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Ha! Poor guy.Bukwas wrote:You're lucky.Redwolf wrote:Well the potato version sounds much more tempting than the version I remember as a child! Though in my mom's case, it was a wooden spoon since hickory trees were scarce in our area!
My mom was a teacher and had her own paddle.
You're VERY lucky.
wrote:Jack Demosthenes Barnes 8:06am Mar 31
I am one of the admins on Facebook.com/findbigfoot. We are not sure if you are the Patricia Barker of the Bigfoot sketch project. Would you happen to be one in the same?
If so we would like to negotiate for the removal of the copyright strike against our YouTube account. We are very sorry for the use of the drawing without permission and have removed the video . We are also willing to pay you for the use of Manitoba/Auburn sketches. We did not know there was a copyright on the image and like many things in the Bigfoot world was of unspecified or abandoned origin.
This is a Fan Page for sharing information on Bigfoot sightings. Feel free to upload stories, photos...
Since I sent that letter (which I got no reply to) they have appealed the removal of each of the other two videos. We (Peter) challenged each appeal, and YouTube has agreed to keep them offline. Peter also went to Facebook, and successfully had my artwork removed there as well.wrote:To Jack Barnes, Jeff Andersen, Jim Larranaga,
Yes, I am Patricia Barker, the artist who created the paintings that appear on my website, Sasquatch Illustration Project on this page: http://sasquatchillustrationproject.moo ... 4533189920. They are titled: Manitoba 01 Dead sasquatch from front, and Manitoba 01 Dead sasquatch with bullet wound in back.
You did not remove the video from YouTube. YouTube removed it after I filed a complaint with them because you used my sasquatch paintings in several videos without permission.
You say you did not know there was a copyright on the image. Thats ridiculous. My name, the copyright symbol, and 2004, the year the artwork was created by me, are signed on each painting. On Manitoba 01 - Dead sasquatch from front , it appears beside the hand, and on Manitoba 01 Dead sasquatch with bullet wound in back, it appears beside the foot. I signed each painting myself. I have the original artwork here in my studio.
In addition, at the bottom of each page on my website, the website that you copied my artwork from, is this statement: The artwork presented in this website is the copyright of the artist and may not be reproduced without permission. I dont know what could be clearer than that. You did not ask permission to reproduce or publish my artwork when you could see that there were statements on the website that prohibit them from being used without my permission. Yet you went ahead and published them anyway.
You make the excuse that you thought the work like many things in the Bigfoot world was of unspecified or abandoned origin. The website is a live site, meaning paid-up-to-date and not abandoned.
Copyright on works of art lasts for 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which it was created and begins automatically the moment art is produced. Since these paintings were created in 2004, they cant be reproduced without my permission until the year 2075. This applies to every artists work.
You have also used my artwork on your Facebook page without permission, again infringing on my copyright. Kindly take all of my artwork down within 24 hours. I have already taken action with Facebook to have them removed. If you do not remove the artwork from Facebook, I will take legal action against you. If you continue to petition YouTube to put the videos back up with any of my illustrations in them, I will be forced to start legal proceedings against you.
I have also discovered that you have used my illustrations, without my permission, in your book, You Are Sasquatch, published in November 2012. They are the same images that you used in the videos, including more images from my website, for example, Ohio 01 Artists extrapolation of how the rest of the face may have looked, from this page on my website: http://sasquatchillustrationproject.moo ... 4533187654. You are making money from the sale of your book using my artwork without permission. I am now consulting a lawyer.
I find it ironic that in your pdf document: http://www.sasquatchcanada.com/uploads/ ... quatch.pdf you have Do not transmit banners on each page and a copyright notice at the bottom of each page, yet you choose to ignore the same copyright statements on my website.
I will not be giving you permission to use my work anywhere online, or in print, or anywhere else, particularly since you used it without permission already.
You had a flagrant disregard, did not care, and just thought that if it appears online, its free for the taking. It is not.
My decision is final and is not negotiable. All further conversations regarding my artwork and copyright infringement should be conducted through my agent, Peter at [his email address].
Sasquatch Illustration Project
Founder of Ontario Sasquatch Research
Michigan Recording Project