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Please Don't Copy My Characters //rant//

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:42 PM


One thing I really don't like is seeing others running around with a character that looks almost EXACTLY like one of my own.

I really don't like that because I consider it identity theft in a way and I put a lot of time and effort into creating my characters, so why should you run around with a stolen copy of my own? It's extremely LAZY and douchey. It's. Not. That. Hard. To come up with your own!

Now, I don't mind it if people created dachshund characters. Obviously dachshunds are not my creation. Nor do I mind it if you add emo-styled hair on it like Alex's or a mohawk like Lorenz. As long as it doesn't look like a clone of my character, then I will be happy. Just don't make it TOO SIMILAR to mine!

Here's a character recently that has been brought to my attention:
www.iaza.com/work/121225C/iaza…

See how similar it looks? Please don't do what that person did! Come up with your own ideas! Don't base your characters entirely around mine!

I thought I would address this issue as it has happened a few times.

If you see someone copying/ripping off my characters, kindly let me know in a NOTE please, do not go and harass/flame/troll/attack the person, just kindly let them know. :)

If you are worried your character looks similar to mine, bring it up with me, I'll check it out. Most likely it won't, this kind of thing rarely happens. ^^

Journal & Coding- iHeadsetShiba
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:icongalaxy-pup:
Galaxy-Pup Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey i was asking if my fursona buster looks like one of your characters [link]
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AlexDachshund Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your character looks nothing like Alex or Lorenz hun :) I love the hair btw!
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:icongalaxy-pup:
Galaxy-Pup Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gvweufetg thank u
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MikeyOpossum Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow

when i was looking at that lainey looked over my shoulder and thought it was just showing fanart of lorenz
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AlexDachshund Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah it's pretty bad :/ I even thought it was supposed to be Lorenz when I first saw it.
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MikeyOpossum Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohgod some people
you know, if it werent for the obvious 'personality' and clothes i'd say you're being silly... but common.
taking a design is one thing, but personality and stuff?
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:iconsnow---wolf:
That person told me to do the one with the bone in his mouth so simpily blocked them cause I knew better than to do it for them cause it looks so simliar to your character.
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Galaxy-Pup Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know i was talking to them i even LINKED them to lorenz i don't think this is fair at all

but im trying to ban them
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