*reposting*

Just threw this together in recent events.

I appreciate that some people wish to express their love for other’s art by sharing it, just don’t go about it the wrong way.

Reblog, don’t repost.

Artists have the right to the work they create and where it is shown. If you respect their efforts then you’d share it properly.

Giving credit is lovely and all but it doesn’t justify the repost, unless the artist explicitly gives you permission.

If your desire to put their art in your own account is greater than the artist’s wishes…c’mon, let’s be honest: You don’t actually care that much. Especially if you need to emphasize your account is famous, which just indicates that your collection is more important than the art you supposedly respect and adore.

Don’t get me wrong, losing your account isn’t nice, but if you’re posting large amounts of artist’s content without their permission, then it’s carelessness on your part. The pain you feel for losing your account is the same pain an artist feels when they see their art taken.

Might be a good idea to read up on Instagram’s Terms & Conditions too, it isn’t pretty that’s for sure. They are entitled to do whatever they wish with your account, and if you’re receiving multiple copyright take-downs from different artists, that’s why Instagram see it fit to ban you. So be careful.

Thanks for reading chaps.

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Active example of how “exposure” from reposting doesn’t really work.
Sure, it’s 200 more likes than I would have otherwise, but the numbers hurt: of the 17 THOUSAND people who interacted with the artwork (and more who simply viewed it), only 200 of those were invested enough to check out the original artist. 1.17%. One percent.
I even have the piece in question on my FB page, and it has 25 likes and no shares. Amazing

So no, reposting does not help expose the artist. It’s not ‘free advertising’. Reposting steals the fire that artists need - people follow reposters for the amazing art they share, but not the artists for the amazing art they create. Numbers absolutely matter, especially in a business sense. This is my job, and I need MY posts out there so people know I am also a real, living person, and not a neat piece of art they saw on facebook once. 

(dA is fully within their rights to feature the piece since I uploaded to their site as per their ToS, and it’s fully credited and linked. this does not apply to individual people. please DO NOT repost things without permission)

facebook and reposting

I know nobody’s here for long spiels, but this might be a bit lengthy… I’d much rather fill my dash with replies to you guys about stuff that has actual substance, or just post art in general, but this needs to be said.

Please don’t message me to ask if you can re-post/re-upload/re-distribute my work. I have an instagram, twitter AND tumblr where I distribute my work. That’s where I’d like to keep it. 

I appreciate the respect you’re giving by asking, but it gets exhausting to keep saying ‘thank you, BUT’…it says clearly on my description page to Not Repost Anywhere. It does not say ‘Please only repost with permission’ it just says Don’t Do It. If you send me IM’s about re-uploading my work on instagram/FB/twitter/wattpad etc, I will ignore it. My silence isn’t an unspoken ‘do whatever you want’, it is a blatant ‘no’. OTL

In terms of Facebook - I respect and admire the effort put in by those who run translation fanpages - but I will also have to automatically decline all of your requests. Not because I don’t want my work to be accessible to those who don’t speak English, but because I’ve had multiple facebook accounts re-upload my work without my consent and with barely any credit/proper captioning of the work. And whenever I’ve tried to fix the issue, I’ve either been blocked, or had the re-posters try and lecture me about how I’m asking for the impossible.

Artists don’t ask for much. We do this for free and because we enjoy sharing our love for a series with the world in the best way we know how - by drawing out our feelings and ideas. It’s honestly a bonus and privilege to be able to earn money from my fanwork/fanmerch, and I greatly appreciate every gesture of patronage. 

Artists shouldn’t have to ‘suck it up’ or be ‘aware that this comes with the territory’. Some artists, especially those who share work on Pixiv, face very real VERY serious legal repercussions if their fanwork is tracked back to them from sites that they did not consent to it being uploaded to. It doesn’t take much to paste a Pixiv artists description into google translate to see if they have said ‘Do Not Repost’ in their native tongue. 

