-Stock Rules-

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last updated October 17, 2010 - see bottom for details

Please be thorough in your reading of these rules, I am not responsible for any misunderstandings. By using my stock you agree to these rules. If you feel that something is unclear or needs clarification feel free to contact me either on deviantart.com, or via email at everythingisinstock@gmx.com.

--When using my stock on deviantart.com--
1. [link] me to the work in which you used my stock in.

     FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

2. Give credit (to this account) for the stock on your deviation description.

   (You may use either :iconEverythingIsInStock: (:iconeverythingisinstock:) or :devEverythingIsInStock: (EverythingIsInStock) please do not simply use/paste a [link])

3. You MAY use my stocks for prints.

4. Do NOT edit/alter any of my stocks and resubmit them as your own.

5. You MAY use my stocks as drawing references, however I expect to be given credit all the same.

6. Do NOT use my stocks for anything pornographic or hateful. If you need clarification, feel free to note me.

7. I reserve the right to have any work taken down that has my stock in it. This is in case I find that the work in question is undesirable for any reason. Please note that all this will be judged at my own discretion.

8. You may ONLY upload/display your image (using my stock) if you can credit me (Johannes Walter) and/or my Deviant Art account (EverythingIsInStock). (This rule applies to deviantart.com and any other websites where you uploaded the content.)

--When using my stock outside of deviantart.com--
(If you are asking about using your completed work, with my stock in it, on another website (such as, Facebook, Myspace, Photobucket, Flickr,a forum, ect.) please see rule number 8 above.)

1. For use outside of deviantart.com please contact me beforehand. This includes but is not limited to: using my work fully or partially or in collaboration with other works as part of a physical and/or digital work (logo, website*, or any print work). Please inform me which deviation/work you want to use, and explain how you plan to use this deviation/work. The more details you provide the faster I can get back to you and the faster we can work everything out! So please be detailed!

When using my work on a website (ie. uploaded content -- the picture is displayed on the page as content), rule 8 applies (read above)
When using my work as part of a website, permission is required.

If you are unsure, ask permission:

You may contact me via Deviant Art (johanneswalter my main account or EverythingIsInStock my stock account) or via my e-mail: everythingisinstock@gmx.com


--When using my stock for personal private use--
Note: I define "personal private use" as downloading/saving my stock image and using it locally on your computer only.

1) This means that you do not have permission to upload it to the internet unless you credit me.
2) Also, you may not distribute the image via physical means (i.e. flash drive or prints)
3) If you wish to a) upload your image to the internet or b) distribute it in physical form, please read all other rules regarding my image use.
4) If you plan to use this image for personal private use only, you do not need to request permission for using my image nor do you have to tell me that you have used my image.

--When using my stock for educational use--
(For example, school projects.)

Fair Use dictates that:

"4.2.4 Illustrations and Photographs
The reproduction or incorporation of photographs and illustrations is more difficult to define with regard to fair use because fair use usually precludes the use of an entire work. Under these guidelines a photograph or illustration may be used in its entirety but no more than 5 images by an artist or photographer may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of an educational multimedia project created under Section 2. When using photographs and illustrations from a published collective work, not more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of an educational multimedia project created under Section 2."

For more information please, click here

If you are unsure of whether or not your project is of/for educational use please contact me. Better safe than sorry!

--You may not resdistribute my stock in any way--
This is including, but not limited to, uploading my stock on the internet; printing my stock;making my stock available on a local network; distributing my stock via flash drives, SD cards, external hard drives, ect.
My stock may only be redistributed with my written permission.

You are only permitted to distribute your work that contains my stock image(s) if you meet and/or follow all the the above outlined rules.

By using my stock, you agree to these rules. If you do not agree to these rules you are explicitly prohibited from using my stock. These rules are subject to change at any given time and without warning. As a reference, all updates and changes to this text are documented at the bottom.

Other helpful links:
DA's copyright policy
FAQ #94: I would like to purchase a work I've found on DeviantArt or license it for use.
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?

