Sunday, March 07, 2010

Beautiful Copyright Infringement

Man, this is what I'm talking about. These game figurines are beautiful! This sort of thing is why I can't really take a strict line on intellectual property. Yes, it's not all her own design, it's inspired by games, but look at the beauty and detail of that art. She has some fanart on her flickr as well.

I just can't think of where the balance needs to fall, so that artists like this can flourish, yet Hot Topic can't go in and grab someone's art without any credit...

2 comments:

Moonangelnay said...

its a tad frustrating i can understand your point. im sure she spent a lot of time on them and they look good too. but no they aren't original. shame really

shannon said...

Yea...there's a tension there. Should originality be the most important thing? I understand that no artists creates in a vacuum, but when people never create their own ideas, maybe their art becomes 'narrow'? or 'stifled'? I don't know.