Please respect artists. Please look at our descriptions, read our FAQs and consider ‘why am I re-posting in the first place? Do I have explicit permission? Did I check if they allow this? why not just support and spread my appreciation for their work by reblogging their art post, or telling friends about their blog/twitter/pixiv?’

Artists are not machines made of endless amounts of money, time, or energy. We’re human beings that thrive on feedback, communication, and mutual respect. I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am now if not for the wonderful, kind people who supported and encouraged me on my art accounts. To those who support artists by re-blogging our work and/or keyboard smash their thoughts at us, I love you dearly. To those who support artists by purchasing our prints/keychains/charms/standees/zines? You guys are phenomenal, we couldn’t do half of what we do without you. 

To the re-posters however? And to those who try to lecture artists about the Ways Of the Internet and how Reposting is Inevitable? The solution starts with YOU, not us. Mutual respect and honest communication, please utilise it.

anonymous asked:

Ugh can you stop whining already? The resposters you're demonizing are HELPING YOU by giving you EXPOSURE so you can be popular like all the other popular artists like there (edendaphne, taylordraws, qookyquice, sakura-rose12, ferisea, ceeljes, etcetara). Posts on instagram with their art helped them become popular and the "evil" reposters are only trying to help you to. Just let them repost soon you'll get 1000 followers. So stop being whiny and just let them help your unpopular ungrateful ass!

Hello, anon! Normally, I would ignore rude anons and immediately delete them, but I feel this type of ask is relevant to raising awareness of the problem we have with reposters, art thieves, and the like. So here we go!

It’s true, I may not be as popular as any of the tumblrs you have mentioned (btw, you misspelled a few :c), but that doesn’t mean I’m not entitled to the rights of, I emphasize, MY OWN WORK. Also, I’m not sure where I was whining anywhere, can you give a source? And what am I supposed to be grateful for exactly? ┐(‘~`;)┌

But yeah, even if I had only 3 followers and half a sandwich, a thing I made and posted is still something I explicitly own. It came from me. All I did was share it via tumblr. If I didn’t share it, guess what? I still made it. The only difference when I shared it was so people can see it too. But I still made it. The reposter didn’t, the art thief didn’t—it was me. Henceforth, it is mine to control how it’s shared and used. You are not entitled to up and use my work without permission, no matter how you justify it.

That goes for all the ‘unpopular’ artists out there too. You created a thing out of nothing. It is yours and no one else’s. If anyone tries to put you down to get you to allow them to repost your stuff or give them ‘free commissions’ for so-called “EXPOSURE”, politely decline them (or flip them off, it really depends on you 👀).

You have something they don’t—your skill. Don’t let them take that from you because they made you feel bad that they make 1000+ notes/likes per (re)post they “made” compared to your sketch getting 9 notes and a supporting comment from grandma. At least you have a skill to make a thing, a skill you can only get better at over time, as opposed to a reposter’s skill of Googling and right-click Save/pressing Print Screen. Because any old schmuck can do that. I can do that. My grandpa can do that. My 4-year old nephew can do that.

We all start from nothing, so have pride in what you can do by yourself! Don’t give up and work hard and I guarantee you, people will definitely notice your effort, be it sooner or later. c: (I was gonna cite Van Gogh as an example of ‘later’ but uhh he got popular after he died so that might be a bad example i’ll shut up about that now im sorry)

But I digress! Back to anon. Your claim is because I’m not a popular artist, I can get recognition via reposters, so I should be grateful. To be frank, I think that claim is all sorts of dumb. It doesn’t explain why reposters then STILL repost work by artists who are clearly more popular than their repost account/s. They certainly don’t need any exposure. The math just doesn’t add up, anon. :c

I do apologize if trying to put me down like this didn’t work out. I am confident in my own (albeit not-that-good-yet) ability and I truly believe that if I do work hard enough, I can make it out there. And even if I never do, at the very least I didn’t enable attitudes such as yours to permeate and be justified. I’ve made friends who appreciate what I do, and at the end of the day, it’s more than enough for me. Even if I don’t make it big, I know they’ll be right here supporting me anyway. My question is, who do you have, anon?

