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    question

    And it may come off as a stupid one at that, but i gotta ask it anyway.

    I see a lot of pro artwork around here, like stuff about about lara croft, wolverine, etc. And i sometimes see work that looks to me like it's intended for some serious project, on display, just not gone official yet.

    The thing is, do you guys like, copyright sensitive stuff before you post it here or are you just not afraid someone might come peeking in and steal your ideas?

    Just wondering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by el coro
    from my experience i have found the people who worry and take the most steps to "protect" their work are the ones who have the least to worry about. i cant count how many crappy crap crap images i have seen with a big ol stupid watermark over it.when was the last time you saw a craig mullins watermark? honestly, who cares if someone steals your work in the hopes to get a job? you think if they get hired off stolen work they are gonna be able to keep the job they get if they didnt have the skills to begin with? ninja please. im not saying stealing is okay, but anyone who steals artwork and gets hired for a job off it is going to be expected to perform to that same level of the stolen stuff. so dont trip, dont worry about watermarks, and just worry about making art good enough to be stolen. -c36
    I think thats pretty much the feeling amongst the cream around here. There are steps you CAN take if your obsessed with it, but all in all, dont sweat it.

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    In the U.S., if you produce it, it's automatically copyrighted to you, *except* in instances where you have a contract stating otherwise - for example, the piece is copyrighted to a game company.

    In most cases here in CA what you are seeing is artwork that has been released by the owning company for the artist to display. So, the work isn't going to be shown until the product hits the shelves. And usually, if it is copyrighted to a specific company, there's a little notice somewhere are the piece stating so. And the artist typically says who it's been done for as well.

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    And honestly, 95% of the art created on the web is not stolen for "profit," as in someone is successfully selling your works. More than likely, and they are using them for eye-candy on another site...Consider it a compliment and move on.

    When you are making a living as an artist, and your name is well known in the industry is when you should become paranoid, and by then, you probably will not care.

    Of greater importance, though is that YOU don't steal someone else's work to create your own...

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    He who steals my shoes has no sense of smell.

    He who steals my clothes has no taste.

    He who steals my money is still penniless.

    He who steals my paints is probably hungry...and very stupid.

    He who steals my art is in over his head.

    He who steals my ideas is too dumb to know what to do with them.

    He who steals my name is going to be smeared with sardine oil, tied to a fuckin' wolverine and dropped into a deep hole full of fire ants after I remove his tongue, genitals and fingernails with a rusty chainsaw.

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    Thanks.

    I wouldn't throw the poor wolverine into a fire ant hole though.

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