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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.



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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: www.terrapass.com/blog/posts/b…

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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mynameisneo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, it looks like that website is hosted by HostGator...which is a good thing as I work for the HostGator Security department and can make a suggestion. I would highly recommend that you send a DMCA notice to our department, where it will be investigated and taken down as required by law. You or your lawyer can easily fill out the DMCA form online. Alternatively you can follow the guide we have for sending DMCA notices via fax or letter.

It often won't be productive to contact the webmaster of such sites as they usually feel any image hosted on the internet is fair game. However, if you contact their hosting providers (by looking up their IP and performing a whois search on it) or even their upstream providers, chances are fairly good that you'll be able to have your works taken down.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, a letter from a lawyer on your behalf would probably lead to a settlement without any need for a lawsuit. That being said, maybe we need a very public case in order to make this problem more widely known (though chances are this case would never make it to trial).
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Hameed Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks man, not sure if i want to become the public face of this issue for artists, esp against someone known to have such deep pockets, although this wouldnt be an issue about money for me, i am very afraid that such an event would put me off my making 'stuff' altogether.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's understandable. This case probably wouldn't be the best one to go public anyway. Do you plan on doing something about it?
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Hameed Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Still working on it, not entirely sure yet.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well good luck either way.
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RoTTeNBC Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You SHOULD just warn them but hey, that's probably a lot of money if what you say is true!

JUST SAYING THIS SO EVERYTIME YOU TAKE A SIP OF THAT MARTINI YOU REMEMBER HOW, EXACTLY, YOU GOT IT.

Also, it could be a string of plagiarism in which someone else claimed ownership and was consulted for "their" MAGNIFICENT piece's controversial value (in MULAH).

You could seriously get something good out of this; be Bill Gate's BACKGROUND MAKER.

Oh god, DOUBLE MARTINI'S ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SKY, MAN.
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Hameed Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah that happens allot too, there is always some new young graphic designer fresh out of uni working in the organisation that doesn't know all the rules yet to fall back on as an excuse.
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Casperium Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol Discovery Channel did that to me... I eventually found out who did it and got compensation... apparently a lot of these companies send out to a graphics company to create their graphics, and assuming of course that they company is using legitimate images. It took me 3 weeks to get answers. I hope you find out who did this and get the money you deserve.
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Hameed Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Yeah i have a similar case with one my own Swan Nebula image being used (although very briefly) by the great BBC.
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