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China vs the internet - Grand theft artwork

Okay, this isn't a specificly furry item, but I saw this in my morning RSS feeds and is worth keeping in mind:

http://www.luclatulippe.com/2008/04/18/book-publisher-in-china-plagiarizes-and-steals-illustrations/

Yesterday, my pal Darren Di Lieto, from The Little Chimp Society website, emailed with some upsetting news. Turns out someone scraped the contents of his website and published it into a 350-page book being sold online for $100. You can read more on this post in Darren’s blog.

I think watermarking is the only way to get around issues like this when the companies involved use fake contact information and exist in countries where you're never going to be able to take them to court. Thoughts?
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