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Posted: 11 November 2010 at 10:24am | IP Logged
Sorry, have something to add. I don't mean to spam.

I think the question of credit is very tricky. In my creations page, I have listed the resources I use, but not by artist. Part of the reason is, I have a huge collection of downloaded textures, photoshop brushes, fonts, etc. that I can't always keep track of the artists. And sometimes what I do with them combines these products and changes them a lot that it's barely recognizable where it comes from.

But I've always strictly followed the copyright/fair use terms of the original artists. Some people say you cannot use it at all without their permission, and I don't. I don't even download such fonts/brushes/textures if I can't use them freely. Other say okay for non-commercial use. Other artists (like ones on deviantart) request that you show them your work. I've done that sometimes, just to connect with someone who I think does really cool work. But I don't post their name here everytime I use their work. I think there is an understanding around that.

I also don't expect others to give me credit if something I use inspires them. If they are copying/pasting what I've done, then yes, credit me, sure, but if they are not copying/pasting and they are making their own thing based on something they see in my work, I don't expect credit. If I had to do the same thing, I would have to credit a billion things. I'd have to credit something someone said, or some image I saw while I was in the subway, some reflection of light I saw in someone's photograph. There is just no way to track all these things.

I think we all have to accept that all of our work, no matter how inspired, always takes off from other things, and it will be impossible to credit the thousand things that go into something we make.

Edited by --arti-- - 11 November 2010 at 10:25am

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Posted: 25 November 2010 at 3:20am | IP Logged
Mimi this is such a wonderful post and everyone's replies have been just amazing, I have got to read so many different opinions and views. Sabah you are a gem for giving me this link.Thank you so much. I don't have much to say as of now, but if we are to dwell into a difference between an inspired and a copied piece of work. 

For me something inspired is as simple as (a) giving due credit to the original creator (b) its about adding one's own touch to that work, be it in the form of an explanation, design or any style but any one looking should be able to identify the difference and know that it is not the same piece of work. I would think of some better way to put it later.

Inspiration is something beautiful on its own but provided the clear lines and limits are respected :)

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Posted: 30 January 2011 at 8:20am | IP Logged
Thnk U mimi for this post actually i was wondering the same but as i read all the comments i cameto a conclusion that..
Copy means like if a person copies everything well with a minute change like copy the texts pics coloring..nd just change the font or something or may be texture..This can be considered as COPYING
Inspired is like
Just make the same style with diff pic diff text ..And credit the original maker in this case MAKER A :)
Lol this is wat i understood :P
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Posted: 12 March 2011 at 5:29am | IP Logged
Originally posted by ..NiyaPari..

Inspired is like
Just make the same style with diff pic diff text ..And credit the original maker in this case MAKER A :)

oh well .. this is copying too ...

be it a style, layout, texture or anything .. it is said to be copied or imitated if its not you're innovation. i would say, get inspired to create something of you're won.. something possibly unique which is worth admiration .

allloott of people just copy and forget to credit.

apparently, it takes a hell lott of time, work and innovation to bring an icon/banner into form and its awful to see someone else copy it or claim it as their own.

say nooo to plagiarism.

Edited by ilovecolors - 12 March 2011 at 5:47am

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