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I've switched gears as far as art projects are concerned, and this current one's going to take a while to develop, so you might not hear from me for a while beyond responding to comments. I hope to have something good for you all in due time.

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Here are my general rules for the work found in my gallery:

1.
My Art Isn't Your Stock Stamp by Smitkins Stealing is....stamp by foo-dog Youtube by Nana-Beats
:thumb124549126: Stamp - License To Steal by stop-tracing DA is not another Photobucket by rock--star

I only post my work on deviantART.
If you find my work on any other site, and its URL does not link back to deviantART in some way, you have encountered a thief. (Exceptions are found in the next paragraph.) Contact me should you run across a case like this. I take art theft very seriously, and I will always defend my right to post in a secure, art community environment.

Exceptions:
- The staff members of The Sonic Stadium www.sonicstadium.org/ and The Sonic Zone thesoniczone.net/ can/have presented my work.
- The correct use of my work would involve the posting of the deviation's URL code, the one that looks somewhat like this: ...fc06.deviantart.net/.... and perhaps adding img tags around it in order to make it appear as an image. Uploading the piece to an image hosting site like ImageShack or Photobucket is considered theft.
- There are also certain requests that I consider free for the requester to use.

Members of YouTube in particular - I am getting sick and tired of filing copyright reports. You do not have permission to use my work, and you are infringing on my rights by putting my work into your montages. I will defend these rights, as you will quickly find out if I catch you using my work. I also don't want to read a single excuse to the effect of "but I gave you credit so it's okay." Copyrights do not work that way, as you will read below.

Notes from deviantART's about.deviantart.com/policy/co… (Copyright Policy):

* In most cases it does not matter how much of the material you have used. Whether it's a single frame, a few moments of audio, a short clip of video or any other sampling it's still considered to be copyrighted and you still require the owner's permission for use.
* It doesn't matter how you obtained the material, it's still considered copyrighted and you still need permission.
* It doesn't matter whether or not you've credited the proper owner, it's still considered copyrighted and you still need permission.
* It doesn't matter if you are not selling it or making a profit, it's still considered copyrighted and you still need permission.
* It doesn't matter if you can find other people using things without permission, it's still considered copyrighted and you still need permission.
* It doesn't matter if you've edited it a little bit or made a few alterations, if it's recognizable it's still considered copyrighted and you still need permission.

(n.d.). deviantART: Copyright Policy. Retrieved August 16, 2010, from deviantART, Inc.: about.deviantart.com/policy/co…

My identity has also been stolen in the past, and my reputation could have been damaged if not for the quick intervention of dA and Newgrounds staff. I only speak through these accounts outside of dA:
Newgrounds - HazzMobi
GameSpot/GameFAQs - Hazard_Porgoyle
Although I attempted to reason with YouTube thieves in the past, I now find it much easier to report the infringing videos to the staff on the spot.
Anyone else claims to be "Hazard-the-Porgoyle of deviantART," they are lying. I will confirm my involvement on other sites if asked.

2. The effort you put into your comments is proportionate to the effort I give when responding to them. "Nice" "Cool" and "Awesome work" comments will not be responded to. Don't dishonor the hours of work I put into my pieces by leaving a meaningless comment. Just save yourself the keystrokes and don't bother if that's your only intention.

3. Request/Trade status
There does not seem to be a particular pattern pertaining to why/when I accept requests/trades, so you can make suggestions, but don't be disappointed if they get denied. My willingness to accept almost boils down to a, "I was already going to do that," or, "Wow, that would be very interesting," feeling.

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Real life sister's page: :iconguardianmobius:

You may read about the programs and techniques I use here:
How It's Made - Hazard Edition by Hazard-the-Porgoyle
And you may compare some of my older versions of pieces against their revisions here:
Before and After - Hazard Edition by Hazard-the-Porgoyle
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unclechairman Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Don't you think your copyright policy seems a little too tight? You seem not to understand the difference between what is true art theft and what is simply sharing your art with others. By definition, art theft requires that the perpetrator not acknowledge the artist or owner or claim it as their own, or otherwise using art in a way that harms the artist. Your artwork is very well drawn and crafted, you obviously put quite a bit of effort into it, and I'd love to show it to others on other websites (and will credit you, and even provide a link if you so wish), but your copyright policy, and your threats of reporting are very intimidating. I have no intention of building off of your hard work, and I don't really benefit from sharing your art. You are the only one who truly benefits from the recognition received from people sharing your art. I'll leave it up to you, but art sharing plays an important part in getting artists recognized.
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To start, I think it would be helpful to define what I consider legitimate sharing of my art. I do allow it to appear on other sites under the condition that the image URL is deviantART's, like so: fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/201…
If someone wants to slap some IMG codes around that to make a piece of mine appear on another website, fine. What I don't appreciate is when copies of my work start springing up all over the Internet, like if it were to get uploaded to Photobucket, or put in a YouTube video. The latter especially irks me because it comes with the implication that the person who made the video is using my image as the "face" of the video to draw more attention to it. If they made their own remix and they want to apply an image to it, they should either use an official image or logo, request that someone make custom work for their video, or ask permission for the use of an existing piece - but that last option is the one many blatantly ignore in regards to my art. I commonly find my works on YouTube because someone outright ignored the guidelines at the top of the description of the piece they took. I so strongly suggest that people ask me first because I like to remain knowledgeable of where my work legitimately appears - them just taking it and then saying "Pic made by Hazard-the-Porgoyle" doesn't cut it for me because I remain in the dark that someone has used my work - and likely in the process made one of those copies that I am not fond of. If I must report someone for incorrectly using my art, I cannot say I feel sorry for them. It takes a staggering amount of ignorance to not even glance at the Artist's Comments in order to gain an understanding of a particular artist's wishes in regards to how their work is spread throughout the Internet. I am of the belief that if someone did not make something, and they did not receive permission from the person who did make it, they do not have the right to post a new copy of it. As mentioned at the start of this, there is a sharing method I'm totally fine with - I just don't want the 'net to become cluttered with hard to manage/track copies of my work.

