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Formal Garden

By rifka1
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The Lake Gardens were formerly the home of a British colonel. This was his garden.

Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens), Kuala Lumpur, MY

Please see my journal for rules on my stock photos.

Used here:
Image size
2592x1944px 2.38 MB
Canon PowerShot SD30
Shutter Speed
1/251 second
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
May 27, 2006, 5:41:06 PM
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yellowicousHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your stock!

this is wonderland by yellowicous
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This is just a little note to let you know this awesome stock has been featured in my journal!: [link]

Please consider taking a peek and faving the article to support the other artists :)
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KopfingerHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the pic. I used here [link] :handshake:
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Releasing this image with Creative Commons license implies that it can be used outside deviantART without restrictions. You should either correct the rules, or release this without CC.
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rifka1Hobbyist Photographer
I suppose I wasn't understanding the legal lingo. Since this is a stock photo and I'm intentionally allowing people to make changes to my photos...what license should I be using? I dug through a variety of stock artist's accounts and it seems like there is a large variation on what is being used by them.
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If you don't want people to use this image outside of dA without consulting you first, you can't use Creative Commons license. All CC licenses don't specify the place where the image can be used, they deal only with derivatives and commercial issues. Most stockers with restrictive rules release the images without CC license and specify the rules themselves.

I have actually seen a lot of stockers releasing their images with CC licenses and when I took a look at their journals, they had rules there that contradicted them. It's risky for both artists and stockers, since when the artist sees the CC license under an image, they think they know what they can do with it, because a CC license is basically a set of predefined rules.

I hope I make sense. ^^
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rifka1Hobbyist Photographer
I have to say that the license thing is a bit confusing. Even when I went to the CC website I didn't have a complete understanding.

So, then would you recommend that a plain, old regular copywrite would be appropriate?
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Yeah, even though CC are meant to be the simple licenses for everybody to use, they're still somewhat confusing. I spent an hour on reading info on them before I finally understood that there is no CC license that allows anything without crediting. O.o
I believe wikipedia page about CC is written in more understandable English.

Yes. That's what a lot of stockers do, actually - they upload their stock as regular deviations and then specifically allow others to do certain things with their images. Just switch the files to 'no license' and keep the rules in the journal, and there won't be any problems with people doing inappropriate things that weren't forbidden by CC license but that you do not approve of. :)
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rifka1Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your help. Now if only I could do a blanket change on all of my previously submitted photos...
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Welcome! Oh yeah, dA should implement mass-editing deviations too...
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rifka1Hobbyist Photographer
That would be so awesome...too bad they probably won't...
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