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i think it was last year...

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akka says:

kngzero made it:

06:26 pm, Wednesday, May 24, 2006 (11 years ago)
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Are you suggesting that it was stolen or that kngzero found himself grounding in the art industry?

07:03 pm (11 years ago)
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- DioS - says:

i guess that the 2nd choice is the most viable... newebpick is a respected publication.

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07:20 pm (11 years ago)
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NinjarAikou says:

That's really messed up. :/
Makes me think twice before putting up my art.

06:55 am (11 years ago)
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biftek. says:

Thats's a diapointment.

12:33 pm (11 years ago)
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- DioS - says:

anybody knows who is the designer of that issue?

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01:09 pm (11 years ago)
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AlbinoAsian says:

is there anything we can do to express our disgust with that... send an email would be a start?

03:29 pm (11 years ago)
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you try to send an angry mail...
we must back up each others, if not us, who?

newWebpick mails:

Contact Website:

Contact NWP E-zine:


Contact Advertisement:


Contact Editor in Chief:



i already sent one to them... (cc)


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04:45 pm (11 years ago)
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nitzua19 says:

wow...what a chicken shit company

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05:12 pm (11 years ago)
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nitzua19 says:

^^ meaning the magazine...

everyone who's ever spent their time creating art for public release/free download should email those cretins and give them the feedback they deserve...

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05:15 pm (11 years ago)
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jeeessus, i wasn't at all expecting that to be true.

06:41 am (11 years ago)
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whody says:

yeah, i would find the address of the company and show up naked with a cigar in my mouth demanding royalties.. but that's just whody's style

06:52 am (11 years ago)
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status says:

Makes me think twice before putting up my art.

As well you should.

The lesson that every designer needs to take away from this is that anything you publish online can be redistributed without your permission. (and it will be if it's any good).

Usually it's harmless. On other (non-design) message boards I regular, I frequently see work being passed around just because people enjoy it. I always love it when I see people post a 4imp suite describing it as "amazing", and I'm struggling not to jump up and down screaming "I KNOW THOSE GUYS!!". And when it's my work... man... nothing beats seeing your stuff praised by people who aren't even part of the skinning scene.

But on the other side of the coin, people will rip your work for their myspace layouts, website designs, banner ads, even print work. A few years ago some of my work turned up on a disk that was shipped with a spanish-language PC magazine, and apparently there was a writeup on my Tiburon skins in the magazine as well. I was very flattered, but it also made me keenly aware that once I press that submit button, my blood, sweat and pixels belong to the world.

I could chase down all of the people that have stuck my wallpapers on their site, or send angry notes to all of the people who have made compact WA Modern skins off my region sheets without crediting me, but what good would it do?

While I'm not saying that newWebpick is in the right (far from it), I think artists need to be more keenly aware of how much control they surrender by releasing their art to the public.

My philosophy is that when I release a skin or wallpaper, I've given it away. I add it to my portfolio and let it be. If I love a piece so much that I'd never want it to be ripped... I keep it to myself. I'm a lot happier that way.

Now all of that being said, it's very unfortunate that the magazine in question used ripped work, particularly for their promotional materials. It was a scumbag thing to do, and I will certainly be contributing a few angry emails. It's not my opinion that ripping is "okay", so I hope my post isn't taken that way... but I strongly encourage everybody to realize that this is the reality of our industry, and to come to grips with it in their own way. For me, that meant keeping a lot of work to myself, away from people who might abuse it.

Just my $0.02

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09:39 am (11 years ago)
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whody says:

i almost read it.. for real

10:26 am (11 years ago)
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status says:

That's a scary thought. C72 is dead-on though... the current dA administration isn't known for their scruples. Hell, they stole an entire website, one little wallpaper isn't much for them.

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02:27 am (11 years ago)
 
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