Question about Copywrite

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Fri, 2015-02-20 00:42
Chief Sauce

I have a quick question about copywrite. I understand that you are supposed to give the Artist's name in the section marked with a paintbrush. But what about the other section under the power/toughness? Should it be marked with ™ & © 2015 Wizards of the Coast? The reason I ask is because I am working on a Warhammer 40000 MTG set that has a lot of Art from book covers and other art that was commissioned by a company. For example some of the art I use comes from rulebooks or trading card games created by Fantasy Flight Games. Should I give them credit?

I have read the rules on copywrite in the FAQ section but I im still not sure what I should put in that section.

Any feedback on this would be awesome thanks.

Fri, 2015-02-20 01:11
isaac the awesome
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You can often find the art with the artists name on pages such as deviantart. Just search what you are looking for and you should find the artist name. As far as the copyright goes, you are the designer of the cards but not the owner of the art. I would leave the copyright spot blank. If you cite the artists name. More information about the company can be derived from the name and the artist can give copyrights of the art to the company. If you want it to look the most realistic, I would use "™ & © 2015 Wizards of the Coast". Seeing as copyright of the art is given by the artist. Cite your artists and you should be fine.

Fri, 2015-02-20 01:15
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Generally speaking, you do not need to fill in the Trademark line when posting a render to the forums. That space is mostly used for completed sets and set files, and you do not need to fill it for a single render.

If you are unable to find the name of an artist, it is acceptable to use the copyright holder instead.

Forum Rules wrote:
"When posting renders of a card this must appear on the render itself (most templates provide a space for this), or if the illustration stands alone then immediately before or after it within the same post. If the illustrator is unknown, a copyright holder may be credited instead."

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