Copyright issue: copying an image manually

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    Copyright issue: copying an image manually

    If I trace an image, say, with Photoshop pen tool, does the copy become mine and I could do whatever with it?
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    if you usethe mouse, it's yours. If it's done by some automated process, then it's not yours. It's like plaigarism. If you reword it, and put your own spin on it, it's not stealing. Same applies here. I could sketch the mona lisa...it'd look horrible, but it'd be mine.
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    OK, yeah that's what I thought. Thanks.
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    I think it does, to a certain extent, depend on what it is. If you were to trace an instantly recognised logo for example, although it is not identical, I have seen suits brought and won against the copier.

    Some brand owners spend millions creating their image, and are not adverse to spend just as much defending them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dayknight
    Lindows...
    That's not the same thing.

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    >>> Lindows

    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/p...9LindowsPR.asp

    Lindows -> Linspire.

    I wonder how much that cost to fight? You get the idea?
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