Tutorial: Legally Get Your Stolen Art RemovedMore Like This
Here's a quick tutorial for anyone who might find their artworks on a website without their authorized permission. This is the method that you legally go about having copyright infringement dealt with, so your request (if submitted to a host located in the US or other countries that respect copyright laws) will not go ignored. You do not need a lawyer to file a DMCA takedown notice, you only need to be the copyright holder of the work. If you created the work, it's copyrighted to you.
You will usually not get much of a response if you try to submit an informal copyright notice through Support requests on a website. This method is what's outlined in Section 512(c) of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and what service providers will respond to.
STEP 1: See if the website has a copyright section in the Terms
How To Price Your ArtMore Like This
There is a saying from Paul Scriven about pricing that targets freelancers & designers:
"Work either for full price or for free, but never for cheap."
I think there is much truth in it, because even a cheap price has it´s price. Sometimes cheap can be good to get you some reward as a beginner, but the hardest part is then to climb up the ladder.
The illustration below pretty much sums it up:
Thats specifically the way I work and what I suggest to students.
The question always is how to raise a price with a client, once you are good enough to actually charge more?
There is not one universal key answer to that question, but first off, it is important to know what keeps
Desktop Nexus Alert UpdateOnce again the monster that is Desktop Nexus, and its plethora of incredibly stupid members raises its ugly head againMore Like This
It annoys me no end that I seem to have to send out reminders like this every year or so about this site which needs killing slowly and painfully by the fire of a thousand suns.
Its members are now trying a new tack of apparently "crediting" and saying they have permission from all of YOU, yes, even you lurking in the back row there - you have apparently given them permission to redistribute YOUR work on desktop Nexus as wallpapers.
I might add, that if you have actually been idiotic enough to give somebody permission to redistribute your artwork in this manner, you and by granting and receiving permission - them - are still responsible for accurately providing the required credits as per your agreements with the original stock providers you used when creating your work. It is furthermore YOUR responsibility to make sure anybody
Facebook Art Communities:iconenchantedwhispers: 's Facebook LinksMore Like This
Want to check if your work is stolen or just promote your work?
Over the past month or so I have been able to find a fair bit of facebook art communities. Many works stolen and defaced but also some groups that add links to artists. In either case, whether you want to check if your work has been stolen or maybe you want to promote your work on these sites I have a fairly large list of some of the larger art communities on fb that I thought I would share with you. I cannot possibly contact all the artists I have seen with stolen work so I urge you to check for yourselves.
MCR Thank You ProjectI started a Thank You project for MCR. I have had many people already contribute to it and I have even had support from Cassie The Venomous (also known as Poison and Fire) from AltPress. All I need for this project is a picture of you holding a sign that reads 'thank you' (in what ever language you want!) with you name and country also on the paper. That's it! I'll put all of these photos to the song 'The World is Ugly' and post it on Youtube.More Like This
I'll then put the video on a DVD and send it to Gerard via his fan mail address. Gerard said that he would read EVERY LETTER we send. So if I send a letter with the DVD, he'll read the letter and [hopefully] watch the video. Sound like a plan? Okay then!
You can email the pictures to me at RareMCRmusic@gmail.com.
DEADLINE IS APRIL 23rd!!
Here's the video explaining it all http://youtu.be/-6Y3zHGypws
So far I've had pictures sent from....
Are You Ready?In honor of Sxc.hu giving us all the finger, I am going to grab my camera and start taking pictures. Yes, that's right folks, get ready for some really shitty stock! :icondorkydanceplz:More Like This
I'm kidding -- sort of. There are so many AMAZING unrestricted stock accounts here on DA, you really don't need my shitty stock. Check out my faves:
:iconmalleni-stock: :icongothicbohemianstock: :iconcastock: :iconbean-stock: :iconlucieg-stock: :iconfoxstox: :iconabsurdwordpreferred: :iconed-resources: :iconkuschelirmel-stock: :iconisostock: :iconraindroppe: :iconbreedstock: :iconybsilon-stock: :iconaustriaangloalliance: :iconevelivesey: :iconmontvalentstock:
This is just a sampling! More to come.
*Unrestricted stock can be used for both personal and commercial projects, but it cannot be redistributed as stock. You are not required to obtain permission prior to using the stock off site or in DA prints. The only requirements ar
Free StockLately things are not so good for Digital Artists. The big part of dA stockers don't allow commercial use; some of them don't even answer when you contact them.More Like This
And Free Stock Providers don't let us use their images in our works. Now it's SXC turn... I wonder where photomanipulators will go...
Anyway I recently found a Royalty Free Stock and I though it would be nice to share it with you.
Here you are the link http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/
For the sites where you have to pay I think Depositphotos is the best now. It has not a big database like Dreamstime but it's a lot cheaper.
And this is the reason why I am trying to do some extra money with tutorials. I am so sorry to put them on payment but I think soon we will have to buy all stocks for our works.
I hope I could help a bit our photomanipulations community. If you know any other Free Stock you should share.
Have a good day,
Great Option: Copyright Free ImagesDid you know that there are tons of wonderful copyright free photos? They are called 'public domain images'. It takes a bit more to find the right one for your design (and the resolution is varied although not worse than a lot of DA stocks ), but hey, you don't have to worry about begging for model releases, waiting for permissions and so on! On the long run I bet you even save some time.More Like This
"Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, been forfeited, or are inapplicable. ... Derivative works include translations, musical arrangements, and dramatizations of a work, as well as other forms of transformation or adaptation. Copyrighted works may not be used for derivative works without permission from the copyright owner, while public domain works can be freely used for derivative works without permission. Artworks that are public domain may also be reproduced photographically or artistically or used as the basis of new, interpretive works."