I’m interested in hearing your opinion.
Would you still sell your products in a particular store, if you learned that the store’s manager was giving away other people’s products illegally & without consent?
Personally, I wouldn’t. How can I possibly entrust a store with my work if the person running it and approving all the products is a thief. They might rip my work and run off with it too. I would lose all confidence in that store and go elsewhere.
Now here are some relevant screenshots to get discussion going.
This is High Fidelity’s official Body Mart domain, in the Back Room, January 16, 2018. All of these avatars were taken from Models Resource, a community that rips models from videogames.
The same person who put those models in Body Mart still runs this domain (Avatardz). They may have used their power in the company to get a free placename for the domain, which if true, would constitute a use of company resources to distribute ripped content. Just as with the screenshot above, these models are from Models Resource, a website which hosts content exclusively ripped from videogames, with only minor exceptions.
What are your thoughts?
Stay classy, High Fidelity.