I was scouting around eBay, looking for good value used wrist watches, and chatting at the same time (it was evening so I was at home with my family). One topic of conversation was copyrights, and I just chance searched for Bugatti Veyron Prints. As it happened, one of the results in the search was my Stealth Veyron render (the one Newtek used in the LW10 booklet).
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So looking further the seller is clearly lifting artwork from the web and selling it with complete disregard for copyright ownership. I reported the infringement of my rights to eBay and the listings were promptly removed. Sadly eBay don’t apply logic to it and look further at the sellers listings. They should.
I would recommend that any artists and indeed photographers check this seller out for your work being sold:
Now ordinarily I am not to concerned by material I post on the internet. I accept to a point that I post stuff on the net, it is going to be used by someone in a way that it really shouldn’t, but I draw the line at commercial use and selling. It certainly pays now and again to check for your work on eBay and the likes.