Be Nice To Artist Statement
Before I go on I would like to mention one thing I am not trying to infringe on other people´s rights to enjoy the image be it on their wall or on their computer screen. But I am trying to make sure that my rights as an artist aren´t abused here. It´s very hard to be a furry artist and even harder to try to get even a few dollars out of it. I'm not some rich person here, I'm a furry like yourself, and right abuses really do hurt everyone.
Artist rights on art and images - it´s a very complicated topic and I would like to say up front at any time if there is any question please ask webslave@RogMinotaur.com (first) or Rog@RogMinotaur.com.
It´s better to ask first then to jump to conclusions!
- First -
If someone says they are Rog Minotaur just use some common sense. I don´t do very many art shows outside of cons. If my art is on public display or is being sold by a person claiming to be Rog Minotaur and it´s outside a con you may want to question the person to figure out if they are me.
On commission or con sketch book art unless otherwise specified, the person who commissioned the work is the person that owns the rights for the art. They own the rights of fair usage.
Case in point Spike Punch's commission. He owns all rights for his image I specifically had to asked if I could put it up on our web site.
If it is not a commission then distribution and other rights for the image is owned and controlled exclusively by Rog Minotaur.
Any print or original art that was created by Rog Minotaur that is sold to an individual is fine to be resold. So if a person buys a print and decides to sell it that is fine, that is their own right to do that!
What is not fine is duplicating the print/artwork piece.
So if you see part of her image used in an ad, flyer, or other things.
It's very likely to be a violation of Rog Minotaur's rights.
If you see a picture posted to a group or email list and is not posted by
Kurst or Rog Minotaur its very likely posted without permission.
Artwork appearing in FTP and image folders are not authorized - if you see an image in like photo or file areas in yahoo you can bet anything that is not authorized.
On web pages other than my own page.... There have been a few site that have permission but only few. If the person modified or changed the image in any from what you seen on this web site, it is 99.999% sure that is unauthorized use and abuse of my rights. Otherwise, if it looks questionable that I would ever allow it to be there feel free to ask.
And if it's on an adult pay web site of any sort that is for sure not authorized by me!
But general practice If it sounds weird or look weird that Rog Minotaur´s artwork is there best to ask.
Thanks for reading this and I hope you enjoy the rest of the visit on the site.