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January 18th, 2014 #1
New Site possibly ripping off artists?
I am not a lawyer but I did pay attention in the minor legal class my college provided it students.
I'm rather distressed by the is portion of a new site called ArtCorgi.
The copyright of all art you create and sell through ArtCorgi will remain with you. Your clients will be given a worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-commercial, perpetual license with the right to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, and publicly display their commissions for personal purposes.
unless I'm mistaken, this is a scam for artists. Since your liscense is sold and the prices are way to low for that kind of thing..
I thought i should say something and bring it up here sense there seems to be a lot more veterans of the art world here than say, tumblr, where I heard about this.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberJanuary 19th, 2014 #2
Full text from the relevant portion of http://artcorgi.com/copyright/ :
All content on published ArtCorgi by ArtCorgi staff and affiliates is copyrighted unless otherwise indicated by the presence of a Creative Commons or Public Domain license.
While ArtCorgi artists and site visitors grant ArtCorgi a worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to any content they post on their site, they maintain ownership of any intellectual property rights retained in that work. Should you wish to use content created by a ArtCorgi member, you will need to contact him or her directly.
Those who order commissions through ArtCorgi will be given a worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-commercial, perpetual license with the right to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, and publicly display their commissions for personal purposes. Artists retain copyright to the work they create, so they may use it in their portfolio and for other purposes.
If you would like to publicly display an altered version of your commission, gain exclusive rights to the work, or use it for commercial purposes, please contact us or reach out to your artist directly.
Paragraph 4 of the above quote interprets it in the same way, so I'd say it's not a scam to sell full rights to a work for peanuts. It's just a site to advertise commission opportunities.
January 19th, 2014 #3
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January 21st, 2014 #5
I did but I'm still not so great with it! Still learning!
I still don't really like it sense the license does allow for making derivatives.. they used the example of 'icons' but it also allows for tracing and signature removals.
Which i guess just means I won't really be using it. I don't really like how they handle money either.