Reminder that users getting banned from websites for shit they did against the TOS is not the problem anti’s have most of the time, but the selective usage of TOS against the users by the website to them down for having opposing or conservative views. Selective use to the TOS is unacceptable, and if you’re going to shut someone down for breaking them, shut everyone down for breaking them.
just because you’re confused doesn’t mean it’s out to steal your fucking drawings oh my god
“granting them use” literally means that they can use it for log in screens, resize it for mobile blogging, and have the ability to store it at all. granting “derivative works” as they defined, means that other people can reblog it, otherwise there’s just a bunch of copies of your art out there on people’s blogs and you could sue with that loophole
christ people quit crying wolf, it’s fucking annoying and you’re scaring the kids who have a hard time understanding legal talk. quit making petitions to change something that DIDN’T EVEN HAPPEN oh my god
Before looking into a commission from me I highly recommend that you look and review my art prior to doing so. This is so that any clients can assess and gauge what the quality and type of content I provide. The only acceptable payment I will agree to is online payment via PayPal (US$ ONLY).
If you would like to discuss business, I will be available for communication via the Direct Message feature on Twitter (www.twitter.com/Ink_Dude), Tumblr (ink_dude.tumblr.com) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/ink.dude_ig/), complete with references of your request and what commission you’d like to purchase. A complete reference sheet constitutes a sheet with a front, side, and back view of said character with design notes of important unique features and facial expressions.
The commission will not begin until the full price for the product of your choice is paid upfront and in full. There will also be a 24 hour period to send the payment upon initiation of the negotiation process or until all commission slots are full. I reserve the right to deny your request and discontinue your commission. If you are being rude or disruptive during the negotiating or drawing process, or if I find you having a history of harassing others over commissions, I will deny your commission and placed you on a blacklist.
If you wish to request a refund during the sketching process, the refund will be in full. If you request a refund during the lining/inking portion of the commission the refund will be cut by percentage based on how much work has already been placed on the commission at that point. If the lining/inking process is complete and I am approaching the coloring phase/already coloring your commission, it is nonrefundable. There is also a 24-48 hour period before the refund is completely sent.
Types of Commissions
Full Color ($40)
*$10 charge for every additional character. MAX 3 characters per commission.
Full Color ($50)
*$20 charge for every additional character. MAX 2 characters per commission.
Full Color ($70)
*$25 charge for every additional character. MAX 2 characters per commission.
The DO’s and DON’Ts
Things I will draw:
Men (Normal, Skinny, Muscular, Slim, Toned)
Women (Normal, Thick, Toned, Slim)
Light Ecchi (Up-skirts, Undergarments, Tease)
Things I will NOT draw:
Super-Detailed Mecha Designs
Basically, if you’ve never seen me draw it before or I have never considered it, more than likely I will not draw it for you. There are certain subjects that I am not comfortable with drawing. I will deny your commission request if I feel either uncomfortable or simply do not believe I can provide or meet the standard for the content. This does not mean that I am criticizing your design or that I hate it, nor is it a direct attack towards you. The last thing I want to do for my clients is make a promise I can’t keep and deliver an inferior product. If it is not possible to meet to my standards of quality AND fulfill your quota, then I cannot accept.
Ownership and Distribution
-Commissioner is the owner of the contents of the art and may post on personal sites. (Credit is most appreciated)
- You are NOT ALLOWED to remove any and all trademarks or signatures.
- You are NOT ALLOWED to distribute the piece onto merchandise (clothing,prints etc).
- Now that all that has needed to be said has been said… let’s go!!!
Outrage: According to their Terms of Service, Furaffinity has the Right to Print out any Artwork Uploaded to their Site and Eat French Fries off of it
This is just disgusting. In an updated TOS agreement rolled out this month, and which Furaffinity users must agree to in order to keep using the site and hosting their artwork there, Furaffinity have the right to, “host, display, reproduce, print out, and eat french fries off of with condiments including but not limited to, ketchup, mayonnaise, or honey mustard,” any artwork uploaded to their site.
Wow. Way to take advantage of artists, FA. Not all artists who choose to upload their work are tying to develop professional careers, but lots of them are, and when big companies do things like this, they rob young professionals of opportunities to build their resume, and maybe even profit from their hard work.
And the worst part is, taking down your art doesn’t stop them from printing it, piling a mound of fries on top of it, and hedonistically snacking on them throughout the day for a full year from the day you remove it.
If you’re a young professional who doesn’t like the idea of your art being used as a French fry plate, take your art down as soon as possible.
WIPs and Thumbnails of an illustration idea (political cartoon), in which Kal Penn convinces Twitter to ban Trump’s Twitter account over Trump’s violation of Twitter’s terms of service. In some versions, Twitter users cheer him on through retweets. Wishful thinking~ I think I’m going with the upper right image on the last file.
