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(Tech Dirt)   Remember the warm and fuzzies you got when you saw Calvin and Hobbes photoshopped into real life photos? I hope you do because the copyright fairies have struck again   (techdirt.com) divider line 10
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2013-02-27 06:48:56 PM  
4 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: not cool to rip off Watterson like that.

he should try to create his own art and not just be derivative and not respect copyright holders.


Sorta like your politics tab posts?
2013-02-27 05:24:10 PM  
3 votes:
how bout the calvin pissing decals, because i can never start laughing at those.
2013-02-27 08:47:19 PM  
2 votes:
www.nerfnow.com
2013-02-27 05:42:04 PM  
2 votes:

SpikeStrip: how bout the calvin pissing decals, because i can never start laughing at those.


I like these better because they're so true to the character!

2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-27 10:38:30 PM  
1 votes:

insano: miscreant: insano: Well this is a Calvin and Hobbes thread. Is someone going to post the really sad one?

Just for you:

[media.tumblr.com image 402x511]

I know it was obligatory, but now I'm depressed.


Eddie Ate Dynamite: So uh...I was having a pretty good evening. Then you posted this. God dammit.


Then allow me to post this nifty antidote, courtesy of Pants Are Overrated (Dan & Tom Heyerman & Hazel Mae Donovan):
i.imgur.com
This is strip #1 of 4. The others can be found easily enough with an image search,

There have been other "Calvin Grown-Up, Has Child, Gives Him/Her Hobbes" tributes (including someone else doing sequels to these), but none that I know of that could be this easily mistaken for Watterson's work.
2013-02-27 07:23:12 PM  
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: machodonkeywrestler: tenpoundsofcheese: not cool to rip off Watterson like that.

he should try to create his own art and not just be derivative and not respect copyright holders.

Sorta like your politics tab posts?

all of my politics tab posts respect the rights of the copyright holders.
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I've never ONCE see you credit Norman Lear for writing your material.
2013-02-27 07:18:16 PM  
1 votes:

machodonkeywrestler: tenpoundsofcheese: not cool to rip off Watterson like that.

he should try to create his own art and not just be derivative and not respect copyright holders.

Sorta like your politics tab posts?


all of my politics tab posts respect the rights of the copyright holders.
I
2013-02-27 06:22:27 PM  
1 votes:
Were the photos he was using even his?  Or was he ripping those off to?

I don't see much to be outraged about.  He was cutting and pasting someone else's work onto photos (which themselves may have belonged to a different person) and posting them online.  He wrote to the publisher/rights holder of Calvin, asked if what he was doing was a violation of their copyrights, and they politely wrote back and said in their opinion he was.

Had he kept his mouth shut he probably would have flown under their radar, but by drawing their attention, he brought this on himself (or herself, I'm too lazy to check the gender of the "artist").

The next step would be writing back to find out if he could get a non-commercial license to the artwork, which it appears he hasn't asked for.  Then again this is Watterson, so he may have just told him to pound sand anyway.
2013-02-27 06:21:31 PM  
1 votes:
That was the nicest cease and desist I've ever read.
2013-02-27 05:23:23 PM  
1 votes:
Don't fark with Bill Watterson
 
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