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Call of Duty: Warzone gets Samoyed dog skin, artist says it’s plagiarized

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· 2 mo. ago · edited 2 mo. ago

That it was in Dec 2021 and it's still up wow. The nerve of these crypto scammers.

Edit for all the NFT/Crypto apologists: It's a scam, get over it. Take your jpegs and kindly stuff it.

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Stealing other people's work is like the foundational rule of NFT, isn't it?

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Once again proving NFTs are a plague to the arts.

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Woah shocking, The scam product NFT’s are scamming artists

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I swear I've seen about every single big channel i follow on youtube say someone used them for nfts. That's nothing new

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Plagarism aside, I didn't know warzone skins were getting this weird lol.

Are any other warzone skins that are so out there?

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· 2 mo. ago

MechaGodzilla, Snoop Dogg, Jigsaw, an anime cat girl, a football player, a 420 sniper wearing a weed ghillie suit.

It's going full Fortnite, but totally edgy and cool and radical.

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Ghost face. Armored titan from AOT

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Weird, when I saw the title I assumed there was some kind of combat dog partner that you could apply this skin to, not, y'know, your guy being a humanoid dog.

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My favourite is Judge Dredd and his monochrome variant

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Armored titan from AoT is the weirdest one.

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That's how all games that rely on selling skins end up. The longer the game is out, the weirder the skins get.

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My friends and I switched over to Fortnite a couple months ago from Warzone, and it's pretty amazing how half of the skins there somehow manage to be less ridiculous than most of the newer stuff Warzone is putting out.

To top it off, Warzone skins are like 3-4x the price.

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Have we already forgotten MW2 and those unlockable banners? They've had "out there" stuff for like a decade at least

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Infinity Ward has more grounded skins and aesthetics. Some random stuff and goofy guns but not much.

Treyarch and Sledgehammer are just off the wall with their stuff.

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I'm surprised no-one's mentioned Frank the Rabbit from Donnie Darko, that one surprised we way more than Snoop and John McClane

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· 2 mo. ago

It feels like they're trying to go for the PUBG/Fortnite crowd really hard.

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Agreed. World at war felt like a horror game at times. Getting into a lobby in vanguard at this point must feel like stepping into a fucking comic con.

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Wow yeah there's like zero room for debate here. There's like not a single detail off to be disputed and so many little details that are exactly the same. Like whoever the artist was didn't even try to change anything to hide it.

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Others have said it elsewhere, but it's not that obvious (legally).

The fact that both are Samoyeds is a clear similarity, but the entirety of the outfit is not copyright protected (because it's just generic tactical stuff). What's key is how it's protected as a whole: there aren't a lot of Samoyed soldier designs out there, so this could be considered original.

Activision could reply saying that dogs in soldier outfits is not enough of a protected concept, but it's hard to argue the similarities to the artist's specific design aren't there.

Here's the problem for the artist:

  1. They need to lawyer up. Appealing to social media helps, but Activision won't do a thing if they know the issue has no consequences.

  2. The artist needs to register the work. In the U.S. ,while your art is copyright protected the moment you put it on a tangible medium, you NEED to register it to sue.

The artist will need to commit money into both of these things.

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