I recently came across this flickr image of new hair coming out by a new brand called Castellian. I loved it, and you can see that I even left a comment about how great the volume was. I was recently tipped through a blogger group that the textures were stolen.
Mariah Felicci (her SL name) isn’t looking to make a couple bucks to feed their shopping habit on SL like we’ve seen on marketplace (you know, the 10L priced Truth hairs), they’re looking to make a lot more. They’ve gone as far as making a blogger group for their store. In my opinion, this is something worthy of a DMCA takedown, and I would hope she is prepared.
I encourage you all to avoid Castellian at all costs including their “gift” on marketplace. In the meantime, I’m going to purchase the actual version of the hair from Damselfly.
The owner has approached me on Flickr saying it was a full perm purchase however she was not authorized to use the textures, as the original purchase DOES NOT come with the textures.
” Tommy Fairplay, our dear dear friend, brought to our attention that the brand Castellian is using unauthorized copies of his textures (read stolen) in their creations as well as passing full permission copies of his work. Please, please, do not colaborate in supporting this sort of action in your blogs. He will take action asap but, for now, what the community can do to assist is remove propaganda done for this brand in the fashion feeds. Thank you!”
The full perm ad on marketplace states that “The textures shown on the hair are not included!”, so it still stands that she has stolen the textures. I will happily remove this when she proves otherwise.