I’m sorry to be annoying about this, but it is important.
DO NOT TAKE SOMEONE’S CREATION (graphic, art, writing, etc.) AND REPOST IT ANYWHERE ELSE, ESPECIALLY WITHOUT CREDIT.
This rant is particularly aimed to graphics. Graphic makers work on something and choose to post them somewhere, say here on Tumblr. Even if we add a watermark so it’d be recognizable anywhere else, we do not appreciate our work taken a screenshot of or taken and reposted. It’s not fair. Why should you get recognition for a nice graphic we did?
That said, DO NOT USE SITES LIKE WEHEARTIT, where people repost stuff and, unlike Pinterest, the original source link is deleted (at least that’s what I saw). Most importantly, DO NOT TAKE SOMETHING FROM WEHEARTIT AND REPOST IT ON TUMBLR.
I can report my reposted content here on Tumblr, but getting it down from WeHeartIt is hard, since you: a) have to join the site b) can’t contact the user c) there are no ‘reposted content’ category, only one for copyright holders that is extremely inadequate and bothersome. So you are only encouraging theft by using the site and liking stolen posts—even more if you choose to repost that image like it’s no biggie.
Please, respect people’s work of any kind. You’re not a stupid person for not being able to write, draw or make a graphic… but you are a goddamn piece of garbage for reposting stuff you know you’re not supposed to and claiming it as yours. Even more if the owner of said stuff asks you to delete it and you don’t (like just happened to me).
Destroy the mentality that just because it’s not a physical thing and it’s on the internet, it’s up for grabs and doesn’t count as theft.