Well it looks nice, but it's not from Miura, just from a random guy so I'm not sure that it's worth anything like $450 (the Buy it Now price), and what about it being the original? I bet there's not a whole lot of copies running around anyway. ::)Maiku said:Man it looks badass. The seller happens to be a friend of a friend that I've met personally. Very reliable...........don't know why I'm linking this when I may bid on it
Aazealh said:Well it looks nice, but it's not from Miura, just from a random guy so I'm not sure that it's worth anything like $450 (the Buy it Now price), and what about it being the original? I bet there's not a whole lot of copies running around anyway. ::)
Also, is it really legal to sell Berserk related merchandise like that?
Sorry but no.Maiku said:As long as it isn't mass produced it is legal. It is just like Headlong making kits and selling them.
Yeah, and people making various kits, DS replica, etc and selling them all get temporary licences, and are only allowed to sell them during hobby conventions. Then they are re-sold on Yahoo Japan auctions but that's a different matter.EndLeSS8 said:guys like HEADLONG get temporary liscences to sell their kits at WonderFest. After that, I don't think think HEADLONG is allowed to sell them, because of AOW's liscence on BERSERK.
I'm just being realistic and giving my opinion, now you can spend whatever you want on stuff like that, it's not my problem.Maiku said:As far as the price who can really put a value on something like that. The artist probably put alot of time into it..............and Aaz it seems like you think everything is too expensive
The guy advertises it as being Zodd from Berserk...DarkDragoon said:Unless it has any Berserk logos on it, I don't see how it could be illegal.. since Zodd could pass as any demon. He's certainly not the most original looking monster. It could just be a picture of Satan for all anyone else knows.
Yeah, they should be more precise in their listing. I also think it's weird that they don't even give the name of the person who painted this thing. Either because they know they shouldn't be selling it due to copyright reasons, or maybe they aren't selling it with the artist's permission.Aazealh said:On a side note, he's also advertising that this is the original picture, but doesn't specify that it's an amateur's work, not actual official stuff. That's not exactly cool to me since it might confuse inattentive or careless people. I'm not saying it's intentional either.
My company makes licensed products. At least in the states as I understand it you can make one of anything. It has happened with our licenses and our licensors never have problems when we see people selling stuff like this on ebay. If people like Disney don't do anything about it I have to assume it isn't that big of a deal.Aazealh said:Sorry but no.
Sorry but Aaz is right. Yes, licenses do get infringed upon all the time and generally the licensors don't care, and let it slide. But it's still very much illegal. Just like fansubs. Same exact thing, really. The only reason it's never a 'big deal' is 'cause sales of one-of-a-kind fan-items generally don't hurt sales of real items, and it isn't worth the time and effort of prosecuting.Maiku said:It has happened with our licenses and our licensors never have problems when we see people selling stuff like this on ebay.
Yes.Zelz said:Of course if he painted it himself isnt it more like fanart?
Yeah, and his signature strangely resembles Idea's "lower part", a variation of the Brand basically, relatively "anonymous" if you ask me.TheSkyTraveller said:Yeah, they should be more precise in their listing. I also think it's weird that they don't even give the name of the person who painted this thing.
I'm not an expert or anything, but I actually think that copyright laws in Japan are as strict if not more than in the USA. What's for sure is that it's more complicated, it even has some problem with GNU licenses due to the absence of a real "public domain" concept there.TheSkyTraveller said:It seems like copyright law in Japan isn't as strict as it is here, and that in the case of fanart, it's overlooked because a lot of manga talent comes from the doujinshi scene. Can anyone shed some light on that for me?
Yeah well, and as far as originality goes, it's not really the first time I see Zodd in that pose...TheSkyTraveller said:Legal or not (not ;D ) they're asking a really steep price for that thing, and in my opinon, it's not that great. Zodd's face looks funny.
Heh! I just can't help it I guess. 8) Thanks for confirming anyway Lith (she works in that business so she knows what she's talking about guys).Lithrael said:Sorry but Aaz is right.
Yeah, bottom line is that I sort of like it, it's big too.Maiku said:ANYWAY. Cool painting overall even if it isn't perfect. (hair around the Jaw doesn't seem right)
Hey, welcome to SK.net. I merged your thread with the one that was actually talking about your painting.Aculeus said:Hi all. I noticed the message about the Berserk painting on ebay and I just wanted to address some of your concerns. Not only am I new to skullknight.net, I am also new to selling art on ebay.
Well, you're the artist, so I bet people would want to know whom they're buying original art from. I think it's legitimate.Aculeus said:I didn't include certain bits of info (like who the artist is-me) because honestly, I didn't think anyone would care unless it was an official Berserk artist...which I am not.
Oh well, it's up to you anyway, people are just giving their opinions about it. You'll just see what it will sell for. ;)Aculeus said:I realise the buy it now price is steep, but that's just my "pie in the sky" price. I don't expect to get that for the painting. Since there is no reserve, the painting could go for as low as the opening bid.
I think it could create confusion even though that apparently wasn't your intention. A "non-official" or "fan made" mention thrown in the auction somewhere would have been cool, IMO.Aculeus said:Also, by using the term "original", I only meant that this is not a reproduction or a print. A lot of people sell prints on ebay and I didn't want there to be any confusion.
That's cool. :)Aculeus said:I do a lot of personal stuff of my own characters, but as a fan of many different series', I love paying homage to characters that inspire me.
To back up what everyone else said the exact terms of copyright law are that no one can make any financial gains by selling a copyrighted image or intellectual property (the idea of Zodd) This means that the only reason that someone can legally pay you is by covering shipping costs for the painting.Aculeus said:Hi all. I noticed the message about the Berserk painting on ebay and I just wanted to address some of your concerns.