Sadly this happens all too often, and together we can not let it stand.
Beyond ripping off these talented photographers they have ripped off countless other artist. There are so many pieces that obviously starting as photos including a old photo of Cherry Dollface, not pictured, of course approval was again not given.
Fatal Clothing or Fatal Rip-Off?
To read company info about Fatal Clothing llc, view this link.
“Our reputation for providing unique artwork, quality and service has impressed all our clients.”
I find nothing unique about referencing photographers hard work to create designs to stamp on products for profit without notification or royalties paid. After many attempts to contact this company, they have left me no choice but to publicly stand up on yet another case against fraud.
These t-shirts are seen in stores all around the nation. It’s not just a local brand, it’s become a national brand. Here, they have a list of dealers: Fatal Clothing Dealers. In the event they remove this page for their protection, ask me and I will provide you with a PDF.
I will do my best to contact every dealer I can, but I cannot do it without your help. If you want to help out, contact your local dealers and direct them to this page.
“Why not just sue?” If you have ever had to sue someone, you would know how costly and timely the process is. Having been there, it’s NOT fun! Unfortunately from what I’ve been informed, copyright only protects you if the image in its original form has been used without consent. Which would make it even harder for anyone, myself included to make a case against this company.
So what can we do about it? Raise awareness. You’d be surprised what a little bit of word of mouth can do.
Please support artists, not thieves! If you could understand how hard it is to make a living as an artist/photographer, it’s just not fair for companies like Fatal Clothing llc to deliberately take food away from our plates.
If you know what it feels like to have something you own or created taken against your will, I imagine that you have already reblogged/shared this post.
Thanks for all your support guys!! Although they keep sweeping those posts under the rug, I saw many of you raise awareness on their Facebook page. Don’t let them go unnoticed.