[SCA-AE] Copyright violations - my 2005 Ice Dragon entry
rufinasca at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 13:40:26 EDT 2010
...while we are on the topic, i'd just like to point out that using an image
that someone has created is subject to those same rules and considerations.
which means i really really REALLY get angry when people use pictures that
i've taken to create scrolls - without asking me. like say, oh, those
pictures that were on the trading cards? or any others. AND just for
clarification sake - i didn't take all the pics, so you have to ask about
specific pictures. the person who took the other pictures can get even
angrier than i do.
i once showed up at an event to find that someone had taken a photograph of
mine from my website, turned it into a beautiful scroll and hadn't even
bothered to credit me on the back with "from a photograph by" NOR was i
asked for my permission.
i once received a scroll that had one of my photos painted on it *sigh*
and i don't like it when someone walks up to me at an event and say "send me
that picture you just took! i need to publish it!" yeaaaaaaah...try
asking. you wouldn't demand a poem from a poet, you'd ask. give me the same
consideration for my creations.
you may not feel the same way about the pictures you take, but you probably
don't make any money at it either. i have.
now, having said all that...if you ask me if you can use a photo of mine to
make a scroll, i'll 99% of the time say yes. i think it's a GREAT idea. but
i like to be ASKED. (and i don't expect payment ;)
p.s. now that i think about it, i'm as guilty as anyone else - i used a pic
of a scroll for a paper in school. i guess i should start making amends....
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