I'm curious about all the legal grounds. It's clearly plagiarism in an abstract sense, but if neither Tristan Jones nor Greg Land own the images, is it theft in a legal sense? Probably not. There are plenty of morally reprehensible things in society which are permissible by law, including theft in various degrees. People being mad isn't going to change something. I'm assuming this actually isn't a big deal by many standards, considering Land's wiki page includes information regarding plagiarism accusations from years ago. That being said, I would still rather have the direct market cover and I do think this is a bad look.