View Poll Results: What are your thoughts on wall piracy?

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  • This is just downright underhanded...

    11 68.75%
  • I'm a waller and this is injustice! I feel cheated!

    5 31.25%
  • This shouldn't raise any concern at all..

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Thread: WALLERS PLEASE READ: Wall Piracy?

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    Exclamation MEMBERS PLEASE READ: Wall & Doujinshi Piracy?

    Before the year 2004 ended, I was able to purchase for myself some inexpensive anime stickers... Well, at first, I had no problem with this but when I arrived home to take a second hard look at the pictures printed, I witnessed a surprising sight...

    So, if you have already guessed, I had recognized a few walls that were made, with lots of effort and submitted for constructive criticism/admiration of many, BY THE DEDICATED ARTISTS OF AO... This really upsetted me because it really didn't seem like the authors knew their works were being printed and sold by the lot... This, it seems, is a violation of the respect to and the copyright of the owner... Plus, it's unauthorized usage and abuse...

    It really is so unfair... That's why I decided to bring this up after it crossed my mind again recently... Fyi, I found this out after the AO crash and the walls/doujinshis I recognized were from the former community... But still, this means that a member(s?) of this community has been ripping out authored works from unsuspecting artists... I believe this case should be taken into concern as it is a form of piracy against these artists...

    Anyways, for further discussion, what do you think is the proper solution for this? What should be done? I mean, IT IS a hard situation considering that you can't just ban every member from viewing the pieces that our artists have so carefully made for fans everywhere... And it would be sad too because that way, our wallers/fan artists would be unable to receive helpful and praising comments that may prove useful for future improvement...

    ::EDIT:: I apologize to sketch artists and doujinshi drawing people (as I am one)... But the second poll option should be wallers OR DOUJINSHI ARTISTS... So please do select the second option if you are one, feel that way and want to be part of the poll... And I'm not sure if this is in the right section so if any mods/admins out there would care to move this, please do so...

    ::EDIT:: PM me if you want proof of scans and I'll e-mail it to you...
    Last edited by zeine; Feb 08, 2005 at 10:53 PM.

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    This is something that may be better suited as a debate, so moving to "Opinions and Debate"...

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    Stealing someones work and effort is just right dirty! first off all permission is required and if they make profite i think the author should get some chash back right.Jan

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    Yeah if they are making a profit they should tell the artist first and make a deal or something that way everyone wins YAY!

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    just plain right underhanded, wallers take their time making walls for people to enjoy.
    An people take advantage of wallers their own personal greed...
    I myself wall, and collect walls; but i wouldn't do anything with someone's wall's or doujin without their permission.
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    walls are usually to beautiful just to alter to make yours. I don't know much about making them myself.

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    I think taking someones art and making profit off it without the artists knowlage is not cool at all. what happened to justice and peace? this disheartenes my respect for such people who actually make a go at gaining money off art.

    Leagal ways of doing that should be practiced.

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    Well, just to play devil's advocate here... but how do you know the wallers didn't steal the images and pass em off as their own? Assuming that the walls were stolen, you should place in scans of said stickers, and have the AO members here see for themselves. And if possible, stick up a manufacturer name, and let's let the original artists decide what to do about the theft?
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