Infestation: Survivor Stories Classic

Infestation: Survivor Stories Classic

NuclearShadow Dec 30, 2012 @ 12:59pm
I found more stolen content within the game.
Happened to come across this screenshot and it struck me as awfully familar.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=114730373

Because I have seen it before!
http://victorystore00.stores.yahoo.net/ancrsi2.html

Other than the wear on it the art remains completely unchanged. Despite it being as something as small and silly as this it is still very much theft.

*edit* I contacted the store and showed them the evidence. Waiting for a response but will update when I do get one.
Last edited by NuclearShadow; Dec 30, 2012 @ 1:35pm
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AmuNúh Dec 30, 2012 @ 1:28pm 
LOL. Lazy dev is lazy.
Siresly Dec 30, 2012 @ 1:44pm 
Premature to call this stealing. There is a possibility that they were granted permission, or that the image is public domain.
NuclearShadow Dec 30, 2012 @ 1:55pm 
Originally posted by VibratingDonkey:
Premature to call this stealing. There is a possibility that they were granted permission, or that the image is public domain.

While you could be right it still shows laziness. Also given that they have stolen images from The Walking Dead and all I highly doubt they would go and try to get permission for the sign.
If it is public domain then hopefully VictoryStore will alert me to such. Again will update if they do.
jpate81 Dec 30, 2012 @ 3:14pm 
Originally posted by GANuclearShadow:
Happened to come across this screenshot and it struck me as awfully familar.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=114730373

Because I have seen it before!
http://victorystore00.stores.yahoo.net/ancrsi2.html

Other than the wear on it the art remains completely unchanged. Despite it being as something as small and silly as this it is still very much theft.

*edit* I contacted the store and showed them the evidence. Waiting for a response but will update when I do get one.

Dude, you need a life.
SteJo Dec 30, 2012 @ 3:43pm 
Is it really a surprise at this point that these dev's are lazy scam artists
*s*t*a*r*s* Dec 30, 2012 @ 5:58pm 
I see they copy pasted the image and put it in a triangle box and added weathered effect. You seem to have a point, keep us updated.
Josh Dec 30, 2012 @ 9:45pm 
Lol, how pahetic are you guys?? Omg, metal looks like metal must have stolen that look from somewhere...
wallab^1i Dec 30, 2012 @ 10:09pm 
lol, i knew i had seen that ♥♥♥♥ing bigfoot sign before..
Siresly Dec 30, 2012 @ 10:40pm 
Originally posted by Josh:
Lol, how pahetic are you guys?? Omg, metal looks like metal must have stolen that look from somewhere...
It clearly is the exact same base imagery. Nothing to argue there.
Originally posted by jpate81:

Dude, you need a life.
And you need to stop it with the insults. As does Josh. No need for that.
Therk Dec 30, 2012 @ 11:33pm 
i dont know if someone else mentioned it but it looks like they also steal the art from the tv series , The Walking Dead:

http://www.pcguru.hu/pcguru/hirek/plagiummal_vadoljak_a_the_war_z_alkotoit
NuclearShadow Dec 31, 2012 @ 4:08am 
Originally posted by PastelPurple:
I see they copy pasted the image and put it in a triangle box and added weathered effect. You seem to have a point, keep us updated.

Actually the store sells the exact version as well. So it's not like they even changed the shape.




Originally posted by jpate81:
Originally posted by GANuclearShadow:
Happened to come across this screenshot and it struck me as awfully familar.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=114730373

Because I have seen it before!
http://victorystore00.stores.yahoo.net/ancrsi2.html

Other than the wear on it the art remains completely unchanged. Despite it being as something as small and silly as this it is still very much theft.

*edit* I contacted the store and showed them the evidence. Waiting for a response but will update when I do get one.

Dude, you need a life.

Says the person who has gone to try to endlessly defend this game? Also are you really going to defend a act of theft? Are you really that much of a fanboy?



Originally posted by Josh:
Lol, how pahetic are you guys?? Omg, metal looks like metal must have stolen that look from somewhere...

If you actually took a look at both you would notice that the entire thing is stolen. Similarties would be fine but it is clear that they copied it exactly. Once again another fanboy defending a act of theft. How pathetic are you to blindly and without reason defend people who are clearly guilty of many unacceptable acts?




Originally posted by Therk:
i dont know if someone else mentioned it but it looks like they also steal the art from the tv series , The Walking Dead:

http://www.pcguru.hu/pcguru/hirek/plagiummal_vadoljak_a_the_war_z_alkotoit

Yeah that was a hot topic for sometime. They then claimed it was a independent artist that they hired that did it but never was able to give the artists name or any other simple detail.
Everything that comes from them seems to be lies.
theolaf Dec 31, 2012 @ 4:25am 
I see no trademarking or copywriting... it is not technically theft. Ive seen tons of manufacturers making "xxxxxxxx crossing" signs of all kinds including bigfoot. hell ive seen that sign for well over a decade. Im sure that yahoo store isnt 10 years old. and I dont know why ou would think they manufacture the signs... is it cheesy? yes. I think what tiny little immersion the game has is destroyed by stuff like this.

It isnt theft. Sorry guys. lazy? yes. theft? nope.
NuclearShadow Dec 31, 2012 @ 4:51am 
Originally posted by theolaf:
I see no trademarking or copywriting... it is not technically theft. Ive seen tons of manufacturers making "xxxxxxxx crossing" signs of all kinds including bigfoot. hell ive seen that sign for well over a decade. Im sure that yahoo store isnt 10 years old. and I dont know why ou would think they manufacture the signs... is it cheesy? yes. I think what tiny little immersion the game has is destroyed by stuff like this.

It isnt theft. Sorry guys. lazy? yes. theft? nope.

Just because you do not see a trademark or copyright sign on something does not make it unowned. Chances are the very image was first a digital one in this day and age. Which by the DMCA would make it auto-copyrighted. For example something as simple as a youtube video made by a common youtube users would auto have copyright over it the moment they made the content. Go here if you disagree or would like to know more http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf

Even if the store does not manfacture the signs they know who does and could give the info to the proper owner. So going to them was still the most logical path even if it leads elsewhere they are capable of passing it on or at-least pointing the way.

Now, as for if it is theft. If I were to take a drawing of Mickey Mouse from the Disney website and claim that I created it and lacked giving any credit to the actual creators this would not only be immoral but plagiarism. Taking that picture of Mickey Mouse and selling it even if it is not the focus on what I am selling with permission would be a act of copyright violation. I would be doing a act of theft of Disney's property. There are some exceptions to this if they fall under fair use but in the case of this game, it is not fair use.


In-fact this is not the first time that this has happened in video games, Others got caught before and have been sued which usually ends in the case being settled. So don't act like this is legal act when we have had previous cases where it clearly shown it was not.
HazelS Dec 31, 2012 @ 6:03am 
Originally posted by GaNjAlF 3ö-:
Omg i saw a three in the game.....they did copy three and rocks! too!!!!!!!!!

Do you mean a Tree, or the number three (3) ?
Dog Dec 31, 2012 @ 6:12am 
It may not be stealing, but it's sure as hell proving once more that there is virtually nothing original about this game at all.
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