Startrek.com using Kail's Artwork?

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Masao, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Masao

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  2. B.J.

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    (Just to be sure he sees this...) Hey @Kail!
     
  3. Kaiser

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    Sure looks like it to me maybe he was hired/paid for it?
     
  4. Ptrope

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    Something very ironic about that ...
     
  5. Kor

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  6. gazomg

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    would not surprise me.

    My star trek beyond wallpaper has been used by over a dozen sites, and some bastards even cropped it
     
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  7. Kor

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    The recent fiftieth anniversary Star Trek documentary on the History Channel used a couple works of fan art without crediting them. Poor form. :thumbdown:

    Kor
     
  8. Kail

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    Thanks for pointing this out. Yes, that is my work, and no, no one asked permission to use it. They've even cropped out my website address. I guess since they own Star Trek they can do whatever they want.
     
  9. Ptrope

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    That was my assumption, as well, Kail - since CBS/Paramount own the Trek copyright, they probably feel they therefore own the copyright of any and all derivative works; not being a lawyer, I don't know how accurate that might be.

    BTW, it looks like that same piece was used in the History channel 50th anniversary special; I just watched it last night, finally, and it was one of the transition graphics.
     
  10. Masao

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    Hey, Kail. Yeah, I thought I had drawn that Arex and cat lady, and I knew that Sulu was yours.
     
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  11. Kelso

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    Geez. Again?? Perhaps you should start watermarking your art.
     
  12. gazomg

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    Or in my case the history channel took my work and deliberately removed my signature on the work, again no permission, no credit given
     
  13. Kaiser

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    which one was that?