I didn’t think I’d ever need to adress this, but it’s come to a point where it has become a problem. I find my art reposted, stolen or even traced on a daily basis and it’s extremely discouraging, especially when they get more engagement than the post you’ve spent hours of hard work in.
✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* That moment when you’ve got to go to reposts to see how people feel about your work *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
I think I have been rather permissive about reposts compared to other artists out there, but I’ve come to completely understand their point. Until now, I followed these rules:
- If you give credit, I let it slide.
- If you reposted a pic I deleted ages ago, it makes sense there’s no way you could find its source, so I let it slide too.
I used to waste a lot of energy contacting those who didn’t follow these two rules, but from now on I’m just going to report right away. I’m tired of arguing with children and hearing the same excuses over and over, making an image reverse search isn’t really that difficult.
If you really want to support artists you like, REPORT these people, call them out, spam their comment section with the name of the artist they stole from (never harrass tho, just be a pain in their butt). It’s not easy when sites like facebook, instagram and pinterest don’t give a shit about art theft, that’s why I really need your help, and I’d apreciate it if you stepped in to help me, and every artist, grow.
Like a potted plant ✿