09/19/14
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shinchanmajitenshi:

yukiharus:

hey, if you’re a mutual don’t ignore this

stop reblogging reposts of artist’s works. stop reblogging reprints from pixiv, drawr, twitter, etc. regardless of whether there is a source or not. not all artists want their artwork to be shared in public without their knowledge. it can range from many different reasons: they may be anxious that you can be making fun of them, anxious that you may be making a profit out of their art. it may be because it is just plain disrespectful or they may be shy about it.

if you asked permission to post, put that in the description with proof. if they stated on their pixiv or other site that it is okay to repost then put that in the description. heck, even try to find the artist’s tumblr if they have one!

stop reposting, stop reblogging reposts and start reblogging from the artist’s tumblr instead to show respect. ask permission to repost to show respect. artists have deleted their pixivs, drawrs, specific pieces of their artwork because of reposts. don’t let this continue happening.

from tumblr user rivalship’s tags:

08/22/14
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IMPORTANT POST: PLEASE READ

inyous:

Can we please stop stealing people’s art without their consent?

Especially Japanese artists?

Because believe or not, when you take a dojinka’s art and post it somewhere else without permission, not only will you make them very sad (not to mention angry) when they find out, but you could cause them some serious legal problems as well. 

I am not lying. Artists are in danger of losing everything they have if distribution of their parody work gets out of hand and the original publishing company gets wind of it (and decides to prosecute). Quite a few artists have already had their lives pretty much ruined because of the thoughtless actions of irresponsible western fans.

The reason why the dojinshi industry and sites like pixiv are even allowed to exist is because of the implicit understanding that artists who make parodies will control and limit the circulation of their digital artwork, and that printed dojinshi will only be made available to a limited audience. When you take an artist’s work and upload it somewhere else, you are taking away that control, and putting them at risk

Re-posting art without the artist’s explicit permission is not okay. Adding a source does not get you off the hook either. Neither does not adding a source at all, or saying you don’t know the artist. You took something that wasn’t yours without permission, and that means you stole it. Reblogging and liking such posts only gives re-posters the incentive to steal even more art - making the situation worse for the artist. For the love of god, have the decency to respect the rights of other human beings.

Still not convinced? Then let me take an example of an artist I’m sure you’re all familiar with: emi (of the 10-RANKAI circle).

Thousands of western fans have constantly been stealing her art for years. As a result, not only she has changed her website url multiple times, but has now renamed her circle in an effort to shake off the so-called fans who keep going against her wishes and stealing her work.

Unfortunately, her new url has already been found, and her gallery has been plundered of its copyrighted content. And it seems that re-posters can’t read, because they clearly don’t heed what she says on her site; in FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, including plain English:

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DO NOT UPLOAD MY FANWORKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, COPY AND REPRODUCE THEM, PUBLISH THEM IN FANZINES WITHOUT PERMISSION.

There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to disrespect the wishes of artists like her in this manner. If this continues, she will no doubt block foreign servers from accessing her site, or perhaps even stop sharing her work with others altogether. I’ve seen this happen to so many other artists who couldn’t take this abuse before. 

But pixiv artists don’t say they don’t allow re-uploads on their profiles.

That’s because it’s already prohibited in the terms of use, and they don’t feel the need to repeat it. You can even find it on the help page:

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This art theft has gotten so fucking bad, a flipping union has been formed to try and protect amateur artists’ rights. I shit you not (and by the way, emi happens to be a member).

But where will I get my fanart?

You’re free to browse artist’s galleries, save art to your hard drive, and enjoy them at your leisure. Just don’t upload the art. It’s not yours. You have no right. 

But I wanna share awesome pixiv art with my friends.

Then link them to it without re-uploading the damn image. It’s not hard.

But I wanna share art on my online communities.

There are many wonderful artists with tumblr accounts. Look for them, enjoy their work, reblog from them. Your support will inspire them to create more, and encourage other artists to come in (I can’t tell you how many times a tumblr artist has said they won’t make art for the SN/NS fandom because there are too many unscrupulous art thieves in it).

Quite a few Japanese artists are here too (a popular Korean narusasu artist, um-mmma, gets their art re-posted here all the time, yet they actually have a tumblr). You could always learn to draw as well. You might turn out to be good at it. It’s fulfilling to make your own fanwork (and it’ll also help you appreciate the feelings of other creators). If you can’t, you can always just ask artists if you can share their stuff. 

But I don’t know Japanese!

Most pixiv artists have a basic grasp of English. Keep your sentences simple and they can manage. You can always make use of Google translate, and you could also use these templates. It’s not hard, and artists really appreciate it. Why give them headaches when you can make their day?

I asked the artist and they refused/I got no reply.

If the artist hasn’t replied, then do not re-post. If they say no, do not re-post. Ever.

Can’t we be more creative as a fandom and not get by through stealing? Is that how we’re going to support our pairing? Through plagiarism? Are we gonna keep appreciating dreadful thief blogs like sasunaruyaoigirl? Are we that desperate to get notes? Are we gonna keep abusing these artist until pixiv blocks out all foreign access? Tbh, our pairing tags are a fucking eyesore, far worse than almost any other Naruto pairing I’ve ever seen. We’re better than this. It’s possible (not to mention easy) to run a fandom blog without snatching art from somebody else.

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

Educate yo’self with these materials (x) (x).

Good night!

Admin here~

I realize this blog’s been incredibly inactive and I apologize! Real Life is terrible OTL

I haven’t posted any art lately because I stopped posting art without permission from the artist, and since I don’t have time to ask each artist for permission, I’m just not posting!! I’m really sorry if you’ve followed me recently hoping to see more art! I will not be posting any more fan art unless I or my moderator have asked permission from the artist, and even then it will happen even less than normal. I will still be happy to find fan art sources for you or to help you deal with art editors, though.

That being said, I’ve started working on a proper tags page again so you don’t have to dig through the archive to find stuff I did post before my change of heart. I’m also updating my links and information pages since I didn’t realize that most of them were dead; sorry to anyone who tried to access those for information and got a dead end Q_Q

Thanks for sticking around, for those of you that have >.<;;

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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 

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