Recently we have received a number of complaints with regards to merging/ morphing pictures. There appears to be some misconception here, and we wish to clarify it.
As stated on the [http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1085393] thread, morphing OR merging faces of celebrities onto existing (original) pictures from other sources are STRICTLY prohibited on India-forums.com. It highly violates the copyrights of the original picture and such activity will not be tolerated! If anyone is seen to engage in such activity will receive raise in W/L without any further question. Furthermore, those morphed creations will be removed from the posts, immediately once it comes into the development team''s attention.
On the other hand, there also appears to be a misconception with regards to the word ''merging''! As stated earlier, the terminology ''merging'' was used on the [http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1085393] thread to indicate the fusing of different celebrities'' faces onto existing original pictures. However, this in no way addresses the ''merging'' of two different pictures together to make a signature, which is a common practice in signature making (i.e. fusing together several INDIVIDUAL pictures without altering the original content).
Hence, if a member is seen to make signatures by merging individual pictures of characters from two different shows (which once again differ from morphing), it in no way breaches with the rules of the A/S section, as it is an individual voice of an artist, and the development team will not be able to issue any warning.
IF Dev Team