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The Stolen Photo by OtakuSquirrel The Stolen Photo by OtakuSquirrel
Not much to look at here- this is just something I tossed together to illustrate how my photo was used without my permission.  There are two screen captures from two different web-sites where the product is being sold, and two more with portions of their product photo being zoomed in on.  On the bottom is a portion of my original photo (published Sept 13th 2011) fav.me/d49s04r
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ScrwLoose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
OOOOOOH CRAP!!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL!  It's old news now.  Still would've liked them to at least offer an apology.
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chameron Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
I thought so!
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MidnightRarity Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I realized this today...that's not right... They could have taken a picture of the actual real one without being too lazy...
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AnimeCitizen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is why No one likes hasbro anymore, firs they rippoff Disney now they rip of their fans for money! holyshit! they would ripp of anything now!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wasn't Hasbro- Hasbro licensed MLP to Cardinal Ind. Games, who are the ones who did this.  
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AnimeCitizen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh snap. so someone else who does custom art stole your work?
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LazyLeafeon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Photographer
I think the product could be a hoax and anyone who buys it could be in for a nasty surprise, im not sure but i don't official company would steal pictures but ya know my opinion only, sorry to hear they stole it though :S 
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tristen124 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
nope the game actually comes with those exact pecies and its a real game so ya 
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Blayaden Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its pretty bizarre no matter how you look at it...
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valleyviolet Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist
WTF o.O
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Astanine Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm curious what the Rarity that comes with the game actually looks like!
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DeadParrot22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
What a bizarre case of image stealing.
You'd think a company under license from Hasbro would have access to Hasbro's assets (or, you know, at least the figures from the game they are making the box art for) and wouldn't need to resort to photoshopping images they find on the internet.

Not to be a hanger-on on your personal business, but I'm really interested to see how Hasbro decides to handle this.
Assuming they don't make you sign an NDA or something, I'd love to know what they come back to you with.
Best of luck navigating corporate law!
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alienkittykun Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. Lazy people man. Seriously. Hope you get a hefty check in the mailbox soon.
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XNedra22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How would you even go about fighting something like this? 
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I sent them an e-mail to start with.  Now they're forwarding it off to Hasbro's legal.  Hasbro's legal department is going to be the one to make the call on stuff- they'll determine what course of action is best for them.  They'll either threaten me with a lawyer (doubtful) or propose a solution to make the problem go away.  
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XNedra22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hopefully it works out in your favor, or at the very least, you don't get screwed. 
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man... this can happen to anyone and I'm like damn.
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matty4z Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
wow if you look at the other 2 aswell they used all 4 of your 
poses in pic.....that photo/editor needs a foot up the ass :/
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Only Rarity is one of my customs.  The big complaint is that they used my photograph without permission.  The other three ponies were part of the original G4 gift set from way back when, and were included in my photograph as something to compare/contrast my custom Rarity to.  They lifted all four ponies from my photo.
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matty4z Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
yeah I know its a shame that DA seems 
like the art thieft place to be -_-'
but for such a thing you'd think they would
do there own pics to save law suits? 
all the best fighting this
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Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Also, isn't that Rarity of yours a custom?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup.  If not for that, this probably would have never come to light.  It wasn't even me who found this- several very alert Bronies out there spotted the on-line listings for the game and brought it to my attention.  I think a couple of them were disappointed to find out that my work wouldn't be included in the game!
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Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That sucks! Wow, I can't believe that. It's not like they can't take their own freaking photos of the toys! :/
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I KNOW!  RIGHT?!?!?!  XD
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Wooden-Flashlight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's so crappy what >.< BLEH
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Feyrah Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep!
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MissLuckychan29 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
HASBRO RIPPED YOU OFF... WHAT AHOLES
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not Hasbro- Hasbro licensed the MLP brand to a game company, who in turn did this.  I'm sure what they did wasn't malicious, but I'm going to see that they take responsibility for their actions.  As of right now, they have forwarded my complaint to Hasbro's legal department.
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MissLuckychan29 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
tru enuff
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