Please note that this page was written by Truffle and originally housed at angelfire.com/tx/Truffle/respect.html until its removal in 2008. -ejm


What is the "Respect ASCII Artists Campaign"? Well, it's something that I decided to do not long after a few things happened that I didn't agree with. When an ascii artist draws any art, that art is rightfully theirs. No other person has a right to claim the art. Most ascii artists will tag their art in some for or another. Such as...

Link With This Ribbon


Yeah! I got the SnowGlobe back up! LoL This SnowGlobe for instance, was made by Joan Stark. Her tag is the jgs. This is how people know that the ascii was drawn by her. When an artist colors it, for example how I colored it. The tag must always stay with that ascii art. Even if hidden within the color, the art is still tagged and people will know what artist drew it.


Not only does the respect go towards the ascii art. We can go a bit further with their popup files. Anything really, not belonging to you should not be changed without prior consent of that particular artist or creator. It's just common sense and respect towards others.


Many people get confused about copyright laws and what they mean, I've included a few links below to let you know exactly what they are. They are important not only to the ASCII artists, but to any artist who creates. Such as...an artist who creates graphics for you to use on your websites. Give all artists the respect of a simple link back to their pages. All it takes is one or two lines of code. That's all. Just like the tag on any ASCII art, link back to a graphic artist as well. They will thank you for it. If you don't know who the graphic or ascii was made by....then kindly state that somewhere in the ascii art or on the website. If that artist sees it, they will be able to let you know. But in the mean time, just make sure that you give due credit.
templetons.com/brad//copymyths.html Internet copyright Information
timestream.com/web/mmlaw.html Intellectual Property Law Primer


frisbee and dog - (c)ejm aka llizard 1998
This animated art is
(C) llizard


Now... Hopefully, I have explain myself well enough for you to understand what point I am trying to make. It's just important to give credit where the credit is due...just do the right thing. If you wish to support this cause, please download the ribbon to your own server and upload it with a link back to this page. Let's let others know what this is all about. Thanks, and feel free to email me if you wish and I'll put you on the list of supporters. Let's do if for the artists as well as ourselves. We owe that to them.




If you decide to join our Campaign Ring, please copy the image to your own server first!
Linking/stealing bandwidth is also a major NO! NO!
Just right-click on the ribbon & save to your computer & upload to your own server!

Join Us Now! Click Here!


Special Thanks to jgs for helping me fine-tune this page.
Graphic Set (C) 1998-2001 Truffle
Campaign began, April 1998




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