12.20.2011

that constitutes copy write infringement?


so...
if someone has a photo style and others learn from it and borrow it?
if someone has as writing style and others learn from it and borrow it?
if someone has a painting style... drawing style... illustration style... you get it...

so...
here is an illustrator's story about Target having a line of clothing with a very similar drawing style with very similar themes

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2 comments:

Nylonthread said...

Yes. This constitutes copyright infringement. Beyond a doubt. From AIGA.org:

"Copyright is the exclusive right to control reproduction and commercial exploitation of your creative work. Copyright protects any kind of artwork, including illustrations, photographs and graphic design. Except under certain circumstances (i.e. “work made for hire”), you own the copyright in your work at the moment you create it in a “fixed” form of “expression.” A fixed form of expression is any tangible medium that can be perceived by humans, including traditional forms—such as paintings, sculptures, writings—and new forms that require a machine to perceive (e.g., GIF files, CDs, websites)."

Nylonthread said...

Go here for more details:
http://cpm.aiga.org/legal_issues/copyright-basics-for-graphic-designers