Please remember, a photo is owned by the artist now and for always whether or not it has a watermark on it.
If a photo has a watermark you may not edit it out. My photos are now appearing on Instagram with the watermark edited out. This distress’s me to no end. There is one person in particular who continues to do so, I have now reported them for copy right infringement.
Please, please do not edit out the watermark, authors name, handle, source, tag from any art.
If you didn’t make the original, it’s not yours.
If you wish to use someone’s art (this includes but not limited to photos, digital art, memes, and gifs), you must ask them first!! If they say no, it means no.
You may not repost, reblog or take it to another site without first telling the artist and naming your source. If an artist says NOT to repost (this means taking it somewhere else) then do not do it. In this digital age, we can find you when you steal, it’s not hard.
Make sure you have the actual source
Do not f*ck with an artist. We are protective of what we create and saddened when we share it and someone else steals it. That sadness also turns quickly to anger when you are asked to correct the oversite and you decline or ignore. Do this at your own peril! We will use all legal means necessary to correct the action.
Every artist is working to get their art known. Why? Because it’s art, to be shared not stolen.
Rant over, Thank you