Looks like no one understand that... I CLICK THE PICK AND I DOWNLOAD IT, nobody, no page ask me to pay for downloading that pic.
I don't say that Xyphien don't pay for those assets to use them... but that particular dog shape logo, you can have it for free on Google if you find it!
My page is still in testing, that dog shape logo... with what I add and make a "so-called" logo, was on my page for 12 hours... It's not there any more. @Xyphien, and contacting my hosting provider.... what for? For a pic that I download it from Google?
I always limit image searches on Google to Creative Commons Licenses if I am planning to actually use the image for something for just this reason. I am an artist myself (a writer) so I want to respect other artists' rights.You're confusing your ability to download an image with the license to use it. You don't have a license to you it just because you can download it.
I have a collection of $10k+ worth of typography, and I know for a fact I can get all of those for free on various sites on Google... I don't do that as I do not own a license.Good one... but what if you pay 33% upfront for that apple, you see that apple is not good... go to dumping place... where people dump things... get an apple for free from there... add some topping on it and test that apple for half day, and after you dump it. Is that to make sense?
Xyphien LLC, It's my own company. So the assets and everything I pay out of pocket for monthly.Do you mean YOUR company or the company YOU WORK FOR ?
Like I said in my previous post, although I found the rate a bit high, but maybe I'm wrong about this, it doesn't excuse or justify stealing your work.
It's on google, so it must be free to steal
@Marian-Sebastian if I were you, I'd simply pay the other $20 and chalk this up as a learning lesson. Even though Xyphien is using a pre-made asset, they're still bundling a logo package for you and making tweaks (to the font) per your request. You probably won't find anyone who will create you something for scratch for $30 to that quality of logo shown.
As for @Xyphien, your thread promoting your logo service states the user will get an "extremely unique" logo. There's nothing extremely unique about a logo that is on potentially hundreds or thousands of sites.
Not justifying what Marian-Sebastian did, but I can definitely see how someone could be frustrated over that. With your pricing point, I'd almost involve the user in the picking process from this "site you have a contract with" and make it as transparent as possible that you can edit colors and adjust the typography.
Anyhow, best of luck to both of you, hopefully it gets resolved .
In case you're still in any sort of doubt, you are absolutely in the wrong regarding just taking an image of google and using it. Images (all images) are copyrighted to their owner/creator unless specified otherwise. You don't have the right to use that image, irregardless of where you got it from or how you obtained it.@Russ, if first he would come to me and talk with me about the situation... I am a reasonable lad, and probably pay the rest of the money... but he posted this on here... calling me a scammer, which I'm not, I pay for every services that I use on my website... furthermore... he sent me a private message telling me that he contact my hosting provider (to close my page I suppose)... blow my mind. I wasn't online like half of the day and when I come, I start reading about all this, shame. That's my frustration. Nothing else...
You're not wrong. There's probably hundreds, maybe even thousands, of images here on this very forum that were used without anyone (including me) bothering to investigate the legality of using them - so there is maybe a bit too much smug self-righteousness in some of the comments here - but it's probably not a good idea to do so for your site logo. People, including copyright holders, tend to be a little more lenient with images used in, say, a one-off post meant to be humorous, and you using them to officially promote your website, which you might be making money off of.Don't tell me that you never/ever download a picture from Google because I won't believe you.
You're not wrong. There's probably hundreds, maybe even thousands, of images here on this very forum that were used without anyone (including me) bothering to investigate the legality of using them - so there is maybe a bit too much smug self-righteousness in some of the comments here - but it's probably not a good idea to do so for your site logo. People, including copyright holders, tend to be a little more lenient with images used in, say, a one-off post meant to be humorous, and you using them to officially promote your website, which you might be making money off of.