July 28, 2017

READ THIS!

There is a site (company) based in the U.K. that is taking our art work, and selling posters . I went on it, typed in my name Barbra Joan which is what I use to sign and sell my art .  And YUP! There they were, some past and now pieces.
Not only that, but personal photos of places I've taken photos of for reference and to top it all a photo of my dad that I had on my blog.  I think they get the photos there. 
I typed in a few names from my blogging friends and yes, there you are.  The site is called Wallpart., wallpart.com ? 
What to do .. 
When I went to a link that was given to protest this, it lead me nowhere.  

11 comments:

  1. Barbra Jo,

    Thank you so much for the heads up regarding Walpart. They are offering prints of my artwork & my personal photos, and also prints of artwork by OTHER artists under the name of my blog.

    There are many articles on the internet about this sleazy site. This article is very interesting:
    https://fstoppers.com/news/website-will-steal-your-photos-and-then-hack-your-computer-77511.

    Note that one of the commenters makes reference to "change.org" and advises against making a complaint thru them either because they are "spammers."

    The 21st century... I am reluctant to do anything about this right now, but I really appreciate your blog post!

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  2. This is shocking! I tried my name, but I was not on it, I think because I always put a copyright notice on my images. But I found several blogfriends on it. Really shocking!

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  3. This is so wrong! How can they do this? The first thing I saw was a painting by Carol Carter, who makes her living from her artwork. I am going to contact her and let her know. Perhaps there is a way for all the artists who have been robbed to do something about this?

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  4. Yes, I have found out through Etsy where I first posted this that the site doesn't actually sell your art on one of their posters... What they want is for you to log on, try to buy one of your own posters, or use the complaint form, and then they can get into your personal information.

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  5. Oh, this is even more scary - to get your personal information that way. We'd better let others know about this shameful site!

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  6. Barbra Joan, this is terrible! They come up with all kinds of ways to get into your personal information. Thank you for posting this.

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  7. I found my work there! Only renditions of the work when it was in progress. If you make art for a living, I think you have to consider going through the copyright procedure for each work up for sale?

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  8. Thank you for this info. I will check the site. It is scary for the fact that the site is also stealing personal information. Want to hear from those with technical knowledge on this thing. Greetings, Barbra.

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  9. I shared your post on facebook, and people also said that they don't actually sell posters on this site. They are phishing for your info. Thanks for sharing this, BJ!

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  10. I didn't see anything of mine but lost patience looking. I'm sorry to hear of this!

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  11. I found a few of mine but also some from blog posts of artists I follow. It's probably from China or some other far flung country that laughs at "international rules". Annoying for me but probably much more serious for an artist that makes a living at it.

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