I have seen a few of my poems floating around the last 5 years and the one that pisses me off the most was first seen by the public in my high school newspaper in 1988. I also won several local awards and I have no idea how it got online in the first place. I wouldn´t really care if they weren´t trying to claim it as their own.
I love fantasy art and other than deviant art there was this other site I used to visit quite a bit until I saw them allowing the work of Royo to be used by one of the ´artists.´
If I find something I would really love to share with oters I always ask permission and give total credit to the artist. I also give the link if available, the way to contact the artist if they would like to use that image or any other one.
Because of so many rip-offs happening I haven´t let my daughter show anything she has done right now because I know she would be crushed if someone ´borrowed´ it and claimed they had done it.
Looks like you might be right-- they´d have to step onto US soil to get busted.
he arrest of Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov in 2001, for alleged infringement of the DMCA, was a highly publicized example of the law´s use to prevent or penalize development of anti-DRM measures. While working for ElcomSoft in Russia, he developed The Advanced eBook Processor, a software application allowing users to strip usage restriction information from restricted e-books, an activity legal in both Russia and the United States. Paradoxically, under the DMCA, it is not legal in the United States to provide such a tool. Sklyarov was arrested in the United States after presenting a speech at DEF CON and subsequently spent nearly a month in jail.
On the other hand, I am close to Russia. In fact, I was in Moscow about 1.5 months ago. Ok, it was just in the airport, and I was being detained by Customs for not having a visa (long story), but I was there.
That is F´ing crazy that they just took it whole and not even giving a shit! I would be so furious if it was my work or one of my oldest daughters art. Are they also creating characters off of your work, or just using it for some visual to their storyline?
I think it is bullshit and I hope they correct the problem, though it sounds like they have no reason to and are too happy doing this to others.