the latest in the lois-gets-her-art-stolen chronicles: a chilean publisher has decided to take this artwork, drag it through photoshop hell, and use it as a cover for this book, obviously without permission or compensation of any kind. not only is it copyright infringement but making book covers this ugly should be outlawed too.
anyways, i went through this before when i found my art printed on sweaters in south korea. i talked to a few different lawyers at the time, who told me that i needed a lawyer in the actual country that the theft was taking place. sending threatening letters from the netherlands just wasn’t the way to be taken seriously or get things solved. because i never found out who was making those korean sweaters, i decided to give up fighting after they were removed from the korean web-shops - it just wasn’t worth the money i would have to invest in pursuing it.
however, this time around i actually do know who the thief is (Puerto de Escape in Chile) and i intend to go after them. however, i need someone who is familiar with chilean law and ideally could hook me up with a lawyer in chile to help me out and give advice. i could also use advice from anyone familiar with these situations and how they can be resolved. if you guys could spread the word and e-mail me at email@example.com with any information, that would help me SO much! thanks a ton for reading!!
The OTW might be able to help? They have IP lawyers, who specialise in helping with fandom fighting these types of battles.
Leonard McCoy had his mind blown thanks to his run in with Ratchet, the Autobot medic / ambulance. Artist Marco D’Alfonso created this hilarious mash up for Comic Book Resources’ new “The Line It Is Drawn #98 - Comic Book & Star Trek Characters” theme.
“Dammit, Jim! I’m a doctor, not a Transformer!”