TeeChip Continues To Make Friends And Influence People With Unauthorized Art Use
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TeeChip Continues To Make Friends And Influence People With Unauthorized Art Use

Earlier this week, we investigated the story of French collage artist Mr. Garcin , whose artwork has graced the covers of several Marvel comics, and TeeChip, the popup tee-shirt flash sale website that, as of press time, is still selling an unauthorized reproduction of his Star Wars piece on a variety of products such as posters, tee-shirts, coffee mugs, and iPhone covers, despite Garcin’s attempts to get their legal department to remove the sale, and despite Bleeding Cool’s own contact with the company and publishing of an in-depth story on it . This isn’t the first time TeeChip has made the news. We’ve written about their antics several times in the past . The company is getting a lot of new attention today thanks to Neil Gaiman retweeting a post from last month about their alleged business practice of starting Facebook fan pages for artists, hiding the existence of the page from those artists using Facebook’s privacy settings, and then leading new followers to popup sales of products emblazoned with the unauthorized art of those artists: My post on Facebook regarding art theft. Support the artist. pic.twitter.com/m920ee39Q2 — Dave Gaskin (@BikerScout) January 25, 2017 TFW your tweet about art […]

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