i have and i will report you and get your reposts removed

There is currently a content creator blackout in my fandom, and seeing all those posts about art theft brought back some memories.

(Go and read @hchano​‘s brilliant post, by the way. I’d have replied to it but then my reply turned into a novella.)

The art theft stories resonate with me, you have no idea.

You know, if someone was to check my ‘rules’ pages right now, they’d see this:

Fanart: 
I don’t care about reposts, don’t worry if you spot my drawings somewhere else

Now, it might look like I’m super chill about this. That I’m not 'whining’ like those artists who 'care too much, it’s just drawings’.

The truth is I don’t care because I haven’t posted an artwork I gave a fuck about since 2011. I do not want to bother with that. It’s thankless. It’s an endless source of stress and discouragement. Why would I spend effort and time when I know the end result is that I’ll be - for lack of a better term - pissed on by entitled jackasses and by thieves?

Story time.

I used to run a flash minigames website. It didn’t have much content, since I had to draw it all myself, and figure out how actionscript worked, and so on. Still, I put ads on that website, and not only did it pay for itself, it brought me a tiny bit of income too! For my own content that I had made myself, just imagine! I planned to make that little site grow and grow until it could support me and drag me out of the hell that is unemployment.

It’d see cute stories on Stumbleupon by parents who said their toddler had loved the games. That made me super happy. It was real nice for a while.

And then I got an email from a girl in Israel telling me she had seen my art sold as coloring books in her area.

That was a blow.

I mean, I’m literally an artist by trade. I have a diploma to prove it and all. I’d have loved to get paid for my art, seeing how I couldn’t fucking find a job using those skills that were apparently good enough for commercial use.

But I kept the site up for a little while, as well as my profiles on art websites, though I barely updated them. I’d ignore the thieves that sold IMVU stuff with my art on it. I’d pay no mind to the brats who sold it on Gaia Online, because it was just virtual coin. I tried to ignore the fact that some of my stuff got popular under someone else’s name.

Just drawings, right?

Anyway, my flash games could be stolen. Actually, in the general sense, it was pretty much the goal. There was my website’s logo on them, a direct link. Having them redistributed meant traffic coming back to my site, and advertising income for me.

Can you see where this is going?

Back then, there was a flash game monetization network, called MochiAds. It was cool. It allowed you to insert ads into your games, and a great many flash games websites would import MochiAds’ feed, which made for a fast and widespread distribution of the games. It was a neat service.

Except someone decompiled my games, replaced my logo by theirs, inserted ads inside them and published them as their own.

Within hours, you could google the new names the thief had given to my games, and get 500.0000 results. Accounting for all of my games, that made for millions of reposts, all of them defaced, linking to the thief’s website, monetized by them.

Of course, MochiMedia responded quickly when I reported the theft, but their disabling the ads on those games didn’t remove them from the thousands of independent websites they were posted on.

I never made another flash game.

As a matter of fact, I no longer draw.

I was never in it just for the fun. I wanted the rewards. I wanted to make art my full-time job. Hell, I went to school for that. I wanted the compensation for my effort and time. I wanted my website to grow from the 'sustains itself’ to 'sustains me’ size.

And then I realized that people could snap their fingers and steal it all. Make me look like I had plagiarized my own work. Bury me in stolen content.

I learned that, on the internet, there was no point giving your heart and soul to something you can’t nail in place.

And, more than anything, I learned to hate drawing.

But, hey! Look at the bright side! Now that I gave up on drawing, nobody will steal my art anymore!

Isn’t that great? :)

Post-Blackout

The blackout is coming to an end today…and I have a few things to share. What it showed me- and realizing how bad the reposting issue has become.

During these two weeks I’ve witnessed a few cases:

-I’ve seen my art been being reposted without permission, mostly with ‘credit to the artist™’ or nothing at all on insta/vk/etc.

-I’ve seen my newer drawings with my new watermark being cropped from the picture with the same careless credit

-Someone even attempted to blur the whole thing and leaving a weird stain where the watermark should be (saved it before reporting just in case)

-Also youtubers have been monetizing my work without my knowledge. In some cases, they assumed that when I gave them permission to dub one of my comics, that it extended to having permission to upload other works of mine. An assumption that was completely wrong. So not only was I not informed that they were using more of my work, but they monetized it and gained money from my work. I no longer allow dubbing on my comic anymore because of it.

-Recently, I asked another youtuber to remove a dub they did long ago on one of my comics, and while they eventually removed it from their channel, it didn’t stop them from giving permission to other youtubers to repost MY ART. And while it was their dub, the foundation of that work was my art. No one can give others permission to use my art other than me. However just 4 days after that video was removed, it was reposted onto another channel and monetized. All this I had to find out from people telling me.

-And even worse—yes, it can get worse—yesterday I found out that one of the drawings I made for Adrienette month was being sold on phone cases on Aliexpress.

I never thought *this* will happen to me. Why would someone…do that? Why would someone make money out of our hard work while we create for fun to a fandom we love on our free time?

To be honest, after seeing this—I wanted to quit drawing for the fandom.

But I won’t.

As much as it hurts, the fact that there are people who don’t give a damn about the artist’s wishes and care more about their fat pocket—it won’t mean anything to them. For them I’m *just* another artist–it won’t hurt them losing another one.

