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Old 30th Jul 2018, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default I found my render on a website without my permission

I was looking at stories over at fan fiction.net and I noticed a render I made back in 2011 was being used. Normally, I wouldn't care but they cropped it to cut out my credits. Should I ask the story author to remove it or complain to the website or just let it alone?
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 06:19 PM   #2
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I'd go in hard with a Vorlon Dreadnought....

Seriously, contact the website owner, but really ya gotta be prepared for any image you post to be used by someone, somewhere, for something, sometime. That just the interwebz for ya
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Old 30th Jul 2018, 06:24 PM   #3
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Personally, I just take it as a compliment and leave it when one of my renders floats around somewhere. It's fan-art I gave away for free in the first place, so I don't see any use about getting possessive. If someone else is taking credit, that's a different matter but, even then, I've got the ultimate high ground; if someone like the picture and wants to pay the person who made the picture for something, I'm the one who made it.
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I have stuff floating around all over the net. It bothered me a bit but most places are not claiming my stuff as their own or charging any one for it so I just shake my head and move along.
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I guess your right, i just wished they would have asked first and not cropped the credits off.
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At least go after them and tell them to put the credits back onto the image. Yes, they can use the cropped version, but give you credit for it.
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At least go after them and tell them to put the credits back onto the image. Yes, they can use the cropped version, but give you credit for it.
I did and they didn't do it. I'm thinking of asking the moderator.
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It's not nice to cut out the credit, but like anything else on the internet, if you give it out or make it in some way available then someone out there will abuse the privilege.

You could contact the owner of the site, show him the original and get him to change it or take it down. Some will, some won't I suspect.

It's sad but its the reality that unless you have allot of time and money for litigation it won't be worth it if it's even possible.
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This type of thing has happened to me so many times it's come to be expected. Especially if the models or artwork are uploaded and freely available on the web.

I had my Serenity renders used without permission or credit by Titan Books in the Firefly Visual Companion volume 2 (page 36)
I had my alien Space Jockey used by the team that worked on Prometheus as a pre-visualization tool (without permission or credit - at least until after the fact)

The latest one that Dana pointed out to me was the possible use of my Valley Forge model in Ready Player One. It's on screen so briefly that a I can't be sure.

As others have pointed out, contact the owner of the site, show him the original and get him to change it or take it down. Or get the author of the story to give you credit on the title page.
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Thanks for the advice.
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 09:23 AM   #11
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This type of thing has happened to me so many times it's come to be expected. Especially if the models or artwork are uploaded and freely available on the web.

I had my Serenity renders used without permission or credit by Titan Books in the Firefly Visual Companion volume 2 (page 36)
I had my alien Space Jockey used by the team that worked on Prometheus as a pre-visualization tool (without permission or credit - at least until after the fact)

The latest one that Dana pointed out to me was the possible use of my Valley Forge model in Ready Player One. It's on screen so briefly that a I can't be sure.

As others have pointed out, contact the owner of the site, show him the original and get him to change it or take it down. Or get the author of the story to give you credit on the title page.
Your Firefly model has been used a massive amount of times all over the internet.
I've also seen the shuttle I made being sold for 3D printing on eBay but they didn't do anything about it.
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