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Thread: I lost $50,- on the $50,- job ... HELP !

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    Unhappy I lost $50,- on the $50,- job ... HELP !

    Hello,

    I need help ... I made a mistake ...

    I paid $50,- to a freelancer I found trough this forum for installing a flash flag animation I originaly found on an other website.
    You can see the flag animation on my website here
    http://www.pixelwebsite.be

    The owner of the original website http://www.snowtrex.be now claims copyright and wants me to remove the animation ...

    I was warned for this ...(see the my other thread) ... I know I made
    a stupid mistake and paid $50,- for something I can't use; it's my own fault

    Could someone please help me !
    Can you change the animation ? Create an other but similar animation ?

    Please HELP, I feel so stupid ....

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    I don't know if this is exactly what you are looking for, but it might help and the owner quite clearly states that it's free and always will be. Check down towards the bottom of the page, 2nd from the last entry.

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    Did you read the responses to your thread?
    Quote Originally Posted by mesmerize
    I didn't see the flash animation.
    Do you have the flash files?
    If not, why not?
    Do you have copyright to use there animation?
    Last edited by admedia; 01-04-2006 at 09:41 PM.

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    I read his other thread, too. The guy has already berated himself and lost $50 bucks as well. He freely admits his mistake...let it go and maybe try to help out.
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    I was his original freelancer who put the flag on his site. I did not betray him with this, I clearly warned him ahead of time to make sure he has rights to use it and he was also aware that I'm not an animator, I'm a coder and would be unable to make a new one in the event that this did happen. I'm sorry for him, but it's a lesson learned. I guarantee he won't make the same mistake again! No hard feelings.

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    Smile No one, but myself to blame !

    Thank's for your replies .

    I do not blame anyone but myself.

    Point is I made a stupid mistake and I'm in need of
    a new similar flash animation.

    Please help me for a new flash animation,


    (PS: I don't see any copyrigth claim on the website snowtrex.be, but never mind ...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSHVision
    He freely admits his mistake...let it go and maybe try to help out.
    You are right. Sorry, I didn't see that the first time in this post for some reason. I will make sure I read the situation better next time before I post.

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    Oh dear, what did I say.
    Well, You could actually suffer legal action and you have admitted it in this forum.
    You should never admit to copying others work, even if you did.

    Under copyright law you will now have to prove:
    'you have made 7 (seven) considerable (to be defined using past court actions) changes to the original works (in this case, flash flag)' if you can do that then you could possible use the flash flag.
    However, you have admitted copying in this forum. I would count yourself lucky no legal action has been taken and keep quiet. $50 is a fairly cheap cost for this lesson, I've seen Company's and governments lose lots more.

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    You should remove it at once.
    Then just look for someone to create something similar.

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    Smile Oké, and now back to flash please !

    The flag animation will be removed tomorrow from my site. It's still there for illustration for this forum in order to find a flash designer !
    The "owner" of the flag was notified of this issue and agrees.

    So, please back to the flash business.

    Who can help me to create a flash animation ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesmerize
    Oh dear, what did I say.
    Well, You could actually suffer legal action and you have admitted it in this forum.
    You should never admit to copying others work, even if you did.

    Under copyright law you will now have to prove:
    'you have made 7 (seven) considerable (to be defined using past court actions) changes to the original works (in this case, flash flag)' if you can do that then you could possible use the flash flag.
    However, you have admitted copying in this forum. I would count yourself lucky no legal action has been taken and keep quiet. $50 is a fairly cheap cost for this lesson, I've seen Company's and governments lose lots more.
    Which country's law is that from?

    In the US, there is no magic number that cancels out the derivitave work subsection of the copyright laws. All that needs to be proven is that the new work is in fact derived from an existing work, and does not fall under fair use (which, in this case, it does not).

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