Yes. It happens a lot.
I say fuck em.I know this whole "species" thing is big on DeviantART, but some appeared here on FA.
If you don't know what a closed species/species in general, it's where a person creates a creature and adds traits to them, and BAM, you get a species. A lot of them are based on dogs, like 2/3rds of them. What are some species? To list a few, Sushidogs, Cinnadogs, soulfoxes, foxfans, Nekois (cats looking looking like Vaporeons), and Waterdogs are all species. But what's a closed species (CS)? A CS is when you have to buy the creature to own one, and you're not allowed to make your own. They mostly look like sparkle-dogs and have food based themes. To get one, you have to go to a bid, and they can range over $400 just to get one.
So now you were given a semi-brief summary of it, what's your opinion on species?
Because popular CS owners love to take advantage of dumb kids willing to pay that much. And because of greed.
I say fuck em.
Here is what you do. Make the same damn kind of creature as them, but name it differently and make it free to use. That'll show those insignificant artist pricks.
Pretty much. Especially when they're reused bases.The common thing with both adoptables and closed species is that they look shallow and effortless most of the time - no backstory or some interesting lore behind it, just some colorful mishmash. Why to buy someone's colorful mishmash if I can make my own colorful mishmash or pay somebody with more skill and talent to draw that colorful mishmash is something I don't understand. There are some cool artists who can put a good lore behind the creatures they create (spoonfayse for example), but they're usually the ones who encourage people to spread it out, instead of sitting on it and trying to make a quick buck.
You just make your thing without giving a shit and watch the butthurt because you didn't pay a single shekel. Fuck, direct me towards some place and I'll do it myself since it has beautiful potential
Which is totally inexcusable. It costs about $35 to get your basic ass document from the US gov't making your copyright official. If you're selling these for big bucks, you're just a moron for not having your papers in order, it takes a couple minutes! (in the USofA anyways, I can't speak your third worlds like Russia or Quebec.)Most of these species don't even have any copyright seal or legal documents, so no, they can't sue.