I draw ml because I love the characters and the fandom. It makes me happy to see that I can make someone’s day a little better because of my drawings. I made friends through this fandom that became part of my everyday life and to be honest, they boosted my confidence. ML revived my dream again to study animation, it made me want to draw more and brought back the will to learn and improve. I have so many good things to say about the show, the people I encounter- you really changed my life, and I love you all!

And I don’t want this to end because of some nasty people who care more about their following count or the money they can make from a stolen illustration or a silly comic.

I’m just going to continue arting but not share everything…and make the watermark bigger.

So for other artists out there, I just want to share this information. This is just a drop of the ocean of what I have experienced in my short time of posting fanart online. As exciting as it is to have people dubbing your work or asking for permission to share your art on other platforms.

HAVE CAUTION!

Ask questions, ask for links to their pages, look at how they conduct themselves online, check to see if they monetize videos (you can use apps like the heartbeat app to do this as some youtubers like to not share this information), give proper credit/link to your original posts, etc. Some people are looking to use you and use your art for fame, for money, for whatever, and its abuse. It abuses your copyright and hard work. This is something I do because I love art, I love the show, and I want to share that love with others. It is NOT something I create for others to take advantage of or steal…or sell, or to stick an advert on in order to make money.

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Thank you @powerdragonmoon and the squad group for helping out with writing <3

Artist YouTube Repost PSA

This is an informational post of sorts to explain how the YouTube monetization and strike system works for artist who have had their art work stolen and used in YouTube videos.

For someone to monetize a video on YouTube the account must:

  1. Have at least 10,000 lifetime views on that channel (this was actually added recently because so many people were making videos with content they did not own)
  2. Have earned collectively at least $100 across all their videos.
  3. If $100 is not reached by the end of the month, the money earned will rolled over to the next month and then the next month until $100 is reached.

This can be a good thing for artist. 

Say a small channel reposted your comic, without 10,000 lifetime views you don’t have to worry that the YouTuber made money off your art. Even if they can monetize, it may take a while for them to accumulate $100 and you can report them before they reach it.

Of course there are ways around this.

Sometimes a YouTuber will ask you to retract your claim on the video and ask if they can keep the video on YouTube but as Private.

DO NOT RETRACT YOUR CLAIM. DO NOT LET THEM KEEP THE VIDEO UP.

By retracting your claim, the strike on their account will be removed and it will be harder to get their account deleted if they continue to monetize without artists permission. All an account needs is three strikes and it’s out.

Videos with a copyright strike to them will not be included in the accumulative $100 so they may be denied any money that month. If the claim is retracted then the video can be monetized again and it will count towards the $100.

There are three types of videos: Public, Unlisted, and Private. Public is simple, its the videos everyone can see. Unlisted are videos that do not come up when searched but anyone can see them if they are given a direct link to it. Private are videos that will not come up when search and that can not be seen unless the creator of the video has allowed your account to view the video.

While Privating a video will make it so other people can’t see it, it will still be on YouTube. They could be just keeping it up long enough for the end of the month to come around a collect the ad revenue. Or they will keep it private until you forget about them and then unprivate so they can monetize again. 

Once someone has monetized your video without your permission, it is most likely they will do it again. They did not respect you or your hard work enough to follow your rules so you should not have to retract your claim just so they don’t get their account deleted. 

It may feel mean to report them even if they say they will stop monetizing but they have broken the rules of your repost policy and should face the consequences. 

If you are not sure whether or not the video has been deleted or if it has just been privated @hchano has this neat and simple trick to make sure your video is deleted.

Make a playlist and add the video with the stolen art to it.

A video that has been made Private will look like this in a playlist

While a video that has been deleted will look like this 

If you want to know whether or not a video using your art is being monetized, there is a Google Chrome extension call Heartbeat (not linked since external links seem to make posts not appear in the tags)

It allows you to do a lot with YouTube but the most important part is

  1. Estimated earnings for each video
  2. Who monetizes each video

If they try to lie and say someone else monetized the video (sometimes a 3rd party will monetize the video, usually its if they used music then the company that released the music will monetize it), you can catch them in the lie with this extension. You will also be about to see the estimated earnings so you can tell whether or not they will be getting paid that month for the stolen content.

Please be careful when dealing with reposters. Some can get really nasty and try to attack you but remember they are the ones that violated your rights first and you have every right to protect your hard work.


Small disclaimer: I do not monetize YouTube videos, this is all info I have gathered from friends who do (they do it all legally) and while searching for YouTube’s policies. 

I’ll be tagging random fandoms as this post is for any content creator from any fandom. These are not the only fandoms with these kinds of repost problems but the only way to get a post around is to tag the hell out of it so yeah. I’m not trying to call out any one fandom specifically. 

Touch (Yoongi/Reader/Taehyung)

Hogwarts!AU Mini Series | One · Two · Three

Originally posted by theseoks

Genre: Smut - Hogwarts!AU

Words: 2.9K+

Author: Admin Kaycie

Summary: It was practically set in stone that Gryffindor and Slytherin students weren’t meant to get along, and they often didn’t, not until locked away in the same room as one another with a common task at hand.

Tags: Taegi, threesome, dirty talk, cum play, cream pie, oral, spanking, male/male interactions, voyeurism, use of sex toys, mutual masturbation, etc.

Note: To clarify any confusion, I am reposting my old fics from BGS/theofficialrapmom here on HOBI since I previously removed them from Tumblr. Please do not attempt to send in plagiarism claims, as I assure you, I am the original content creator. For any questions, please feel free to contact me privately off of anon. Anonymous messages in regards to the reposting may be deleted if deemed rude/hateful.


