We have had enough.
People who are
infringing upon copyright laws and the selling of illegal sculptures are
now going one step further. One step too far.
we received a phone call from several people wanting to know why Bronzecopyright.info was really going to GALLERIA, HOME&GARDEN and not the regular site. We looked into this knowing they really wanted Bronzecopyright.com but we also found that a man with the name of Michael Lehrberger had registered the names bronzecopyright.de...bronzecopyright.org....bronzecopyright.net...bronzecopyright.info...bronzecopyright.de
We checked into this and found the above domains were registered with the following information
Created On:24-Aug-2005 16:47:41 UTC
Expiration Date:24-Aug-2006 16:47:41 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Schlund+Partner AG (R73-LROR)
Registrant Name:Michael Lehrberger
Registrant Street1:Schucklbergstr. 11
Registrant Postal Code:85307
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Admin Name:Michael Lehrberger
Admin Street1:Schucklbergstr. 11
Admin Postal Code:85307
Admin Phone Ext.:
Tech Name:Hostmaster EINSUNDEINS
Tech Organization:1&1 Internet AG
Tech Street1:Elgendorfer Strasse 57
Tech Postal Code:56410
Tech Phone Ext.:
We contacted the people at http://www.bronzecopyright.com and asked what is going on and we were told that Mr Lehrberger has been accused of selling fake knockoffs .There was a noticed put up on http://www.bronzecopyright.com at the time but this gentleman demanded they take it down or he would proceed with litigation. He will be meeting with one of the directors of http://www.bronzecopyright.com on Oct 4th 2005. They have agreed to remove his personal name until that time however they want everyone to know that the following sites do not belong to bronzecopyright.com
Here is an email for bronzecopyright.com after our telephone conversation of Oct 1 2005
not belong to
these web sites have nothing with bronzecopyright.com
| The same
original title „Fine Feathered Friends“ of Gary Lee Price was also used by
the company Galleria for the not original sculpture.
The artist Artist David Goode did not agree to any lizens contract or replication of his sculpture or title of his sculpture, any time
End of email
Mr Lehrberger has not responded to our emails at firstname.lastname@example.org at this time. Oct 02 2005.
These people who are selling fake Knockoffs must be stopped. The only ones who can stop this is you the public. We are asking the public to please do a thorough check when you are purchasing a sculpture. If you are in any doubt what so ever as to the artist then you can do a simple search on google. Keep one thing in mind the price maybe right but you are getting ripped off it is not authentic.. the certificate is not authentic... remember they mass produce them so they are cheap.
An artist will put in many long hard labor intensive hours and many a dollar into 1 sculpture and once done you have an original. One of a kind. These are mass produced and the design is stolen.
when purchasing a sculpture or any work of art always make sure you find out the artists name before you pay for your artwork. If they can't give you a name then you know you are not buying an original. Once you have this information go to google search engine and
1...type in the
artists name in the google search bar. (ex: sculpture roy smith or artist roy
smith ) Most artists have their own web site and a contact email or phone
number. I can assure you they will not mind hearing from you in regards to this.
2....go to google and click on images and then type in a word description such as sculpture bronze boy if you are lucky you may find an image of the sculpture you are thinking of purchasing. you can click on the image and you will end up at the web site of either the artist or someone selling the sculpture, You maybe able to track down the artist from this or help to determine if it is an original or a knockoff.
Stay Tuned ****
Artspace2000 will have a place very shortly that will help you in determining if your purchase is a knockoff also a list of stores said to be selling knockoffs.
If you know of a case of a retailer or wholesaler or jobber ( anyone) selling what is a knockoff please let us know by emailing email@example.com
We are very serious about putting a stop to art fraud and if you want to help please go to http://www.artspace2000.com/Art_Fraud/artfraud1.htm and find out how you can help in this fight to stop art fraud