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SweetxinsanityxSarah
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:58 pm    Post subject: Character Theif alert Reply with quote

Ok just clearing the air here, Solar is a flat out character theif, he does it to try and get at those who have scorned him in the past and lies out his rear saying he has a copywright on them. I have a feeling he stole Cherri from an artist on here or DA, not sure about that yet. However he is trying to claim he owns my character Xaliirekur when in reality HE DOESNT.

Xaliirekur is mine and mine alone I created him around the early 2000's, the real date is to be a secret cause he might try to read this being the stalker he is (Strata knows the true date btw solar). But anyways even if he has a big copywright on him, guess what? Tetsuya's going to see this and wellll...solar remember a little game by the name of Blue Bird's Illusion? Yeah they got in big trouble, such as you yourself will Solar. So I suggest to those who run into Solar on DA who have drawn a picture of Xaliirekur to ignore him for the character, I being it's creator have full ownership of him. He cant do anything about this. Why do I know this? Well he slipped one night and told me he tried to take Ami's character but she was too popular to do so.


I am merely posting this to alert those who have characters who run into solar on DA or Gaia that if you scorn him, he'll TRY to take your character and add it to his collection of other stolen characters. I am not picking fights, just alerting others to this behaviour.

And Strata I am full on willing to take a full on Q&A about my character's history if you want further proof he is mine. This might be best done in PM though.

Admins are the only ones permitted to reply to this. Not in the mood for insults or stupid bullcrap. And to prevent this from happening, I ask full on for an admin to lock and then reply to this. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks...Nice to know there are folks here who look out for this...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rips are one of the reasons I got away from dA...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no need to explain or defend yourself in this case. No complaints about any piece have been brought to staff attention recently, so there is no action to take.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry but, People who are in this field need to know copyright laws. Copyright law in the US states that an idea nor the subjrct of an image can not be copyrighted. Most other modernized countries have a similarly worded clause. What this means is an original characheter is not copyrightable material. You can copyright any imagery you make of a charachter, any written details about that charachter but not the charachter it self. If international copyright law worked like many think it does with copyrights on individual charachters this site and sited like it would not exist. 90% of the imagery on atleast this site would be illegal under those standards. Thankfully it does not work that way, Below is the FAQ from the US copyright office website at http://www.copyright.gov

US_copyright_law_FAQ wrote:
What does copyright protect?
Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section "What Works Are Protected."


Can I copyright my website?
The original authorship appearing on a website may be protected by copyright. This includes writings, artwork, photographs, and other forms of authorship protected by copyright. Procedures for registering the contents of a website may be found in Circular 66, Copyright Registration for Online Works.

Can I copyright my domain name?
Copyright law does not protect domain names. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit organization that has assumed the responsibility for domain name system management, administers the assignation of domain names through accredited registers.

How do I protect my recipe?
A mere listing of ingredients is not protected under copyright law. However, where a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions, or when there is a collection of recipes as in a cookbook, there may be a basis for copyright protection. Note that if you have secret ingredients to a recipe that you do not wish to be revealed, you should not submit your recipe for registration, because applications and deposit copies are public records. See FL 122, Recipes.

Can I copyright the name of my band?
No. Names are not protected by copyright law. Some names may be protected under trademark law. Contact the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 800-786-9199, for further information.

How do I copyright a name, title, slogan or logo?
Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases, these things may be protected as trademarks. Contact the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 800-786-9199, for further information. However, copyright protection may be available for logo artwork that contains sufficient authorship. In some circumstances, an artistic logo may also be protected as a trademark.

How do I protect my idea?
Copyright does not protect ideas, concepts, systems, or methods of doing something. You may express your ideas in writing or drawings and claim copyright in your description, but be aware that copyright will not protect the idea itself as revealed in your written or artistic work.


Does my work have to be published to be protected?
Publication is not necessary for copyright protection.

Can I register a diary I found in my grandmother's attic?
You can register copyright in the diary only if you own the rights to the work, for example, by will or by inheritance. Copyright is the right of the author of the work or the author's heirs or assignees, not of the one who only owns or possesses the physical work itself. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Who Can Claim Copyright.”

How do I protect my sighting of Elvis?
Copyright law does not protect sightings. However, copyright law will protect your photo (or other depiction) of your sighting of Elvis. File your claim to copyright online by means of the electronic Copyright Office (eCO). Pay the fee online and attach a copy of your photo. Or, go to the Copyright Office website, fill in Form CO, print it, and mail it together with your photo and fee. For more information on registration a copyright, see SL-35. No one can lawfully use your photo of your sighting, although someone else may file his own photo of his sighting. Copyright law protects the original photograph, not the subject of the photograph.

Does copyright protect architecture?
Yes. Architectural works became subject to copyright protection on December 1, 1990. The copyright law defines “architectural work” as “the design of a building embodied in any tangible medium of expression, including a building, architectural plans, or drawings.” Copyright protection extends to any architectural work created on or after December 1, 1990. Also, any architectural works that were unconstructed and embodied in unpublished plans or drawings on that date and were constructed by December 31, 2002, are eligible for protection. Architectural designs embodied in buildings constructed prior to December 1, 1990, are not eligible for copyright protection. See Circular 41, Copyright Claims in Architectural Works

Can I get a star named after me and claim copyright to it?
No. There is a lot misunderstanding about this. Names are not protected by copyright. Publishers of publications such as a star registry may register a claim to copyright in the text of the volume [or book] containing the names the registry has assigned to stars, and perhaps the compilation of data; but such a registration would not extend protection to any of the individual star names appearing therein. Copyright registration of such a volume of star names does not confer any official or governmental status on any of the star names included in the volume. For further information on copyright protection and names, see Circular 34, Copyright Protection Not Available for Names, Titles, or Short Phrases

Note: The Copyright Office offers introductory answers to frequently asked questions about copyright, registration, and services of the Office. Links throughout the answers will guide you to further information on our website or from other sources. For any other questions, please visit our Contact Us page.

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