When Is Copying Okay?
When is it okay to copy in your artwork? Copying can violate laws and might make your teacher unhappy. Everyone knows that drawing a picture of Mickey Mouse and saying that you made it up yourself isn’t going to work. On the other hand, sometimes you need to copy a picture you find online to make what you want.
Plus, what about legitimate art types like parody? You have to copy then. Also, some professional artists copy and get away with it. So, what do you think? When is copying okay? When isn’t it? Post a comment and let me know what you think.
11/1/2013 02:39:56 am
i think it is okay to copy when it isnt an exact copy. you can copy an elephant in person and it wont be "stealing an idea" because it isnt copied from just a picture.
11/1/2013 02:42:50 am
I think its okay to copy,as long as you modify it, and credit the original creator.
(Lord) John Battle
11/1/2013 02:46:36 am
Turn your idea into the form of tosat. Example: Pikatoast = pikachu = toast
What differs copying from plagiarism is recognition of the original artist/author. If a piece of artwork is not in the public domain, one MUST mention the original author in a description of his or her variation.
11/1/2013 03:41:00 am
I think it's ok to copy if you give credit to the original copy or add your own twist to what you made, even if it's really small you have to find a way to make it your own.
11/1/2013 03:52:40 am
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