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nolan

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on: November 04, 2010, 06:55:38 PM
What do you think about this, good or bad?

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Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 09:15:09 PM
Although it doesn't affect me directly, I have found that NZ tends to take it's lead from countries like the UK when it comes to policy changes similar to this, so may follow hot on the heels to update our copyright laws too once the Britain has.

As a copyrightable content producer (now that's a fancy word for artist if I ever saw one  :D , but I also design websites and we create videos and manuals at The Paint Basket, etc.) I am watching this one like a hawk. There is nothing worse than somebody stealing your content. Using it for reference is fine, we all do that, but directly copying is not.

I have walked into galleries and seen my paintings that have been copied (and not very well either) and are now for sale and that leaves me breathing fire. If the person only took the time to change a few things so the painting was not an exact replica I wouldn't mind one bit and would actually be quite flattered and honoured.

i just hope that any updates to the law don't take away my rights to my hard work or give other people the right to profit from it.  :-\


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Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 01:21:05 AM
To be certain, the original artists don't have much to gain from this.  I agree with you Nolan.
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