Hi! I have an Instagram myself, and although I practice an (extremely stringent) "if-you-steal-art-I-unfollow" policy, I know that doesn't really help the stealing problem--one follower lost is probably nothing to these accounts thriving off of stolen work. Instagram doesn't seem to have an option (trust me, I've looked) for stealing other people's content. How can I report someone for taking art? (Gosh, you have no idea how much those people tick. me. off.) Thanks!
Knowing that people like you exist is honestly the ONLY thing some days that keeps me from leaving this fandom and all its art theft issues. Bless you, my comrade <3 <3 <3
3 Things You Can Do To Fight Art Theft:
1. Comment (without harassing). Many art thieves try to pretend they “don’t know” who the artist is, or that they “don’t know” reposting isn’t allowed (even when it’s written right on the image). Calling them out by posting a link to the original, tagging the artist, or even simply stating ‘this belongs to [ARTIST] and they don’t allow reposts’ is sometimes enough to get an art thief to delete a repost (to avoid copyright strikes).
2. Link the artist. Send us a link so that we can report the art as stolen. You can also make a notifying callout post (again, careful not to harass) if it’s an account that steals from a lot of artists. However, dealing with tons of people treating you and your art like dirt can get really stressful (I know it’s ruined my day more than once), so sometimes you can also…
3. …Report “on behalf of the owner”. If you know an artist absolutely doesn’t allow reposts (for example, me), you can save them tons of time and stress by filling out a copyright claim on their behalf. All you need is a link to the original (most of my stuff is in my /tagged/my-stuff tag), and to tick the box that says you’re ‘authorized to report on behalf of the copyright owner’ (actual wording varies from site to site). When making a report, it’s absolutely vital that you know for sure the image was reposted without permission. I never give permission to repost (especially on Insta, Pinterest, WeHeartIt, etc.), so any of my art you see there is stolen, and you can report it. Buttons to look for include “report”, “this doesn’t belong on ____”, “this violates my intellectual copyright/terms of service”, and sometimes “inappropriate content”.
One advantage that art thieves have over artists is that there’s only so much a single artist can report (or emotionally handle) in a single day. Art thieves take advantage of that to get away with stealing. But if we all band together, we can take stolen posts down, get repeat offenders’ accounts deleted, and make this fandom a happier, fairer place to be.
Btw, thank you SO much to my followers who always have my back, and who I always see doing these 3 things above. You guys are ANGELS and you don’t know how many times a message like this, or a comment defending my art, etc. has kept me from jumping ship (and just not posting my art online anymore). You guys are so awesome, and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. <3 <3
am i the only one that openly laughed/cried at “do i need to be concerned that you took almost two hours to tell me about it?” like jfc james!!!!!!! i think this was the moment i realised how close they actually are i mean they obviously share everything with each other they must tell each other every. fucking. thing. apart from how badly they want to take care of each other hug each other kiss each other fuck–
ah i feel like,,,,maybe not all furries,,,are bad,, thsis sounds so dumb but i was dumb scared of them until i found you on this blog lol
im.. i feel like its not even worth it at this point to correct people who think im actually a furry but u know what i will gladly accept my role as Furry Ambassador to the US if its going to convince ppl that drawing animals doesnt automatically make you like a weird deviantart fetish person
good job anon. im proud of u for overcoming ur Fear
Are there any birds that eat humans? Where can they be found, and by hat are some things I should know?
Well, not to rain on your parade, but the the first and most important thing you need to know on this subject is that there are no birds that primarily predate on humans.
We’re very big, very heavy, are very relatively good at defending ourselves, and have a tendency to hang out in groups. Not only that, but we have the audacity to cover most of our vulnerable points with stuff, and we’ve built these extremely non-bird-friendly zones in which we like to live. How unconscionably rude of us, amirite?
okay so, you know that video where the boys won a BRIT award and Harry was having a wee and had to run towards the stage when the other boys accepted the award?
can you just imagine that he’s taken the missus as his date and they’ve been teasing one another all night and whispering to another and giggling to each other and dancing to the music performances. and after a while, when there’s a short intermission, they sneak off towards the bathroom on the way to get another drink and they start being a little cheeky and kiss in a cubicle before he starts to unbuckle his jeans and pull his boxers down, allowing her to have a short quickie before he has to be on stage.
and he’s so close to an orgasm and banging his fists softly against the cubicle walls, when the show starts back up and his eyes shoot open and he looks down at the missus who’s still giving him a blowjob. and, ever so faintly, he can hear the name ‘One Direction’ be called out and he’s instantly rushing to pull his jeans back up and making himself look a little more like he’d gone for a wee rather than a quickie in the bathroom stalls.
when he approaches the stage to stand with the boys and accept the award with a speech, the missus would find her way back to their table with drinks for the two of them to make it seem a little more truthful to what Harry said to the boys. but they know; they caught on with the snickers and the naughty touches under the table and Niall saw you both sneak into a bathroom stall. so when they walk away from the stage, they’re smirking at him and laughing at his blushing cheeks. xx