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anonymous asked:

Well fuck you I'll repost your shit and you can't stop me. how the fuck then are you going to get your art out there

You know, I’d been holding onto this for a few days. Because while I did want to address this. I had no intention of prioritising this over the folks who have sent genuine queries and messages of support.

Now, the first thing we can establish is you are angry with me. You are angry at my policy on reposting my art.
Really, it’s very interesting you say I can’t stop you. You wouldn’t have sent this message if you were sitting pretty on your own account, with your reposts untouched. You sent the message because I did find you. Because I did stop you. 

Furthermore, I like to keep an eye on the people I’ve caught. Hiding behind Anon hasn’t helped you that much because there’s only a handful of people you could possibly be. Declaring your intent to continue reposting just lets me know where to look.

Since I check back on reposters. I’ve noticed that some of the accounts I’ve reported have been removed. I assume this means that the multiple breaches of policy have resulted in the removal of the entire account. So. Your reposts will be worthless. No matter how many times you do it, you’ll be taken down and have to build up again from nothing. And let’s face it. Repost accounts don’t do anything another repost account doesn’t already do better. 
But me? I could disappear right now, delete my account for the fun of it. I’ll still be able to draw. I’ll be able to provide something of value to others. 

Which brings me to your next point. You think people can’t find me without you. Well, you found me. The other reposters found me. Currently 18,688 Tumblr users have found me (20% of them probably bots or secondary accounts of course). I am not hurting for attention.
I also fail to see how useful uncredited reposts are to me. Even with credit they have mainly served to turn my work into a free commodity. The more my work is posted by others the more likely a case of mis-attribution will happen. Hence my stern stance on reposting.

So what really confuses me is you obviously think of what you do as a service. But you also use this ‘service’ to threaten me. You want me to be upset that you repost, but you think you help me by reposting? So which is it? Am I to be upset you plan to repost my work? Or upset you wont be giving me another 18k tumblr followers?
Frankly the contradiction proves one thing to me. Despite whatever grievance you have against me, you know that I’m in the right. I don’t have to hide behind Anon. I can safely put my personal details down on a claim form because the art is mine. I have every right to take you down over and over. 

If there is anyone who can’t be stopped?

It’s me.

Fucking pissbabies need to stop reposting people’s art to their accounts on Instagram/tumblr/whatever, and then harassing the creators when those accounts get banned for, surprise surprise, taking other people’s work, regardless of whether they were the ones who reported or not.

Did you ever think that maybe someone else reported it and that it was removed because, gasp, it was against the terms of use to take someone else’s art and repost it?

Just admit that you do it to get attention and fake internet points and fall back on a sense of entitlement as “fans” when people have the gall to criticize your shitty behavior.

Just like the so-called Lapis fans fall back on “I was abused” to shout down anyone who points out Lapis is a fucking abusive jerk herself (which is one of her most compelling traits).

Just like people harass Pewey or Gregpearl fans because they can’t accept that their headcanons about sexuality aren’t real and having other headcanons that don’t conflict with canon are valid.

Just like Lapidot and Amedot fans harass one of the show’s staff off of social media because they can’t grasp that your fucking ships are not real and aren’t a valid reason to attack someone because you decided they’re attacking your, again, entirely fictional and hypothetical preferences.

Like how Jasper/Jaspidot/Jaspis fans get shit on because drawing them in a non-abusive relationship is treated as the same as condoning abuse. While acknowledging that their relationship is damaging in canon so far is a plus, it’s not glorifying abuse if the art doesn’t depict abuse. Having a crack ship that doesn’t depict something illegal is still a crack ship, but it’s hardly a reason to harass someone. 

Frankly, I don’t think Steven Universe deserves this fandom, and this fandom doesn’t deserve it. It’s a disservice to all the great people I’ve met in this fandom, all the artists who make great art and all the theory-crafters, and the creators of the show for providing something amazing, but it has to be acknowledges that this kinda shit is real and hurtful, like how video gaming has a problem with harassment and politics has a huge problem with it that’s even more widespread in its potential to hurt.


(as a final note, if you have an issue with the tags I use or the topics I defend, I don’t think arguing with me is going to change my mind)

I am done

Enough is enough Swen. This fandom has given to me the most beautiful things but it also have taken from me what I love most: making Swanqueen fanart.

This is not a thing that happened just a couple of months ago, no. This has been happening for a lot of time, two years of taking some breaks to clear my mind and not leaving the fandom because ALL OF YOU. Because of all of you I didn’t want to give up but after getting messages on tumblr, youtube, e-mail and facebook like “I hope you have a car accident and lose your hand and this way you won’t make fanart”, “Bitch”, “Loser”, “The fanart of “xxxxx” and “xxxx” is better than yours” “Leave the fandom” “kill yourself” “Don’t go to conventions we are a bigger group of people” “you are nothing” “Don’t make more fanart” “don’t make more fanvids” plus a group of swen on twitter…. I think is enough.

I am tired to be the villain of this story because I don’t like people repost my fanart. I am tired to spend days making a video so that Once Reporter steal them and insult me because I want they remove it. And now everytime I make a video I have this fear they take it and claim it as their own video. I am tired to be critized every time lana, bex or jmo retweet or like something I do. I am tired some people send me hate because I chose Hunnyfresh’s fanfics and not theirs. I am tired some people of this fandom use me to make fanart for them. I am tired the “populars” of this fandom need attention from all of you and take advantage of all of you, and you can be sure I have seen this all these three years and I hate it with all my soul and heart because no one of you deserve that.

