Sunday, March 02, 2008

Skinned Papers

These papers were not entirely made by me. I had got a pile of paperscrap scraps from someone else at a swap. It didn't look like it should have been used for scrapping because the whole paper was "off". So instead of using it for a paper book I decided to scan it and recolor it.


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

My3Hens said...

I wasnt sure where to post on teh whole piracy issue but wow! This is incredibly sad. Actually the same person is doing it to a wonderful designer i ct from so i will have to see if she knows teh extent of this pirate!

Anonymous said...

Geez oh Pete! I had no idea some pirates were so BRAZEN! lol Amazing that they think they can get away with it...funnier still that they keep doing it once they've been outed! lol By the way, I never thought of looking at email/name associated with file and comparing it to source info..that is a great idea to make sure that file isn't pirated!! BTW...i know theres absolutely no copywrite laws in some countries, but its funny that they claim ignorance when everyone includes tou, and even if they can't read english, personal use tou are pretty dang standard from person to person. Aside from outing these people, and being on the lookout for designers goods that you recognize at pirate's site, is there any other recourse that an artist can take? Who handles copywrite violations that you can turn these ppl into, I wonder? I'm gonna check out that site you suggested to learn more bout this, definitely.

On the flipside, though, I have heard of a number of ppl being accused unfairly of piracy (think i remember reading that you knew someone who had to prove her innocence, too) and having it totally destroy their reputations. Girl I know on Deviant Art is going thru that now. She's got her pencil sketches showing evolution of artwork, and she's still getting emails by the bucketful calling her a pirate. She's actually leaving the site because of it, which is sad as she's really talented. Why is it only the innocent ones who're devastated by the accusation of piracy? lol Anyway, seems like there should be some CONSEQUENCES to someone who's been nabbed constantly and clearly isn't going to stop. Can't believe there's nothing we can do. After all, all she has to do is switch screennames, blogs, etc, and she is back in business! Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Hm. Just got an idea..don't know how possible it is, as I'm a puter idiot. Friend is a programmer, so I'll ask her. Since this pirate has a blog, i wonder if its possible to have a programmer set up a "gateway" to her blog, outing her as a pirate. That way, any innocent visitor to her site will see immediately that she's been accused of theft by tons of people, and will have opportunity to go to actual artists site instead. And anyone who would continue on to pirates site is obviously up to no good. Probably just wishful thinking. lol Times like this, would be useful to have a hacker buddy! lol If it was possible, though, would be a great way to nab her!