Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Don't Buy This Book

Illustration book plagiarizes dozens of artists.

Read more here, from the owner of the site that was ripped off. As he says in his post– "...the internet is publicly accessible not public domain." And here, from one of the artists whose work appears without permission.

It would be nice to think these people were innocent and unaware of copyright laws that apply to text and images-- including those that are on professional websites and personal blogs. But it appears not. (Here's what happened to another artist, despite posting clearly on her blog- "These images may not be used without permission.")

Plagiarism is wrong. Spread the word.


Alicia Padrón said...

Yes jennifer, I've read about this. Is just awful! Amazing that things like this happen. It is good to spread the word too. I'll post a link to your blog too on my News section.

I also wanted to ask you from where are you emailing me? Is it gmail, hotmail, yahoo? I want to try and find out the problem. So far I have this problem with you, Eric and another artist. Maybe if I find out where they are sending them from I could know where the "bad" connection is. I don't even know if there is a way to solve this but i can try. thanks :o)

Jennifer Thermes said...

Hi Alicia-- Great, link away!

I have ATT/yahoo (I think they merged their internet services.) Hope you can figure it out!

gail said...

OMG Jennifer! I'll be sure to spread the word and the link to the gallery of images for this "book". I have to say I felt sick to my stomach as I scrolled through those images. I really feel for all the real artists and what they are going through.

I was thinking of posting my latest WIP, it's a shame we have to think twice before doing something like that.


Jennifer Thermes said...

Hi Gail-- I know what you mean. The internet is such a wonderful way to share and learn-- it's awful when people abuse it.