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An artist has sued The Enemy – Capcom for unauthorized use of images in their games

Last Friday (4) designer Judy A Jurassic File a lawsuit against Capcom For misusing and using images from your book on a large scale, surfaces, in many of the company’s games, from the series vampire Until Devil May Cry.

Launched in 1996, Surfaces is a collection of more than 1,200 images intended to serve as a reference for artists in their own projects, and it also comes with a CD with image files.

However, commercial use of the images requires a license agreement, and Juracek says Capcom has never contacted them in decades – but that their images have been used in many of its games.

In the process document (via ribbed) are several pictures compared to the original pictures from the book, and the counterparts in titles such as Resident Evil 4And the Resident Evil Remake And the series Devil May Cry.

In addition to appearing (as the book’s name implies), the lawsuit also alleges that the publisher used one of its images to create a logo for RE 4, one of the company’s most famous and popular games.

An argument in favor of the designer is that because Capcom hacker attack in 2020In addition, a lot of information has been leaked to the public, including images used in games like Resident Evil.

“At least one of the images in the hacked Capcom files has the same file names as those used on the CD”, says the process.

The document cites even The latest accusation of plagiarism Directed by the film director Richard Rafhurst By designing monsters Resident Evil VillageHe says it was inspired by his movie Frankenstein’s army.

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Judy A Jurassic is seeking $12 million in damages for copyright infringement.

Polygon has sought, and Capcom has not commented on the case.