Feel free to consult my personal FAQ: Click here to visit my FAQ


October 17, 2010 - Added new section: "You may not resdistribute my stock in any way"
October 10, 2010 - Aesthetic and syntax changes. No major changes
August 24, 2010 - Added further clarification of rules. No major changes
May 16, 2010 - Added further clarification of rules. No major changes
December 14, 2009 - Added bolded text to rule #1
November 15, 2009 - Expanded on "...stock outside of [DA]" section
October 3, 2009 - "Personal private use" as well as "fair use" and Deviant Art FAQ links added
August 11, 2009 - Miscellaneous stuff added
July 9, 2009 - Rules reorganized/clarified
April 9, 2009 - Disclaimer & Rule 8 added

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AnnieBee61's avatar
Happy Birthday Randall2 by Ambruno thank you for your stock
InsanelyCute's avatar
Hello there!

I have used your stock photo of the Berlin Wall, Stock 0047 by EverythingIsInStock, as preview picture for my poem

Aren't We One?!        by InsanelyCute, Oct 3, 2014, 6:48:27 AM

Thanks and

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from InsanelyCute
Could I use your texture stock for a manip to be used on a roleplaying site? Credit would be given directly on the image.
luililie's avatar
I was wondering if it's ok to use your textures outside of dA for a cover? It's not for commercial use or anything. I was creating a cover for a short story I wrote on Wattpad. Plan to use this one fav.me/d1yhagv
AlfaShampoo-Artemis's avatar
used one of your broken glass textures. Thank you :)
tdgART's avatar
[link] Your cracked glass texture is great x3
Baerrito's avatar
I used your cork texture: [link] c:
Istenox's avatar
I used your Cracked Glass Texture I
VeronaG's avatar
I just did some editing, so here the new link to the video which I used your Cracked Glass Texture I =)
VeronaG's avatar
I used Cracked Glass Texture I in this video: [link]
miasaka's avatar
Not for pornographic use. I see. I will not use the cracked glass stock for that~
I do like your cracked glass stock though. I'm planning to so a picture for a cover of my story and I need some cracked glass~
gypsyholmes's avatar
[link] used one of your stocks :meow:
Rule #9, to me, implies that using your stock non-commercially on other sites (Photobucket, LiveJournal, whatever) is fine as long as credit is given, and I don't need to hassle you every time I want to submit a fanart to an LJ community or use a texture in an AMV. Is this correct, or do I need to ask specifically every time? If it's the second, I'll probably look for other stock so I don't have to keep bugging you.

(And I am so, so sorry if I've already bothered you about this; I use a lot of stock and I can't work out any way to keep a record of DevArt messages.)
EverythingIsInStock's avatar
I also added some clarification in my journal, I hope this makes more sense now. (I can understand where the confusion came in!)
EverythingIsInStock's avatar
You do not need to ask permission to use my stock on other sites as long as credit is given. It's the same as deviant art. I'm sorry if that wasn't clear. Permission is only required if you are completely unsure of whether or not you could use it in your situation, or if you want to use it commercially -- OR if there's some unique situation where credit is impossible to give.

To summarize:
:pointr:Credit is required
:pointr:Permission is not required
Thank you so much; that's amazingly handy.
Doliath's avatar
Do these rules also apply on your stamp and sketch brushes([link])?
EverythingIsInStock's avatar
yes, these rules apply to everything in my gallery. However, I'm always open to discussion if you have something specific in mind =]
Doliath's avatar
Then I won't download and use your brushes, because I don't know whose brushes are whose when I downloaded them.
EverythingIsInStock's avatar
Yeah, that is a common problem, and I see that it's easy to forget about crediting.
I suppose I could rethink my rules for my brushes, it's just I put quite a bit of work into these brushes and would like some acknowledgment (like credit). A lot of brush artists include a "brush" that has their name in it, so that it's easy to remember whose brush set it is.
If I remember correctly I did put that in there as well.

I really appreciate your honesty though, as I realize that since lots of people have downloaded the brushes, and close to zero people have brought back credit -- I just appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Thank you =]

And hey, if you have an idea as to what I could do, let me know. I'm open-minded :D
tash11's avatar
What I do when I dl a brush set is put it in a folder with the name of the brush and the name of the person. Makes it easier to remember. When I make brushes I try to remember to put on *every single brush* a name and then "by tash11". Then it just requires hovering over the brush to see the name. Time consuming, and people still need to remember to look and then credit, but I did what I could. :)
tash11's avatar
oh, and the name isn't on the brush part, its on the name part. Here is one I made where I named them like that. [link]
Doliath's avatar
I'm glad it's appreciated:)

You could put your name on every brush if it isn't to much work.
EverythingIsInStock's avatar
Ah, but that's obnoxious, branding my name on every brush. Then nobody would use them. That's why I just make a separate brush :]
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