IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!!!!

This a public forum. To edit this forum's settings go to Menu > Structure > Preferences.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!!!!

feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

11 Nov 2011, 16:37 #1

Everyone of these display graphics have been completely done from scratch by myself to help document the original sets (unless otherwise noted as in Engineering-7; see post  #2).  This work is very time-consuming and a real passion;  I have spent well over a decade doing these.  However when I see my work stolen (used without permission), posted else where (slightly modified and being passed off as someone else's original work) and even sold on ebay it really makes me want to not post any of my work.  This is my intellectual property and THEY ARE ALL COPYRIGHTED!!!  That is why updates have been practically non-existent since I found my transporter graphic being sold on the bay.  I make sure to insert slight "tells" in everyone of the graphics and in the patterns so its pretty easy to see who has stolen my work.  This is the reason why no new high-res versions have been posted and I am sorry about that.  The sequences as well have tells in both timing and duration.  Not enough to matter but enough to know who is using my material.  Anyway, I love to share but hate getting ripped-off and not getting credited for my work!  It makes me reluctant to post any new information.  I know it is easy to take stuff from the internet but PLEASE ask permission and give credit where credit is due before using my work.  I'm really generous!!!  :)

Thank you.   
Last edited by feek61 on 23 Nov 2011, 13:33, edited 12 times in total.
<p><br></p>
Reply

eagleman39
Joined: 24 Jan 2011, 10:01

12 Nov 2011, 02:53 #2

Totally understand this as well has happened to me in the past.
Reply

feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

12 Nov 2011, 14:11 #3

It sucks but that's the internet. I figured I might as well post them; I'm going to be dead some day and I would hate for all of this work to go to waste, lol. Thanks for the support!! ;)
<p><br></p>
Reply

qwavemi
Joined: 06 Sep 2014, 03:18

06 Sep 2014, 03:23 #4

I think it is right to ask for permission - thought that principle is a no-brainer.  Apparently I am living in a dream world.
Reply

cpach
Joined: 16 Jan 2015, 02:06

16 Jan 2015, 02:17 #5

Your passion on this subject has not gone unnoticed, sad that someone would steal it for their own gain. Don't get down because of inconsiderate people, it seems that most folks on here want to know the 'how and why' so they can enjoy and appreciate all the things that make Trek so great!
Reply

Fiver5
Joined: 21 May 2014, 20:52

27 Nov 2017, 16:55 #6

Yeah, boy do I get why you're upset...  Your work has always been of the highest caliber and you are one of the only people who is doing it to the extent that you do.  I'm a prop maker and modeler and consider your work a great resource.  I've used it many times but I've never even considered reposting it let alone passing it off as my own work and I make you this promise; if I ever display a model or prop that owes anything to your efforts I will gladly give you credit.  I'm grateful, you see.  Your decades of work have saved me decades of my own and you can't put a price on that.  Thank you for sharing what you have and I completely understand why you are reluctant to do so now.  Just keep copyrighting your work and don't let anyone get away with stealing it. 

Props to you (pun intended)!
Reply

feek61
Joined: 29 Apr 2007, 15:38

27 Nov 2017, 18:48 #7

Glad to hear you have been able to use the site and my research. :)   Thanks for the kind words; very much appreciated.  
<p><br></p>
Reply