the-art-finch

absurdliest asked:

Hello! I thought I should let you know about russian dragon age community stealing your works and putting their own copyrights on them. vk. com/wall-42881115_208089

the-gold-finch answered:

Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I really appreciate it.

Looks like a bunch of other artists are dealing with this as well. The same thing’s happened to kelgrid’s comics here. There are a lot of other works from artists whose names I don’t know because, you know, there’s no credit attached to the pictures. 

I’m always happy to share. Translations are great and reposting on other sites is cool with me as long as simply credit the artist. But slapping a copyright on my work and not linking it back to me? That’s just straight up theft. You can try to spin it any way you like but that’s all it is.

I don’t suppose anyone has any advice for how to deal with this?

Thank you everyone.

They don’t say, that your works are made by them, they put their copyright only on their translation. You should know that in Russia nobody cares about copyrights. But… how to explain it… There are a lot of popular communities and every popular community wants to show that it’s the best coz one community often steals the content from another community.
And you should know that your works are very popular in Russia and people know that they are belong you. So don’t worry about it, we know)) But I don’t understand, if it cares you, why don’t you put your copyright on your works?