[SCA-AE] Copyright and scrolls
delacroi29 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 6 14:40:36 EST 2007
This will always come down to an individual artist's personal
slant and there are too many of those to mention. Everyone has a
right to the way they feel about their own work and to protect
their own work in ways they deem fit.
For people who outright _steal to sell_ another's work, I hope
there is a special ring in Hell for them.
This happens in the mundane world as well, someone steals your
research, someone takes credit for what you did. It always
stinks but it is also an incredibly rare occurance.
Only once in my 10 years of being a scadian have I ever heard
from an artist that someone stole her work and was re-printing
it and selling it. Talk about an OMIGOSH moment, flipping
through prints to see your own work being sold at Pennsic. argh!
A good rule is to always ASK first, if you have no way to ask
then be polite and do not take liberties with another's work.
If a scribe who does not want their own work copied and
indicates this on their scroll in some fashion, I hope, as
honorable and courteous people, that we honor their wishes.
Me, personally, well- I have transparencies of the scroll
designs for most of the scrolls I have ever done, it's _a lot_
and I have zoomed them up and down and re-drawn/inked them for
other's to learn to paint on. It's my work- I have that right. I
personally, take no issue with this style of sharing. I do not
make the assumption that everyone else feels the way I do.
Frankly, if you put 10 scribes at a table and gave them the same
elaborate, pre-drawn, pre-inked scroll to paint, with the same
colors of paint in their palette, no two would look the same
because they are original *paintings*.
Just my 2c
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
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