Process this and let me know what you think.
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unclechairman Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Some of this confuses me a bit. If I were to upload some of your artwork to a site that hosts images, such as Fanpop (yes, I am a Fanpop user), would I still require your direct permission if the image URL is of the type you mentioned? Also, how do I distinguish between what is an original artwork and what is a copy of said artwork? What processes for uploading images create such copies?
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would much rather prefer that my works not be uploaded to image hosting sites. Image hosting, to me at least, implies that the website has its own internal copy of the image it is displaying. Some websites, especially forums, allow you to take any image URL, (anything that ends in .png, .jpg, etc.) and add some coding around them, like [img] [/img] and doing so would turn it into either a thumbnail or allow the forum to display the full image. If someone were to look at the URL of an image posted in such a way, it would still say ...fc06.deviantart.net/.... like in that example I provided. This is the preferred method. Permission is not necessary for such an action because it is a very safe form of sharing. If anyone has questions about which site it came from, they can just look at the URL. I'd still prefer that they mention me by name and provide a link to my main page, just as a courtesy, but at least with this method a copy of the work has not been created on the Internet. It's just being displayed using the deviantART URL. If the website you are using does not allow images to be displayed in this manner, if it utterly forces you to create a new copy with a new URL, then I'd prefer that you just provide a link to the deviation's page, like so: hazard-the-porgoyle.deviantart…

Let me know if this answers your questions.
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unclechairman Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Fanpop requires that I download an image onto my PC, then upload it from my personal files (or at least, that is the only method I know of posting images to Fanpop). I'm unsure if such a method would create a copy of your artwork or otherwise use your artwork in a way that you find distasteful, since I am unaware of many of the technical aspects of these things. If you feel such a method of image uploading and sharing is truly wrongful use of your art, then I will refrain from posting your artwork.
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is indeed the method I frown upon, and in a case like this, I'd prefer you just share links if anything.
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unclechairman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Well, that is unfortunate. Thank you for your time and keeping this discussion civil. To be honest, I was expecting the worst when I started this thread with the first post.
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A special thanks to you as well for the civility. I have experienced many cases of people being belligerent and unreasonable in discussions pertaining to permission issues, and I am very grateful that this did not turn into one of those.
I wish you well in your future endeavors.
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sonicfan108 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Oh okay, sorry about that message I've sent to you then.
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not aware of what this refers to. Please elaborate.
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sonicfan108 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
In profile comments, I've told to you: "Nice drawing in the battle against Soloris. Hope you do more boss fights drawings. Great job!"
And then I saw your journal and tried apologize.
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Shad1c Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hejwelcome
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riodile Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wish for trade...
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
State what you have in mind, and I'll decide from there whether I want to pursue it or not.
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rapidkirby3k Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually have a hard time preventing myself from fav-bombing people. This also applies to making meaningless nice comments. Since you asked visitors to refrain from doing so, I will try to remember as best as I can. =)
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Verius0 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I do a trade?
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:iconhazard-the-porgoyle:
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a rather inopportune time unfortunately. I have many time critical tasks to complete.
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Verius0 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. Okay.
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SpikeyBlueHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
That sounds good!
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I'm not mistaken, didn't you say the exact same thing on my last "Status" journal?
And are you referring to any particular portion, or the journal as a whole?
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SpikeyBlueHedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I guess
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Erwinthehedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
-_-
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?
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Erwinthehedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Ahh never mind
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Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now, now, I don't want to leave this unresolved. You had some reason for the original comment, and I would like to know what it was. If you don't want to get specific, fine, but I would at least like a generalization.
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Erwinthehedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Oh okay it's just that what you wrote Ithaought it wouled be something srouse but i guess not so than yeah I read it all and yes I was like huh so then yeah I put this: -_-
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