Like many of you may know, i recently found out my skin work is used by another 'creator' without my permission.
The past week, i did research, compared these skins and i had to conclude without a doubt, that my copyright was violated.
I came a long way concern developing skins for the Second Life® market, over a period of two years i builded up the templates from scratch which are now base for the skin collection at DUTCH TOUCH
I experienced copyright violation before, my hand drawn sets as SISKE, HoleyMo, Torned Jeans, low waist jeans, certain tops a.o. i found in malls, BIAB's and textures of some of these products even were sold for many months by someone on XStreetSL® ,... full permission!
To see my skin work used by another person than myself made me sick to my stomach, it totally depressed me, i am angry and sad at the same time.
I am just another person, a human being, i have a husband and a 10 year old daughter, they can find me at our attic where my life went on the past three years. I work very very hard, every day at least 10 hours, i rarely take days off, i study, experimenting, creating, all to developing my skills. They are very proud of me, they support me 100%, but i can see and feel they miss me too... and in their hearts they wishes i spend more time with them.
I invested a lot, not only in time to build up a business, bought another PC, purchased new software and updated older versions, bought official royalty free especially on the market for the developers and creators of digital characters reference material.
I like to learn Maya, but this software is very expensive and i am still doubting about buying it, BUT i refuse to use an illegal copy. It is just a matter of making the right choices.
It is this simple, when you are not able to do it the right way, do not lower yourself to choose for the wrong way. Accept this. Stay true to yourself, look in the mirror and find a way to make yourself proud, instead of looking at others, being jaleous at others, and assume they will not see, hear or feel.
I cannot accept the argument, this is how life works, cause the way of thinking LIFE should be this way is not the way i LIVE it!!