A few months ago I was hired by Michael Louis Brittingham to layout a poetry book and was never paid as I reported in a separate Ripoff report.
What I expected finally happened he tried to use the designs I made for him to sell his poetry book on the Lulu platform that I had set up for him.
This is what he posted on the internet.
Artist, Poet and entrepreneur Michael Brittingham, has released his new epic poem; I am deep inside of you for worldwide sale, and is dedicating it to Barack Obama in support of his deserving to be the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Preview and buy here: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/i-am-deep-inside-of-you/7240590
There is really no limit to his mans indecency.
Thankfully, Lulu, being the wonderful company that they are, took down his book within hours of me reporting this abuse of my work. Im glad to see companies taking responsible action to protect designers work.
I also wrote to Mr Brittingham informing him that he has no right to use my work for profit as long as I havent been paid.
Honestly, if he wants to sell his poetry then he should be a man about it and either pay me or use his own initial (and completely unprofessional and unreadable) design.
This is just another demonstration of the real character of Mr Brittingham. Surfing on some famous persons media event to profit from it, all while using some decent persons work for which he hasnt paid.