Anonymous: Thank you for your response to my ask about the stolen artworks blog! I have tried messaging them but they ignored me and kept posting, I am thinking of calling them out to my followers since I have a decent amount, but like you said I fear any possible backlash/harrassment. I did try messaging several artists but no response :( I'd love to get the link to the pixiv messaging template! Do you think if their blog gets enough reports, tumblr will take it down?
If anything, just make a post telling your followers that hey, this person is an art thief and editor who disrespected me by editing and reposting my art without my permission, they are continuing to do this to other artists even though i’ve asked them to stop, please don’t reblog from them. It doesn’t have to be a ‘public’ post, just one between you and your followers. If they reblog it to spread the word, then hey, look at that… (make sure they know not to go harassing that person though- even though they’re in the wrong, harassment is still against TOS).
There’s always a possibility that their blog could get taken down, yes! Since what they are doing is against tumblr’s terms of service, I mean.
Specifically: ‘Misattribution or Non-attribution’- “Make sure you always give proper attribution and include full links back to+ original sources. When you find something awesome on Tumblr, reblog it instead of reposting it. It’s less work and more fun, anyway. When reblogging something, DO NOT inject a link back to your blog just to steal attention from the original post.” and ‘Copyright and Trademark Infringement’- “Respect the copyrights and trademarks of others. If you aren’t authorized to use someone else’s copyrighted or trademarked work (either expressly or by legal exceptions and limitations like [fair use]), don’t.” There’s also the whole DMCA thing to take into account, but that requires the original artist to file it so it wouldn’t be of much help in your case.
Also I didn’t realize that most of the links on my pages are dead Q_Q so the link I was thinking of is gone, I’m sorry! Right now I’m looking to see if anyone has forms for that sort of message. I’ll make a post about it if I find one!! EDIT: THE LOVELY RASPOMME HAS A TEMPLATE FOR WHEN YOU WANT TO LET A PIXIV USER KNOW THEIR ART HAS BEEN REPOSTED/EDITED!!!
Anonymous: I found a blog that only post stolen, edited artwork with no permission or link back to the artist. This person stole several of my works and after reporting them, they have been taken down. However, they still continue to post stolen artwork from other artists and I tried reporting to tumblr but unless I'm the original owner I can't do anything. I tried reaching out to the different artists but there are too many, and some are from pixiv. They get 100s of notes for each post. What can be done?
Gosh, anon, I’m really sorry to hear about what happened to you. Having your art stolen and edited is awful. I’m glad you were able to get those posts taken down, though!!
Unfortunately, like you said, reporting the other stolen artwork won’t get you anywhere unless you’re the original artist. That policy probably isn’t going to change any time soon, so the most we can do is alert the artist whose work was stolen and see if they manage to get it taken down themselves. It would take a lot of effort + time but it’s the least confrontational and most effective way to take care of this that I can think of. Maybe ask a friend or two to help you message the artists, since there’s a lot of them? I think I have a message outline somewhere you can use to let pixiv users know that their work has been stolen, also, so if you’d like to use that let me know and I’ll link you to it.
I’m going to assume you’ve already messaged this person about what they’re doing, and since they continue to steal and edit it’s clear they didn’t listen. If you haven’t messaged them about this, you probably should. I have a bunch of links in my Information page about why editing art is disrespectful that you can link them to if they don’t realize why what they’re doing is wrong. Try to message them first and resolve this mess privately if you can.
If that doesn’t work, the only other thing I can think of is a public call out post. Not an attacking post, just a post that names them and lists their offenses and then tells them why editing, stealing, and reposting artwork that doesn’t belong to them is wrong. Tell others to avoid reblogging from this person, too, since getting notes on their posts only encourages them to continue stealing art. This is kind of like a last resort option, though, since it can dissolve into fighting and harassment really fast.
Hope this helps!
Anonymous: can you read/see if pixiv artist 4588469 allows credited reposting? the translation of the self intro doesn't make it very clear... thank you!
As you said, the translated self-intro isn’t very clear, but it seems like they might allow credited reposting if you ask them directly.
I went and checked their home site and it seems like they do not allow reposting since most of their content is age-restricted. Like I said above, you would probably need to ask them directly through pixiv.
There are a few posts on the front page of this blog that will help you outline a message you can send to the artist asking for permission to repost their art. I highly recommend doing this instead of assuming they’ll allow it.
I hope this helped!
ガノンドロフ by MICO
Rate/Favorite this artwork on pixiv if you liked it!
sourcing to much work??????
did u kno DEVIANT ART HAS A FUCKING BUTTON THAT DOES ALL THE SOURCING WORK FOR YOU
CLICK THE TUMBLR BUTTON (or whatever site you wish to post it to) AND LOOKIE HERE ASSHOLES
LOOK ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK WHICH BLOG YOU WANT IT TO GO ON AND CLICK PUBLISH POST YOU CAN EVEN QUE IT IF YOU GO ON ADVANCED POST
SO IF YOU COMPLAIN THAT SOURCING IS TO MUCH FUCKING WORK LOOK HERE DEVIANT ART HAS A BUTTON FOR IT YOU FUCKING LAZY CUNT
WAS THAT SO FUCKING HARD
Message of ask in Japanese
This is just one example. And, I am not good at English.
I’m sorry if my English is hard to understand…
It is very good If you send the URL of my blog with the message.
Please tell myself things to the author. It’s very important. So one to feel very fear is “Do not know who is you”.
Please send a message if you want to know other ask message.
I shall be happy if I can be of any help, thank you ;)
(Hello. I’m sorry to send a message suddenly. I want to introduce in my blog a your art. Are you sure I want to post a your art in my blog?)
- こんにちは。いきなりのメッセージ失礼します。あなたの絵を私のアイコンに使いたいのですが、使用してもよろしいでしょうか？(Hello. I’m sorry to send a message suddenly. I want to use my icon the your art. Are you sure I want to use a your art in my icon?)
- こんにちは。いきなりのメッセージ失礼します。あなたの漫画を翻訳して私のブログに載せたいのですが、よろしいでしょうか？(Hello. I’m sorry to send a message suddenly. I want to translate the cartoon you drew. And I want to post it on my blog. Do you allow it?)
It takes about 5 seconds of your time to copy and paste one of those messages and send it to the artist.
It takes 5 hours or more (usually more) to create a full-colour illustration.
Remember, artists have the final say over where their work gets shared and how their work is used. Always ask permission first.