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I have a question for everyone - character question! If someone creates a character but you legit bought or drew all that characters art - does the other person have the right to sell it? I don't think so but I want your opinion. 

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Floofurr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try and be as technical as possible.

It depends on how it's being sold, I saw the situation in comments btw so you dont gotta respond with that Lol.


If it is someone elses character, they do have a right to sell it. HOWEVERRRR!!  It makes me highly uncomfortable if people sell the character worth the extra art if they did not purchase it.
Say; they want to sell the character but only price what the art -they- made or bought is worth.  That is okay.

However if they price the character based on that AND the art they did not purchase themselves, then yeah that's kinda a little iffy since they did not pay for that bit.



If they wish to sell, they should sell based on the price of which they payed or created, not based on what was given to them for free.
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Rain-ette Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I might just show all the art this character has. I have either commissioned or drawn ever single piece they own. I understand it's a thing if you own it you can do whatever. But of course closed species you can't do that so what makes this so different?
the character isn't a closed species but I just feel like shit because all their art is from me one way or another and this person literally says he's worth "2000$" and I need to pay that if I want him.
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Floofurr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you took what I said the wrong way, I was trying to say you are in the right to feel uncomfortable...
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Rain-ette Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also I'm sorry I didn't mean to upset you if I did;; I really am worried that I offend people since last time you thought I was meaning you.

So please forgive me;; your input was well taken in I just...don't like that only one person agrees with me.
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Floofurr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fine, I just wasn't expecting the response is all since I was really trying to be helpful in my response.
As I said though, if they didn't buy the art themselves, they shouldn't be able to place that on the price tag. Only what they did pay for or draw themselves should be added.
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Rain-ette Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know;; you were very helpful; I appreciate it; i guess i just feel wronged and I don't know what to do. I didn't mean to take it out on you if I did, I honestly feel terrible.
My depression is also kicking in full force once more because I know I can be mean or rude and thats why a lot of people don't really talk to me?
I just try my best but I'm only me;;

Anyway yeah; I'm sorry about that. I just try to explain myself but its just excuses i guess;;
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Rain-ette Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No no i understood you, I was more just defending my side since you're the only one who seems to remotely understand how I feel.
It kind of discourages me that a lot of people are saying that its ok for this to be done to me, but I'm sure if they were in my shoes it would be a different feeling?

I am just assuming though, I can be wrong but right now thats really how it feels.
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slowdamage Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
they can do what the want with the oc and the art *like sell the oc with the art* UNLESS they got it from a trade OR they didnt pay for the art at all
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Rain-ette Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow really? I find that kind of shitty in this case. My old ex friend has a character I bought the first ref for and bought all his art since he was Juliets first mate. I don't want him for any other reason that he should not be allowed to resell him. If I bought all his art, which he has around 250 pieces and mangas, I don't think he should be allowed to make money off him.

This is is just copy and pasted. They bought 0 of the art and I can prove it.
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slowdamage Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
if they didnt pay for the oc at all then that's scummy bc they would only be allowed to trade / gift it. bc if they didnt pay for anything then they have no right to sell it. like morally correct they cant do that and if they are selling it they are ripping off people.
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PixelatedMas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally believe that once a character belongs to another person, unless they have agreed otherwise, its theirs to do with what they will.
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Rain-ette Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Copying and pasting cause I'm at work and this is kind of a problem to me;;
Wow really? I find that kind of shitty in this case. My old ex friend has a character I bought the first ref for and bought all his art since he was Juliets first mate. I don't want him for any other reason that he should not be allowed to resell him. If I bought all his art, which he has around 250 pieces and mangas, I don't think he should be allowed to make money off him.
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PixelatedMas Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can understand why you have a problem with this, and by no means am I saying its a respectable thing to do but it kinda goes like this:
The character was made by and belongs to them
All rights to the character belong to them
They have not made any agreements with anyone regarding the character
You did not necessarily have to buy the art for them (though Im not discrediting it. It was AMAZINGLY kind of you to do such a thing, and if the person is selling the chara now that it has art it is in no way a respectable thing to do)
All of these things considered
They have a right under ownership to do what they want with that character
Is it MORAL for them to do it is another question

TLDR:
They have a right to do what they want with said chara, but it still makes them kinda a jerk
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StrixiART Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the person owns the character I believe they have the right to include all art with that character when selling. That's how it normally goes anyway. I've bought tons of characters that came with extra art.
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Rain-ette Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow really? I find that kind of shitty in this case. My old ex friend has a character I bought the first ref for and bought all his art since he was Juliets first mate. I don't want him for any other reason that he should not be allowed to resell him. If I bought all his art, which he has around 250 pieces and mangas, I don't think he should be allowed to make money off him.
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StrixiART Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll just be parroting what PixelatedMas has said as my answer. If they created the character themselves there's no issue. If the character was gifted/traded/and not bought, well, there's always a TOS somewhere. From personal experience it really doesn't bother me if someone sells a character that has art I've done for it, even purchasing art for it. :U I don't feel obligated to tell the person otherwise. I'd just shrug and move on with life in a "do what you want" manner.
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