By the way, to anyone possibly wondering about it…if your art gets reposted without your permission, submitting an infringement notice gets it taken down (along with any reblogs of the repost, I’ve been told).
I just did it earlier today when someone sent me a link to my art reposted by someone and it got taken down really quickly.
So…yeah. It works.
For our artist followers!
Some guy on deviantART has taken the pictures of my cross-stitch patterns on Etsy, slapped his name on them, and is now claiming that he designed them (despite the fact that I clearly remember creating each one from scratch on my own laptop!).
Please don’t believe him :(
I’ve reported him to deviantART, but he’s not exactly being nice about me there. The funny thing is that almost all of “his” pictures are brand new ones that I put up on Etsy last night, having changed the layout of some of my patterns, and he’s claiming that he made them years ago. Sigh.
I sell cross-stitch patterns to help pay my way through medical school, so having someone telling others to “have them for free” is very disillusioning.
Spread the word about this DeviantART theivery!
This is a great step-by-step post on how to properly credit artwork shared on Tumblr & throughout the internet! If you see uncredited posts floating around the internet, feel free to send a Note to the author of the post and encourage them to properly credit and source the artists.
posting without a source is unfortunately pretty common, but it doesn’t have to be. with a few minutes of hunting, you can make sure the artists you like get credit for their work! :) hope this is helpful.
How to credit artists!
So guys, this person here is stealing everyone’s stuff (fanarts, edits, gifs, etc), reposting it and putting their own watermark on it. So can we just spread this and ask them to stop it? (but pls don’t be rude tho. It’ll just be worse.) Please and thank you.
Thanks for the heads up. Her first language appears to be Portuguese. “Please stop stealing my work” in Portuguese is “Por favor, parem de roubar o meu trabalho.”
So try sending that message? I know that quite often the language barrier makes thieves feel more invincible. As in, if I can’t understand you, then I can pretend I’m not caught.
A blog that steals things and then adds their own watermark to it? That’s new. Usually they just repost stuff and pretend they didn’t know they couldn’t, but putting their own watermark on it shows purposeful, knowledgeable intent.
How to give proper credit to artists without knowing who they are
I appreciate reblogging the shit out of this if anybody wouldn’t mind.
Sick of art going around and artists not getting proper credit at all.
I’d like to point out that THIS BLOG has not only plagarized and traced the artwork of several friends of mine, but is also claiming it as their own.
(All my drawing is learning from other ppl/fans , but of course it’s different from the original one, btw, I still want to say thanks for those artists who drw the amazing pictures, so that I can learn from it, Thanks <3)
Their ask is disabled (typical) so if I could ask all of you to please get the message to support and ask them to try and contact/ban whoever this person is, or alternatively help me reblog some of the pieces and tell them that what they’re doing is wrong, I’d really appreciate it.
Thanks for your time.
Ever since the domestic release of The Avengers, there has been a massive influx of people posting other’s artwork with no credit given. This is simply unacceptable.Most of the art I have seen stolen comes straight from tumblr —this is what the reblog feature is for. Please use it. Most of the rest comes from deviantart, which makes it exceedingly simple to credit the actual artist, or pixiv, which is easily sourced by the handy-dandy content source field built into every tumblr post.
I urge you. Please, credit your sources. And if you see something that looks shady, do not support that person by liking or reblogging from them. “I own nothing” or “source unknown” is not a get-out-of-jail free card.
I don’t normally do stuff like this, but I am making an exception, tonight. Every last one of these “appreciation” blogs I am about to list is a veritable whorehouse of stolen work. All of them have their askboxes disabled, making private communication impossible. The only recourse, then, is public shaming. I would ask you, the good people of this fandom to not reblog from the following tumblrs:
Please spread this post around and get the word out.
Also, fun fact, if for some reason you saved a piece of artwork and then ‘forgot’ who it belonged to, you can just drag the image into google image and do the tiniest bit of research to find who posted it originally (probably the most popular link).
Credit artists, you guys. Just do it.
Not stolen, just some fun facts for you guys.
• “well, I didn’t know it was yours sorry”
• “i just found it on google/weheartit/fanpop sorry”
• “i saved it on my computer a long time ago and couldn’t remember who made it so i just reposted it sorry”
• “it’s not like i said it was mine jfc sorry”
• “you’re a crazy bitch it’s just tumblr i refuse to delete the post get over it i’m not sorry”
If you didn’t make something, it isn’t yours. Someone else spent their time (doesn’t matter how much or little) making that graphic/gif and obviously if you think enough of it to have it on your blog, you shouldn’t look down on the owner for getting angry. Even if you don’t credit the graphic to your username or say ‘not mine’ in the caption, it doesn’t make it any less stolen. If you can’t find the original post of that graphic and REBLOG it, then don’t post it. You’ll just have to do without it on your blog. Simple as that.
All Graphic Makers of Tumblr
PSA about stealing graphics.
Unless someone is explicitly saying that they made those gifs, then it’s not stealing! If you use a gif someone else made to make a photo set, then I repeat: unless they claim that they made those gifs, it’s not stealing! If it’s stealing to use a gif in a photo set you arranged then everyone is stealing by making gifs out of copyrighted material. Get. over. yourselves! Sometimes, members of the TWD fandom are children.
Unless someone is explicitly saying that they made that iPod, then it’s not stealing!
So basically, you are saying it’s only stealing if someone catches you? Clearly you don’t make gifs. They are a pain in the ass.
No one is saying that they own rights to any copyrighted material. But why can’t you make your own gifs when you post a photo set? If you like something that someone spent time making, reblog it from them and let them know!!
Anonymous asked: I personally repost (steal, as you call it) because it keeps me organized. When you post something on your own, it's easier to keep track of how many reblogs it got. You start from zero. Plus, you also get to keep the pictures/gifs etc. on your computer, and I think that's pretty damn sweet. And btw, every tumblr user should know that it's pretty easy to press 'save picture' instead of reblog. And it happens everyday. I don't think people look at the source that often as you would think.
When you post something on your own, it’s easier to keep track of how many reblogs it got.
Which is exactly why you should reblog it from the person who made it.
Plus, you also get to keep the pictures/gifs etc. on your computer, and I think that’s pretty damn sweet.
No one would care (or even know) if you saved something to your computer for your own non-sharing purposes - even though I’m not sure why you would want to? It’s just the reposting thing that’s the problem, claiming someone else’s art as your own.
And btw, every tumblr user should know that it’s pretty easy to press ‘save picture’ instead of reblog. And it happens everyday.
Reblogging takes two clicks. Reposting takes more than two clicks. And because other people do it, that makes it OK? I guess any form of plagiarism is OK then, because other people do it!
I don’t think people look at the source that often as you would think.
Before I reblog anything to my personal blog, I check the source, because I make things and I know how awful it is to have them stolen. If something is from a source that looks like they don’t make their own things or include sources to things they may not have made, or if the source is noted as weheartit, I won’t reblog.
Sorry, none of your reasoning makes any sense.