A question about authors

What to do when you find art works that look almost the same (not so good ,of course) as the original works of the other, real author that you know?
These are the original works of the author - Ella Svilan Svalina:

And these are the works by the 'author' (?) Mitch (I found these 'works' in Austria):

Is he/she an author if he/she makes copies like that?
Do you inform the real author about this?
I would like to hear your comments, ideas, advice...

Posted on September 18, 2009 and filed under 0:: creative together, creative works, misc.