I figured I'd start this in the 'Open Forums' since this is where the majority of this takes place, but perhaps we'll start it over again in the 'Premium' section, based on the kind of responses we get..... if any at all.Since joining s101, I’ve become quit aware of the extent of Copyright Infringement……. not only in pirating software, clipart, other shop’s designs, but just plain stepping on the exclusive rights of someone else and thinking nothing of it. It happens in the music world, movies, labeling, plays, photos, and so many other areas as well as our industry.
Although it’s not really considered ‘theft’, but infringing on someone else’s right
Well, not to get into the legal mumbo-jumbo any further… I’d like to see where others are in their beliefs on this matter. I recently had a brief conversation with another member here and I said I would try a thread on this matter.
So many times we see threads here about a newbie or someone reporting someone using someone else’s design or ideas. We then have a huge exchange on what is or isn’t infringement, and quite frankly, I don’t think anyone ever reaches an end result. There’s no need to look up past actions on this and start talking so and so vs. so and so and what happened…. I’d like to see what in your minds in fact is considered infringement, to what extent and why ??
Possibly we could post up a few pictures of some past infractions and intelligently discuss what happened.
Someone taking a picture for someone else’s website and posting it as their own is of course fraud. However, it still falls under infringement.
Possibly, we’ll have to curtail and change directions of this thread, if it takes off at all, but I’d like to reserve the right to step in and possible re-route this thing if it gets too far off track. I’d really like to see a good discussion on this matter since it’s constantly coming up and most all of us have been affected by this term…… some, more than others.