Artist Alleges Resident Evil And Devil May Cry Devs Stole Her Photos, Evidence Revealed

Not lengthy after a horror film creator introduced forth proof that Capcom stole his designs for Resident Evil Village (which can also be referenced within the lawsuit detailed beneath), one other artist is coming ahead saying that the studio stole her properties for the Resident Evil and Devil May Cry franchises. 

In a brand new lawsuit filed final week, artist Judy A. Juracek alleges that Capcom stole might of her copyrighted images to make use of in each franchises, together with environments and the Resident Evil Four emblem. The lawsuit has been filed citing stolen use of her copyrighted images that may be seen in her e-book known as Surfaces. In this e-book, Juracek shared over 1,000 images of assorted textures. The function of Surfaces, launched again in 1996, is to offer “visual research” for architectural designers for instructional functions. While designers can use photos for her e-book, there’s a course of that requires anybody that makes use of her property to contact her earlier than doing so. In her lawsuit, she states that Capcom by no means made contact along with her concerning her images. 

Judy A. Juracek | Surfaces

Via public court docket documentation, there are a number of photos offered to point out the references used from her e-book. The above picture exhibits her images on the left, with the Resident Evil Remake’s depiction on the proper. She additionally supplied a comparability for the emblem utilized in Resident Evil 4, as nicely: 

Judy A. Juracek | Surfaces

Surfaces had been additionally used with out her consent, as seen within the picture beneath. She even attracts comparisons the place the precise sample will be seen, displaying that it wasn’t even cropped from her images discovered inside the e-book: 

Judy A. Juracek | Surfaces

As famous by Polygon, the lawsuit additionally references a large safety breach that Capcom endured again in 2020 that included a ransom be aware threatening to show stolen art work and pictures. In her go well with, Juracek says that Capcom did not even trouble to vary the file names from those she used along with her photos for the CD model of Surfaces, displaying a direct reference to her images utilized by the studio for a few of its largest gaming franchises. 

Juracek and her authorized staff are looking for as much as $12 million in reparative damages based mostly on copyright infringement in addition to a removing of copyright administration that may value the studio as much as $25,000 per picture stolen. 

Capcom advised the location that it’s “aware” of the lawsuit, clearly, however that there is no such thing as a remark to supply right now. You can see the complete court docket documentation right here. 

Thoughts on the lawsuit towards Capcom for work seen in Juracek’s e-book Surfaces? Do you assume it is only a large coincidence or does she have a case? Sound off together with your ideas within the remark part beneath. 

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