Social Media Controversy and Copyright Infringement
The 2011 portrait of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe together in the urban cityscape of New York (original source: www.deviantart.com/tag/brailli…) was a concept rendering originally submitted on DeviantART, a forum for art critique. Shortly after, it was shared without proper credit, nor permission and neglected to mention that it was a digitally manipulated art.
It is not hard to imagine that it would challenge people's perceptions or perspectives that this image is real if the original source was not cited. It was shared on various social media since 2011. Re-saving out original JPEG image upon each save is doing more harm than it actually is. To see just exactly how much the pixels are altered try saving a JPEG multiple times. Every time a JPEG image is saved, compression algorithms are run to reduce the file size. Currently this image has over a million results on Google. Artwork of Brailliant art listed elsewhere under a different name are not credible, low quality and a violation of policy. It is a breach of U.S. and International law, and Brailliant is committed to respond to alleged copyright violations. Creatives put so much time and effort and creativity into their work. We love to share it, we love to inspire and we love that it is universally available for everyone to enjoy. Most of us don’t want to be famous or have our faces plastered over the world’s media. We simply want credit where credit is due – an acknowledgment that we have created the image and it is our work that inspired.