Capcom Sued for Allegedly Stealing Photographs Utilized in Resident Evil Artwork
Lower than a month after Frankenstein’s Military director Richard Raaphorst accused Capcom of plagiarizing his monster designs in Resident Evil Village, the writer has been sued by an artist for allegedly stealing her images to be used in Resident Evil and Satan Might Cry video games.
As noticed by Polygon, designer Judy A. Juracek filed a criticism in a Connecticut courtroom on Friday. She offered tons of of pages of documentation exhibiting not less than 80 images that she captured that have been utilized in over 200 situations with out her permission in Capcom video games. One instance features a distinct shattered glass picture that Juracek took in Italy, later utilized in Resident Evil 4‘s emblem.
“It’s arduous to think about that Juracek would take a photograph of shattered glass in Italy and inside mansion door design and that Capcom artists would reproduce the very same sample of shattered glass in a emblem and inside design with out advantage of Juracek’s images,” reads the criticism.
Probably the most incriminating proof comes from final yr’s Capcom hack, which leaked paintings utilized in video games like Resident Evil. The file identify of not less than one of many leaked pictures is identical precise file identify for a similar picture within the CD ROM of Juracek’s copyrighted pictures e-book, Surfaces. In different phrases, it seems like Capcom lifted the copyrighted picture from Surfaces, barely altered it to be used with out Juracek’s specific permission, and didn’t change the file identify.
When reached for a remark, a Capcom consultant advised Polygon that the corporate is “conscious of the lawsuit” and has “no additional remark.”