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Sunday, 20 October 2013

When caseing other peoples work...

Hi Crafters,
Casing what is it, and when is it ok?

Casing is when someone uses someone else's creative work and clones it to their own.
You can case someone else's creative work as a demonstrator and there are no rules attached, however it is a moral obligation to include the original designers names and link to their blog or site to acknowledge their creativity. This I consider is a MUST especially if they have included the Copyright ( © ) symbol on their work.
The Copyright symbol gives the creator a guarantee that their work is theirs as quoted by Wikipedia "Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights. It is a form of intellectual property (like the patent, the trademark, and the trade secret) applicable to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete"

With the availability of search engines we can virtually search for anything and the net will provide without giving you much individual control. You might find the person you have cased off has also cased off someone else, which is something to be aware of.

I hope this clears things up for those of you wondering, can I case or not.

Now onto this weeks pics...

Have a great week everyone :)

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