I have shut up for a long time and I haven’t upload all the fucking messages they sent me but last year I got 25/40 messages every single day for a week sending me hate because I make fanart. can you believe this? well this is happening.

I only want people leave me alone. I adore making fanart and videos and this fandom killed that part of me and I am angry with that. Because this is not my first fandom, people think swanqueen is my first one when I am making fanart since 2005 and NEVER NEVER NEVER I have lived something like this. This is wrong and awful.

Writing this… is the hardest thing because I know how much you love what I do, I appreciate beyond words your beautiful and wonderful support all these years and I will never never never forget this or you but I am done with Swanqueen fandom right now. Put me on the list (a huge one) of fanartist who left the fandom due to all this.

I am sorry Swen! love you all.

ah! for all those who copy every thing I do… now you will have to make your own ideas… good luck!

Who Will Protect You? || Peter Parker x Reader

{summary: After Peter Parker witnesses a young superhero who goes by the alias Midnight quickly diffuse a hostage situation at the bank, he begins to admire her while searching for her true self.

His search for Midnight’s identity leads him to Hagstrom Academy [1], where he briefly sees a young woman who reminds him of his favorite superhero. Convinced that she is Midnight, he takes a photograph of her and keeps her picture at his desk to always inspire him to do what’s right, no matter how difficult the situation may be.

However, things start to get a little awkward for Peter when his aunt May sees Midnight’s picture on his desk, and she is completely convinced that Midnight is Peter’s girlfriend! Unable to explain the true reasoning behind why he keeps a photograph of her, Peter must find a way to introduce her to his Aunt May…

Could things get any worse for him?}

warnings: none, just a half naked Peter near the end. But it’s nothing too explicit or sexual, really, I promise.

**don’t plagiarize/repost this story; reblogs are fine!

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PUBLIC GIF THIEF ANNOUNCEMENT

Just need to YET AGAIN make a public announcement and warning about a gif thief @just-some-teen-hipster

I’m so tired of dealing with rude reposters over and over again. Let me tell you how I always approach when I see my gifs reposted. Like THIS, a nice message asking them nicely to remove my gifs. Because I don’t believe in approaching a problem with rage.  

Many people are nice and say they’re sorry and remove it. But yet too often, what do I get? People telling me I am being rude. Also in this common case A BLOCKING so I can’t send message and the post is still up on their blog! And it’s not only my gifs in this post http://just-some-teen-hipster.tumblr.com/post/158137542855/i-love-gotham

You are so damn disrespectful! I can’t say enough times how much time and effort gif making takes. Gifs just doesn’t fall from the sky for free use! I’m gonna promote this amazing post again for people who don’t understand gif making: http://thepunisher.tumblr.com/post/145622378333/gifs-are-not-witchcraft

Well I have reported you now since I can’t write to you and you seem to think blocking me will solve your ”problem”. Well it won’t. Please don’t reblog from this person!

Dir en grey Tour Mode of MACABRE Osaka Day 1 live report

Well most of it was the same as in Kochi and apparently the prohibition was a misunderstanding, so let me repost this live report with a few precisions:


- Of course they began with Deity.

- Then came Macabre right after, if I remember correctly. Two great songs, but you could tell that the energy had really not been stirred yet.

- In Kochi, sadly for Macabre, the audience definitely became more awake after the first four or five songs, when Dir en grey played Hydra 666 followed by Uroko. In Osaka, thankfully Kyo was really more into the songs this time, so the fact that he danced a lot during egnirys cimredopyh +) an injection really helped hype everyone.

- As I mentioned in the preliminary thoughts, Kyo’s hair is now dyed turquoise, still somewhat bowl cut, definitely in the back. It is not just blue, definitely a little green. Kaoru is blond and it fits him so well, especially with the eyeshadow.

- Drawings coming up, but here were the outfits:
* Kyo: A trenchcoat with a harness on top, and really ample clean pants. Overall a bit too much like a slim Kim Jong Un. Underneath the trenchcoat with studs like on a leatuer biker jacket, he seemed to have a shirt with two cute animal blobs on it. People who were closer may know better. In Osaka, he wore the skinny black jeans with torn knees, and he had a long large coat with a big hoodie, tied around his neck. He used the floating sides to create the illusion of a winged creature when, during Macabre, each member gets illuminated by a huge spotlight behind them, creating odd shadows on the veil in front of the whole stage. Underneath, he had some shirt with a triangular pattern on the shoulders and top.
* Kaoru: A very nice top with naked shoulders, the sleeves were attached to the sides of the abdomen. He had either very ample and low sarouel pants or a sort of long skirt, but what is more interesting is the leggings he had underneath that were like bandages, with some black showing under. * Shinya: white blouse or whatever, as usual essentially. * Toshiya: sort of marshall jacket, similar to what the singer of Lost On You is known to wear, with tight black pants. At Osaka day 1, his jacket seemed blander and he definitely wore a white shirt with a thin black tie. * Die: some long coat with a fur scarf even though it’s a heat wave? With tight pants that resembled the relief you would get if you were to wrap bandage around your legs, with skin actually looking like it showed through in some places. ! – The back of his left leg actually shows a lot of skin. The coat might actually be short and the part below was definitely some sort of long skirt cut on the sides, at Osaka. For the encore, Kyo wore the same pink and black blouse as in the sukekiyo niconico interview, with tight black pants and a sort of bow with two ribbons dropping from it. In Osaka, they were white, rather than black. Die and Shinya wore the cat shirt from the tour goods. In Osaka, Die wore the jam shirt instead. Kaoru had a black long-sleeve long shirt and you could really see the leggings then. Toshiya removed his jacket to reveal a white dress shirt, I believe. - Berry was fun, in the sense that Kaoru and Die took this opportunity to come on the side ramps closer to the audience. All the members seemed to have fun in this song too. The English dialogue in the middle of the song was either cut entirely or way too low to be heard. In Osaka Grand Cube, of course there are no ramps, but Kaoru and Die still exchanged their side of the stage. Overall less fun for the other members, in Osaka, during Berry.

