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Youtuber taking others puppet work and claiming as own

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Frogpuppeteer, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    actually he was doing this noticed some vids are down,,some of Kevin barnetts stuff is still up on his page as his own
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well this is an interesting development... it would appear this guy is now a member here at MC... hmm... :search:
  3. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Really? What's his username?
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    His real name apparently.
  5. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    This is one of the things that REALLY freaks me out about the entertainment industry, and makes me afraid to try to "get out there." There are so many dishonorable, disgusting human beings who are willing to steal other people's works and ideas in order to get ahead. It makes me very sad to know that some people are that desperate.
  6. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    just saw that..notived he hasnt posted alot either
  7. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

  8. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Well I just reported him on Facebook and Youtube...he has stolen a couple of my songs and videos...and I am cutting all contact with him. I didn't realize he was such a big problem. I will be more cautious from now on.
  9. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    dont be so hard of yourself...i originally agreed to help him too till i noticed something fishy about his stuff, he wanted me to record a script for him and then saw his videos where of
    other people
  10. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Yep....just couldn't see someone doing a "puppet"/Muppet type show on ABC without ABC or Disney knowing it...I am pulling all contact and everything...good to have the MC crew behind me. thanks
  11. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Looks as if though he is removing things...he took down my video finally after I told him I reported him to Youtube. He also removed some pics and a song of mine from Facebook. Now if I could just get paid for the logo I did for him...oh well...kiss that goodbye.
  12. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    it is a nice logo...i see he took some pics down still has some of Jarrod's pics under his real facebook
  13. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Thanks...yeah he was pulling stuff down after I told him I reported him lol...I see Jarrod's stuff still up too
  14. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

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  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I too was contacted by a puppeteer named Joseph Sirrico to create some graphic tees. I can't attest to the honor of his request, but when asked for details in order for me to itemize an invoice, he replied with a very vague "December" and then didn't reply again. Needless to say that lack of professionalism ended my involvement in any potential project. I'm not sure if this is the same incident being discussed here, but be careful.

    I too am a working artist. Even though we all sometimes provide free work for friends - that decision comes from us and is not something that should be requested. Thanks to another forum member for warning me about the potential of this situation. When someone asks for your services, no matter how kind and flattering they are, get details, dates and something in writing. That's often when communication breaks apart. And if you get a suspicious feeling, even with the potential of a contract, follow your gut instinct! :attitude:
  16. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Yep...wish I had gone with my gut...I designed a stupid logo for him...won't see that money...oh well...live and learn.
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'm sorry to hear about that. I got a strange feeling. He was very pushy and insistent that I respond immediately after he emailed and facebooked me. A professional usually provides some specifics on the scope of work and then asks how much it will cost. I took the guy off my friends list. Going to be more careful about who i accept in the future. :eek:
  18. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    Yeah I even addressed him on the way he typed and responded and his professionalism...didn't even phase him. He always contacted me through Youtube....then unfortunately found me on Facebook...I am ignoring and blocking everything from him now.
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The guy even Facebook tagged Heather Henson in that logo you created for him. He's gone from bizarre to creepy now.
  20. Alvin

    Alvin Active Member

    I know...and the fact he had the audacity to ask her on Facebook for the world to see to use those songs...lol
    frogboy4 likes this.

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