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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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“Credits to the original artist”

HOW ABOUT, NO? HOW DO I KNOW WHO THE ORIGINAL ARTIST IS? YES I COULD SEARCH FOR IT IN GOOGLE IMAGES, BUT LET’S GET REAL, A VERY LOW PERCENT OF PEOPLE IS GOING TO MAKE IT WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE TO CLICK “REBLOG” 

Please, please please. Reblog/Retweet/Share the original content, it’s just a few clicks and is even easier than save a picture and re-post it. And if the artist isn’t in the same social network as you, please ASK FOR PERMISSION. if you ask there’s a high chance the artist would allow you to submit it (with proper credits, of course) but if you only take and repost it probably they are going to get angry, or even worse, never knew you did it.

Do you know how sad is for a creator to see their reposted work is getting more feedback than their original one? it’s very depressing, for real.

“but I don’t know who the original artist is because I saved it long time ago” Then google it, if not, REFRAIN FROM REPOSTING IT

“but I said it isn’t my own” yep, but neither you said the owner. It can perfectly be a chicken AND WE WOULD BE LOSING THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW A CHICKEN ARTIST (?)

“what is so bad about it?” like I have said before, the artist loses all the feedback from their work and in a worst scenario, someone could take it for their own profit and the artist probably would never know it happened and, for instance, never have the chance to defend themselves from it.

How can I help if I’m not the reposter? Don’t share art you aren’t sure is from the original poster. sometimes if you enter the poster profile you would be able to see if they have more drawings or, most of the time, they would have the url or a signature somewhere. Even the tags can be a good hint. If you can’t see any of this…doubt.

anonymous asked:

Do you want to be informed when other ppl repost your art without credit?

Oh dear, has it happened again?

Please don’t repost art, people! If you don’t know who the picture is from and if it’s already on tumblr, please do a reverse image search on it and reblog it if you find it’s on this website already instead of posting it again. Thank you!

As for your question, Lovely Anon: you can feel free to let me know about things like these. I am of course not going to attack anybody who reposts my things, but I think it can’t hurt to be aware of what’s going on and from my experience, most people who repost pictures just don’t really understand why they shouldn’t do it and usually remove these posts once they’re asked to. 
So yes, you can let me know about it if you like!

Ah also, because I’ve gotten this question sometimes in the past: 
Reblogging is not the same as reposting.
Reblogging is when you click the little arrows button on a post, which means you’ll get the option to have this post on your own blog too. The original poster is not removed this way and everyone can see who is the original author/artist.
Reposting is when you see a picture online, save it and put it on your own blog as a new post. However, if the picture is not made by you, you shouldn’t do this unless you have permission to. If you don’t know who made the picture, go to google and do a reverse image search (go to google images and click on the little camera in the search bar, then either enter the picture link or put your saved file there). This usually helps you find the original artist.
If you see that they are on tumblr already, you reblog the picture you want on your blog directly from theirs. If the artist is not on tumblr, I suggest you try to contact them and ask them if it’s okay for you to post their picture here.
Whatever you do though, never ever post something you didn’t make yourself without credits. It’s often not a lot of work to find out who the artist of a picture is to give them proper credit. 

Thank you for reading!

Okay, I’ve reached my point. Seriously, all the reposting of gifs and edits going on in the Lee Pace, Thranduil and Richard Armitage tags needs to stop. Having been on Tumblr for a few years now, I’ve gotten used to the ebb and flow with this type of thing, but lately it has gotten way out of hand. So, here’s my rant and I refuse to put it under a “read more” like I usually do:

I realize that it may just be a sudden influx of Tumblr newbies, fresh off the success of the final Hobbit film, not quite knowing the ropes yet. That’s why the first thing I do is privately message those people who repost my edits or gifs. If they don’t have an “ask,” don’t respond, or refuse to take down the repost, I contact Tumblr support at abuse@tumblr.com and Tumblr takes it down, usually within 24 hours.

Also, once bloggers in a specific fandom are identified as chronic reposters, I immediately block them – I don’t care how clever you are.

That has been my usual modus operandi, but what I’ve seen recently in these specific tags has been such a tidal wave of reposted gifs and edits originally created by artists I adore that I feel the need to lay it all out in direct and clear language. Hopefully together as a fandom, we can make it better.