- Overall again the only songs that brought everything out if the audience were more recent ones, but they ended the main setlist with Wake and then Zakuro, which was very emotional. They left and we did not know what to do at all, what was happening. It was silent. After a minute, the chants for the encore began. You could feel that Kyo was not bored at all during those two songs, whereas in others, he would move less, sing just the same rythm as in the album recordings, like in the Psychoconnect Gauze tour. In Osaka, there was less silence, so members left to fans clapping, at least.

- The encore was packed with energy, having notably Kr Cube (Kyo loves this one, he danced and came to the side ramps in Kochi, while he danced a lot but mostly teased the audience with the original arm moves for this song), un deux and Utafumi, ending with Rassetsukoku. In Osaka, un deux was replaced with SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH and he had us sing along a lot.

- Kyo left early, but Kaoru threw a lot of picks.

- During Ain’t afraid to die, a video of a man getting burnt alive was played, and it was very emotional. It seemed like it might have been refering to some Tibetan cause. Apparently self-immolation is commonly used to protest things. In this and another song, in Kochi, all members except Shinya turned and faces the back, the screen. In Osaka, Kyo was clearly crying at some points.

- A huge disco bell came down near the climax of Zakuro and somehow it felt just right.

- In Osaka, there was almost a back collision between Kyo and Die.

- Also in Osaka, Kyo wanted to walk to the right side of the stage but his mic cord got stuck in the central cage. A staff member came put to help but he tugged it out while singing like a pro, as if it was nothing.


Do not hesitate to ask any questions or tell me what to focus on more, as this is literally my first live report.


Overall, a great show of course, but it did not necessarily make me like my ‘least favourite’ songs more: I loved what I knew I would love.

I cannot say this enough: I do not understand how anyone, but especially the Japanese audience, can simply remain immobile during Dir en grey’s ‘slower’ but so emotional songs. Know that, friend or stranger, I will never remain unmoved and not stretch a hand in your direction if you display sadness. You are deserving of my shoulder muscles cramping progressively.

anonymous asked:

I've finally found your tumblr! I love your Instagram very much and I'm not sure how you feel about things on Instagram, but I've seen so many of your drawings reposted, but usually with credits, and if there's no credit then people in the comments are usually "this is @djsadbean, give some creds." I just wanted to ask if I see stuff like that if I should report the post or just ask the people to credit you, or ask to take it down completely.

ah thank you for asking! im glad you found me :D alright… reposting…

Lets just do some basic rules for this problem:

  1. No repostng on tumblr (this means no reuploading of my art on different accounts but reblogging is totally fine and it helps me get out there more)
  2. No reposting from my tumblr to instagram (this is because i see people credit me like “credit to djsadbean on tumblr” on instagram like no fam i got an insta pls dont do that because there’s no link to my instagram when people do that)
  3. No using my works in fanzines, distributing it without my permission, or using it in fan videos or something without permission (i distribute my own art. i have a store where i make real life money and use it to buy real life necessities to continue making art)
  4. DO NOT CROP OUT MY SIGNATURE (i make my signature obnoxiously big because of people doing this. if you want me to either make the signatures bigger and uglier or just stop posting my art all together than this is the way to do it but i know a lot of you like my content so if you see people doing this please report them and the post.)

 Now what to do when you see these rules being broken (you dont gotta but it really helps me out :D) :

  1. If you see someone reposting my work on tumblr: messaging doesnt always work to get these people to take down posts but you can try that first. then if it’s not taken down then reporting them is the next thing i can think of since if they do this to me theyll do it to other artists. (and if you can help other artists with this thatd be good too :D)
  2. If you see someone reposting from my tumblr to instagram: Please leave a comment like “this is @djsadbean please @ credit her in the description and tag!” and if they still dont do that then please report the post so it’s taken down.
  3. If you see someoneusing my works in fanzines, distributing it without my permission, or using it in fan videos or something without permission: if theres a place to add comments or something similar please ask the user to remove my works if its a video and if they dont please report them. for fanzines or products please report them since theyll be making money off of what i spent hours doing and thats not okay at all.
  4. If you see someone cropping out my signature: honestly dont even message these people. they knew what they were doing. just report them and their posts. people who crop out or cover signatures are the actual worst people.

