Since I hardly ever contribute there and have no real contacts among the admins, I'd rather not. Maybe you can ask Tupka217 who is big on the DC Database for a recommendation of who might be able to help. I would have suggested Peteparker on Marvel DB, but it looks like he hasn't been active in a while.
I play on an Apple iPad Air so it may have something to do with it but, when I try to backspace delete, if I press the backspace more than once, the button turns black and then it starts to rapidly delete everything by backspacing quickly. I wanted to change my own Diary Blog and overcame this by copying and pasting my Diary Blog into Word, correcting it there and then copying and pasting it back into my Blog so problem solved.
This happens all the time on my old iPad, on every wiki. First or second gen Air are discontinued and mostly unsupported. If you can't run it on the most recent iOS or iPadOS, that might cause issues with your browser, and it's not something Fandom can fix. It's not a website issue.
There *can be* more than one copyright for different aspects. Yu just have to look for how things are attributed. In your example, the primary copyright *might* be the designer of the plushie IF that is the arrangement with the manufacturer, especially if the designer is paying the maker.
If the maker is paying the designer for the rights to make it, then the primary copyright *may* be held by the company.
The picture might have a copyright as well, especially if not taken and provided by the Maker (or designer). If just snapped by the website to sell the plushie, they may not claim or exercise a "compositional" copyright. But if an end-user (purchaser) were to do something "transformative or derivative" in the image (like have it hugging X-character or making a "visual comic" featuring it) then they may have a copyright on the composition seen in the picture.
For example, I write fanfics using established characters from established franchises. My copyright lines go similar to this:
The first line is my recignizing and pointing others to the Original CP Holders of the original franchise, characters, and setups. In this example I don't know the copyright relationship Disney has with the Creators (McCorkle & Schooley), but their interests will be protected by the Company.
The second line is where I make claim to *my* Original Characters as well as ALL transformative/derivative compositions as I envisioned them. For example "Alternative Lifestyle Kim" or "Kim born a male", etc.
If I'm doing crossovers, there will be additional lines for each franchise I'm borrowing from.
If you create a derivative work it needs to be significantly different from the original to claim a separate copyright. There is no defined line, it usually has to get decided in the courts. Most derivative works are just copyright violations, but it is up to the copyright holder to enforce it, in most cases (except in the EU where they have put more of the burden on companies that distribute or host potentially copyright violating materials).
The best thing you can do is give credit to the original work. Trying to claim copyright on a derivative work is where it gets tricky. Just claiming it doesn't really mean anything.
I posted some examples of described scenarios by legal groups and an official EU FAQ in a forum thread, but I'm too lazy to dig it up right now.
Say I combine two aspects of two certain characters from the same franchise (Gogeta for example). How would the copyright work? (If from two different franchises, use LoveRobin's Copyright claim list above, correct?)
Oh yes. My example was simplistic. When I have AUs and crossovers and the like, I give each franchise its own line of recognition and generally I end with my claim on my OCs and unique treatments. *I* always list myself last.
Combining aspects of characters from the same franchise… I'd give the Franchise its recognition, then one for the treatments you spun for your story/art, etc.
So I have this sprite I 'tuned up'. The two characters are from GalaxyTrail. If I upload this Sprite to Avalice Archives, The license would be...? (If I upload this Sprite on another site, The license is...?)
And if I upload the Sprite I created with a character from two separate franchises, I would use what license? (Sorry, this is my first time uploading custom Sprites! I'm so nervous and excited!)
Love Robin wrote: Pretty much. Unless you can prove your block was somehow done in a violation of ToU, Staff will not intervene with how local admins run their wikis. They cannot be forced to unblock you.
They can block for any reason, no reason at all, even silly ones. And they don't have to explain anything.
So no, there is nothing that can be done.
Just to clarify, what happened to me, does not count as a ToU violation?
It's a matter of logistics. There are simply far too many wikis and not enough Staff to properly adjudicate ALL the drama generated from what mostly boils down to He said/She said hurt feelings and egos.
Proper Admining will trend to help wikis grow and succeed while improper admining will trend the opposite as users "jump ship" from onerous power-lording.
So, "survival of the fittest", which bad admins can (should) only blame themselves for their failures.