Before I reblog or “like” anything, I check to make sure that the watermark on the edit or gif matches the source. I do not reblog or “like” if they do not match. Period. Many of the reposts I’ve seen lately have had obvious mismatched watermarks and sources but unfortunately, they still get a nauseating number of notes.

If there is no watermark but I have a suspicion that it’s a repost (maybe because the resolution is for shit), I will continue to work my way through the tag until I get to the original post and reblog that instead. I’ve had to do this more often than not because some reposters have absolutely no scruples and will repost an edit or gif mere minutes after the original is posted in the tags. That’s really cold, people.

Sometimes I hear the argument that just keeping the watermark on the edit or gif of a repost is enough. It’s not. The classy, not ass-y, thing to do would be to include a direct link to the original post, either in the caption area or as the source link. That way, you’re giving bloggers the option to reblog the original edit or gif in all its high-resolution glory if they so choose. And, more importantly, you’re directing traffic to the artist who truly deserves all the credit.

Now, I understand that sometimes you see two different gifs or edits in your travels through Tumblr and you realize that together, they would make a really clever post – especially after you’ve added an imaginative quip or comment. Honestly, that’s part of what makes Tumblr so wonderful. But, should you still credit the makers of those edits or gifs? Absolutely. Send them a quick message, asking if it’s alright to post their work with credit and I guarantee that 9.5 out of 10 will give their permission – after they’ve picked their jaws off the floor, mind you. And here’s a little secret: when you show that you are respectful towards those who give us something of themselves through their creativity, blood, sweat and tears, many more of us will appreciate and support that. And, your post will get even more notes, but shhhhh…

I’ve seen this repeated ad nauseam on Tumblr but it doesn’t seem to be resonating at all: Facebook, Pinterest and We Heart It ARE NOT VALID SOURCES. They are just platforms full of stolen artwork that is not properly sourced. When I see any of them listed as a source on a Tumblr post, I will skip over it even if it’s the most awesome thing in the world. In fact, I will spend a few minutes to track down the original post and reblog that instead. Also, I want to humbly request that if any of you notice that I have reblogged a repost by mistake, please message me. I will be eternally grateful that you took a few minutes to let me know.

But back to the reposters. Maybe it all just comes down to plain laziness or a blatant disregard for artists in general because there is a very easy way to find the source for edits or gifs on all the platforms mentioned above and yes, even on Tumblr. It’s called the Reverse Image Search on Google:

  • Open the link above in a new window.
  • Click the camera icon and paste the direct url address of the image or drag the image from your desktop into the search box.
  • You’ll see a list of all the pages that have the gif or edit, including the original source or pages that can lead you to the source.

So now, there really is no reason at all to repost and be an asshole.

I also want to point out that this Reverse Image Search is a great way to source the photographs, videos and films that many of us use to create our edits and gifs. In fact, I see the problem of reposters here on Tumblr and the proper attribution of copyrighted works as sister issues; I just think that’s an additional discussion beyond this text post.

Finally, there’s a side issue that I feel needs to be addressed. I am well aware that some gifmakers or photoshoppers in our fandom have stated that they don’t care if their work is reposted (perhaps they take it as a compliment or something) and those of us who do care are being overly precious with our work. Of course, that’s their prerogative but I need to point out that not standing up for your art will contribute to the devaluation of ALL creative work in our fandom. Perhaps I feel very strongly about this because I see something similar play out in the real world of graphic design when many of us try to get payment for our work. There’s a well-worn joke amongst clients: “Why should I pay you? I can just get someone else to do it for free.” The very sad punchline is that there are indeed designers who will work without compensation because they’ve accepted that their creativity is not worth a plug nickel and this not only hurts them, it hurts all designers.

Please keep in mind that the wonderful designers, gifmakers and photoshoppers in our fandom – including armitageuniverse, richardcfarmitage, enfantdivine, loriendesse, 3intheam, lucasnorth, sunnydisposish, mrpuddingston, maivolchica, mezzmerizedbyrichard, and thorinds – freely give a part of themselves to us almost every day. They contribute to the good part of being in a fandom and through our combined vigilance they should be recognized, credited, and respected.

Here endth the rant.