Hey guys. I've written about copyright law in the past, but there are some things I just.. never thought to mention. However now that Sarah and I are working together, we're dealing with several types of art theft at once. Everything from the recast dolls situation (where someone buys your doll, makes casts of it, then sells it to the public. Yes this is illegal, more on that later), to someone submitting my art to a game company as their own for a job. In many cases we are dealing with ignorance, so I thought I would clarify a few things.
This is going to take a while.
The Recast Situation
There is a new trend in the ball jointed doll
The Myth of Talent
If there's one comment that is made more often than any other on any decent piece of artwork it's "you're so talented."
It's also the one [positively intended] comment I've seen the most artists bristle at, sometimes even retort. For some of us, it's a pet hate. Why?
We know it's meant as a compliment, so we smile and say thank you and try to resist the urge to insist that 'talent' is the biggest myth there is. Not only is it a myth, at its worst the use of the word is potentially destructive to the artistic community.
What's so wrong with the word 'talent'?
You might not realise it, but calling someone talented can ofte
I read a lot of people justifying the fact that they bought recasted dolls by complaining about how expensive BJDs are. So I decided I'd try to estimate the cost of making those dolls.
For the sake of the argument, I purposely used the average or lower estimates of the expenses those companies face, but I apologize in advance in case my numbers are off. I don't speak korean, so I had to roam through english and french websites to find my informations (also math isn't my strong point). I still think this gives a rough idea.
So I took the example of Fairyland, which is one of the most recasted companies. They're based in Seoul, South Korea.