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
((pls full view bc tumblr is the worst hecc.
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idk if these two have been done before, i really hope u guys like them aa it took me way too long to finish, they look s h i n y. it was hella fun!!
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*Sniff* Thank you frens…it… means so much to me .>w<. ~Oreo, the happy, thankful, smol panda bear.
Thank you all so much for this, for everything, it has only been 2 weeks since I started this blog, and… I couldn’t ask for better friends. Thank you all.
@omgaflyingpig Thank you, from the start you helped my panda, even… well… inspired me to keep drawing him and make him the smol fluffy mascot here!
@loser-who-draws-bad-art Thank you for being a good friend and staying around, no matter what I know I can count on you to be there ^w^
@zan-77 Thanks for sharing, and for caring, and liking… I think every one of my posts XD, you help inspire me to grow as an artist.
@anonymousbathtub Thank you for being so cool and encouraging, and your art truly is inspiring!
@lukethekiddo Thank you for reaching out and being there to talk and just have fun with all the time!
@albatronic1987 Thank you for helping me by sharing, asking, and loving my smol fluffy panda bean.
@wolfboy Thanks for reaching out and sharing, caring, and being a friend to me and my oreo, he likes to have such a cool friend.
@clockwork-cricket Thank you for being here for me, and for, just being so awesome, from the start I remember you always like and sharing, and caring… you rock!
@nata110 Thanks for being giving me inspiration, your kind words, and actions make me want to be a better artist
@toggy001 Thank you for helping with not only the shares, and the smol panda hugs, but with inspiring words as well ^w^
@blackevilblood Thank you for playing with smol little oreo, he does enjoy you, your kind funny words, and the way you care. Your fun loving and just an awesome friend to have. Thank you.
@xgemdrawzx And Lastly a HUGE thank you to you. The first person to draw art of my smol panda, and tag me at the same time X3, being there, sharing, and being an amazing friend all around.
Please consider following these guys, they are kind, caring, and amazing people.
Thank you all, all 100 of you, and more to come, and just… thanks… it means so much to me.(sorry if I missed anyone, i did make this post at 1 in the morning haha
I have a smol request if you don’t mind… If it isn’t too much to ask, It really helps to share some of my smol work, Oreo enjoys it as well. It’s just… I have a very, very small amount of time to do any art, I work almost all day everyday, and well, it really helps to share, especially if I made it directly for you, even if I made it for someone else, or if… I made it because I enjoy it, sharing helps… it really does. Thank you <3
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