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So... It would appear that my Vector Style Stalk brush set [link] has been used commercially without my permission.. All over Spain on Telepizzas boxes.. a very large pizza takeaway chain.
This was very kindly pointed out to me by ~aditza121 [link] He also took this photo of the box. Thus far Telepizza havent responded to my email requesting that they purchase the correct commercial license. If they dont reply, I invite you all to join in with the naming and shaming. I will also be taking furthur action against them.

Art and design theft happens too often to far too many people, and very often right here on deviant art. I know I'm not the only one, and this is not the first time this has happened to me either. But this one has astounded me by the shear scale of the use!

I will keep you all posted on what happens. This can be a nice example of art theft made public if they don't respond!
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:iconnejiisminedamnit:
NejiIsMINEDAMNIT Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Writer
If I ever go to spain I will NEVER buy their pizza!
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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional
lol. I still might... ;)
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Batman2o4 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008   Writer
I don't think it's the Pizza place, it looks like it's the Video Store ad.
There's a Telepizza near my house (in Canada, not Europe though..) with the same kind of general box layout and design, but I've never seen that vectoring on it.
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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional
God.. thats a good point. hadnt noticed that. Yes, it looks like an ad ON the pizza box. thanks for pointing that out!
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Tamiss Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Sue the thieves !!!
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:iconthing1thatiam:
thing1thatiam Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm terribly sorry this had to happen to. And the nerve of them to not even ask! How awful! I'll do what I can to name-bash them (all the way from California, too!), as they do not to deserve to have this on their box.

I bet you Mr. Boss Man told the art director "Hey, I need a good design, and quick! The publisher will be here in an hour and I need a good design NOW!". They were probably so desperate they went on here and 'googled' some awesome image, and decided on yours. Bastards. ><
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Quintessenze Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008   Interface Designer
the design for the pizza box sucks too lol
it is good enough that they did it in house rofl
thats just my opinion
the box turns off my appetite for pizza lol
not even the most vile things can do that
hope things get sorted out for this!
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onmyown913 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Good luck!
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:iconsuebugs:
suebugs Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
o goodness that is awful i hope u get em! :frustrated:
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:iconpaperchainmemories:
PaperChainMemories Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
The box probably was designed by a separate company. It's unlikely that the pizza company would make their own boxes. I reckon you'll need to find out who they got their boxes from.
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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional
Yes. I'm sure they would have used a design company not inhouse. I'm on the case though. They've ignored 3 emails now, so im planning my attack!
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Skybase Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Darn....
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:iconmartilena:
Martilena Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
Well, apart from purchasing the license, they should provide you with free pizzas for the rest of your life.....:rofl:
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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional
Yay! Yes, deliver them from Spain to England whenever i ask...
nice one.
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:iconmartilena:
Martilena Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
:lmao: Special delivery by jetplane.... that'll teach them...... :rofl:
Or they can just put out to contract at your local pizzeria around the corner....:D
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Ooo, that inspies an idea- sell the design to a competitor of theirs, and when they go looking to sue, their competitor will be the one with the actual rights and they'll be caught shamefully in the act! :giggle:

I will kill a tomato and think of you.
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Pavender Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a brilliant idea. Art thieves should be treated like that all the time. =D
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Cobalt-Wings Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Oh, wow. O_o

If this ever happened to me (which it won't), then I'd be surprised, then flattered, shortly followed by anger and the urge to call a lawyer.

I personally hate thieves of any sort, art thieves in particular. I wish you luck in driving a large pizza chain down lawsuit alley. ^_^
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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional
Thats exactly how I feel!
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:iconmonikgtr:
monikgtr Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
¬¬

some people just don't understand copyright T.T
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:iconawitan:
Awitan Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
That's horrible! Can't you sue?
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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional
Maybe, im looking into it
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:iconawitan:
Awitan Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist
You should if they don't answer your e-mail or buy the commercial license.
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:iconfauno-boi:
Fauno-Boi Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
where do i sign? i have art/design thieves. How hard was to just ask you if they could do that?
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:iconmelemel:
melemel Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Professional
I know. Its awful
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