"Because all of the unique details which makes the resource original have been striped away there is only the most weak argument for a claim of infringement; so weak that in fact that in most cases our staff will not even acknowledge a claim filled by an uninvolved third party."
-$realitysquared, on bases.
That's the answer I got from $realitysquared
months ago on the subject of bases. While this statement may be right in mostly cases there has been the case when bases were done from picture of characters who were actually bald or naked or both, and cases when the so-called base maker traced almost every element of the picture from the background to clothes making nearly no difference between the original picture and derivative work (the base) to justify why it was subject of protection. But I simply dropped it because talking to him is like talking to a wall and because the amount of cases like those weren't so common to make a mess about it.
But now, I have noticed this trend has sky-rocketed and some of them even reach front-page:
(Naruto, second circle).
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And many more.
Exactly what elements were striped? I only see plain traces here.
And they go ignored because they are "bases" so shit is going down...