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Re: Something big

Post by fractalsponge1 » 2019-02-10 09:53pm

Nope, still don't care :)

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Re: Something big

Post by PhoenixKnig » 2019-02-10 10:11pm

is now come full circle
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Re: Something big

Post by Galvatron » 2019-02-11 02:07am

fractalsponge1 wrote:
2019-02-10 09:53pm
Nope, still don't care :)
How are they able to legally rip you off anyway? They didn't design the textures for that ship so I don't see how they can lay claim to those.

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Re: Something big

Post by fractalsponge1 » 2019-02-11 02:15am

They can't legally rip me off. I mean they clearly took parts of renders and used them as the basis for paint overs or whatever. I don't care about this from any kind of commercial or ethical standpoint. What I'm annoyed at is that they took my basic ideas, did a worse version, and now someone is implying I should modify my original idea to match a shitty remake. Does that clarify things?

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Re: Something big

Post by Galvatron » 2019-02-11 10:56am

I wasn't implying that you should, just inquiring as to whether or not you would. After all, this design is based on one that originated in Dark Empire, no?

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Re: Something big

Post by Captain Seafort » 2019-02-11 01:06pm

Galvatron wrote:
2019-02-11 10:56am
I wasn't implying that you should, just inquiring as to whether or not you would. After all, this design is based on one that originated in Dark Empire, no?
If you can call an indistinct blob "originated".
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Re: Something big

Post by Galvatron » 2019-02-11 02:02pm

Indeed, although many of the old comic designs were either ugly or vague until fractal gave them makeovers.

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Re: Something big

Post by Weedle McHairybug » 2019-02-16 07:41pm

Say, Fractal, I saw your blog post, and definitely a darn shame that the guy who wrote the book plagiarized your artwork of the Star Destroyer, Lambda shuttle, and the Assertor (and with the latter erroneously referred to it as the Executor, meaning they didn't even bother to get the Executor right). Not to mention Disney doing that. That was low (well, not as low as the Sequel Trilogy or Jon Kasdan deciding to randomly turn Lando Calrissian into a pansexual, but still pretty low).

http://fractalsponge.net/?p=4224

You might want to do something about that kind of theft, and this is speaking as someone who's read the book as well (as far as my two cents regarding the book, even before I formally defected to the Empire so to speak, Leia's comments about not tolerating dissenting views indicating weakness rubbed me the wrong way, perhaps due to recent events at that time, and besides, I kind of find it funny that the Empire based on its mention of tolerating corporate competition and even creating/expanding the Corporate Sector specifically to allow for "transparent mercantilism" was effectively composed of fans of Adam Smith, and that's in spite of it technically being an authoritarian regime.).

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Re: Something big

Post by Elheru Aran » 2019-02-17 01:40am

Weedle McHairybug wrote:
2019-02-16 07:41pm
Say, Fractal, I saw your blog post, and definitely a darn shame that the guy who wrote the book plagiarized your artwork of the Star Destroyer, Lambda shuttle, and the Assertor (and with the latter erroneously referred to it as the Executor, meaning they didn't even bother to get the Executor right). Not to mention Disney doing that. That was low (well, not as low as the Sequel Trilogy or Jon Kasdan deciding to randomly turn Lando Calrissian into a pansexual, but still pretty low).

http://fractalsponge.net/?p=4224

You might want to do something about that kind of theft, and this is speaking as someone who's read the book as well (as far as my two cents regarding the book, even before I formally defected to the Empire so to speak, Leia's comments about not tolerating dissenting views indicating weakness rubbed me the wrong way, perhaps due to recent events at that time, and besides, I kind of find it funny that the Empire based on its mention of tolerating corporate competition and even creating/expanding the Corporate Sector specifically to allow for "transparent mercantilism" was effectively composed of fans of Adam Smith, and that's in spite of it technically being an authoritarian regime.).
Not to speak for him, but basically, he's already playing with an IP that he doesn't own; he only got actual permission to do some work for it a few times. The rest is just indulgence by the IP holder, and he has no legal right to kick shins about it IIRC is pretty much what he said awhile ago. So as such I don't think there's really anything he can do about people ripping off his artwork other than complain to Disney.
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Re: Something big

Post by Weedle McHairybug » 2019-02-17 06:31am

Elheru Aran wrote:
2019-02-17 01:40am
Weedle McHairybug wrote:
2019-02-16 07:41pm
Say, Fractal, I saw your blog post, and definitely a darn shame that the guy who wrote the book plagiarized your artwork of the Star Destroyer, Lambda shuttle, and the Assertor (and with the latter erroneously referred to it as the Executor, meaning they didn't even bother to get the Executor right). Not to mention Disney doing that. That was low (well, not as low as the Sequel Trilogy or Jon Kasdan deciding to randomly turn Lando Calrissian into a pansexual, but still pretty low).

http://fractalsponge.net/?p=4224

You might want to do something about that kind of theft, and this is speaking as someone who's read the book as well (as far as my two cents regarding the book, even before I formally defected to the Empire so to speak, Leia's comments about not tolerating dissenting views indicating weakness rubbed me the wrong way, perhaps due to recent events at that time, and besides, I kind of find it funny that the Empire based on its mention of tolerating corporate competition and even creating/expanding the Corporate Sector specifically to allow for "transparent mercantilism" was effectively composed of fans of Adam Smith, and that's in spite of it technically being an authoritarian regime.).
Not to speak for him, but basically, he's already playing with an IP that he doesn't own; he only got actual permission to do some work for it a few times. The rest is just indulgence by the IP holder, and he has no legal right to kick shins about it IIRC is pretty much what he said awhile ago. So as such I don't think there's really anything he can do about people ripping off his artwork other than complain to Disney.
True regarding the Star Destroyer and/or Lambda renders, but the Assertor was in fact created by him, so...

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Re: Something big

Post by Elheru Aran » 2019-02-18 04:30pm

Weedle McHairybug wrote:
2019-02-17 06:31am
True regarding the Star Destroyer and/or Lambda renders, but the Assertor was in fact created by him, so...
Legally however it's explicitly obvious that it's part of the Star Wars universe, and as such there are major questions. I can't recall if the Assertor was depicted in the now-Legends Essential Guide to Warfare book, but Disney does own the rights to that material. Anything that's original work by fractal could in theory fall under fair use, IE, he can play with the universe as long as he doesn't attempt to make a profit from it.

But that's the extent of my commentary; I am not a lawyer, and I shouldn't speak for fractal, who given his history of actual work and interaction with the IP holder is probably better informed as to the extent of his rights in this area.
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Re: Something big

Post by Captain Seafort » 2019-02-18 04:39pm

Elheru Aran wrote:
2019-02-18 04:30pm
I can't recall if the Assertor was depicted in the now-Legends Essential Guide to Warfare book
It was
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