Your general opinion on closed species (species made by a user that you can't make your own of without permission, and you usually need to pay to make one)?
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I love them all and I think they are really nice!
7%
Depends on the concept, if it's an original species and not just a mix of two animals/an animal with a food theme/etc.
57%
I hate closed species, they can't be legally copyrighted unless you actually pay to get the copyright on them, so it's kinda stupid.
8%
People can do whatever they want, but I generally kind of dislike the idea.
20%
I don't care/I have no clue what you are talking about (go search for closed species on dA then, I think that's easier than having me explain it in my crappy wording)
3%
Other opinion?
5%
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Published: June 27, 2014
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CoolCodeCat's avatar
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If people make something that is actually copyrightable, and they restrict access to that, then sure. It's their right as the copyright owners to restrict adaptation of their content.
However, whether or not a "cat-fox" is copyrightable content is questionable, and very unlikely in my unprofessional opinion.
But something like this could be copyrighted, I think. She made a whole species dubbed "Dewsquilli" and I can't see any direct resemblance to any existing creature (other than the obvious building blocks: bones, flesh, torso-limbs-head type stuff), so I'd say that qualifies as an original work that she now owns.
Sure, anyone sneaking a copy of some girl's creature design probably wouldn't be given much attention by authorities, but that doesn't mean it's not wrong to take from her what she wants to keep for herself. It's her right as the original creator and that right should be respected. In a perfect world...
There is also the fact that not a lot of "original species" out there are nearly as distinct as this one, and thus people will either not care about them or fight over how similar someone else's "species" looks to their "species" and who came up with it first, which is just silly, pointless and mind-numbingly tedious to watch unfold (which is why I don't delve into any of that~).
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I see what you mean here :P
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CoolCodeCatHobbyist Digital Artist
Do you agree though?~ o3o
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I do owo
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CoolCodeCatHobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent owo
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honey-beeStudent Digital Artist
most of the 'made up species' look really dumb but i usually dont care because if the person made it up themselves its theirs to do what they like with it
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
True that!
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Niky-WildThunderHobbyist General Artist
It depends on the concept... but I'm working on dog-raptors right now :3
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh :)
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Niky-WildThunderHobbyist General Artist
maybe cat-raptors? Hmmmmm...
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im good if theyre original concepts but stuff like sushidogs? no
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I see :P
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poIarskenHobbyist Digital Artist
"THAT IS MY ORIGINAL SPECIES!!!1!!!111!!!111111!!1!!1" POINTS AT DOG WITH FISH PARTS
"U DID NOT PAY TO USE!!1!!!!!1!1111!"

like what why
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
"hOW DArE UUU
U COPIED ME"
"But I made this before-"
"YOU COPIED ME"

I have no idea.
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poIarskenHobbyist Digital Artist
People like that can suck my toes
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. :nod:
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poIarskenHobbyist Digital Artist
Like sushi dogs omg
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you sneaky B)
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poIarskenHobbyist Digital Artist
indeed B)
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valafor2000Hobbyist Digital Artist
If they are actually unique and special then it's a great idea! However, unless you spend the money to get the idea actually copyrighted, you can't FORCE someone to pay you for making a character of that species, so it's kinda pointless to try and sell the idea to others.
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CoolCodeCatHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, hi there :3
[boop][doop], [woop]
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
That's true!
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Mien-catStudent Digital Artist
I think it's okay if you make a truly original and unique creature. However, by just mixing two species together or a dog and food there's a very high chance someone with no knowledge of your species creates one. I wouldn't pay for one unless it's really unique and has a lot of scientific research and thought behind it as i personally am not attached to many of my own characters/stories. Also I would not pay 100 dollars or even digits over 10 but that's just me personally and i really don't mind people who do this it's their choice and none of my business really
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly, I feel that way too.
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