- It is illegal to repost artwork without the artist’s permission.
- The artists don’t like it.
- Don’t post or reblog art that doesn’t have the artist’s consent to be on Tumblr.
- Let’s work together as we did for sourcing to get everyone to do the right thing :)
No, you cant just go assuming all pixiv artists will love seeing their arts get noticed on western site. That you’re doing ‘free advertisement’ for them and they should be grateful for you by reposting their art on tumblr, even without their consent.
Asking permission for reposting their works is crutial.
Reposting before they agree on reposting is disrespectful
This is an EXTREMELY rude act. You can see, as in this screenshot:
Please, seriously, stop reposting pictures without permission. What you are reposting in a few minutes, is a work that I have taken many hours, considering the layout and colours. Please think about reposting once again. And please, think about the feelings of the artists.
(top one): Please stop reposting without permission. It disgusts me to think that my drawing are being reposted somewhere I wasn’t notified. Also, please stop editing my pictures as well. How would you feel with a picture of your face was scribbled by another person?
(bottom one): What are they thinking, when they not only repost my works, but they also EDIT them as well? I thought that I clearly stated not to, even on pixiv.
(Thank you misty-moon-night for the translation)
The people who post art are not the only ones at fault. When one reblogs a piece of artwork that was reposted without the consent of the artist, he or she is giving support to the violation of Pixiv’s terms.
When I started reposting illustrations, I did NOT asked for permission first, and that was VERY WRONG. No one told me I was wrong, because no one knew it was wrong too.
Will this be enough to people in this fandom stop reposting illustrations without permission? No, it will never be, most people will just ignore this message and some will never even see it. So as I said before: Let’s work together!! So that someday everyone will do the right thing!
It’s not only pixiv (x).
You can learn more about this in my f.a.q (x)
Thanks hetaliafandomnewsnetwork and letsrespectpixivartist and misty-moon-night for helping me writing this.
Feel free to send me hate or ask me any question. Sorry for any english mistakes.