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Posted by wrs1864b at Mar 9, 2011 12:20:47 PM
Re: How much inspiration is too much inspiration?
Verziga wrote: 
I've taken it up with Apollo. From now on I'll deal with him over it and won't be replying here again for fear of making the situation worse than it needs to be.

This is a very good approach to the problem. It is totally up to OOO to weigh the risks and for them to decide what they want to do.

Mighty wrote: 
Pishkirlin took an image as REFERENCE for his background here and nobody told him anything about plagiarism so that makes me think that you guys have double standards about what you claim here.

Let the OMs explain what 'original work' mean or if maybe it doesn't necessarily involve 'creating' brand new items from scratch and that you may use already existing elements to apply into your composition.

I do not read the events forum, let alone that thread in the events forum, so of course I didn't not say anything. Pishkirlin's entry (a redrawing of Edward Hughes' Valkyrie's Vigil) was not selected as a winner, it is quite possible it was not selected for that reason.

And, no, it is not up to the OMs to decide what "original work" is, it is up to the courts. There are reasonably well established standards for what "original work" means and I suspect that Pishkirlin's would be declared a derivative work also. Remember, this is an area of law that has very little do with being "reasonable" or "common sense", and very much to do with rich/powerful copyright holders (indirectly) writing laws to give them the most power they can get.

Edit: oh, Hughes' painting is *probably* out of copyright, so Pishkirlin's work would probably be a derivative work of an imaging in the public domain, so it would be legal. Earlier in this thread, false_dmitri raised the point about whether the christmas tree image was from "over 100 years ago", for this very reason.
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