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    I think it was by-nc-nd, i chose my creative commons to make sure people don't use my maps.

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    I think it was by-nc-nd, i chose my creative commons to make sure people don't use my maps.

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    Well if SA then he is if ND then he isn't. I went on the Deviant page but I could not see the license. In the absence of one he would not be able to use a clone of your map. In this case or the ND case it comes down to how close the maps are. I would advise tho if going for a CC license then putting the CC logo and SA/ND tags actually on the map so that you have some proof of how it was licensed at the time it was uploaded. He would then have less grounds to complain if confronted.

    You might try to do a google similar images on both yours and his map image and see if it crops up on other forums and places just to get some idea of the guy your opposing. He might be very reasonable about it.

    Thats about as much advice as I can give - you need a lawyer for taking it any further.

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    He has it on his own website, thats what really annoys me about it. Like I said before I dropped him a subtle hint, lets see if he gets it.

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    Got a response from the artist and he does acknowledge that my map was an "inspiration", I'm willing to let it go but I did ask that I get some acknowledgment when he posts it around, whether he does that is yet to be seen.

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    good - at least you've got communications going
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    Hmm. I remember your original map from months back, LWD, and I liked it. I also liked this new one, and honestly didn't even think of yours when I first saw this one. Looking at them side by side, there's some similarity, but not to the extent where I'd think "Hey, he ripped off LWD!" ...But since the guy has acknowledged that that's pretty much what he's done, well...

    Kind of makes me sad that I commented on it at his DA site.
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    he probably didn't even think of it - just used the form to build his own, he made a nice map too... And we see so many maps, its difficult to remember the shapes - its only all the hours on your own maps that makes you remember them *lol*
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    I would say that your map is not the only one he drew inspiration from. He has used both Ilshakefest (S adjusted) and Dali fonts the same as I used on Vaniya, along with blocks of text over the sea commenting on things. There is a vague similarity also with the mountains, hills, trees and location markers. His legend is very similar to the one I included in mine. I would say with absolute conviction he has been influenced by Vaniya as well as your Everlandias map. Does it bother me? Not in the slightest. Imitation is, as they say, the sincerest form of flattery.
    Although I can see that the landmass bears a resemblance to your map, LonewandererD, it is by no means a straight copy and as has already been pointed out, artists draw inspiration from others all the time and I personally feel that he has done enough obvious work to not be accused of outright theft. Still, I guess a mention of your map being inspiration would be fitting.
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    I agree, he had some skill and I would have been flattered to have inspired someone, I too am guilty of being "inspired" but I'm always careful to cite my inspirtations. Just a little acknowledgement is all I wanted, just a few words. That said it is pretty much sorted now.

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