Bassnectar recently launched The Bassnectar Art Exchange as a way to encourage the buying and selling of fan-made merchandise. It was developed as a way to promote legitimate merchandise and cut back on the amount of profits that bootleggers make on the Bassnectar fan base. This comes with the announcement that Bassnectar posting that he was sick of copyright infringement and plagiarism of any form. This was his post on Facebook:
Shortly after this announcement animator Max Hattler came out and accused Bassnectar, real name Lorin Ashton, of making profits off of copied animation. Hattler claims that a Chicago based company, named Radio Edit AV, replicated visuals created by Hattler. The package that was created by Radio Edit AV was sampled during the live shows between 2013 and now.
His claims went to his Facebook here:
Bassnectar responded by posting this in the comment section:
Which Hattler responded with:
Then Bassnectar posted this on his Facebook page:
It is expected that the camp should publicly address this legal issues, considering the stance Bassnectar holds with The Bassnectar Art Exchange. Bassnectar, himself, took responsibility. There were no excuses made in his statement. He apologized on behalf of his team and is working to resolve the issue. I commend Bassnectar and how he is attempting to resolve this situation.