Thank you so much for messaging me about this! This makes me feel more secure as an artist since I have people out there looking out for me and other artists so thank you so much! I want to continue providing content and the best way to help me with that is to make sure people are obeying these rules!

note: if people are reposting to instagram from instagram and their post has me tagged and im clearly @ credited in the description (”credit to @djsadbean”) then they’re fine since it provides two clear links to my instagram :D thank you again for messaging me! it really means a lot! <3

anonymous asked:

Hi your work has inspired me to start an art blog. But I'm scared to post any of my work because some people will steal work and make it there own. What should I do?

First of all, I’m really flattered that I’ve inspired you to make your own art blog ✧

As for art thieves it’s something you can’t really 100% avoid unfortunately, but it’s certainly worth it for the support from those who enjoy and respect your art! Not to mention being able to be a part of art communities where you can get feedback on your art and mingle with other artists, it really helps you grow as an artist.

There’s ways to prevent it from happening often if you’re really worried, so here’s some tips:

  • First of all remember that the images you create are your property under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and you have the right to have them taken down, most of the websites you encounter will have a DMCA form you can fill out if you go to the help centre and they’ll do the rest.
  • If you go to Google Images there’s an option to search by image, if you search your artworks you’ll get results of where your image can be found around the internet (In my experience I’ve found it doesn’t show every single place it’s been posted, but it’ll pick up most of them) 

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The extent of reposting

You’ve been warned

This will be a really long post, and I’ll be addressing one account in particular, but will be referring to multiple accounts along the way. This is just a small, tiny part of the reposting community, and if you’re an artist who wants to protect their art, please continue reading as I will be showing proof that, reposters do not win. This is your art, your creation. Not theirs. 

Let’s say hello to this person:

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angsty-firefli  asked:

Just so your aware I've seen people reposting your camp camp art on instagram and have been trying to do something about getting it removed

oh golly. amazing. gonna use an even bigger dang signature from now on then.
thank you for telling me about it, bud, and double thank you for trying to get it removed. i really appreciate it.
i don’t have an instagram account or know how all that works tbh, so if the thing has like. a report function or something, could you? hit that for me? i’d be thankful.

How Disrespect Drove One Artist to Leave Tumblr (Important, Please Read & Spread This)

One challenge of being an artist is managing how and where your artwork can be shared. Most often, artists will give permission to share their art if they are politely asked. 

However, when they discover that their art has been reposted without their permission, problems can quickly pop up. One such case is this artist below, who was notified that someone reposted one of her works, and went to contact the one responsible, not only to be rejected but also treated so badly that they decided to delete all their art and actually leave Tumblr for good.

The artwork that was asked to be taken down is posted below. 

At first glance it seems like a direct link to the artist’s twitter, but the thumbnail image is fairly large. Upon downloading it from the proxy site, it was 506x731, large enough for it to be reposted and further redistributed. 

Above is the response that the artist received when they asked the individual to remove their content. Even though the person made it sound like they would delete it, they in fact did not.

It doesn’t stop there. The individual then created a video, and told the artist to watch it to learn how links worked. So not only did they not listen to the artist to have the link to their OWN WORK removed, they also treated them as if they knew little to nothing. 

Not having any rights to control how their own work is shared, and being made to feel bad over bringing it up with the site owner, imagine how the artist felt when they scrolled down and saw this message unmistakably directed at them, even though it opens with plural ‘artists’:

Likely demoralized over the refusal to have their artwork link removed, and their mind reeling after reading the person’s rude message directed at them, the artist wrote their thoughts down, shortly before they deleted everything on their tumblr:

((For this part, I sought the assistance of some individuals who were fluent in Korean. With their help, we were able to make a direct translation of the artist’s last messages)):

As one can see, they were clearly upset. From reading their last few words, it seems that part of the conversation between the two parties that were submitted to me are missing, as it seems that there were further accusations from the site owner. 

I asked one of the native translators if they could describe the overall feeling expressed in those words, and here is what they told me:

Keep in mind that repost or link, it matters not when an artist asks for their work to be removed. They made it, they own it. 

Below is another message written soon after: 

The proxy site owner told the artist that if they didn’t want their artworks to be shared, then they ought to either publish them on a private blog, or to change the settings of the artist’s blog so that no public sharing links are visible. There are two errors with this argument. The first one is telling an artist they should set their works to private. How then, are people (respectful people) supposed to find the artist’s work, if none of their work can be seen, either through a recommendation from the artist’s host site, or through the site’s own image search? 

Secondly, how is the artist supposed to meet other people who also share their desire and interest for what they draw? Neither of those points take into consideration of the artist’s feelings on the matter. Besides, telling an artist what they should or should not do counts as overstepping boundaries. Artists do not draw for people. They draw because it’s their passion and they want to share that with others. They should not have to go out of their way or change their routine just because there are people who refuse to be decent and respectful.

The argument that artists should change the setting of their blog so that public sharing options are not visible is also inconsiderate. Is it the artist’s fault that the site they use does not carry the option to customize how their art is shared? DeviantArt is the only one that gives the power to control whether or not sharing through the site is allowed or not (artists may disable the share options). However, sites like Tumblr, Twitter, and Pixiv do not have that option, unless the artist sets their entire account to private, which brings back the first point I made. 

It puts a lid over the artist’s personal freedom and they will get virtually no feedback of any sort if no one can see their work because everything is set to private.

The ‘public link’ displays the artwork in nearly full dimension (instead of a small-sized thumbnail image preview like the ones that Google uses). If the artist allows public linking through thumbnail, then one ought to make sure that the thumbnail is small enough that potential viewers would have to visit the artist’s own site to enjoy the artwork. The artist is the one who deserves the credit, feedback, and number of page views. They are the ones who poured hours of work and time, and the ones who strained their wrists, hands, and eyes to create the picture.

