On Reposting Art
Re: conversations lately surrounding attribution and reposting other people’s work (that is, posting someone’s content on your own – even with credit – and not reblogging, retweeting, etc. the original post by the creator) — PLEASE DO NOT REPOST MY ART WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.
I grew up on Japanese art forums where reposting is seen as a huge taboo, and I very much maintain that perspective. Copyright laws are scrambling to keep up with things like Instagram and Tumblr and how attribution should work via social media, and I get that it’s complicated and unclear sometimes. I would prefer that no one repost my work and just reblog/retweet my stuff (and there’s no other choice on Instagram except reposting, so please just don’t on there), but if you are dying to, just ask for my permission first.
There’s a lot of good discussion out there on why attribution to the original creator is important (google it!); we literally make our money this way. You’d be amazed how many people don’t click through even on posts with credits/links to find the original creator, where links to a store, portfolio, etc might exist.
This is also why I hate “edits,” because it’s altering my content without my permission. But. Sigh. What can ya do.
I appreciate y’all’s understanding. Thanks! Three cheers to online etiquette.