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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. ^^

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:icongalaxy-pup:
Galaxy-Pup Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your character looks nothing like Alex or Lorenz hun :) I love the hair btw!
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Galaxy-Pup Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gvweufetg thank u
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MikeyOpossum Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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Snow---wolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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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