Here's a little conversation between me and Dareb referring to 2 icons. He copyrighted his icon of a dagger with poison at the tip, and I have mine (which you can see as the worship Mardul icon in A Game of Kings). I can't provide the icons here for viewing, lest Dareb get all pissed off even more.
<--(1:30 pm) Dareb: i have alot of spare time and am usually bored.. i could make alot of money for every single use of an icon that belongs to me. over time it would be hunderes, eventually thousands id be losing. thats why its important. thats why it wouldnt be a waste of time..
<--(1:30 pm) Dareb: i made the icon on byond.. never said it would only be used there
<--(1:34 pm) Dareb: im not trying to be a prick, im trying to defend my property online. i have a legal right to that.
-->(1:36 pm) Dareb: Actually, it's coming off as you simply being a prick for attempting to sue me for showing off an icon I made which has about 0 resemblance to your icon
<--(1:37 pm) Dareb: it has a large resembland. yours just happens to have a jeweled hilt, and spines. blood instead of poison..
quite simply, you have no right to use that. and nobody you give that to has the right to use, trade, or edit it.. neither do you.. this entire conversation is being monitored.
-->(1:40 pm) Dareb: Also, mine isn't the same design as yours. It is straight for the first 3/4 then tapers on the last 1/4. I'm pretty sure that's enough different to get you to go away?
<--(1:41 pm) Dareb: no. you will not use that icon or i will press charges, end of story
<--(1:42 pm) Dareb: you will not use that icon, trade it, or edit it in any way, you will destroy it and tell everyone who you gave it to , to destroy it, not to edit it, and not to trade it.
-->(1:50 pm) Dareb: Let me put this simply to you. Here are the similarities: they're both daggers, they're both pointing to the bottom left, they both have something on the end. Here are the differences: Mine has a different hilt (jeweled, or in the case of my unadorned icon, black) a different design (as I sexplained to you earlier) blood dripping instead of poison, and is serrated. If you took this to court there woudl be no way you could win because you can't expect to win a copyright case against something that looks SOMEWHAT like your thing. I say you should drop it since you're just making yourself look like an idiot.
<--(1:52 pm) Dareb: its been done.. now your blocked. prepare your icon i already have
That's not the whole conversation, but I think you get the idea. Can you believe this guy?
Jun 5 2002, 12:54 pm