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Stolen art by User Rhomana

Well this is the first time I have ever had to post something negative.  I thank my mate for helping me steer clear of  less that reputable artists.  However this time its artwork I have made on FurAffinity has been stolen by the user Rhomana and uploaded as her own work.  Now I know my work is Pixel art using perler beads.  I have asked and gotten permission from artists on Deviant Art to use.  there are also other works Original to me that I have made shes stolen and then uploaded herself.  I have sent out Trouble Ticket work one of the works has been taken down by FA staff.  however the rest I will post up here has not.  Also shes not even asked to use it if she would have its fine to use just ask first.
here is my work that I posted up.

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3717946/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3403711/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3953376/
and here is the same work taken without a flash and ripped off from me.

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4267241/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4133353/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4038856/

I understand in the main case I don't own Inuyasha characters however the design is Original to me to perler bead them in partial chibi form.
I just want people to be aware of this  that if shes stolen this work she might do it to others.

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bladespark
Aug. 5th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
I'm a little unclear on what's going on here. She's taken photos of sprites made by you, and uploaded those same photos? But they don't seem to be the same photos. So is she using her own beads, and making sprites of her own?

I'll admit they seem to be the same sprites, but particularly in the case of the Terra sprite... it's a game sprite. How is it yours? I've made some of those same game sprites, without ever having seen your sprites. How do you know she's ripping off yours, when she's posting sprites that are pixel by pixel from a game that you don't own.

Edit: And following her link giving credit to the original creator of the InuYasha sprite in question, I don't see you. I see somebody which YOU didn't give any credit to. So... if anybody is stealing here, it's you.

Edited at 2010-08-05 10:51 pm (UTC)
bladespark
Aug. 5th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
...And I just realized that your mate is the one who was accusing somebody else of art theft when they ASKED me for permission to use one of my sprite designs! You guys need to learn something about ownership and copyright!
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kerstin_orion
Aug. 5th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
Posts are moderated, and reports of art theft are allowed here. This an official warning; please do not tell people they are posting in the wrong place.
willowistari
Aug. 5th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
From what I can tell you did not make the original PATTERN you used to create the perler bead sprites, you used pre-made graphics from games as your guide, which means it's not theft.

Just because I do perler beads based off the pokemon video game sprites doesn't mean no one else can. They aren't mine.
skulldog
Aug. 5th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to agree with the other comments so far.

Both of you are using premade game sprites, Rhomana even gives credits to the location where she grabbed the sprites from.

You really have no grounds to tell her to remove designs that are coming from copyrighted sources, unless she's explicitly using sprites YOU created from scratch. Which so far, I'm seeing no proof of.
succendo
Aug. 5th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
Someone else had the same idea as you (make sprites with beads) so you shout art theft.

Really? Come ooooooooooon.
southernslang
Aug. 5th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
As i told you on FA i will tell you the same thing here.

First off
We didn't remove any of them.

Second
You do not own those sprites, they're not yours. She cited the ORIGINAL source. She didn't copy you get over it.

Third
Blocklist don't work for admins and by posting this you're not getting anywhere. We're not removing them.
ryunwoofie
Aug. 6th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
<3
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skanrashke
Aug. 9th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Somebody else stole my art D: My unique and special design! I use graphite sticks to draw on dead, pressed tree fibers :/

Also, I've seen perler bead 8 and 16 bit characters sold at anime conventions PRETTY REGULARLY.. including the ones you've got right there.
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jamjams
Aug. 6th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
Your icon is love!
teahound
Aug. 5th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
No offense but you seem to be more in the wrong here as you're not crediting the person who actually made the sprite, whether you got permission or not. You both had the same idea, this happens. I see people make sprite art with beads on FA all the time, this idea's really not original to you. =/
silverautomatic
Aug. 5th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Can't copyright beads, can't copyright characters/images/items that don't remotely belong to you.

No art theft has happened here. Have a nice day.
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ahkahna
Aug. 6th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
^This.
chronidu
Aug. 6th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Did you make the sprites yourself? Or are you using already existing sprites for this? Unless you made the sprite, you're just tracing with beads instead of pixels.
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duster
Aug. 6th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
You both stole art, one had the sense to name the source, you didn't, you got caught, so you took your tantrum here and expected a community of artists, most if not all against art theft, to back you up and tell you that yes, since you stole the art first we should totally pat you and tell you you're in the right, yes?

You're kidding, right? What part of you thought this was a good idea?
greenreaper
Aug. 6th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
OK. So here we go: If someone creates a derivative work without permission, the copyright holder has the right to complain. The question is, is her work derivative of the original work (a violation for the original creator), or derivative of your derivative work (which is a violation to both you and the original creator, regardless of whether you were also in violation).

Given the above, if the actual characters were original to you or if she copied you bead-for-bead you may have cause for complaint. And I have to say the InuYasha case does looks very much like your own, but mirrored. I think that is a violation.

However, you have to be very careful because you can't claim the general concept of 'being able to make this character in perler beads'. That would be like saying 'hey, I already had the idea to make a fursuit of Inuyasha; you can't do it as well!' - it doesn't work that way.
greenreaper
Aug. 6th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
And as has been noted above, if you traced a particular work, and the other artist did the same tracing as you, that would not be a violation of your work - because your work was not involved, just the same method of creation.
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armaina
Aug. 6th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Speaking as a pixel artist myself, using perler beads to copy existing video game sprites and sprites other artists have made, does not make you a pixel artist. Just to be clear on that.

You are not better than them in any way, just because you think you had the idea to re-create pixel art out of perler beads. It's not like this hasn't been going on for the past oh, 5 years? 10 years? Let me ask you, at any point did you as the person that made the InuYasha sprite if you could use their work? If you haven't then you have no right to call another perler bead user a thief when you are doing the exact same thing.
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