Sunday, 20 July 2008

Is this 'fame' ?

Dead easy isn't it, a quick 'copy & paste' and add it to your website graphic. I did this caricature of Kevin Rudd, the Australian Prime Minister, about 12 months ago, I wasn't really happy with it. It isn't on my website just on this blog.
Along come a shady mob that hide behind 'www.getyourcrush.com' selling some sort of dubious mobile phone service. There aren't many caricatures of Rudd around, they found mine. This will do to snare a few punters from Australia to do their 'IQ test' . Did they drop me a courteous email 'can we use it' offering some sort of payment. Not on your life - lets just take it.  
Hello - I do caricatures for a living, you want to use it you ask.
I've sent them an email to their 'support' address, the only email I could find, the domain is registered in Canada with no physical real address. 
I'll see what I can do - I'm not too hopeful.
I'd steer clear of the IQ tests if you come across them.


5 comments:

Kelly Gannon said...

Damn Canadians!! Can't trust 'em!!!
Seriously...let me know where in Canada Tel.

Tel said...

Dreadful people - :0)
It seems to have disappeared since the email but I have Viscopy who chase up copyright issues looking in to it with their North American compatriots, so hopefully they've seen the naughtiness of their ways.
There's probably a cheque in the mail - yeh right !!

hanzz said...

Gangsters! GRRR !
I know from experience.... Sad people

Tel said...

I know Hanzz - I never liked the big watermarks you put on your caricatures - now know why.
There's some sad freeloaders out there !!

contango said...

Good to see you got em to take it off. I actually saw this banner a few times and had no idea it was yours :-S ( i've bookmarked your blog now, so you have another watchful eye on the wild web)

jeff