|You want to crochet yourself a scorpion, too? You can. |
|Pictures in my gallery that I'm very fond of, but that I feel haven't gotten enough attention - be it by views, comments or favs. |
Enjoy and give them some love.
IP confusionIt's sad to see people fighting about intellectual property rights when they apparently have no clue what those are, how they work and what is allowed (and not).IP confusion by marhaus
Prime example: http://boltstrueno1fanever.deviantart.com/art/Onyx-Forepaw-Feb-2012-Ref-286737985 vs. http://yasuoxingxing.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4vcima
Obviously the latter is similar to the first.
The question is: is this allowed?
To answer that question, it is important to understand what rules apply and what intellectual property (IP) is.
There are three different kinds of IP that can apply here:
As the name hints this is the right to make copies of a work. It does not protect ideas, only the actual recorded work - artwork, documents, music etc.
This means that if someone copies your art (by directly copying it, by tracing it or otherwise adapting your work) you can certainly take action, but there is little you can do to prevent someone else creating their own
Hello, your resident procrastinator speaking. ^^|
Despite being, indeed, a procrastinator, I like to dabble in all kinds of art and crafts. Most prominent in my gallery are photography and crocheting, though I've been caught sculpting, papercrafting, painting, drawing and manipulating photos, too. And should I ever get off my lazy butt, I may actually finish writing a story or two to post here.
So take a look around, there might be something here that interests you.