Er, got to ask a question about copyrighting...

Postby Nell on Sun Mar 03, 2002 10:07 pm

OK, so, let's say you were to have a sketchpad. If you signed the inside cover and wrote something like "Everything in this sketchbook is copyrighted to so and so on such and such a date and may not be reproduced or copied etc." Would you still need to sign every particular drawing?
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Postby Shorty22 on Mon Mar 04, 2002 8:40 am

if the cover was ripped off & trashed, that wouldn't help the rest of the sketches...
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Postby Nell on Mon Mar 04, 2002 5:47 pm

True. I hadn't thought of that. Ok, well, I should probably copyright every little sketch then.
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Postby The Joester on Wed Mar 06, 2002 3:05 pm

i don't see why you'd need to copyright a sketchbook. are you publishing it or something, so that people would have the opportunity to rip it off?

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Postby Nell on Wed Mar 06, 2002 3:10 pm

Well, I'm working on a webcomic that I hope to debut before summer, and most of the pictures in that sketchpad are character design or actual strips. I'm not sure how strict I need to be about copyrighting. I've been ripped off before, and it's not pleasant, but things were worked out.
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Postby MiKE on Thu Mar 07, 2002 3:09 am

yeah it can suck when people steal ideas and shit. but it's not always a big deal. like, my friend's cartoons are often imitations of my own.

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