Source: Dom1n, Polish community
remember that nice “screwup” with the Leopard and the sheep on the last wallpaper? That was actually pretty funny, wasn’t it :) Well, this isn’t.
Wargaming artists are using copyrighted material for their wallpapers without author’s consent, apparently.
In this thread, someone bothered to take a closer look at the High Five wallpaper and discovered that a part of it actually has a blurred copyright writing in lower right corner:
The owner of the part of picture used has been identified as Werner Amann, German photographer and artist. Werner Amann also works for companies, which he advertises, but Wargaming is not on his clients’ list, leading the people, who discovered it to the conclusion that someone at WG used Mr.Amann’s pictures illegally.
This has been basically confirmed by Wargaming, since:
- the old wallpaper was replaced with a new one where the “copyright” is deleted (for example here)
- a Polish community organizer informed the players that the info has been forwarded for clarification
Another great job, guys…