A Twitter post was acquired yesterday when Ruby Ramirez, a young artist at DeviantArt, said Epic had stolen her design.
Tribute by another performer DJShadow_TV was lifted by the community and is currently gathering more than 16,000 likes.
Okay, this … It's just awful, a company like epic games, just stealing the design of a small artist to make a profit (because they sell the skin …) Without giving, crediting or NOTHING, they turn OFF the complete design. – March 31, 2019
As you can see from the Facebook post, the two projects are very similar to the unique aspects of the character of the colors chosen by the designer.
Here are some things that appear in both designs: horns, blue hair behind red / yellow headband, white face, red belt with white on the knot and feather
Here is the original post on Facebook by the artist with the translation from Spanish under it:
"Help: ^ (the fortress took out a skin almost identical to my storm, and now I can not use it without telling you to copy it 🙁
JzjNJ already died my storm x" d
Please, if it is An "intellectual" who wants to be like a full idiot, better to come out of here, they are disgusting: ^ (19659006) By the way, I did not do it for Fortnite, this is another hero of the thousands I have, not tell me that nonsense because I hit them "
In principle, she claims to have copied her skin and worries that now she will not be able to use her own design, no ho to claim that she had copied it from Epic, and she also said she did not design it for Fortnite or sent them at any time
The dates were questioned, but many people said they were saw its works before the design came into play, DeviantArt seems to support this in accordance with this tweeting:
OOF https://t.co/zhSMHYPIX1 pic.twitter.com/gKDpe14AeP
– Eitton (@AirisuBaka) March 31, 2019
While it is true that DeviantArt artists can modify the content of the post, people in the comments have downloaded previous versions of the new design where you can see the beginning of the depicted design in the original Facebook post.
Forbes was one of the first sites to report on these accusations, and Forbes reporter Eric Keen turned to Epic Games for comment.
A spokesman replied to Kain, "We take these allegations seriously and are under investigation."  While Ramirez did not mention a lawsuit in her original post, the sections with her comments were filled with people who made her to go after the epic games in court.
Whether it has a case, it will be limited to how much copyright it retains when it sends a design to DeviantArt, and How Such a Design Should Be a Copyright Infringement
Our readers are probably familiar with the lawsuits arising from rappers / actors who claim that Epic has stolen their dances. As we have already mentioned, the copyright of
Art projects on the other hand are easier to identify a copyright case. Esports lawyer Ryan Morrison offers fr ee council of artist b UT said he will not share his opinion on this issue in a public forum.
This is an evolving story and we will probably get an update on how Epic will continue in the coming days.