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Well this is tribute to what happend to spacejunk and I at KDE-look.org.
Tbis guy that stole these wallpapers was out of line.
He stole 7+ wallpapers from me ( I dont have the exact count ) and one of spacejunk's wallpapers ( wich has been removed )
Anyways it looks like i am gona have to put these ulgy copyright notices
on all my wallpapers thanx to this guy.( sorry if this offends you in any way )

****This is the alternative... LIKE IT!!!?***** >:O

ciasa

16 years ago

well, if your gonna put a copyright symbol on your pictures, you might want to choose the right one. © not @ (hope those come through)

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Cenobyte

16 years ago

i like the artwork and the message. very clean and crisp style. *applauds*

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Maui15

16 years ago

This is a valid copyright. This post is to make a point. Not for you all to try and prove me wrong. You must have something better to do with your day.

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soulrebel

16 years ago

i wouldnt put it that harsh, but i think its wrong to copyright your stuff too. this is a linux community and most believe in the gpl.
of course it would be right to give credit to the creator of the art, but even if not what is your problem?
obviously somebody is jealous of your art and reposts it under his name, giving him a false feeling of satisfaction and spreading YOUR art.(HARM TO YOU?)
i would imply you submit your art because you like people to see it and not because you need the fame; then how can some little reposting damage your art?
now you damaged your art by including ugly copyright labels, i dont think thats better...

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ruel24

16 years ago

The GPL allows copyright. They aren't mutually exclusive. What makes you think that? You think that none of the GPL'd software is copyrighted? Come on...

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anonymous-hive

16 years ago

How exactly did you copyright your images? Just putting "Copyrighted by " doesn't mean its legally copyrighted. I'm not saying its moral or ethical to take/use other peoples work, but people who do this so-called 'digital artwork' who then slap copyright notices all over their images/web sites don't actually have legal recourse.

On top of that, using copyrighted work without permission is NOT theft. There is a legal distinction between theft and copyright violation. The only legal recourse you have, provided you actually have a valid copyright, is to sue to get someone to stop using it and/or for the direct damages caused to you by them using it. Of which, I highly doubt there has been any.

In short: Quit you whining and don't bother slapping fake copyright notices on your images.

Good day. ^_^

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karlandtanya

16 years ago

Don't know about every country, but in the US, the copyright belongs to the creator of a work.

As soon as you create a work, you own the copyright. That's it.

Copyrights expire some time after a work was created:
US Constitution, Article 1, Sec 8, Clause 8:
...by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries...

But, that time limit seems to extend itself lately at a rate of greater than 1 year per year.

The logistics of placing a (c) mark, registering your work, etc. are useful tools when this sort of thing becomes a court fight.

Say you find a work and can't attribute it to anyone. You must at least know: "I didn't do that."

Simple respect--no matter what copyright laws are applicable--should tell you something!

Saying "I did that" when you know you didn't do it is probably not the most honest thing you could do.

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jap

16 years ago

Maui has utilized a common-law mark. It *is* legal under US copyright law.

Simply putting a proper mark on his work, (which he did), *does* give him legal recourse in event his work is utilized beyond what he desires.

Don't be fooled into thinking there's no teeth in the copyright law. If you copy material which you don't own, it is actionable.

Perhaps I misunderstood. Were you talking about US *Copyright* law, or your own "copy*write*" creedo. It makes me wonder what you're thinking. You actually think it's fine to take someone else's talented blood sweat and tears, (which you perhaps don't posses), and call it *yours*?

Anyway, Maui has marked his work, as is his *right*. Obviously, as a reminder of what the alternative is to "sharing".

Do you *really* want this particular wallpaper anyway? I'm assuming future works which Maui submits to this venue will not carry the mark. He'll just keep his better works private, as maybe you should with your comments?

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skaven

16 years ago

Under US copyright law, you don't have to do anything other than create a work.

These are from http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

3. When is my work protected?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.

4. Do I have to register with your office to be protected?
No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration.”

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jap

16 years ago

You're correct. The work does not need to be formally marked to be covered under the law as it was prior to '89.

It's still a good practice. Personally, I mark my work because it makes things much clearer. Clearer to those that wish to take what's not theirs, and clearer to defend my position in event there's copyright infringement.

Just my $0.02 anyway.

-jap

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skaven

16 years ago

Under US copyright law, you don't have to do anything other than create a work.

These are from http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

3. When is my work protected?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.

4. Do I have to register with your office to be protected?
No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration.”

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skaven

16 years ago

Under US copyright law, you don't have to do anything other than create a work.

These are from http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

3. When is my work protected?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.

4. Do I have to register with your office to be protected?
No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration.”

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skaven

16 years ago

Under US copyright law, you don't have to do anything other than create a work.

These are from http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

3. When is my work protected?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.

4. Do I have to register with your office to be protected?
No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration.”

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skaven

16 years ago

Under US copyright law, you don't have to do anything other than create a work.

These are from http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html

3. When is my work protected?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.

4. Do I have to register with your office to be protected?
No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration.”

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skaven

16 years ago

OK ... I'm not sure why this got posted 5 times, but I apologize

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lurid

16 years ago

How exactly did you copyright your images? Just putting "Copyrighted by " doesn't mean its legally copyrighted. I'm not saying its moral or ethical to take/use other peoples work, but people who do this so-called 'digital artwork' who then slap copyright notices all over their images/web sites don't actually have legal recourse.

On top of that, using copyrighted work without permission is NOT theft. There is a legal distinction between theft and copyright violation. The only legal recourse you have, provided you actually have a valid copyright, is to sue to get someone to stop using it and/or for the direct damages caused to you by them using it. Of which, I highly doubt there has been any.

In short: Quit you whining and don't bother slapping fake copyright notices on your images.

Good day. ^_^

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Maui15

16 years ago

look im sorry i was harsh but when you get into these things you have to understand some issues. We were all hard on you and i am sorry on my part. Please keep sharing work but be sure on the copyrights and do some searching to see if it has/hasnt been posted already.Also give creadit to the person who made it. Still what you did was wrong... Maybe this will teach you to be more careful.

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beefcommando

16 years ago

I figuerd you were older than 12.... please dont kill yourself.

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cesarguere

16 years ago

i'm so sorry. i put yesterday that wallpaper but i don't want to steal it. i only wanted to share that very nice wallpaper. i don't know nothing of copyright, only have 12 years old.
i haven't words to take sorry, i removed that and i'll not do it nevermore.
thanks!!!

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Maui15

16 years ago

hes back again!! somehow he had the nerve to keep it up!
http://kdelook.org/content/show.php?content=9168

thats his post and his name is listed

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Maui15

16 years ago

yeah.. i dont recall his name.. but it made us both very frustrated. It seemed to be a guy maybe brazilian ( just a guess b/c he didnt speak english) He never posted or added any comments or anything b4 this fact. So its not like this is a regular thinG (at least we hope not)
Im just giving you guys/girls out there a heads up to look out for that kinda stuff

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Tuxtuxclan

16 years ago

is it possible to know the whole story? who was this guy and all that??

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spacejunk2003

16 years ago

I have no idea who that was. All I know is that he stole my wallpaper, as well as several of Maui15's, and posted them as his own. And it pissed me off.

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sgtfats

16 years ago

don't let the turkeys get you down. Be Well

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