Hi, everyone! I don't normally come on very often, but on behalf of my friend Rainbow-fiedkitty, I will post this journal.
About a week ago, it came to our attention that someone was uploading her art without permission on Instagram. Since this person primarily speaks Arabic, we had some difficulty determining the reason why these pictures were being uploaded. Was this person trying to preserve these pictures? Were they stealing? Attempting to decipher the comments lead to more questions than answers. Eventually, we learned from someone that speaks Arabic that she wasn't directly claiming to own these pictures, but more of talking about the color choices involved.
Under the guise of a user named "chromatickitten," the question was asked directly. "Did you draw these? Are they your drawings?" Without even receiving a response, the account was blocked less than twenty-four hours later. The fact she would block an account simply asking if the drawings that she was uploading were hers is suspicious.
Along with the normal drawings and sketches, we noticed several commissions had been uploaded. These are drawings that people had paid for. Here is the list of commissions that have been uploaded onto Instagrams:
If uploading art without permission is not enough, we also noticed recolors and additions to several of the pictures. In the cases of the UTAUloids Kasane Teto and Choune Misaki, recolored derivatives are against their usage clauses and therefore are not allowed. The list of changed artwork is as follows: