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by littlewhispers
Fri May 01, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 2
Views: 4673

Gotta admit, this puts my mind at ease a bit. And makes alot of sense, espiecally in this day and age. With the internet, art communitys, facebook and self publishing, there must be hundreds of ideas out there with one similarity or another. And if one person can think of a certain idea, stands to r...
by littlewhispers
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 2
Views: 4673

Coincidence

I've recently come across a book which has a similar idea to my own ideas for a graphic novel. I had no idea this book existed until recently and well after I had drawn up the idea. One of the characters in the book, shares a name with one of the characters from my own graphic novel idea, both are g...
by littlewhispers
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wanting To Adapt A Book
Replies: 9
Views: 8838

My frankenstien just has green skin and a stitching across his froehead(not like the boris karloff scar at all I belive). No flatop or portuding forehead as far as I can see, and no bolts. I dont think he looks remolty like the universeal version otherwise, besides which, my one talks cohertently as...
by littlewhispers
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wanting To Adapt A Book
Replies: 9
Views: 8838

Ah I see. I guess that makes sense, I mean it seems in some cases just sue forthe sake of it, even famous companys with no real right. Well with things like Peter pan and Pinocchio, Im kinda interseted in retelling them becuase I have a love for classic childrens lit. And using my own artistic style...
by littlewhispers
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wanting To Adapt A Book
Replies: 9
Views: 8838

If I wanted to draw a frankenstiens monster, is there anything I should avoid? I heard its okay if it doesnet feature all of these traits. Frankenstein Copyright - Please note although you may use the term "Frankenstein" and "Monster of Frankenstein," Universal Studios holds the ...
by littlewhispers
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wanting To Adapt A Book
Replies: 9
Views: 8838

Guess it all depends on whats considered substantial eh. One thing might be, the other may not. Ironic considering Disney as exampled does seem to take things from other works too. When they do its okay. Seems a bit of a double standard

Best be careful I spose.
by littlewhispers
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wanting To Adapt A Book
Replies: 9
Views: 8838

Okay, I think that clears things up a little. There are some other books Im interrested in adapting too, if you could offer some help? As far as Im aware there all in the public domain. But im concerned about using certain elements. Lets take "Pinocchio" for example. In the books its a sea...
by littlewhispers
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Wanting To Adapt A Book
Replies: 9
Views: 8838

Wanting To Adapt A Book

Ive interested in drawing a gaphic novle of Peter Pan. But, the copyright laws in the Uk are a little confusing. Pretty much anywhere else in the world its in the public domain, BUT, in England Great Ormond Street hopsital has certain rights. "Does Great Ormond Street Hospital have the copyrigh...
by littlewhispers
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Writing Music
Replies: 2
Views: 4014

Lovley ^^ Im glad to hear it. obviously if I were turning it into an actual song, I couldent use the exact melody with changed words, I'd need permisson, OR I'd have to come up with an entirely new melody, cant use what inspired it. But thats not what Im doing Alot of people suggest using this techn...
by littlewhispers
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Writing Music
Replies: 2
Views: 4014

Writing Music

Im trying to write some songs for a novel id like to do. To help with this, I'll listen to a song, and "rewrite" the lyrics entirely to what I think they could be. This works espieclaly well if the songs in a foriegn langauge. The lyrics are completly from my own imagination and inspiratio...
by littlewhispers
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyight Concerns in art
Replies: 8
Views: 7814

Would changing the colour count as a tweak also? And would even one little tweak be enough?
by littlewhispers
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyight Concerns in art
Replies: 8
Views: 7814

Having read what you've wrote, I just want to clear up a few details, just to make absolutely sure. I would like to use designs based off those I've seen in catalouges, mainstream shops like new look, next, and fashion magazines, those being from other countries. Would it be acceptable to copy these...
by littlewhispers
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyight Concerns in art
Replies: 8
Views: 7814

Copyight Concerns in art

Hi I am writing to inquire the state of copyright concerning outfits in regards to art. I am hoping to make my career as a professional artist and I wish to be clear as to the copyright laws concerning drawing clothing. I am concerned over whether the outfits I have drawn on my characters are close ...