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I recently stumbled on an artist's page who is using multiple base poses for their YCH auctions. The original pose creator says that they are available to use...but for inspiration or reference. It states in one of their journals that they do not want people using them for commissions. The poses are all obvious as no real change have been made, and they are one of the first pose sets to show up on google. (I lined several of them up and they matched in several places)

Basically, poses are iffy is why I am asking what should be done. Do using other peoples bases warrant an artist beware?
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oceandezignz
Dec. 5th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
First off, I'd point the artist using the base work to the creator of the base work, so they themselves can determine if the work is being ill-used or not officially.

They themselves can then come make a beware about it, if they should choose to, after attempting to talk it out and assert that what the artist is doing (attempting to profit off of work that is ear-marked non-commericial) is wrong.
celestinaketzia
Dec. 5th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
Yes, if a. the original artist states no commercial use and b. the clients do not know this is the case.

If it were a case of the original artist is okay with it AND the clients are fully aware? Non issue.
houndofloki
Dec. 6th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
I would let the base artist know so they can decide whether or not they want to pursue it. Poses aren't copyrightable so as long they haven't actually swiped the art itself, I think this falls into the category of dickish but not illegal.

I agree that the prospective clients should know what they're buying, though.
alysiaangee
Dec. 6th, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know if this means its resolved, but I had contacted the person and they responded shortly after I made this post. They admitted they referenced it and they had decided to remove them because they looked too similar. I find it irritating that they were removed only after they were caught,but at least they wont be profitting off of it. I would chock it up to mistake had it been 1 or 2, but it was four directly from the same pose artist for roughly 40 bucks, no notice was given to clients, and the artist didn't seem to have permission as shown by the sketchy deletion.

In the future I will contact the original artist and let them know, thank you for the advice :)
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