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WHO: xhyra/ adurrgtables

WHAT: an egg adoptable that I also drew the larger version of.

WHEN: Was purchased from me several years. Today he posted it to resell it without permission.

PROOF:
Him selling it without permission: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/22519095/
My original submission: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/13741056/
Me asking him not to resell, which he promptly hid: http://sta.sh/0uv18sjgu24

EXPLAIN:
This was an egg adoptable that he purchased from me a few years back. I have always had the full that my Adoptable's cannot be resold for money. Only given away as a gift to someone or back to me if you no longer feel a connection to it. The adoptable was put up for resale today without my consent. I politely asked him not to resell it and the comment was hidden by him.
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spartanwerewolf
Feb. 6th, 2017 06:56 am (UTC)
FYI, the last section of your TOS is completely unenforceable. If someone draws out this character on their own and sells prints of it, there's nothing you can do- the design is not legally protected, only the original piece of art.

You cannot tell someone that they cannot make prints of their own art, no matter who originally designed the character. Designs have no legal protection, only trademarked characters do. Unless you're trademarking every design you do, you're SOL.
ulariogryphon
Feb. 6th, 2017 07:06 am (UTC)
Okay, thanks for letting me know.
wuvvumsoc
Feb. 6th, 2017 01:29 pm (UTC)
Technically I think most rules regarding adoptables aren't enforceable (I believe most of what drives adoptables are an 'honor system').
thaily
Mar. 6th, 2017 07:01 pm (UTC)
Belated response; I believe you are correct, the way I understand it, a character design would have to be trademarked to be protected. Unless they are part of a larger project which is already legally protected.

That said, a lot of furries work on the honor system of adhering to a TOS, even if they're not strictly legally enforceable. But I daresay that telling someone what to do with their art, which might incorporate a purchased design, is seriously overstepping reasonable demands.

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