the audio is in .wav though… good one
This falls in the “gray area” of what is copyright infringment ? The file has been stated that it is “ipod alike” which means the author admits it is a product imitating ipod design. That is not him who creates a brand new design and trademark under his name, it’s totally a different story.
What’s about the famouse iTunes Cover Flow ? There are so many application (the photoflow component at flashloaded, digi-craft component, etc) are mimicing the iTunes style. I don’t think there is any issue once the author states where does the design come from.
if u where creating a real life mp3 player that looked identical to the ipod (i know they are available) then yes i can see apple having something to say about it, but i dont think there is any problem in building an online version of it and to be brutally honest i cant see apple chasing you for the sake of a file that will sell for around $6 – $8, they have bigger fish to fry, like microsoft for instance i would upload it BIGZ it looks really nice and i love the way the volume works
Correct me if I’m wrong. A design/concept can be copyrighted be it on any media. Audio, video, flash .etc. Same goes with software but that would come under patents. As for flash functions, as long the code wasn’t ripped, mimicking it to work like someone elses function is fine.
I really dislike the videos and the audio files that you have for authors on the asset library… I was going to use 4 really cool videos I got from youtube (3 trailers and 1 commercial) for a template that i plan to upload soon and already had them prepared. The template looks so much cooler with my files and I really think looking good has a lot to do with selling well.
I can’t understand what’s soooo wrong about it, in the end all I’m doing to them is a favor by giving them some publicity.
Now you’re telling me I have to use those boring cloud videos again Why don’t you get new assets?
I had to make an arrengement with a really nice artist to use his wallpapers in my project and it costed me money but I think it was totally worth it because the template looks really really good. But I gotta tell you, it’s impossible to make arrangements with all the owners of the stuff I would like to use for my template.I would really appreciate if you guys would make that kind of arrangements on behalf of ALL of the authors and publish them in the asset library.
If it’s such a huge problem do a creative commons search. You can find tons of stuff that you can use as long as you attribute the author.
Or why not just take a few pics.
Everybody would like to see a wider selection in the asset library, but i don’t think that’s a huge issue. Just take a few minutes here and there to contact people, and you will find that many things can be used in resale projects. Do your homework and read the fine print.
I think the bigger issue here, is what about those customers that buy the ripped-off file? Most are not aware of the original design. Now all of sudden they are about $25 in the hole, and stuck with a file that they cannot use.
Using the example of the FWA site, anyone who makes a project off that template could get themselves sued by the FWA . And they did nothing wrong to deserve that!
As a minimum, whenever a file is disabled, i think that customers who already bought the file should be given the author’s personal contact information. Real name, real address, ect, so that if they are caught in a legal situation, the prosecutors can be directed to the real cause of the problem.
I also think that flashden should strive to pursue legal action against fraud authors, as a source of capital to refund all the affected customers.
Just my thoughts on the subject.
Hello all…I may be able to help…
SXC Probably one of the best free stock photo sites on the web. They used to be leaps and bounds better, but they started selling photos on their sister site, and now every page has a “premium” content listing on the bottom that matches your search. But besides that, there is a TON of great photos to use on that site. Free registration, free photos.
Those two are video sites, they have video on there that all fall under “public domain” and apply to the creative commons license. You can use some from there if you need some extra stock video.
How about a new contest for the person that adds the best content to the assets library!
We all know great design starts with great images and videos so why should we not be submitting our own work to the assets library to make it better.
How about a new contest for the person that adds the best content to the assets library! We all know great design starts with great images and videos so why should we not be submitting our own work to the assets library to make it better.