In my last relationship, I allowed granted my boyfriend, now ex, the permission to use a dear character of mine. When we broke up here, just at the end of March, I told him he can't use the character anymore since we're not together anymore and he refused, claiming I 'gifted' it when I never did! He literally twisted my words out of context when I told him that he only had my permission to use the character since we were together. I got a good friend, who can back me up on this since he wanted to use the character first, but I allowed my mate to use it since we were together.
I talked to the original artist I adopted the character and its counterpart from and they told me the character that I let him use is still mine since there is no written contract of me turning the character over to him.
My ex has tried to extort me for $2700 to 'buy back' the character, threatened me with lawyers and tried to bribe me from getting my original I got from the original artist. He also lied to an artist when he commissioned them for a ref sheet - claiming 'he adopted the character' when I did. The artist, who he commissioned for the ref, has taken action against him, reporting as well as blocking him.
I have my originals as well as I have the PP receipt as proof of purchase. I have my ex blocked since he's a liar and cheater.
Does anyone know what else I can do?
Old, yet news:
Support and Spread the word! Get Tracing banned from DA!
Tracing is a form of art thief, NOT an art learning tool!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Now, it's back to the grindstone once more. Oya!
Words of Wisdom
Words of kindness inspires talent and creativity. Words of malice earns nothing, just empty pages.
Over and out,
A-Rift-in-Time: It's done joint co-op fantasy story with another DA member here. Two minds work better than one.
Working on a Kid's book as well as a two comics.