So, we’ve had an awful lot of Drama going on, on the Klaus Doberman Yahoo! group’s list lately. Everything from identity theft, (some wanker stole Klaus’ old Yahoo! e-mail and spent a good few months pretending to be Klaus on his list) to alleged art piracy, (Klaus found his new, unfinished, “Do Not Distribute!” artwork up on F-Chan) and now some dope bugging the other members for adult “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” artwork, knowing full-well that Klaus got into major trouble from Dreamworks in regards to those drawings, and is no longer allowed to post them up on the net.
What bugs me is that the guy e-mailed Klaus asking for two of the Spirit drawings, (apparently he already has two of four) and when he didn’t get a reply from Klaus (again, knowing that Klaus does not want them distributed any longer) he figured that he could ask the people on the list. Big mistake. The guy’s been told, politely, at least a few times already that no one on the group will distribute those pictures, in good faith to Klaus.
Now, granted that the guy doesn’t speak (type?) very good English, as I think he’s from Russia… but from the messages he’s sent to the list, I don’t think he’s as stupid as he tries to come across. Basically, when people have told him, “Sorry, no, we can’t give you this art,” he’s been pulling the guilt-trip BS of, “I don’t understand any of you! People are supposed to help each other out! You’re just afraid of Dreamworks, and so you guys won’t give me free artwork that I feel I’m entitled to!” Those weren’t his exact words, but that basically sums it up.
I finally got tired of listening to him bitch on the list, and sent him a couple of private e-mails, in the hopes that it would help him to better understand.
( E-mail correspondences, and more on Art Piracy behind the cut.Collapse )