Anonymous asked: Please, do not upload other people's art without crediting them and linking back to the original posts and blogs. It's art theft and unfair to the artists.
I’ve said it once and I’m gonna say it again! All the posts I have made are with pictures either already found on tumblr.com or they were posted up on facebook and appeared on my page… why? Cause other people from sites i’ve liked have POSTED THEM! Why do you not go bother them??? cause they won’t put up with this crap about DON’T POST OTHER PEOPLE’S ART. When you upload your art work online to a public site like tumblr or facebook or twitter, you are already ready for people to either download or comment on your work and that means putting it up on their favorite sites as stuff they love. MAN, READ THE TERMS TO THE SITES YOU’VE UPLOADED TO! besides. If it was a picture of you… you could tell me that. These are pictures of Orlando Bloom and of Legolas which happens to belong to Tolkien and Peter Jackson, so who is messing with who’s art work????
THE COURT LAW ON THIS STUFF SAYS IF YOU HAVE MODIFIED THE PICTURES IN ANY WAY YOU HAVE THE RIGHTS TO USE THEM, LOOK AT THE PICTURES I’VE FIXED WITH A BLACK BACKGROUND REMOVING THE TABLES THE PICTURES WERE SITTING ON. I ALSO TOOK OFF ERASER SMUDGES, OTHER BACKGOUND IMAGES AND FOR SOME, IT TOOK ALOT OF WORK TO GET IT RIGHT FOR RE-POSTING, SO. I’VE MODIFIED A FEW OF THE PICTURES.
LOOK AT THE THOUSANDS OF PICTURES POSTED BY PEOPLE HERE ON TUMBLR! HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU BOTHER PER DAY ABOUT ONE OR TWO PICTURES!
ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU BOTHER PER DAY!
IF YOU HAVE EVER RE-POSTED A PICTURE TO A MOVIE, OR A PICTURE OF SHERLOCK OR A PICTURE OF THE SIMPSONS, OR A PICTURE OF BATMAN, OR A PICTURE OF THOR OR A PICTURE OF LOKI AND/OR MOVIE SCENES FROM YOUR FAVORITE SIT-COM ADD OR FILM OF ANY KIND, YOU TOO ARE POSTING SOMEONE ELSE’S ART WORK MAN SO DELETE YOUR TUMBLR ACCOUNT NOW! YOU POST ART WORK THAT BELONGS TO COLUMBIAN TRI-STAR AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS!
HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE ARE BOTHERED BY THIS????????
LET ME BOTHER YOU AGAIN! …. IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR PICTURES DOWNLOADED AND RE-UPLOADED THEN… THEN… THEN…
S-T-O-P… U-P-L-O-A-D-I-N-G… Y-O-U-R… P-R-E-C-I-O-U-S… W-O-R-K…
T-H-A-T… Y-O-U… D-O-N’T… W-A-N-T… D-O-W-N-L-O-A-D-E-D…
A-N-D… R-E-U-P-L-O-A-D-E-D… T-O… S-I-T-E-S… L-I-K-E…
POST THEM ON SITES WHERE THEY CAN NOT BE DOWNLOADED SUCH AS DIVINTART.COM
Let me re-post this, I said it better when I first posted this…
“Who can agree with me? You shouldn’t post pictures on Tumblr if you don’t want the following to happen…
1. People to repost it or like it or add to favorites.
(and without adding tags or anything about the bloggers)
2. People to download it to their computers.
(and without naming the document after the one who posted it)
3. People to add it with other pictures and make animated gif’s.
(and without mentioning who posted the orginal pics)
4. People to post it on facebook, twitter, pinterest, websites and other.
(with little or no credit, nor sources as to where they found the picture)
Now you have no reason to complain! Stop bothering people with bad messages, saying… Awwww you shouldn’t have done that without respecting the one who posted it!
If you want to advertise, there are sites that advertise, and yes you can use tumblr to advertise as well, but no guidelines say we have to help support your advertising here on tumblr.
IF YOU POST A PICTURE ON TUMBLR, PEOPLE WILL DO 1-4 AS LISTED ABOVE! WE HAVE THE RIGHT! IF YOU DON’T WANT EITHER OF THE 4 THINGS HAPPENING WITH YOUR PICTURES THEN DON’T POST THEM ON TUMBLR!
You can post them on sites like divneART and no one can download them or use them as terms of service,
Just fucking no. You fucking asshatted moron.
Let me you splain you a thing. You’re an artist of sorts right? You work hard to gain exposure for your writing, to gain readers and fans. Someday it might turn into a publishing deal. You may eventually do it for a living. Maybe you already do it for a living. Maybe it’s your livelihood. Maybe it’s the way you pay your bills and feed your family.
And for the artists that you stole art from without crediting, it might be theirs.
Downloading their art so you can look at it doesn’t hurt them and is okay. Displaying their art for others to see doesn’t hurt them and is okay (however if they ask you not to, please comply). NOT crediting them and giving a link back to the original artwork DOES HURT THEM and it’s NOT OKAY. Every time their artwork is displayed without credit, that’s thousands, possibly millions of people who will be unable to trace the original artist who will possibly miss out on major income that could help them pay their bills.
People post their art online to gain exposure and followers and potentially make a living, not so that assholes like you can make your blog pretty with uncredited art.
Just because something is not illegal doesn’t mean it’s not wrong. Just because something is not illegal doesn’t mean it’s not wrong. Just because something is not illegal doesn’t mean it’s not wrong.
BECAUSE IT IS WRONG AND YOU WILL BE CALLED OUT AND CRITICIZED FOR IT.
Oh wait, look! It is illegal. And it’s against Tumblr’s guidelines and TOS! See the sections titled “Misattribution or Non-Attribution” and “Copyright or Trademark Infringement” under the Tumblr community guidelines. If this isn’t official enough for you please review the Terms Of Service which you were required to sign in agreement upon joining this website, and scroll down to “20. DMCA Copyright Policy”.
Notice the part where users are encouraged to report copyright infringement. Notice how your Tumblr is chock full of copyright infringement. Oh my.
It’s true that you may be protected by Fair Use (please review) for some of those images, but one of the major deciding factors of that is whether your use will deprive the copyright owner of income. In the case of a starving artist’s artwork I can pretty fairly guess that Fair Use will do you no good and your ass will get sued justly.
Posting screencaps and promotional posters/photographs/officially licensed art from movies, TV shows, etc… is protected under Fair Use because the copyright owner isn’t losing income from it. Most people know where those images came from and they’re probably huge fans already if they’re looking at blogs with those images. Even if someone reported the copyright infringement the owners probably wouldn’t give a shit. They’re way too busy and rich to care about some tween posting screencaps of a major motion picture on their Tumblr or Facebook.
In a very different matter but one that you don’t seem to see the difference in, posting the art of someone whose name no one knows is NOT protected under Fair Use because you may be depriving them of the exposure they might badly need to make money in their field. YOU ARE DEPRIVING THEM OF THAT.
It is illegal. It is wrong. It is a shitty thing to do. I’m a pro artist who can’t even afford health insurance and badly wants to start a family with her new husband but can’t fucking afford it, and if you ever posted my copyrighted work without credit I’d get your ass banned from Tumblr and every other social networking site I could track you down on so fast you’d feel Justice’s middle finger jab all the way to your upper intestines.
Well now. I guess you’d better hope I don’t find any of my art while skimming through your blog…