong here, but failed to admit it, so heck... Who'll know... and that's how your work probably got into a presentation without being asked.

The alternative is that someone stole your work, uploaded it to a stock resource website and people actually bought it without knowing that the real author of the work doesn't have a clue about it.
Diavolus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want to do something that works for both you and Billy, sue him for 20 million dollars. Shouldn't be hard to win this fight, in my mind. Afterwards, you take all that money except what you would have taken if they had asked for permission, and fund some CO2-saving research project... I bet Bill can afford losing this amount of money on his left cheek, and it may be a lot more than what he himself would have put into this (considering the fact that he's still one of the richest human beings alive and in history, I also bet he alone could fund the development of some sort of technology that powers half the US without a single pound of CO2-emissions within a year, and still have enough money to live a happy life, but until now it seems he rather sits in a comfortable chair and talks for a couple of minutes than actually do something about the problems he's talking about)...
LordReserei Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've maintained that I wouldn't be using Windows if it wasn't for the fact I rely on the OS for software and some of my hardware isn't Ubuntu friendly - this move by Bill Gate$ makes me wish I could move over to Ubuntu even more.
4-CtY Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Funny, pirate microsoft-get sued for millions, but it's totally fine for Gates to steal artwork from artists without crediting.
somk Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Retroactive compensation! Ask a lawyer for a nice letter, it's worth trying, especially during election time with all the noise about copyrights etc... It sucks to have to be guard dogs of our own creations but if we can't teach them how to behave, we still can hope for some sort of a compensation, right ? ;)
Hameed Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, we will see how it goes.
Smattila Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   General Artist
Damnit I saw em but it didn't occur to me that they were stolen $_$
Hameed Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah i guess a few people saw it, i came across it by accident and was quite shocked.
Hellstern Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Changed the back.
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