update on the art theft! the publisher, Puerto de Escape, has apologized (both publicly and personally). i woke up this morning to find a statement on their website that they will remove the covers from circulation, which i am pleased with! i am still undecided on what to do by way of legal action, but i'm happy that the publisher has responded! thanks everyone for all your help, it's thanks to you that i was taken seriously.
the latest in the lois-gets-her-art-stolen chronicles: a chilean publisher has decided to take this artwork, drag it through photoshop hell, and use it as a cover for this book, obviously without permission or compensation of any kind. not only is it copyright infringement but making book covers this ugly should be outlawed too.
anyways, i went through this before when i found my art printed on sweaters in south korea. i talked to a few different lawyers at the time, who told me that i needed a lawyer in the actual country that the theft was taking place.
the thief is Puerto de Escape in Chile (a publisher), and i intend to go after them. however, i need someone who is familiar with chilean law and ideally could hook me up with a lawyer in chile to help me out and give advice. i could also use advice from anyone familiar with these situations and how they can be resolved. if you guys could spread the word and e-mail me at email@example.com with any information, that would help me SO much! thanks a ton for reading!!