Please stop doing these things.
It’s really upsetting when I see a beautiful piece of art and think, “This looks great, but I bet it’d look even better if the artist colored it,” only to check the original source and see that it HAD been colored, but changed to black and white when reposted on Tumblr.
Editing art does not improve the artwork in any way. It just destroys all the original intention that the artist had when they worked so hard on it.
NO. STOP. NO.
Sitting here, minding my own business, when an edit sourced to Zerochan shows up. BLUGH. Could you not?
Here’s the artist, because guess what? They removed the work from their Pixiv, probably because of folks like you!
And don’t give me this “But I’m just appreciating the art!” crap. You’re not. If you were appreciating the art, you would post it as is, no oversaturation, no cutting into a million pieces.
Don’t. Edit. Art.
DISNEY HAVE STOLEN MY ARTWORK
I don’t know what to do. I am so upset. Can anyone help me?
My painting was created back in 2010, (see it HERE) and since then so many people have expressed their love for it, not just on tumblr, but in many places. At least 9 people had it tattooed on their bodies. It’s one of my favourite images I created at University and I was proud of it in many ways.
I’m so mad because I have no chance at getting Disney to do anything about it. I had so much respect for the company and now I am just SO upset and disappointed.
Any help, advice or signal boosting would be amazing. And thank you so much to the kind person who messaged me about this.
Reblogging for the sake of helping the original artist. Hopefully we can get the message heard by going viral? and perhaps somebody can do something to assist. Best of luck to you Katie~
We don’t usually just report whole blogs (because then things would get crazy), but if someone wants to go take a look and submit some links for us to
eventually get around to, that would be A+!
Okay so in essence the image is exactly the same, however you just had to make it all epileptic and link it to zerochan? Just zerochan. Congratulations you have defiled the work.
Here's the actual source, not your blog.
i don’t know how many people know this but if you find someone reposting your art without your consent, you can get it (and all the reblogs) removed by submitting an infringement notice!
it doesn’t work for reposted graphics but i know it does work really well for art
To answer the earlier question: you must be a representative of the copyright owner (artist) or the copyright owner yourself in order to report something submitted to Instagram. This is because the only apparent reporting method is through filing a DMCA notice, just like on tumblr. However, it appears this notice must be e-mailed, as there’s no form like tumblr and deviantART have. (dA’s requires an account to use because dA is full of dumbfuck mods, but I digress.)
In my experience of filing DMCA notices in the past, most sites will accept screencaps showing that the artist granted you permission to file the notice on their behalf. Still, it is usually best to have the artist file it. deviantART, for example, considers third-party reports the lowest priority, which is why nothing ever seems to get removed. Reports filed informally by the artist (“My Work Used”) or filed formally through their DMCA form are the highest priority.
The only problem with getting the artist to report however is that DMCA notices require personal information and certain statements in English.
"I have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
"Under penalty of perjury, I state that the above information in this notice is accurate and that I am the copyright or intellectual property owner or an authorized person to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf."
No site, I’ve found, has been considerate enough to translate their form or instructions into different languages; not everyone is comfortable providing their personal information either, especially when someone writing in a different language links them to a form requesting the info. It would be nice if someone more well-versed in Japanese and other languages could write up a guide for non-English speakers about what the DMCA is and how to fill it out notices correctly so we could show it to the artists when telling them about reposts, edits, and theft.
Each time a DMCA notice is found valid, the person being reported should receive a warning about it. I know on tumblr and deviantART they certainly do. It is common practice on sites that multiple valid DMCA notices filed against someone will eventually result in that person’s account being suspended or permanently banned. If you really want to do damage to the editing/render/theft/reposting community, DMCA is the way to go.
I saw this repost earlier today and it shattered my heart.
Wonder how long it will take for some champion anon to chime in with “well you should be lucky anyone even cares about ur art” or “its on the internet so it’ll be reposted, deal with it”.
There is no excuse for reposting art and it is perfectly reasonable for an artist to want credit, whether they draw fanart, sketches, official art, commercial art, art you like, art you don’t like, photos, cosplay, writing, literally anything.
Stop reposting art, please.
I am begging you. Stop.
Seriously. For most artists, posting their art online leads to freelance opportunities. If you don’t credit the artist how are they supposed to get those opportunities to further develop their art and make money.
I don’t know if this is the case with every artist butmost artists like to see the feedback their getting for their art whether it’s positive or a critique. And they enjoy getting acknowledged for the hard work they’ve put into that piece.
Please always tag any art you post!
If you repost art and/or edit without posting credit and getting the artists consent, I hope they find you and pee all over your life.
Or you cat, whichever matters most to you.
You heard them, friends. That is rude.