Elliot or Alrik or both of you <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I have a question.

With so many people suing now days over even insignificant things, how can
writers and artists and others sell their works to the public without fear of
being sued. I guess what I am trying to ask is no one comes up with a truly new
idea or a new painting or drawing. They are influenced by what they have read that
other wrote and what others drew. True it may be their own style but yet it is
not truly their own. Where is the line drawn to say this is my idea or my
character only done a little different?

Did I make sense? I don't know. I know what I am trying to ask but I don't know
how to get it into words. Sorry.

Shan <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />