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The Truth About Selling Fanart
Update notice as of January 17, 2013: I have given this guide a MAJOR overhaul. It was originally written over a year and a half ago, and since then my own views and understanding of copyrights has changed. I felt that this guide should reflect those changes, so if you read this guide in the past, please take a moment to look through it again as I have added MANY new topics, information, and sources. Unlike my first draft, I have also changed my viewpoint to neutral throughout this writing.
Update notice as of July 17th, 2015: Check out DeviantArt's new article on art theft, fanart, copyrights, and other relevant topics!
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nor any kind of professional that works in dealing with laws or copyrights. This guide was written based on my own research and understanding of copyright laws, and from discussions with others knowledgeable of the subject. These facts are all
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Misaka Mikoto - Bloody Electricity by YugataKisu Misaka Mikoto - Bloody Electricity :iconyugatakisu:YugataKisu 4,075 160 Rose cake by The-EvIl-Plankton Rose cake :iconthe-evil-plankton:The-EvIl-Plankton 668 53 The Titans by moni158 The Titans :iconmoni158:moni158 11,262 844 He is ALONE by nitchzombie He is ALONE :iconnitchzombie:nitchzombie 4,535 225 Clockwork by bittersweetvenom Clockwork :iconbittersweetvenom:bittersweetvenom 3,503 160 Flesh Out OC Meme - Blank by NatahanStudios Flesh Out OC Meme - Blank :iconnatahanstudios:NatahanStudios 3,234 353 BP: Freebie Brush Pack for FireAlpaca [UPDATED!!] by cocobunnie BP: Freebie Brush Pack for FireAlpaca [UPDATED!!] :iconcocobunnie:cocobunnie 1,565 779 ABC - Font Typeface Version 2 by MyFox ABC - Font Typeface Version 2 :iconmyfox:MyFox 1,080 191 Different Pattern by Design-Maker Different Pattern :icondesign-maker:Design-Maker 2,321 442 Forgotten Glory Steps by JonasDeRo Forgotten Glory Steps :iconjonasdero:JonasDeRo 4,938 489
Protect Your Work
For many artists, art theft is a frustrating reality. No matter how we watermark, logo, or constrain the resolution of our work, there are instances where artwork will be reposted, ripped, or used for commercial gain without credit or compensation. For some, this can be almost flattering, to know that there are those that like your work enough to steal it. But, the fact still remains, that your work has been used without permission, and for no gain of your own.

My Experience
I have been a photographer for four years now, and throughout that time I am always learning. Part of that education is around copyright, and how to protect my work. The collage above is a brief representation of some of the ways my photography has been stolen. Some were edited without permission, event advertisements, included in a calendar, manipulated to advertise jewelry, sold on canvas, for promoting a cosmetic brand, or even for music videos.
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James by BenHeine James :iconbenheine:BenHeine 628 67 Celestia simulator by doubleWbrothers Celestia simulator :icondoublewbrothers:doubleWbrothers 7,675 1,254 WP - Dahlia by SaTaNiA WP - Dahlia :iconsatania:SaTaNiA 1,134 169 TDA Long Hair Download by HaruLikesCarrots TDA Long Hair Download :iconharulikescarrots:HaruLikesCarrots 1,105 129 Gem Stone Step by Step by Tobyana Gem Stone Step by Step :icontobyana:Tobyana 2,916 28 THE HOBBIT (whole vision) by yinyuming THE HOBBIT (whole vision) :iconyinyuming:yinyuming 5,470 541 --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Cranberry Raccoon! by Wood-Splitter-Lee --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Cranberry Raccoon! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 1,181 71 Office by consciousspace Office :iconconsciousspace:consciousspace 321 123
Lady Ice - Work in Progress :iconlpdisney:LPDisney 3,128 1,024
Cherry Blossom Girl by BriGht-liGht-NSH Cherry Blossom Girl :iconbright-light-nsh:BriGht-liGht-NSH 2,041 233 Flat Screen by NaBHaN Flat Screen :iconnabhan:NaBHaN 4,752 313 Centaur by Rodrigo-Vega Centaur :iconrodrigo-vega:Rodrigo-Vega 1,481 154 Avengers - About Tony Stark by Renny08 Avengers - About Tony Stark :iconrenny08:Renny08 4,352 269 Realistic Wing Tutorial - P.6 WIP by Sunnybrook1 Realistic Wing Tutorial - P.6 WIP :iconsunnybrook1:Sunnybrook1 275 63 First Day on the Job by Beavernator First Day on the Job :iconbeavernator:Beavernator 2,065 335 ITEM SHOP by phoenix-feng ITEM SHOP :iconphoenix-feng:phoenix-feng 1,434 46
A Woman Can - HetaliaxReader
A Woman Can
Headcanon warning: The headcanon I used is that the nations are capable of changing their genders if they want too or are in the mood too. Like, France can turn into a girl, and Hungary can turn into a boy. But they have certain genders that they feel more comfortable in, and tend to stay in that gender./

A little known fact about World Meetings that took place before the modern feminist movement - that began in the 19th and early 20th centuries - was that they didn't allow women into the room. Or at least, they didn't allow the countries who identified as being girls to be in their female forms in the meetings. 
