Wednesday, September 3, 2008

CU Flowers #6

Well I have to tell you that I am getting a little worried about my Cubbies. They have lost 5 in a row AT HOME, ugh. I hope they can get their heads straight for the post season! I have been a fan all my life and of course I want them to win a World Series but unfortunately if they go there (still a long way to go), I will be watching it with 80 of my closest friends and co-workers in front of a little tv in riot gear. Because if that happens, if the Cubbies happen to win the World Series, our town will be destroyed by drunk, partying, celebrating college students. When the Sox won a couple of years ago it was chaos. I can't imagine what it will be like if the Cubs win. And what if the Cubs play the Sox? UGH! It could happen! Ok, I know you guys don't care about that so I will move on.

I'm not going to get back on my soap box but a sweet member of my ADSD Yahoo Group posted on her blog today an issue she had with another designer offering her CU products as freebies and distributing them as PU only. The offending designer's TOU stated that she scanned or photographed and extracted the elements herself, which is completely untrue. And what is worse, her TOU prohibits redistributing the element. Well, my friend (I'm going to let her remain anonymous but you may have read her post on Wednesday) brought up a very interesting and disturbing point: If you do not require credit on your CU items and then the users of those CU products claim them as their own and prohibit redistribution - you can be accused of PIRATING your OWN DESIGNS! Wow, I never even considered that. So now she is worried that if she uses her own designs in a kit, someone who may have downloaded this other lady's freebies will think she has used them against the Pirate's TOU. Hmmmm. So for my 2 cents worth, I would recommend that anyone who designs require credit for their work. Of course it will be impossible to be Cybercop and there will always be a rare person who will not comply with the terms but I have to believe that 99% of my readers and downloaders are honest souls who would not do such a thing. You ladies are the BEST! Thank you for sticking with me.

Today's freebie is another CU flower set. They are some wildflowers (see the dandelion, lol) and a couple other roses and lilly type flowers. I am not a gardener, DH takes care of the outside stuff and the flowers so I am sorry I do not know the names. I did see some gorgeous begonias today at the grocery store and was tempted to buy them so I could photograph them but I didn't feel it was fair to the begonias because they would most definitely be dead in a few weeks. And I only know they are begonias because of the tag on the pot. LOL. Sooo, anyway - grab the flowers and I also included a 3600 x 3600 jpeg of that floral background in my preview. I thought it was kinda pretty and wondered if my readers would like it too? The background was made from all the flowers in this kit, recolored and multiplied with Mura's Copies filter. That is one awesome filter! Oh and I also included the little sunflower in greyscale plus the actual colors in the photo I took. Well, I wrote another book, sorry. Drop shadows are for preview purposes only.

Download the CU FlowerSet #6 HERE

28 comments:

Sandra said...

Well, that's easy. You don't allow a user of your CU freebies to claim as their own. Most TOU I have read for CU freebies state: "Do not claim my work as your own." That blows the whole pirating your own work out of the water. ~8)

As for the freebie today, they are awesome, SC! You do some awesome extractions! Thanks so very much!!

Angela said...

thank you - lovely flowers

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Beth said...

Thanks so much! I need dandelions for some pictures I took this spring and I just haven't had time to extract them yet! My father laughed at me when I asked him to take a close-up of one (he has a better camera).

Beth (ADSD)

Deb said...

Thanks so much.

Tirza said...

Thanks for the flowers. Another problem I have seen with CUs are people who recolor them and offer them as freebies for personal use. I'm changing my TOU to hopefully prevent that.

Becky Jo said...

Love the flowers. TFS My take on digi graphics - if you didn't do it yourself from start to finish - it's not yours so credit the person who did! Simple. Your work is wonderful!
Thanks again - Hugs, Becky Jo

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely flowers! I cant wait to play with them. We use to live in Chicago; nothing like skipping work and heading to Wrigley for an afternoon game...

Thanks again, Darlene

Tammy aka bunchie said...

I enjoy reading your blog so much. Piracy has been an issue with a couple of my friends and one thought about quitting designing freebies because someone was selling her designs. I thought about that too but I do designing because I enjoy doing it. I love all your designs and look forward to them in the future. You are very much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Flowers!!! What a bright thing to see after being stuck for four days and counting with no power. Mother Nature just doesn't understand our addiction to scrapping and that we must have power and internet to do so!

