Covet & the Dark Crown

I received this email from Covet Fashion:

To which I replied:

Thank you for taking down my crown. I realize I’ve been a pain in the ass the last few days. Please know my crusade had less to do with seeking personal compensation and more to do with the principle of the thing. Designers like Marcus Lee Tam erode trust in the online creative community. I’m not the first DeviantArtist he’s taken from liberally.

It’s one thing to be inspired by another artist’s works – it’s another thing entirely to crop their work, claim it as your own, and to add insult to injury, collect compensation. My wish is that you make a statement to your designers that blatant plagiarism won’t be tolerated. Your app relies heavily on creativity. My hope is that you respect and value artists and their contributions to the online community.

Sincerely,

Jody Parmann

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