Well, they did allow countries to stay in their female forms during the meetings, but they were expected to either serve the men drinks and snacks, or just sit there, look pretty, and be quiet while the men discussed their problems like the rational, intelligent beings that they were.
Yeah, right. (Name) thought b
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Steampunk Computer by steamworker Steampunk Computer :iconsteamworker:steamworker 1,901 192 Radke Industires: Exterior - Front by iancjw Radke Industires: Exterior - Front :iconiancjw:iancjw 601 13 Modern Portrait  18 by faestock Modern Portrait 18 :iconfaestock:faestock 382 42 --SOLD--Poseable Fantasy Keeper of the Woodland by Wood-Splitter-Lee --SOLD--Poseable Fantasy Keeper of the Woodland :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 656 36 -SOLD-Hand Made Poseable Fantasy Black Berry Wolf! by Wood-Splitter-Lee -SOLD-Hand Made Poseable Fantasy Black Berry Wolf! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 1,922 132 freeedoooommmmm by berkozturk freeedoooommmmm :iconberkozturk:berkozturk 12,986 1,430 --SOLD--Poseable Hand Made Moon Dust Fox! by Wood-Splitter-Lee --SOLD--Poseable Hand Made Moon Dust Fox! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 2,182 173 Wash Your Hands by BK1LL3R Wash Your Hands :iconbk1ll3r:BK1LL3R 2,708 436 plants vs zombies anime by Katkat-Tan plants vs zombies anime :iconkatkat-tan:Katkat-Tan 1,268 312 Life of Ry - Work by Ry-Spirit Life of Ry - Work :iconry-spirit:Ry-Spirit 2,470 253 Home by phoenix-feng Home :iconphoenix-feng:phoenix-feng 1,943 52 Commission - Klingon Tank Destroyer by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Klingon Tank Destroyer :iconshimmering-sword:Shimmering-Sword 803 86 --SOLD--Poseable Hand Made FIRE WOLF! by Wood-Splitter-Lee --SOLD--Poseable Hand Made FIRE WOLF! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 2,091 251 Making of... coffee by FrozenStarRo Making of... coffee :iconfrozenstarro:FrozenStarRo 928 180 All Apologies by soad2K All Apologies :iconsoad2k:soad2K 228 44 Romena by lathander1987 Romena :iconlathander1987:lathander1987 960 39 SOLD HAND MADE Life Sized Golden Cheetah Cub! by Wood-Splitter-Lee SOLD HAND MADE Life Sized Golden Cheetah Cub! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 2,486 166 THE HOBBIT by yinyuming THE HOBBIT :iconyinyuming:yinyuming 4,776 557 --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Cranberry Raccoon! by Wood-Splitter-Lee --SOLD--Hand Made Poseable Cranberry Raccoon! :iconwood-splitter-lee:Wood-Splitter-Lee 1,582 168