Sunday, August 2, 2009

UGHHHHH!!!!!! I am soooooo ANGRYYYY!!!! What was THAT?! There are 2 people who wrote that I "don't know the meaning of piracy" and "use the images of Marvel Comics" for "My Hero" kit. My first reaction was to kill someone. Firstly, read the banner clearly please -"Stop Digital Piracy" is written on it. It means don't steal designer's digital scrap products. There are people who download my kits and sell it for money. This banner calls to stop it. The second thing is - do you know any other heroes except superman, captain america, spiderman, batman e.t.c? All the images in the kit are drawn by comics fans. If I were selling the kit for money and make profit from it I could understand your reaction, but I just share it with you for free. If you two are so clever and know the meaning of "piracy" please send or show me YOUR works and I'll learn what does that mean. Of course you all are free to write in comments section anything you like, critics are welcomed too, but I think these two comments are idle talk or just act of jealousy. My next kit is about Egypt trip, if I take the picture of the Sphinks or picture of pyramids, should I ask from them or Egypt about copyright?!?!
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Rachel said...

Don't worry about them! Some people just have to much time on their hands :)

Anonymous said...

This is such an old argument and it's always the ones that can't seem to grasp the ever-so-simple concept of "if you didn't make it, it's not yours." Why is it the fault of the people bringing this to your attention? Why are you so upset?

Before you go and really kill someone (seriously?) please take a breath and do some research. You need to understand that your use does not constitute fair use. Your post was over-the-top defensive and way too angry, as it seems that all people that get caught breaking copyright law react in such a way.

"Copyright infringement (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized use of material that is covered by copyright law, in a manner that violates one of the copyright owner's exclusive rights, such as the right to reproduce or perform the copyrighted work, or to make derivative works."

A lot of people think it's okay to do like you have done with images they don't hold copyright to and lable it "fair use." Giving your kits away as freebies doesn't automatically make it okay because, regardless if you're asking $0 or $1,000, you're still using an image that you don't hold copyright to and licensing it out for others to use in their scrapbooking projects. It's commercial usage, no matter how you slice it.

Your stuff is unique and your style is pretty. It's very unfortunate that I can't trust that any other images you've used are not the copyrighted works of others.

Anonymous said...

I have not seen anything so far from you that I would say is piracy. I love the kits so far and have used them.

thank you for your generosity.

Nicole said...

I love, love, love your work, and if you do decide sometime in the future to sell at a store, of course using your own creations or CU creations, I'd want to have you. Check us out Your work is amazing!

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that if it's a freebie you are okay! Tell me "anonymous", if I have a pack of spiderman stickers and give it to my son's friend to put in his stickerbook, am I guilty of copyright infringement? Or should I have contacted Marvel Comics first to see if that was okay? Now if I was selling spiderman stickers and making money off of it, then yes, that is a problem. I don't see what Asal has done wrong here.

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to a page I did with your Hero kit. Thanks again for all the great kits.

psychozoe said...

I find it interesting the people that are 'correcting' or 'pointing out' these issues are too afraid to post who they are LOL

Anonymous said...

From Marvel's website, under Help/Infringement Reporting:
"Such examples of intellectual property infringement are: 1)Unlicensed merchandise using Marvel's characters or names; 2)Unapproved commercial use or Marvel's characters and trademarks; 3)counterfeit products; 4)Illegal copies of Marvel material being sold or distributed."

Put simply: you cannot use Marvel characters for anything, whether offered free or not, without license permission from Marvel. Using the example above; if you have a pack of Spiderman stickers the printer/distributor will have paid Marvel for a license to produce them, and sell them to you. Printing your own stickers using Spiderman is wrong, because you don't have permission from Marvel.

Anonymous said...

congrats to your whole blog and all kits. There is so much inspiration and creativity!!!
I loved them all, and I was very lucky to see the twillight kit for all, thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

To the person asking about the stickers. Those stickers are made under licence (check the pack) and if they aren't (you know, it won't have the wording of
'made under licence'), then yes, the sticker makers are guilty of copyright infringement. I'm assuming you bought the stickers you gave away, or did you steal them? I don't mean to be offensive, but your argument just doesn't make sense here.

If you drew something, and then someone else took your drawing without your permission and turned it into a kit to give away or sell, I think you'd see things a little differently.

Asal said...

Hey, can you please STOP bringing this topic again and again? I am sick of it, I explain to you again: I took the pictures not from the marvel's site, but from the fan's, and many of them agreeded when I asked to use them. The only thing that I took from Marvel is the IDEA about superheroes, but I didn't know that it will cause such a reaction, so I deleted it. Hope that now this topic won't appear again.

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