Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Baby Dreams Collection - sample is gone

Special thanks to some anonymous ladies here who think it is not allowed to give you a free download with a bear looking similar to the care bears - i draw it myself, scaned it and colored. Cowardly they left anonymous comments here on my blog (to check go down and see under the baby dreams collection) and think you are not allowed to use similar bears on your private layouts! The bear is not used commercially, not sold - just given to you for fun! Does anyone really think one cares??? Let me know what you think...maybe I´m bad when I wanna have fun creating layouts - but I´m sure you all used a donald duck or any other disney figure - not to sell but to put on your layout.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI, as one designer to another you might want to learn about copyrights a bit more. You can not create an image that is almost exactly the same as a copyrighted character, even if it is just given away: a copyright is a copyright period. A very common mistake when you are first starting out.

Anonymous said...

what a b......

Lucy said...

copyrights can be a big pain! I don't publish any of my LO's for that reason, it's for personal use only, I'm not going to be on a CT team, my lo's won't ever be published either, unfortuately it's law. I was sent here by Selena and was disappointed to find the link gone, but no worries we understand the situation, and I hope this doesn't discourge you in anyway, Hugs...keep your chin up, maybe next time give your bear a wort or something to give him your own look. Take care! Thanks bunches!

Dannethia said...

I am new to all of this myself but if it was greated by you and not a scanned in copyrighted care bear I don't know what the harm is. You were iving it as a freebie so anyone that would use it would be giving you the credit not the care bear company. Anyone that knows anything about care bears would know the designs on their tummies as well as the correct color and name to go with the design. Growing up on care bears as well as my daughter loving them I know for a fact it isnt care bear related. I was directed her from Selena's site and was so excited when I saw the preview. Disappointed that I couldn't get it now but I understand. Main thing is you have to do what you feel is right but if it is your own creation that should be all that matters. I've come across sites that have disney, spongebob and dora sets as freebies and it is quite obvious that the characters are the originals fron the trademarked companies. Those are the peaople who should get have something said to them not you.

I do not have a google identity so I show up as anonymous but my name is Dannethia

Anonymous said...

If it's similar it is illegal and from that picture it looks exactly like a Care Bear especially because of the hearts on the tummy. Just a protection to keep people from doing that to you in the future if you keep creating in the long run. It's a pain, but a huge way to protect yourself. Sorry if people get mean to you because that isn't needed.

honeybee said...

Why do some people feel compelled to voice their opinions so rudely? If someone thought that you were violating a copyright, why couldn't they send you an email privately, instead of leaving an anonymous post on your blog?

I love your animal designs, especially the zoo and farm ones. They are really adorable.

Melissa

Anonymous said...

People are just nasty and ungrateful - don't let it get you down. Do what you do because you enjoy it....you have a delete button - use it on the stupid people's comments! I think there are many more people out here that appreciate your hard work and talent.

Anonymous said...

no one was being nasty. we were just trying to alert you to the fact that some companies take copyright infringement very seriously, and also most digi-scrappers want nothing to do with a designer who copies the ideas of others.