It's STILL raining here (Gustav hit Monday, it's not Thursday about 10:30 am) and I'm stealing some Starbucks A/C and internet.

Thanks for the flowers, I needed something to brighten my spirits!

~Lauren

Ephémère, Qc. said...

Thank you very much, beautiful flowers. Bye..bye..

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Interesting point indeed and that is why with the few CU items that I have created thus far, I do ask that one NOT claim them as their own.

This is making me RETHINK my TOU as when I went back to read it after someone brought it to my attention that she had found my items in a grab bag (this was not being sold, I think it was just a disguise and a way of sharing freebies with friends), I realized that I was somewhat contradicting myself in stating that one could do whatever they wished with the item, credit not required but appreciated and THEN, "do not claim as your own"!!! Does not make sense now, does it?

So, I am seeing the point being made here LOUD and CLEAR. One SHOULD require credit or they are in essence allowing the consumer to claim the item as their own. SHEESH!

Thank you Deb for not only sharing your WONDERFUL designing talent but your WISDOM as well!!! I am shaking my head in wondering why it took me so long to realize that my TOU just was NOT making sense and I had mentioned it to a few of my close colleagues! I need to stop doing things on the fly and take my time in thinking it through before "throwing" it together! :)

HUGGINS',
Linda :)

Susan said...

That is really a shame how some people can come along and take advantage of generous people like that; it ends up hurting and then those of us who follow terms end up losing a wonder privilege when the person gets frustrated. As far as being afraid to use her own work, I wouldn't stop using them just because someone else is staking claim.....

Thank you again for your generosity!!

Gloria Val Verde said...

This digi thing gets complicated at times, but please don't claim you made something you didn't....it's such a simple concept.

Thanks so much for the pretty flowers!!!

And....GO ASTROS!!!!! (Sorry I'm from Houston and have season tickets and our guys suck most of the time so had to get a punch in for them).

Elizabeth said...

Wow, this credit stuff does get complicated. I have separate Commercial Use folders for credit required and not required, freebies allowed and not allowed, freebies only. I am afraid some of your older things under your old TOU are already distributed in the wrong folder, in the no credit folder. Buttons, for instance, are all together in the button folder in there. And if a designer doesn't require credit and their name isn't in the file title, it's just a button. I would sure never claim I made it, though. BUT I am certainly putting things in the credit required folder now, as it is always my intention to honor someone's TOU to the best of my ability. That said, some TOU are confusing, my favorite being you are allowed to alter items but not in a way that makes them less attractive. I have no clue...

shelleyrae said...

Thanks - I just discovered your blog and appreciate your generosity!

Moon said...

Thank you so much for all of your freebies. I could never extract things that well LOL. anyway, because of you and that other gal (no names here, all though we 3 belong to the same group hehe), I have now changed my own TOU to reflect this issue. Thank you so much!
Moon

cinmcw said...

Thank you so much for so generously sharing your designs, as always! These flowers are gorgeous and so much appreciated! Especially from a flower lover without a green thumb! :)

Cauleen said...

These flowers are great! Since I've done some extraction work of my own on flowers from my garden, I know how much time it takes to do these! You are so generous to share your hard work with all of us. Thank you VERY MUCH!

Shel said...

Thanks for sharing. The flowers are lovely on a gloomy morning like today!

RoseAddict said...

I don't think your friend has anything to worry about. No matter what her tou does or doesn't say, her own blog is proof that she owned the items first. Allowing someone to download doesn't negate that ownership.

Thanks for the lovely flowers! As usual, the roses are my fave, but I really like the daffodil, too!

Sue said...

Thank you very much for the beautiful flowers! :)

makeyesup said...

Well the Cubbies one yesterday, hurray. I can't imagine what it would be like if we have a North vs South side world series. It would definitely be chaos in the Chicago area.

Deanna said...

Thanks so much - they are beautiful! Scrapbooking is to preserve memories and simply downloading your goodies is a trip down memory lane. My husband is from Chicago. He has always called dandelions "money stealers". That is what his mom called them. (must be a Chicago thing!) She would tell them that if you put one in your pocket - they would steal your money! You have inspired me to create a mini book of simply memories...from so many of your creations - using them. No photos even necessary! thanks!

Shannon said...

Lovely flowers -again! Thank you!

Charmed by Gorjuss said...

Thank bunches!

Janie said...

Thanks for flowers!

Rachel said...

Stunning!! Thanks Deb :)