A comment to my Random Thoughts post by Tamara alerted me to a possible plaigarism scandal! The picture that I linked to on the right and here bears more than a passing resemblance to the picture on the left and here. Now I can see how stuff like this can go either way – if you’re creating art, what’s the difference between seeing a general theme and using it and copying someone else’s idea? Thoughts?
This reminds me of a find I made a while back when searching eBay.ca for Shiba stuff. I found a mousepad with a familiar picture – a picture of Tierce’s dad, Ch. Sunojo’s Aporo Gami Go. I emailed Sunojo about it and got the reply that it was indeed a stolen image. It’s still up there. eBay told me that if I was not the owner of the picture, they couldn’t do anything, but I think it’s a damned shame.
Interesting update to this: I got an email back from the eBay site owner stating that they had gotten the picture from a photo package. So the plot thickens. They sent me a nice letter, so I sent them a nice letter stating that they might want to contact Susan Norris-Jones, the kennel owner, to inform her of this.