Though there is a link to the direct source, how is there a reliable way to know that people are treating it more as a link rather than an image, if the large thumbnail size nullifies the purpose of redirecting the viewer to the artist’s own page? Put simply, why would I, the viewer, care about seeing how the artwork looks from the artist’s own site, since I can already see everything fully on the proxy site that I follow/visit?

This, combined with the fact that the full thumbnail was completely downloadable if one right click ‘save image as’, makes the link post behave almost the same as a repost that is linked directly to the art. 

None of this would have been an issue however, if the artist was asked for permission. They also wrote ‘Do not repost without permission’ on their blog. But aside from not being asked first, their request was met with refusal. They were patronized and accused falsely of ‘owning the internet’ over simply wanting to control how their artwork was shared. They were directed to watch a short video demonstration:

…which likely felt insulting, considering that the artist can understand English well enough to communicate with this person.

It’s not unusual for artists to abandon their tumblr when enough is enough. What is particular with this scenario is that it is not the repost-like link itself that deeply hurt the artist, nor were they hurt that they were not asked first ‒ more than likely, it was the rude manner in which they were treated and dismissed.  

It is impossible to control every single artwork that is published on the web, however people ought to listen when the artist contacts them personally and requests that their work not be used. With this case, the artist’s feelings were brushed aside, their rights were completely ignored, and their polite request dismissed without any consideration

And so, the artist likely thought that it would be less stressful if they shared their artwork on a site where they have better control. If they weren’t respected where they are, they may have felt that taking their hobby somewhere else would be better. Not long after those messages, all work was deleted. 

What had happened was one of the points in my post about What Art Theft Does to an Artist. Even though the proxy site owner did not claim the work as their own, they acted as if they did.

This is the first time I’ve seen an artist leave a fandom because of something like this. 

If doesn’t matter what the excuse is. When the creator of a work, whether it be an artist/writer/translator/scanner/editor makes a request to have something that belongs to them removed, regardless of whether it’s a full repost or a link, whether they gave permission to you previously or not ―

You Remove It. 

Simple as that. 

And before it is brought up: artists and such creators do not go running around asking people to take down their work for no reason. When they do it, it’s because they are not okay with how you shared it. Nor do they spend their time looking up who reposted their artwork; they are reported these things, and that is how they know. 

It baffles me where do some people get the gall to treat what they never made themselves, what they don’t even understand the process of making, like it belongs to them in any way. Artists are not machines that regularly dispense pretty pictures for you every few days for you to take and make your blog/site more attractive/interesting to people. 

They have lives too, and they feel deep pain and depression over things like this. They even feel anxiety before they publish their work, because they know there’s always a risk that comes with what they do. But they still do it because they love drawing, and they love to share it with friends.

So why don’t they have the right to control their work? Why are there some who are so engrossed in their narcissism that their own website takes precedence over the artist’s own feelings and welfare? 

As a community that seeks to protect artists, we need to be more educated about this issue. 

Therefore, once you read this, please reblog and spread this as much as you can. 

If you have a favorite artist or few whom you follow on Tumblr, think about how you would feel if something like this happened to them. 

WRITING SOUTHERN CHARACTERS: OUR ACCENTS ( PART ONE OF TWO ) by ANDRCWTORRES

Note: Do NOT remove my credit from the title above. Removing that or reposting instead of reblogging will get you reported and a call-out post. Don’t do it.

This is merely just a piece written to help writers and roleplayers better understand the Southeastern USA, the culture, and our life down here as a whole. Remember, I’m only one person living here so opinions may differ from person-to-person.

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This is why we can’t have nice things

*sigh* Let’s be clear here: I’m not looking for a fight. I’m just doing what I do and reporting art theft.

Remember how I said in this post that not all dubbers are honest? Obviously, there are many rookie dubbers who make videos and you don’t see or hear much about them, either because their dubs aren’t good or because the artist finds out and gets the video removed early on. And then sometimes…you have people like Natalie Guest. She is one of the more popular dubbers in the fandom and I can count on one hand the number of artists that I know she’s actually gotten permission from.

NOTE: this is in regards to her content from the Miraculous Ladybug fandom. I have zero knowledge on anything of hers from other fandoms.

Go look at her youtube videos. If you’re an artist and I have not already contacted you to show you that she’s reposted your artwork, go look. I mean it. You may just be there.

Artists I know for a fact she’s stolen from: @ferisae​, @qookyquiche​, @hchano​, @edendaphne​, @hubedihubbe​, @australet789​, @whos-that-foxi-lady I’ve confirmed w/ them and they proceeding how they see fit. You don’t need to say anything to them.

She also has artwork up by users @ceejles​, @edorazzi​, @sakura-rose12, @elithequeenbee​, @shesellsseagulls​, and @spatziline​…. and these are just the people I recognize. There are at least half a dozen I do not. I do not know if all the works by them are stolen or not.

From what I understand, the artwork by deviantart user ipku is being used with consent, and @shishitsunari​ also said she has given her permission.

Some of you might think, “Oh but look, she credited them!” Yes, she did! And for some artists that’s enough. For others, it’s not. Remember children: reposting without permission is stealing. We’ve been over this.

