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Intellectual Property - A Free Stone Texture

After reading the the text on Rossina's latest photo.


I noticed the tag: rosie hardy plagiarism on her photo.


This lead me to this site exposing Rosie Hardy (not RossinaBossioB) of copying other artists work. the jurry is still out on that subject


However all that got me thinking about plagiarism and intellectual property. If you want to know my views on the subject read this post on the flickr discussion about this issue. AKA "Hardygate"


As for my own work I do use a lot of textures and free photos I find on the internet. Its part of my workflow and methodology in creating my imagery. Its important that the collective knowledge on the internet is present in my work. I see it like the modern day collage. I don't clip from magazines, but rather from digital photos floating in cyberspace.


Sometimes I forget to link/credit the original texture on flickr, but I often don't remember where I got it from. I have hundreds of texture files on my computer that I have been collecting for years.


So I felt its time to give more back more to the community that has supported me. From now on I will post more free textures. If you remember or wish, link them back. I would love to see how you use them. Just don't sell my textures, or use them for commercial purposes. I don't consider personal artwork as commercial so you can sell your work if you use my textures.

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Taken on June 16, 2008