Riot Apologizes to Small Artist from Ukraine after Mistakenly Filing Copyright Claim against her. Riot Games’ filing of a lawsuit against the Vietnamese game drew the attention of a big number of League of Legends players all across the world more than a week ago. But today, this large game firm filed a complaint against a young artist in the most “absurd” way possible. Many people sided with the young artist this time. Riot Games is claiming that KuttySark, a platform for personalized apparel and designs violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by promoting a Ukrainian independent artist who used the word “Arcane” in her work.
Riot Games claimed that my original artwork is their
I'm just some girl from Ukraine and have no voice if such a big company as Riot Games claims that my work belongs to them, even if all facts prove them wrong.
The only thing I can do is to speak here. pic.twitter.com/I7InAI1uFl
— KuttySarkArt🇺🇦 (@kuttysarkart) January 28, 2022
The t-shirt, according to the Tweet, features the design of the comic’s protagonist Al’vis as well as the comic’s logo Teespring. Against Riot Kutty Sark also uploaded images of her Tumblr profile and said she came up with the idea for the artwork during the Inktober 2018 challenge. “It relates to my comic ‘Arcane Flames,’ which clearly has no link to any Riot Games’ intellectual property unless they patented the word ‘arcane,'” she expressed her displeasure.
Riot Apologizes to Small Artist from Ukraine after Mistakenly Filing Copyright Claim against her
Following a copyright lawsuit by Riot Games, an artist from Ukraine had her work deleted from TeePublic. Despite the fact that the work is from the artist’s original conception, Riot’s legal team appears to be pursuing the little creator because of the word “Arcane.” The takedown notice was “issued in error,” according to Riot, but the work in question is still unavailable at the time of writing. This raises worries for other independent musicians, as the firm only responded after the matter gained traction on Twitter.
— Riot Games (@riotgames) January 29, 2022
Riot has since contacted KuttySark privately, and she is hopeful that the incorrect copyright claim will be resolved shortly. Given Riot’s rapid response, the image is likely to return to TeePublic in the near future.