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Graphics author complains about music firm ripping his work

Alleges RIAA member used work without acknowledgement
Mon Mar 03 2003, 10:29
AN AUTHOR OF original graphics images made on a PC has complained that a video on a RIAA web site has used his work without permission.

The video, Beautiful Goodbye, by Jennifer Hanson, which can be found on the Capitol Records site, has, it is alleged, made use of author Ryan Bliss' artwork without acknowledgement as a background to the video.

Bliss, whose web site is Digital Blasphemy, has complained on his own forum about what he alleges is a rip of his work.

Ryan Bliss says on his forum: "My work has been on the web for six years now (seven if you count the images I posted on AOL back in 1996). As far as people using my work without my permission, I thought I had seen it all. I guess I was wrong. Case in point: someone tipped me off that my "Tropic of Capricorn" image was being used in a country music video. I couldn't believe it until I saw it for myself.

The image that he claims is his is the sunset-like image behind the country crooner. µ


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