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mademistake 04-06-2011 10:33 PM

Portfolio concern
Hey guys! In February 2010, I applied for several jobs by e-mailing or uploading my portfolio to some companies' web sites. My portfolio was a very amateur one and even though the focus of each image is a piece of work done by me, some of the images contained art done by other people/company. Like I made a car and put it into a Crysis level. Now I noticed that I did not put a disclaimer to give credit to owners properly. The worst part is I sent the portfolio to Crytek too. Obviously, I did not get a job with that portfolio. BUT the companies still have my portfolio. I guess they added me to their ignore list already but I'm afraid of getting sued or anything like that. I cannot handle that :/

What do you think about the situation? Should I contact the companies, apologize and ask them to delete my portfolio from their archives(Crytek keeps it online)?

yaustar 04-07-2011 01:02 AM

They won't care to be honest. It isn't like the work is damaging to them.

ThomasSLC 04-07-2011 06:22 AM

I agree, I really doubt they'll do anything at all.
And if it were a problem, the first thing they'd do is just ask you to remove it.
I wouldnt worry about it.

Adrir 04-07-2011 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by mademistake (Post 24244)
I'm afraid of getting sued or anything like that. I cannot handle that.

It is always good practice to make it clear what is your own work and what is the work of others. Especially in a portfolio piece so you don't confuse an employer about your contribution. Nevertheless, the worst case scenario would be a takedown notice. Not a big a deal at all if you acquiesce.

tsloper 04-07-2011 08:21 AM

Just wait at least 6 months before applying to those companies again.

mademistake 04-07-2011 10:01 AM

Thanks guys, I feel easier. I don't know what I was thinking while doing that stuff. Actually, I was given 3 months of rest by my psychiatrist, maybe I was just acting dumb due to the medication. Life's strange, thanks again and goodbye.

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