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Offline circuscommando

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question regarding edits

on: December 31, 2009, 07:52:00 am
if someone edits your piece, is it acceptable to edit their version and claim responsibility? or should you edit your own version to try and emulate theirs (or whatever they were pointing out)?
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Re: question regarding edits

Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 08:05:03 am
I can't comment on the acceptability. All I can say is, you will definitely learn more from editing your own version to try and emulate theirs (so that is the option I usually go for; It also seems to be the option a majority of people here choose, too.)
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Re: question regarding edits

Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 08:24:28 am
the latter.

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Re: question regarding edits

Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 01:45:19 pm
They're editing your work to help you visualise what you can create with your piece. If you edit that and claim it as your own work without their permission, you're simply being very dishonest. I've known of C&C edits that are so simple that it would be incredibly unfair to disallow the original artist from simply using it - however if this is the case i see no reason for them not to edit their own work to match, because at least then the technique or idea will be more memorable and understandable to you for when you perform it again.

If the edit they perform actually goes beyond your abilities, but they still allow you to use it as your own work - then consider how this will help you. The reason you're here is to learn, so simply using someone elses work is going to severly burden your mission!

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Re: question regarding edits

Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 03:58:00 pm
Don't be afraid to ask the author of the edit. Just ask if you can use it. People here are helpful and will try to decide in your best interest.

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Re: question regarding edits

Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009, 04:32:37 pm
thanks everyone!
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