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Please help a fellow artist!
My friend swandog's art has been seriously stolen on a corporate level and being a small businesswoman, she doesn't have the funds to fight it on her own. A plan has been made to take legal action, but it is a bit costly and she needs a bit of help from the community so she can stop the damage. Unfortunately, since legal action is pending, she can't be more specific about /where/ this is happening and who is doing it publicly until things are in motion. We're all hoping this gets handled out of court because as you know, fighting a company stealing your art is difficult, but it doesn't mean we as artists should sit back and let it happen.

From her FA journal:
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Am trying to collect donations to cover the cost of legal fees for pursuing a massive case of art theft overseas. I was asked by my friends to post about it over here as well, in order that they might spread the word for me, but I can't give any specific details (publicly) about the theft itself; sorry. (All that info is in my friends-locked LJ.) Thanks in advance to anyone who would like to help out, and I will keep those who are interested posted on the outcome. My PayPal addy is: swandog[at]swandogstudio.com (would post the donate button here, but it didn't work).

Also, happy birthday to me. Wish the circumstances were better, that I might actually be able to enjoy it some. *sigh*

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Please, if you believe in artist's rights and copyright protection, please help her out. Every little bit helps. We can't let these companies think they can get away with this bullshit just because we're freelancers.

Thank you for your time :)
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swandog From: swandog Date: May 26th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much for helping out, hon; it means the world to me. *hugs tight* <3
anuvia From: anuvia Date: May 26th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Holy crap, that sounds like one hell of an ordeal D:
Hope I not rude for asking, but what exactly happened in regards to the situation?

You might also want to share this on art_theft

Edited at 2010-05-26 08:25 am (UTC)
swandog From: swandog Date: May 26th, 2010 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I can't mention the details anywhere publicly until a lawyer has contacted the company in question, else they will simply remove all the evidence. Am working on trying to find a pro bono lawyer right now.
anuvia From: anuvia Date: May 26th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
No worries, I understand :x
Good luck on everything, I really hope you can get this settled.

My boyfriend's mother happens to be a lawyer, perhaps I can get her to try and help you out? She actually Judged in Arizona for a while.

I'll see if I can coax her into helping out, if only for some good advice.
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: May 26th, 2010 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Aww geez, this is happening AGAIN?? :/ I'm getting really tired of corporate art theft...
henriekeg From: henriekeg Date: May 26th, 2010 11:36 am (UTC) (Link)
My paypal is still blocked right now, but man, I hope she gets her right! Companies should NOT get away with stuff like this. What's the best public post I can link to to spread the word?
swandog From: swandog Date: May 26th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you if you do spread the word; every little bit is helping! :) *hug*
dustmeat From: dustmeat Date: May 26th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know just the feeling :D
mysterymoose From: mysterymoose Date: May 26th, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh jeeze.. :\
chenneoue From: chenneoue Date: May 27th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mind if I copy this to my LJ? Defiantly want to help. :>
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 27th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go right ahead! Thank you so much :)
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