Yesterday we were alerted to the Shirt of the Day design being made up from a vector pack.
Inkong’s design Melted Survival
Vector genius’s Tiger Vector
ARTISTS – You need to read the Terms and Conditions of all the images you use. It is not OK to take another persons art, a copyrighted photograph or a vector that has complex T&Cs attached to it.
It is your responsibility as an artist to check these details.
In this particular case the good people of Vector Genius where very understanding and we worked it out so that they would be compensated for their trouble. The artist will not receive payment for the design.
In the past two weeks I have had to remove one artist for plagiarism and now this too.
Know that our community is very vigilant and you will get caught.
Know the rules and play by them. Design By Humans has a zero tolerance for this kind of thing and if you rip another person/company they will receive the prize money as they are the rightful owner.
Thanks for reading and let’s not have this happen again, it makes me angry and sad all at the same time. I have permanent cry face right now!