Instead of hijacking poor Galvatronimus thread. I thought I'd open a new thread, so We can get more people to post their insight on things We get away from a slightly heated discussion Well Quintesson #1 complained, that there is an alarming number of copy&paste (my wording) art appearing on these boards. By that I mean works that just cut out a character from one piece and paste it in another picture, or pictures that are slightly altered by using filters on them. See attachments for examples. It is difficult to determine where original art ends and plagiarism starts. Andy Warhol would be accussed of plagiarism today. Shepard Fairey's Obama poster might even be plagiarism. Almost every comic book artist could be accused of it, because they often copy their references 1:1. Rupert Endive takes posters and advertisments and puts a smilie in one corner and calls it art. When does derivative work become art?