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Joseph Scarbrough launched what he called "The Scarblog" as a way of cataloging his work over the years, as well as going into greater detail of things on his mind (known as "Unfinished Thoughts").

Monday, January 23, 2012

Beware of Joseph Sirrico

Sometimes there's people out there who like to take the creations of other people, and try to pass it off as their own, and that's precisely what one nutcase is doing, and he's become like a plague to people of the internet, especially those in puppetry.

His name is Joseph Sirrico, and he has claimed creativity and ownership of the works of several other puppeteers from internet, including the likes of Jarrod Boucher, Julio Robles, as well as even claiming credit for writing the song "Life's a Happy Song" from The Muppets (2011).

Anyone who uses the internet as a means of garnering more exposure for their puppetry is at risk of being the victim of theft by this guy; while luckily, I haven't noticed the likes of Steve D'Monster, Bethany Crystal, or The Squirrely Squirrels being claimed as accomplishments by this guy, there is some slight damage already being done, considering the two of us do have very similar names, and there has been a case of almost mistaken identity when at first glance, a friend of mine thought it was me who recently sent him an add on Facebook, before double checking and seeing it wasn't me.

Again, if you're a puppeteer and have shared your work on the internet, you're at risk of this guy, I would suggest you check both his YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/jojo18ization though it would seem his has removed all of his puppetry videos) and his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Puppeterz-Show/224938324233218?sk=wall) frequently to make sure your work doesn't pop up on either, and he claims them as his own, and if he does, make sure to fight back, do not let him get away with this; if some of us didn't know anybody, he could very well be certifiably insane.

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