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My Little Llamas - Llamas Are Magic (Sketch) by YamPuff My Little Llamas - Llamas Are Magic (Sketch) by YamPuff
I used to wonders what llamas could be
and then you all shared your llamas with me!

Curious: would something like this be ok to post on zazzle for sale, as parody work? Or would it fall under copyright infringement?
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:iconnuvolavolpe:
NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
:D

:love:
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:icontoontwins:
ToonTwins Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute pic! :meow:
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpowerpuffpony:
powerpuffpony Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cute and fluffy!Llama Evolution 
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:llama: :squee:
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:iconwinxzafir:
Winxzafir Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwinxzafir:
Winxzafir Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
youre welcome
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:iconivvy-soulstar:
ivvy-soulstar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww so cute!
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconliltle-monkey:
Liltle-Monkey Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
this. is. adorable ~ <3
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlittle-miss-madammim:
Little-Miss-MadamMim Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Photographer
I am absolutely in love with this picture.
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :3
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:iconvinpip:
vinpip Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too cute :D look forward to seeing your coloured piece :D
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's done! :la:
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:iconpokenomnomnom:
PokeNOMNOMNOM Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, they're adorable! :heart:
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Hai-Kulture Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Yams - I can help here :) I run into questions of Parody and Fair Use all the time on the Internet while blogging.

The question of Parody and Fair Use deals with a) an attempt at making fun of an original concept and b) the amount of the original concept used in the parody.

What you can't do is mimic a character in name and likeness and call it parody. I can't draw Batman as Batman and call it Batman.

Mad Magazine (who paved the way for much of parody and fair use law) gets away with this by drawing a good likeness of Batman but calls it Battyman or something.

Likewise I could say 'I'm Batman!' and draw a picture of a vampire bat.

Lastly, I can ape or mimic a certain artist's style just so long as I don't draw their specific characters. I can draw characters in the 'style' of say Calvin and Hobbes or Adventuretime just so long as I don't draw those specific characters. I could draw an original pony in a MLP style and call it My Little Gothy or My Big Ass Pony and be fine.

That's how parody and fair use work.

Let's look at this then: You have created a piece obviously inspired by MLP - but you have not drawn them in likeness, name, or style. It mirrors MLP but does not infringe - even if you used the same color scheme. The most I would do is call it 'Your Little Llamas' or something, but I don't think you even have to do that.

The people who are in real danger if anyone decided to do anything about it are Artist's Alley prints. I can't draw Batman in my own style and sell it under the pretense that I am selling a picture of Batman - especially the closer and closer it looks to the actual concept. All those people who draw Doctor Who and comic portraits and characters and sell them as such walk a very grey line.

They are selling a licensed character as a licensed character even it is done in say Disney style. That is not parody - that is 'Fan Art' and it is a very large can o worms.

P.S. This is sooooo cute!!!!!
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch for that, very informative! :hug: I think I'll go ahead & color them now. :3 Should make a silly t-shirt.
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elphaba-rose-wilde Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree with *Hai-Kulture this would be an awesome sleep shirt design, or on a pillow. Something for snuggies before bed.
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It shalle be done!
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Hai-Kulture Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy to help and I agree - it would be an adorable little t-shirt.

Perfect for PJs :)
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elphaba-rose-wilde Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Second this!
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:iconhai-kulture:
Hai-Kulture Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jammy revolution commence!
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:iconelphaba-rose-wilde:
elphaba-rose-wilde Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes!
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance:
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:iconhai-kulture:
Hai-Kulture Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Methinks you just started a pyjama biz :)
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My dream come true! :squee:
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Hai-Kulture Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually - that would be an awesome biz to be in. 

(I just scanned you store - you are a zazzle mogul - I had no idea)

I just wish they did jammy pants - I would love to just stroll around the Housement in cozy jersey pants with your 'Llane Six' down my legs 3 by 3 
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that you mention it, it's a bit odd they have nearly everything except PJs.
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ChibiHugs Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorbs!
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Flutterwry Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Dot

Well this SHOULDN'T fall under copyright issues because it is all originally created design and names.
But I am not a lawyer or copyright consultant. DA has a DMCA section you could ask, I do not rem how one asks but there was a DA news thing on it once.

Could change Twili to Twillama. Nerfs the name even more from original.
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, to be honest I've seen total ripoffs of Rainbow Dash being sold on zazzle only her cutie mark and name were different, so I don't think this would be a problem, but I figured I would ask. For zazzle I'd probably just color them and leave the names out, although they are pretty funny.

Twillama. :la:
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Flutterwry Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Ya, but I have heard of Hasbro attack things like this with DMCAs. However those was direct toys and stuff, which were competing with Hasbro.

Yours on other hand, are not even near Hasbro's content. For they are not even resembling the characters really enough to warrant anything.

Names are fine, because they are not the real names. Right now these are basically original characters.

An ya, I was reading Twi's name and could not agree with me so Twillama came to mind and it stuck with me.
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, looks like they'll be up on zazzle then. Thanks!
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Flutterwry Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Alrighty, good luck then.
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redspiderlillies Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:llama: adorable!
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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Efreet-in-the-Oven Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
LLAMAS! <3
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:llama:
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minsmk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute ^^
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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minsmk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Konamiabstract Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
nice pony puff Drawing girl Xd (;
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Konamiabstract Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
hey npz xd 9:
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