What makes you an Art Thief
I’ve been talking to reposters for a while now, asking them to not repost art without permission and explaining why it’s a bad thing and one thing I noticed, it’s that most people are very shocked when people call them art thief.
So here I’m gonna show the 4 most common things I hear from people that post stuff without permission:
IF YOU REPOST ARTWORKS WITHOUT PERMISSION PLEASE READ THIS!
- “I didn’t steal anything, I found that pic on We Heart It/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Internet!”
That’s the first thing everyone says when accused of stealing artworks. Just because you didn’t say “this is mine” doesn’t mean you are not an art thief. If you copied an artwork and reposted without permission you are basically saying you can do whatever you want with that work because you found it somewhere.
CONCLUSION: If you repost artwork without the creator’s permission you are considered an art thief, doesn’t matter where you got the picture from.
- “I didn’t know/ couldn’t find the original creator.”
Excuses, excuses, excuses.