Now, there’s also been a bit a bit of drama surrounding her. Don’t ask me about it because I was not involved and I am staying the fuck out of it. But from what I’ve heard, people who’ve tried to confront her about her behavior have been met with a wall of white knights and excuses, along with reasons why she didn’t steal or can’t be considered at fault for her actions. Among other things.

So, really, I’m going to advise that you don’t go pick a fight or anything.

Artists:

If you don’t mind her having your artwork up then aight. You do you. Have a nice day and I hope you are blessed w/ cookies or something else sweet.

If you do mind, based on the experiences of one of the artists she’s stolen from, talking to her isn’t going to get you anything but a headache. Just flag and move on. (If you’re unsure how, read this.) I also hope you are blessed with sweets.

Everyone else:

Well, if you see an artist on her page that I didn’t list up there, let them know. They can deal with it however they see fit. If they don’t know what to do about it, direct them here.

Do not try to talk to her, don’t leave comments on the videos. You’ll just get the white knights and fans on you.

If you take issue with this post:

¯\_(ツ)_/¯  I take issue with someone who regularly steals from my mates and gets away with it.

lmao i woke up to a reply from someone i’d messaged asking not to repost my art saying it was okay for them to do it since they didn’t remove my watermark and weren’t claiming it was theirs, and that other reposters have done worse, and that they weren’t looking for a fight???

like no, you don’t get to decide that, especially when the artist asks you not to! an honest mistake is fine, we all make them (which is actually the reason for messaging someone before just flat-out reporting, so they don’t have to get in trouble), but oh my god to just spit in an artist’s face when they ASK you not to use their work without permission/in a way they’re uncomfortable with, ESPECIALLY if you claim to be a fan of said work…

viewership does NOT equal ownership! you get this shit for free, don’t go out of your way to disrespect the person who put time, effort and love into making it so you could see. if they add limitations to whether or not the art can be reposted or reused (which will often be softened if you just ASK THEM POLITELY), you accept them, because that’s what respect is.

they’ve been following my blog for a while, so i guess i’ll report and block them if they still refuse to budge. maybe “don’t respect my art, can’t see my art” will be a good trade.

A message to all artists, writers and edit makers.

This is particularly relevant to those who make art or fics based on crossovers, headcanons, AUs and memes. 

I’m sure you know people often have similar ideas for these kinds of things all the time. I recently repainted a panel from Attack on Titan manga to resemble a character from another. Another blogger came to me several days later claiming to have had the idea before me, and accusing me of stealing it from them. They had created something visual similar, five months ago. Five months ago, I didn’t read either manga. I didn’t even know who one of the characters was five months ago. They asked me to take it down, and I refused, because I had never seen their post before, let alone their blog. I had the idea completely independently from anyone else, and it was clear from the tags on my post that this was not a revolutionary idea, lots of people had recognized the similarities between the two characters. I feel justified in my decision to not remove it. I did not intentionally steal the idea from anyone on this site. Unfortunately for the other artist, mine received more recognition, and for that I am sorry, but that’s just how these things happen on tumblr.

So I suppose the artist reported the post. I don’t know if anyone else did, but it has since been completely deleted from the site. staff  listened and it has been deleted from my blog and to my knowledge those of everyone who reblogged it too. Of course there were visual similarities, the character we were depicting has a trademark look. If I had done it any other way, no one would get the joke!

What I am trying to say is that staff do not appear to understand this. It seems they have no discernible system to recognize the difference between instances like this and actual reposters and art thieves which remain a crucial problem on this website, and worst of all, many go unpunished. To the staff, you are not helping by deleting posts like mine. To artists and writers, be vigilant. I created something to share with my friends and followers, to make them happy and it was spoiled by one rather petty blogger. Just be wary that when it comes to the act of art theft and reposting staff basically do not know what they are doing, and you may have your creations deleted without warning or proper justification.

ART THEFT - signal boost please!

okok so I hate to be that Tumblr police getting on everyone’s backs and I’ve never done a post like this before, but I’d like to make a call-out post about @nishinoya-yuu-bae and @nishinoyabae (whom I suspect to be the same person running two blogs but I might be wrong lmao so please correctly me if I’m wrong and I apologize ahead of time!)

however, these two blogs keep REPOSTING ART that does not belong to them, without any credit to the artists whatsoever. The first blog also went as far as to taking others’ work with the original watermark covered by theirs. [1] [2]. As a mediocre artist and someone with common sense lmao myself, I feel that this is highly hurtful and violates Tumblr’s community’s rules and guidelines.

The second blog whom I believe has blocked me after I sent them a very kind message which I will take a screenshot of under the cut lmao, does not add their own url watermark. However, their act of ignoring my message, blocking me so that I can no longer contact them, and posting another art by the artist @viria and wanting to have 1 more follower so they can reach their first 100 is completely incomprehensible and incredulous to me. They have also posted many other posts belonging to other artists. [1] [2] [3]

I (and a friend who shall remain unamed) have messaged @viria and @headliqhts about reposts of their art works, and I have also sent a message to Tumblr @staff to try to get the content removed, but because I am not the original artist of these stolen works, they have refused to do anything about it unless the original artist claims their work.

I don’t know all the artists in there so I can’t contact them all, but if you know the artist, please let them know so they can file a report! ART THEFT IS REAL AND NOT OKAY.

thanks for reading my salt of the day, peace out friends. I understand that this isn’t the happiest thing you want on your blog, but if you can, please signal boost this! <3

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