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pengin senshi
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:20 pm Reply with quote
Hey, more traced art! Reminds of the Nick Simmons/Bleach fiasco from years ago:
http://4NN.cx/.33046

But seriously, you'd think someone involved in the process would catch things like this, though even Netflix has its issues (if it was ever verified...):
http://4NN.cx/.140531
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milkyy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:10 am Reply with quote
This is so gross. They couldn't just hire an artist? they had to steal from a Japanese artist and hope they didn't get caught? Sure shows how much Biggie Eyelash loves Japanese culture, since she's willing to steal from it to make money.
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Spitfire15625



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:44 am Reply with quote
milkyy wrote:
Sure shows how much Biggie Eyelash loves Japanese culture, since she's willing to steal from it to make money.


Dude, this is very obviously an issue with the people who actually make the merch. Billie Ellish doesn't micromanage her marketing.
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Kaorichama



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:10 am Reply with quote
We should be canceling Siberia Hills instead of Billie Eilish.
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Enadyn



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 pm Reply with quote
milkyy wrote:
This is so gross. They couldn't just hire an artist? they had to steal from a Japanese artist and hope they didn't get caught? Sure shows how much Biggie Eyelash loves Japanese culture, since she's willing to steal from it to make money.

You're blaming the wrong person here. The clothing was a collaboration with a company of scumbags called 'Siberia Hills'. They were responsible for the design of the clothing and it's likely Billie didn't know it was stolen - also considering she's only 17, so it's likely she thought she could trust a big name corporation.
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squirrelmecha-2.0



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:19 pm Reply with quote
At least now we know Billie Eilish is weeb now.
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reanimator



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:51 am Reply with quote
How to downgrade one's high price boutique clothing brand: Steal someone's work and sell it as your own.

Upon doing quick Google search Siberia Hill sells their t-shirts and hoodies over $100 price range. I'm not into fashion or anything, but with their price at least they could commission the Japanese artist.

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Twitter users also pointed out that British YouTuber FaZe Kay also released a line with Siberia Hills earlier this year. The artwork on FaZe Kay's line shows two anime characters in military gear. The character on the right appears to be directly taken and recolored from the cover of artist Matsuryū's Sekai no Tokushu Butai Amerika-hen (Illustrated by Matsuryū! Special Forces from Around the World: America Edition) artbook.


That book is not exactly an art book. It's a guide book about special forces which happens to have few cute-girl illustration pages decorating the pages.

It's too bad that so-called famous people don't notice such thing.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:00 am Reply with quote
: Assuming this is true, why might a Japanese rights holder potentially use the plagiarism/copyright infringement card but they might not do a similar thing to doujinshi?
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:48 am Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
: Assuming this is true, why might a Japanese rights holder potentially use the plagiarism/copyright infringement card but they might not do a similar thing to doujinshi?

Do you think that doujinshi are tracing artwork or something? I'm not quite sure to your question.

Also, why in this world would you put "assuming this is true"? Did you not at all look at the article and examine the multiple times that this company has stolen artwork from artists and put it on clothing selling for a hundred dollars? There's no assumption needed.
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Speaker-to-Cats



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:44 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
: Assuming this is true, why might a Japanese rights holder potentially use the plagiarism/copyright infringement card but they might not do a similar thing to doujinshi?


American copyright law has looser protections against near copies, parodies and transformative works.

Registered trademarked imagines have tighter protections. But you have to register it in the U.S.
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