Der Beginn einer Bot-Freundschaft bedingt das Akzeptieren des Service Agreements …
Vor mehreren Wochen habe ich Zo entdeckt. Zo ist ein neuer Bot basierend auf künstlicher Intelligenz von Microsoft. Ich wollte mir ihr Kontakt aufnehmen und wurde jedoch auf einen späteren Zeitpunkt vertröstet. Meine Versuche der Kontaktaufnahme endeten mit der Rückfrage nach einem Einladungscode. Ohne Code spricht sie nicht mit mir. Ich forderte deshalb den Code an und begann zu warten.
Anfangs Februar spricht sie mich plötzlich über Facebook an. Das freut mich sehr, da mich das Thema Chatbots gerade sehr interessiert. Alle sprechen von Chatbots und deren Potential und mir bietet sich nun die Möglichkeit mit einem der aktuell am weitest entwickelten intelligenten Bots zu quatschen.
Überrascht aber lese ich, dass man für Freundschaften mit Bots zuerst das Service Agreement akzeptieren muss. Der Bot empfiehlt das jedenfalls für alle Freundschaften. Das empfinde ich gerade ein bisschen viel Formalität für einen ersten Austausch und versuche mich darüber auszutauschen. Das klappt nur bedingt, da ein Satz zur formellen Ablehnung der Terms of Service nur eine Wiederholung auslöst.
Scheinbar kann ich aber trotzdem mit dem Chatbot reden und mich austauschen. Ich versuche mich also in Smalltalk und frage den Bot was er so tut. Irgendwie habe aber zumindest ich das Gefühl, dass wir noch aneinander vorbeireden.
In weiteren Gesprächen gewöhne ich mich langsam an sie und die Art, wie man mit diesem intelligenten Bot quatschen kann. Ab und zu verliert sie einfach den Faden und bringt immer wieder andere Themen rein. Wenn man das jedoch berücksichtigt, dann gefällt der Austausch sogar dem Bot Zo.
1) All the prices shown are BASE prices for individual characters and can change depending on the complexity!
2.) + %80 of original commission price for every character you add
3) Clear and concise visual references and/or description of a commission idea must be provided by the Client. After which a preliminary quote will be provided by the Artist.
4) Payments must be made up front in full before preliminary work begins.
5) Clients will have the opportunity to direct alterations of their commission in the concept sketch stage. I will present 1 to 3 sketches from which a client may choose before I refine the drawing.
6) If the Client wishes to cancel their commission during the sketch stage they will be refunded 50% of what they paid.(only applies to half body, knees up, and full body commissions)
7) If the Client wishes to cancel their commission during or after the coloring stage they will not be issued a refund.
8) The Artist will not discuss a commission with a client via public forum, instant messenger, or private note. Communications about commissions between Client and Artist will be made only through (Danna.Commissions@gmail.com) to ensure all information and communications are consolidated in one location.
9) The Artist reserves the right to issue a refund and cancel a commission due to poor communication, rude or inappropriate behavior, inability to communicate in effective English or Spanish.
10) The Artist ensures the Client will receive email updates on commission when necessary. Clients are encouraged to check in when they feel it’s necessary for updates, assurance or reminders.
11) The Artist reserves the right to reject any commission for any reason.
12) The Artist retains the right to display all commissioned work on any personal website, gallery, or journal. If the commissioned work is a time-sensitive gift the Artist may delay public showcase at the request of the Client.
13) The Artist retains ALL the rights to the commissioned artwork, including the right to make prints and merchandise( except, of course, if the commissioned character is an original character of the client)
14) The Client retains all rights to their respective characters. This does not allow them rights to the commissioned image (see articles 12 and 13).
15.) Tips are appreciated and can be given via paypal donation, just click the link that says “Donate” on the top of the page!
16) The Client may not profit from the artwork beyond the resale of a physical original painting or drawing (traditional media, not digital). This includes the sale of the digital files, or rights to the image.
17) The Client cannot alter the artwork itself. The Client may not post the image to any website unless they ask permission.
18) The Artist may recycle sketches and preparatory works that were rejected by the Commissioner for other commissions or personal works.
19) The Client must read, understand and agree to all the above terms before entering into an agreement with the Artist. By sending payment, the Client agrees to the above terms.
What do you do when Tumblr shuts down your account without explanation?
Much as I am horrendously frustrated with Tumblr and a little heartbroken that my blog of four years just disappeared one day without notice/explanation, I am MORE THAN HAPPY to work with Customer Support and make whatever changes they see fit in order to rescue my precious tumblelog from the grim reaper of “account termination”. Man, that was a long sentence.
Customer “Support” has not replied to any of three emails, which were clear, courteous and professional, if I do say so myself. And it’s been nearly a month. Now, call me crazy - but to my mind, if you are going to take the time to destroy your customers’ content, then you make the time at least to let them know that you have done so. And if you’re feeling extra generous, you might even let them know why.
It bears mentioning that I never consciously violated Tumblr’s Terms of Service. Whenever possible, I cited the source of content posted and gave full credit to the author of the content.
I don’t know if what happened to me is related to the Yahoo! acquisition, or what, but I sure as hell wish I’d explored ways to backup its content. Kicking myself for that one.
FOLKS: BACKUP OR GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN.
Do you think Tumblr is within its rights to terminate user accounts without notification, explanation or prior warning?