I hope sending out this ask helped you dislike yourself a little less. c: Sorry for the long post!

If anyone needs more information about the reposting/art theft problem and the protest, check out @miraculousblackout! They have all sorts of posts and links to help educate you! If anything else is still unclear, just send an ask. We are here to guide you. Just remember, be respectful! Have a good day! ヾ(☆'∀'☆)

( @wild-mare-of-prosecution I’m answering you like this because my reply feature isn’t working right now for some reason)

I literally JUST had this happen to me like two days ago.  The reposter outright refused to give me credit even after the moderator of the group asked them to, which was really confusing to me. (The mod got in touch with me to ask me what my repost policies were; I told them I allow reposts with proper credit). The comic ended up getting removed from the group, but the reposter still didn’t understand WHY I wanted credit.

For the most part, whenever I encounter my art without credit and I contact the reposter, I receive polite replies and apologies, followed by them crediting/tagging me.  But once in a while, there’s the odd person that JUST. DOESN’T. GET IT.  


Their claims:  

  1. You can read the signature, so credit is not necessary. 
  2. They weren’t claiming that they drew it themselves so they’re doing nothing wrong.
  3. What’s the big deal? Fanart gets shared without credit all the time.
  4. Artists who want credit are being stuck up and egotistical. <–(Yes, this is something that was actually said)
  5. It’s “just” a drawing, who cares? If THEY were the artist, they wouldn’t care or make a “big fuss” about it.  (HA. Somehow I doubt that


What I would like reposters to know:

  1. Just because you can read the signature doesn’t mean the viewer knows where to go visit the artist. Freelance artists who make money from commissions need the extra bump in popularity so more people will want to hire them. No visitors = no commissions = hungry artist.
  2. That’s right; the art does NOT belong to you.  That’s all the more reason to be respectful to the artist. So you should be a decent and polite person, and show appreciation the artist, who does fan art FOR FREE, IN THEIR SPARE TIME.  
  3. Just because other people do it doesn’t mean you should too. Some people don’t want their art outside of their websites because you never know how it’s going to be used, exploited, or monetized.
  4. You know how in art galleries or museums you see the artist’s name on a label/plaque next to the painting, even though you can see the signature? Giving proper credit is the same. Was Monet a stuck up egoist for signing his paintings and wanting to let others know he was the artist? What’s wrong with letting people know we’re the owner? It’s just a tiny thing I’m asking. It’s important to ME. That should be reason enough.
  5. It’s “just” a drawing to you, but to us artists, it’s more than that.  It’s a product of our hard work, the skills we have taken the time to practice and learn, and the passion we possess for something.  

anonymous asked:

...But they credited you... Thats not reposting. Its just like rebloging. Cause if you put something online people are allowed to share. You're being unfair to someone who clearly follows you here, maybe even a fan! Someone who probably just wanted everyone to see how good your fanart was

Hello, anon! Thank you for coming forward with your thoughts. I figured I’d get an ask like this, just like others who joined the movement. I have a lot more asks pending but I think I’ll address yours first while the issue is fresh—

First off, I’m sorry to say right off the bat that you are wrong. Reposting is reposting. It’s not like reblogging because… it’s reposting. A reblog would have my whole post intact, including my caption (unless a boo-boo happens where my caption gets deleted, oops) and would come directly from me, as a source, easily reached with a click of a button.

That was a repost. They took screenshots of my post and re-uploaded it elsewhere, without my permission, might I add. A repost is a repost. You can try to sugarcoat it, but a repost is a repost.

Secondly, you seem to not have read or looked at my post in its entirety. Please read back on what I said about “crediting”. And, as you can see from the screencaps:

  1. they were clearly NOT following me, I underlined it—there’s a great big FOLLOW right next to my name,
  2. if they are not following me, then they couldn’t be that big of a “fan” of my work, and I actually don’t mind if people don’t follow me as long as they don’t repost my work (especially something I specifically made for my followers), and
  3. I don’t actually have “fans”—I have friends. Anyone who follow me, whether mutual or not? Friends (who like and enjoy the same things I do). And friends don’t do friends like this, fam.

