07/29/14
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So if you like to share other people’s art from deviantART on this site, I have something to show you

yellowis4happy:

First, make sure your artist hasn’t expressed anything like this:

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Because if you see that it really makes more fucking sense to just click on the link and reblog the art from the artist’s blog.

Okay, if you’ve checked for any links like that and you don’t see any, go to the top right-hand corner of the screen.

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Look at that, they have a handy share option! If there isn’t one of these, it means the artist’s hid it on purpose and therefore probably doesn’t want you posting their art on other websites, so you should leave it alone. If there is one, click on the section with the Tumblr logo.

A little window like this should pop up:

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Now click the “create post” button.

When you visit your dashboard, you should see something like this:

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Check out those circled areas - deviantART’s done you the favor of sourcing that shit not once, but twice! How handy is that. 

Now that I’ve shown you this fantastic tool, I fully expect you to use it when you’re posting dA art here! If you don’t, you’re a fucking asshole. Although if you didn’t know about this before, there’s still no fucking reason why you couldn’t have just added a link to the original art yourself and given credit to the original artist, is there?

07/24/14
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minim-calibre:

procyonvulpecula:

kailaetc:

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has an important message about proper attribution. 

(video by kailaetc | gif by alexstone)

I THOUGHT THIS WAS AN ADDED CAPTION BUT THEN I WENT TO THE VIDEO AND IT’S REAL

NEIL ACTUALLY SAID THIS

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

<3<3<3

07/23/14
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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!!!

-Admin

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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!

Heya, anon! 

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! 

-Admin

07/17/14
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opponent:

there is

no excuse

for not sourcing, asking permission from the artist to repost/redistribute, or simply reblog from the original creator of said work’s blog. Absolutely none what so ever. People do not spend countless hours of work, effort, and putting love into their work for you to steal it and put it on a shitty website like weheartit or smth

this is something to avoid at all costs

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06/11/14
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06/08/14
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ガノンドロフ by MICO

Rate/Favorite this artwork on pixiv if you liked it! 

05/20/14
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04/24/14
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Pixiv Artist Permissions

raspomme:

This page is a compilation of pixiv artists and whether or not they allow reprinting.

Read More

04/22/14
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An additional note

reapersun:

Reblog = when you hit that little reblog arrow that posts a copy of the original post to your own blog with links back to me. I get notices when you do and when people reblog it from you and if anyone leaves additional comments.

Repost = when you download the image(s), either from tumblr or elsewhere, and then upload them in a fresh post. I get no notifications at all and it’s more difficult for people to find my blog should they have something to say about the art or want to see more.

I would never ask anyone not to reblog my art. You can do that all you want. That’s what tumblr’s built for and if I didn’t like it I would not be here.

However, reposting is rude as it removes the original creator from the process, credit or no. It’s also unnecessary in my case since all my art is already on tumblr.

I know a lot of people simply don’t understand the difference, or they think tumblr is like a photobucket where they can just upload anything they like. I never want anyone to feel discouraged for a simple mistake or misunderstanding. However, there are some people who do it just to get notes, or in malicious ways where they want to insult the art or take credit for it, so this is why I don’t allow it.

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04/21/14
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sourcing to much work??????

pimptier:

did u kno DEVIANT ART HAS A FUCKING BUTTON THAT DOES ALL THE SOURCING WORK FOR YOU

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CLICK THE TUMBLR BUTTON (or whatever site you wish to post it to) AND LOOKIE HERE ASSHOLES

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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

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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 

tagged with: +keepin' it real
03/30/14
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Message of ask in Japanese

kasutera:

doshu:

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 ;)

もし、日本語すらおかしい場合は本当に申し訳ありません。その場合は指摘してくださると嬉しいです……;;

  • こんにちは。いきなりのメッセージ失礼します。あなたの絵を他の人に紹介したいのですが、私のブログに掲載してもいいですか?
    (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?)

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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.

03/27/14
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03/22/14
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f-ili:

If an artist gets angry and upset because YOU took their artwork and did something to it without permission, or reposted it without credit, then you have absolutely no right to play the victim card.

You took someone else’s hours of hard work and love and slapped some text onto it, without even asking them if that was okay. 

It is NOT flattering, it is NOT exciting for an artist to see their work used this way. 

And if one more person says that artists should be flattered when people steal their artwork, or manipulate their artwork, or post it without credit, because it means their artwork is good, I am going to burn something down.

It is NOT flattering, it is rude, it is selfish, and you’re an asshole for insisting otherwise.

Furthermore, if you’re big enough of a jerk that you think you have the right to take someone else’s artwork and do anything to it at all without their permission, you lose the right to complain when the artist gets angry or upset.

You’d be pretty pissed if I went into your room and started scribbling on your stuff with marker, so don’t do that shit to someone else.

TBR