Should I Copyright My Work?

  • SVS Team SVS Instructor Pro SVS OG

    @Melissa-Bailey-0 Yep! For the brother the specs are:

    Optical Resolution :1200 x 2400 dpi
    Interpolated Resolution :19200 x 19200 dpi
    Grayscale Depth :8-bit
    Color Depth :24-bit
    Color Depth (Internal) :48-bit

    That was more than enough for print. I still had to tweak colors and values in photoshop of course. So dont think you will just press a button and it will be perfect. But its good!

  • @Lee-White Thank you so much! That really helps 🙂

  • @Lee-White thanks! No, I never expect to scan without needing to tweak or do some editing. Just double checking that the scans are high quality, since it would be going to clients. Thanks again for clarifying!

  • @Lee-White thanks so much for the info! And thank you @davidhohn for getting the conversation going.

  • Another fantastic episode! Thank you all for answering my question about copyrights and trademarks. I actually was kind of wondering how your opinions would differ from @davidhohn 's in regards to these legal matters!

    It makes total sense about not trying to sue over a work, especially if it's not something entirely substantial (monetary wise at least).
    That said, I can see benefits as Will Terry pointed out with the extra value the copyright protection gets one in court, plus I'm sure an official copyright would scare off at least some who would have otherwise stolen the creator's work had that not been the case.
    (but then again, I guess it would get even more confusing if one thinks about the international release and copyright protection of a product, so I can see how it can get cumbersome when there are so many variables to keep track of).

    That was some fascinating information about trademarking, @Jake-Parker , thank you for sharing it! I've always been intrigued with trademarks when I see such difference in how companies protect the names of their characters:
    For example, Why is Optimus Prime®, while Bumblebee™?
    animated-deluxe-optimus-prime-package-jpg.jpgBumblebee Transformers Animated product.PNG
    (These are products from 2007, so I'm not sure if this still applies to current Transformers toys)

    Is it because Optimus Prime is a more recognized or unique name? Is it because "Bumblebee" is an actual, non-made-up, real word?

    Here's another example:
    Both "Clone Trooper" and "Darth Vader" are ™; Star Wars is ®, while the sub name of the shows are interesting: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels are ™
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    (Star Wars: The Clone Wars first debuted in 2008, with Star Wars: Rebels debuting in 2014)

    Darth Vader is a much more prominent and known character than just a clone trooper, so why isn't he given the upgraded trademark? (compared to Optimus Prime and Bumblebee)

    I'm fairly certain that trademarking is only applicable to a brand/franchise/character as Jake described, rather than just to any name or word. I guess I've always been intrigued by the mystery surrounding it all.

    And if nobody knows the answer, that's fine. You don't have to spend your time seeking it out if you don't want to. I'd rather not create unnecessary work for anyone. Just posing some curious questions, that's all.

  • I'm laughing so hard at, "You know what your problem is your paint skills aren't good and your concepts are bad" because I vividly remember getting almost that exact critique in art school and being like, "?????? HOW DO I IMPROVE FROM THAT CRITIQUE??" hahahah like I don't already know my paint skills are bad 🤣

  • Hello, I heard in this episode that @Lee-White did a master copy of Bart Forbes and said he might post his analysis in the show notes. Would it be possible to share this in the forum? It would be nice to see examples of how to deconstruct and analyse master copies.

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    @Jonathan-Malski TM stands for trade mark while R stands for registered trade mark. They're a similar concept, but I'm not intimately familiar with the actual difference. I would think registered is stronger though, like an iron clad legal armor.

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    @hellojooj said in Should I Copyright My Work?:


    sure! here it is. This is just the image. I did a 3 page write up on him too. Screen Shot 2021-03-19 at 1.45.50 PM.png

  • @Lee-White thanks, that's really helpful!

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