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March 6, 2013


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Fear of discovery?

Wed Mar 6, 2013, 7:05 AM
This has been my mantra over the last couple years but didn't discover this quote till today:

"Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy"- Tim O'Reilly, tech mogul

As artists/creators we are scared that people will steal our ideas/characters/IP, but we should fear never doing anything with them EVEN MORE!

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BlueLink Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Yes! I thought the same thing, it's great that others think so too!
rem-dog Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Hear, Hear. You know how many times I've seen folks make personas and OC's to not do anything with them? Makes no sense to me.
SpaceRacer55 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Inspiring. I never thought about it like that before. I'm more certain than ever that I want to showcase my ideas in the online medium! Thanks for the quote!
Nadesican Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
o.o that's a thing? Really? Jeez, it's all I can do to NOT be completely unknown around here.
Trillatia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013   Writer
So wise! :)
Wavedrake Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
MetaCynth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this. It couldn't have come at a better time. =) Very encouraging.
Tiquitoc Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The piracy is something which us, the artists we must to live with it, and in some cases, take advantge of it, it's like the people who lives in the desert, there's many poisonous animals, they don't kill them, they learn to live with them and even, taking advantage of them...
WaterWizz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh damn that's so true. It's not at all acceptable if someone uses your work to promote themselves or just say they made it, but it's a totally different thing if people don't even know your work actually exists.
Rattlesire Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amen. I have to say this every single time someone comes to me asking for advice on how to deal with art thieves. An artist kills themselves when they just remove all of their work from the internet from the fear of having it stolen.

Just do your work and enjoy it. You didn't start the task because of other people. If you did, you're probably in the wrong field. It has to be something that continues no matter what happens in your life or around you.
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