Lastly, I’m being unfair? Silly anon. c: Who do you think got the short end of the stick here? Is it the reposter or me? I was the one who was taken from, and I reiterate, without permission or my knowledge. I was the one whose feelings were trampled because they couldn’t even bother to ask/check with me first. I did not name or directly link them either to make sure no harm comes to them personally. And if they are truly innocent, then they shouldn’t feel called out, yeah? Can you tell me again who was being unfair?

Thank you for your ask! I encourage more people to ask and address the issue of reposting with me and other people in the protest, because it does help to clear things up and spread awareness. I’m aware a lot of people may be confused with the concept itself, and that’s okay! We all have to learn things sometime. We are here to guide you. Just remember to be respectful! Thank you and have a good day! ٩(◕‿◕。)۶

REPOSTING WRITTEN WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION IS ALSO NOT OKAY

You see, we kind of have gotten the hang of the fact that reposting art is not a-okay, but now I want to make it clear, that, at least as far as my writing is concerned, reposting isn’t okay either. I DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW MY WORK TO BE SCREENSHOTTED AND POSTED ON OTHER WEBSITES WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE OR, GOD FORBID, EVEN WITHOUT CREDIT.

Why am I writing this you ask? @hazyxthoughts Has pointed it out to me that my work, as well as her and the work of many other Tumblr blogs (I am not tagging them because I do not know how they feel about this), is being reposted on Instagram. Not by one account, but many different accounts. It is done often without credit and probably always without the author’s knowledge. 

You want to screenshot my chats and headcanons, fine. I don’t love it, but fine, as long as you CREDIT ME. And by me, I mean credit goes directly to this blog right here. ‘Credit to the original author’ does NOT make the cut. It is extremely disheartening to see your posts getting thousands of likes and hundreds of comments on other sites (without you even knowing about it and without people knowing who even made the posts in the first place).

When it comes to my WRITING, meaning actual drabbles, and ficlets, and stuff that I pour my heart into, REPOSTING IS NOT PERMITTED. N-O-T PER-MI-TTED. If you really want to do it, you must ask and if I say no, it’s a no.

I hate to do this, I really do, but it is time we started acting like writers too, as well as artists, have rights to their own works and have the right to monitor where and how their work is being posted. Because sometimes a drabble that takes you 2 minutes to read, takes me 2 hours to write and I have the right to say that it is not okay for someone else to get followers and likes and recognition for the work that I did.

Why do I need recognition? Because I love seeing what you like, I love seeing your comments, your personal inserts, your own expansions of my universe. I love reading that something I wrote meant something to you too, I love that I made you laugh and smile and even cry. In short, I love that I have a connection to you, my followers, my fellow Tumblerians (that is a word now), and I feel like someone reposting my stuff makes it impersonal and ‘not mine’ anymore.

Feel free to reblog this and add whatever you want to it. I am open for discussion on this topic as I am still not entirely sure how I feel about all of this except that it makes me feel uncomfortable and disheartened.

Listen if you repost someone’s edits it doesn’t make you look cool or edgy. It makes you look like an asshole and a thief. Delete your damn reposts and reblog the original post, it’s not that difficult.

Hi guys! So someone recently told me my art is on Instagram! Which is weird! Because I definitely don’t remember putting it up there or being asked if it was ok to put up. So I just wanted to be clear: please don’t repost my art without permission. Don’t give other people permission to repost it. 

Stumbling upon your work on another person’s account is a terrible feeling. 

I’m glad my art makes you happy but that’s not a reason to screenshot it and post it on your own account. Not cool. 

I made an instagram account and asked a few of them to take my stuff down but there is a lot of art on here and here that I know hasn’t been run by the original artists.  

“But i’m giving the artist credit! That makes it ok!’

