Undoubtedly, the Internet changed communication and immediacy is something common, so much so that it is possible to find out about something controversial that involves us in a matter of hours or days. Hence, events such as art theft or plagiarism are a constant theme and this time the scandal is on the side of The Elder Scrolls Online for the unauthorized use of fan art.
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They attack The Elder Scrolls Online for plagiarism of a Fan Art
This weekend, artist Relan Daevath revealed on his Twitter account that his tribal tattoo designs made as Fan Art for The Elder Scrolls Online were taken without proper permission and credit by the game developers and put up for sale as skins. . Beyond thinking about money, the artist demanded that those responsible for the online game have the courtesy to give credit for what he created, otherwise they would be appropriating his designs without his permission.
19 jule 2020 i posted this #tesonline fanart on Tumblr. Now in 2023 I see my art… in ESO crown skin called MERCYMOTHER’S BODY ART (why Almalexia? It’s Sotha Sil here)
— Relan Daevath (@daevath) April 9, 2023
The criticism was immediate against the developers of The Elder Scrolls Online and the claims escalated to such a level that they reached ZeniMax, a company that responded through the official Twitter account of the online game, assuring that they are aware of the situation. They have contacted the artist and are working on a solution that satisfies both parties.
We are aware of the situation with the ESO Fan Artist. It was never our intention to include any community fan art without proper credit. We are in contact with the artist and will work with them to make sure that there is a proper resolution.
— The Elder Scrolls Online (@TESOnline) April 10, 2023
This is not the first time that a video game has seen itself in this situation and it is likely that this type of controversy will arise in the coming years. An example of this is what happened in 2021 with the designer Judy A. Juracek who accused Capcom of stealing elements of her photographs to turn them into art for her video games, including Resident Evil 4. This led to a lawsuit in which evidence was provided which showed that the developers of the Japanese company simply copied and pasted files.
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