Rules! Updated!

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BY DOWNLOADING AND USING MY STOCK YOU ARE AGREEING TO ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN YOU RECEIVING A COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT NOTICE AND YOUR WORK/SITE REMOVED.

By using my stock you agree to;

:bulletwhite: YOU MUST BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF DA TO USE MY STOCK. :brainless:

:bulletwhite: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO CREDIT MY GALLERY IN THE DETAILS OF YOUR DEVIATION  (This is a requirement of DA as well)
FAQ #81: How can I make links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?

:bulletwhite: OUTSIDE REPOSTING OF YOUR FINISHED ARTWORK TO YOUR BLOG/PERSONAL WEBSITE/OTHER FORUM/GALLERY IS ACCEPTABLE AS LONG AS FULL CREDIT IS GIVEN (WHERE REASONABLY POSSIBLE)AND A LINK TO THE LOCATION IS SENT TO ME IN A NOTE



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Don'ts! :devil:

:bulletblack: You may not use my stock in your webdesigns unless you first gain permission! 

:bulletblack: You may not use my stock for album covers, book covers, shirt designs, or logos (for yourself or others). I am very open to discussing my work used elsewhere, BUT YOU NEED TO ACTUALLY DISCUSS IT WITH ME FIRST.

:bulletblack: Please do not use my stock photography for any other commercial/paid work without contacting me to discuss the project BEFORE you use any of my stock!

:bulletblack: YOU MUST NOT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM USE MY UNMANIPULATED OR MANIPULATED STOCK OR ARTWORK FOR THE FOLLOWING -

                         TUBING, LAYOUTS, BANNERS,
                 GLITTER TAGS, SIGNATURE TAGS, WALLPAPERS,
     "PREMADE" STOCK BACKGROUNDS USING MY LOCATION STOCK**, "CUT-OUTS",
                RACIST/POLITICAL/DEROGATORY/ COPYING, EDITING, PUBLISHING, 
                                OR REDISTRIBUTION,

If you are unsure please contact me by note on DA. Don't just assume it's ok.

:bulletblack: I DO NOT CONSIDER CHANGING THE HUE/SATURATION OR MINOR ALTERATIONS SUCH AS DODGING/BURNING/BLENDING & TEXTURE OVERLAY OR TOUCH UPS OR HDR SIMULATIONS ETC AS PHOTO MANIPULATION. IF I DO NOT CONSIDER IT ENOUGH OF A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL I WILL ASK YOU TO REMOVE IT.

:bulletblack: PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT MY STOCK TO THE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY WITH MINOR EDITS AS DETAILED ABOVE.

:bulletblack: Do NOT use my stock if you intend to release the resulting work as more stock (eg premade backgrounds**) this includes my model AND location stock. **unless you have been given explicit permission to do so.

:bulletblack: Please don't use my stock for RACIST/POLTICAL/DEROGATORY work.

:bulletblack: You agree to not use my stock in any artwork that contains illegal/copyright infringing images, for example images taken from google or any other search site is not valid stock, also celebrity photography from ANY SITE is NOT valid stock.

:bulletblack: Please do not use my stock in any corporate contests run by DeviantART or separately by outside companies/magazines. (This does not include contests run by individuals or groups here on DA which are ok)

IN CLOSING...

:bulletblack: THE BLANKET EMAIL is for DAPRINTS USE ONLY - if you wish to use my stock in prints on other webstores please contact me for permission first!

:bulletwhite: I HEREBY GRANT ALL DEVAINTARTISTS PERMISSION TO USE MY STOCK IN ANY AND ALL DEVIANTART PRINTS WITHOUT RESTRICTION.
For all other printing/commercial use please contact me first!

:bulletwhite: You no longer need to request permission from me to use my stock in a DA prints, you must however remember to ask for prints permission for other sites/personal printing, and you must also credit as per the regular rules.

:bulletblack: My stock does not belong in the public domain, the licence I extend for use is for DA members only - if you do not understand this, please ask for clarification

:bulletblack: Just because not all my stock has a visible copyright watermark does NOT mean that they are not SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS! I GIVE DEVIANTART USERS ONLY permission to download, use, MANIPULATE my stock art but NOT my artwork. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE UNMANIPULATED STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY INTO YOUR OWN WEBSITE! THIS IS COPYRIGHT VIOLATION!

:bulletblack:  It remains MY option to remove or change or amend any or all of my stock and rules at ANY time.

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Please contact me BY NOTE if you have any questions regarding these rules.

Feel free to make suggestions for future work and anything else you like. I also love to hear critiques, so please comment!

Thanks!

Elandria has graciously allowed me to use her stock rules, which I have altered slightly. Please go check out her wonderful stock!


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fineartbyandrewdavid's avatar
your stock is amazing which i would be more than happy to purchase if you were to offer these as premium stock say between 50-200 points 
simfonic's avatar
Thank you! I'm still on the fence about offering my stock for points. But I'm also not thrilled to find my pictures on other sites. :/
equusamo's avatar
I have to make a signature for someone on a sim called Equiverse. I wanted to use this: simfonic.deviantart.com/art/Bl…



as a background. Text would be over it. 

I wanted to know if that is allowed, as I got a little confused by your rules. 
fineartbyandrewdavid's avatar
if i ask for permission would you be happy in me using your stock in premade backgrounds providing i gave credit