No.  If the artist hasn’t given you consent to post their work, it’s not ok.

anonymous asked:

Hello, i am a little new to tumblr and i was just wondering, why don't people want others to repost their art/posts? is it like, stealing their post or something? ok, bye :)

Hi! Hello and welcome to tumblr!

This might get long and relatively angry-sounding but by all means this isn’t towards you at all anon, its just that this have been building up in me for a long time. But just know that yes! reposting other artists’ works is offensive and even damaging to them for multiple reasons!

>>Here’s a really well explained answer to why reposting is terrible for artists in general <<

For me, my posts/art are things I created. Things I worked hard for, and spent time on. Some of them are personal to me. To repost that art/post is just like STEALING that work right from me. 

We get that stealing is bad, right?

Because that’s what it is. No sugarcoating, no “reposting”, no “sharing”. It. Is. STEALING

But still, people do it. Sure some might leave credits to the original artist, some might even link back to the original source. But when you’re dealing with the internet, things get muddied real fast. Sources get linked back to other websites, to other blogs that reposted it and some people will flat out claim that work (That YOU created) as theirs. People will trace over them, remove watermarks, add their own stuff to it, etc etc.

And what that does to the original artist, is leave them creditless for the most part and taking the control over their own stuff from them.

To make matters worst, we depend on our content. To some artists, this is literally the only way they make a living. I know you see posts about it like its a joke but it’s not?? Whether its for the next meal, to pay off debt or hospital bills, to leave an abusive place, etc, we really do depend on these art works. It’s not us being whiny or being butthurt on the internet. It is quite literally a matter of Life and Death to some of us. 

It doesn’t matter that you say that “love the artist!” or “credit to the artist!” It affects ALL artists NEGATIVELY. It is always a stab to the heart knowing another one of our pieces got taken and reposted again. Heck, not a day goes by when I don’t find reposted pieces of mine on instagram/twitter/tumblr and so on. (Some just leave no descriptions/credit at all, some are a simple “Found it on tumblr. Forgot from who lol”. Fuck you, specifically, btw.)

So let me ask this: why do you guys need to repost them so badly? 

  1. “I just want to share them with others!” Then by GODS why can’t you just reblog the original post? Will that physically kill you to do so? Can you not have anything on your blog that’s not uploaded by you personally? 
  2. “I just love the art so much!” WELL HELL!! I do too, buddy!! I love it. Because it’s mine. It’s what I created. Rebloging the original post will show how much you love it just as fine! It won’t hurt at all, I promise!
  3. “But I want to share it on other social media besides tumblr??” Listen. Buddy. Pal. Friendo. 8 of 10 times, that artist your talking about is on different social media platforms too. We tend to spread out and do that. Please take time to look through our FAQ/Blogs to make sure? ALSO when it comes to places like Facebook or Twitter, copying and pasting the link of the original post will do just as fine! I repeat: You do not need to repost the artwork at all. Just link them back to the post. 
  4. “But I want to add a comment” Then reblog and comment. But don’t you dare delete the original caption because I swear to god that is an entirely different plate of garbage to deal with.
  5. “…I want to get the notes/likes for it” B*TCH ME TOO!! Why do you think I made it??? If you want to get notes or likes then by all means create something yourself but don’t take credit for someone else’s work?? Do I have to spell out that notes/likes are important to the artists that made that artwork, and to have all of that given to someone else because they reposted it is like a slap to the face?? Some of us face that DAILY. We’re ready to kill a man.

On that note, some artists have different ways of dealing with these circumstances, so if you ever have an inkling that it might be ok, GO ASK THE ARTIST FIRST!!!!!! 

tl;dr : Reposting is bad bc it’s stealing from artists not only their hard work and credibility, but even their income. Please, I’m literally begging all of you to stop it and to not ever do it

thanks for asking anon.

[REPORT] GIF Reposter @keyonna901

Account @keyonna901​ on Tumblr has been reposting screenshots of gif sets from many BTS gif makers since August 2016. Some user(s) have contacted them to delete the reposts, but were blocked instead. You can look at their reposted content through their BTS gif tag here

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