Art Protection and Credit
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Protect yourself against fraud
Although, as an active member of the community, it's nearly impossible to have missed this huge issue, I think it's very important to warn people for this.
What happened is a large case fraud in which apparently one user (under multiple names) scammed several members of DeviantArt community. Leaving some people as much as $3000 in debt!!! Money they, most likely, never see back.
Even though the user is banned by DeviantArt now, there's no reason why it won't happen again.
After all, the problem is caused by a loophole in PayPal's rules. So basically everybody that's using PayPal for its business (and that's a lot of us) is at risk.
People doing commissions
People selling adoptables
To understand where all of this comes from, it's first of all important to know what a PayPal chargeback actually is.
This video offers a proper explanation of what chargeback is, and what it should
Digital Hacks #3: Add Copyright Information in Ps
In this article, I will be showing you how to add Copyright and Descriptive Information to your files in Photoshop. This is useful for when we publish images online and want them to retain information about their source regardless of where they end up on the web.
Photoshop and some similar image-editing applications can detect the copyright information in an image and display it as soon as the image is opened. Copyright laws give the creators of images certain rights to exclusively publish and distribute their works. Adding appropriate information to your images is one way to help protect your work.
Overview of Tools
Adobe PhotoshopAdd Copyright and Descriptive InformationDifficulty Level: Easy
Add Copyright and Descriptive Information
I am now going to walk you through adding Copyright and Descriptive Information to a file in Photoshop. For the purpose of this tutorial, I
To Share or Hide - That is the Question
If DeviantArt asked
Do you want to share this art?
on every submission, you'd probably frown as you clicked yes. Complaints on the feature would probably outnumber those over the removal of the webcams.
But the site actually does ask you that every time you submit something.
In order to explain, I'm first going to provide you a link to spyed's article on this matter.
"Well, this is great! This will help keep my art from being stolen!"
Actually, no. spyed explains quite well in that journal article why precisely it isn't the best idea to discourage sharing.
But I can understand why some people want to hide their deviations, and why they want to restrict them to those logged in to DeviantArt. With that in mind, because I know there are many people who do want to use this feature, and newer members may not be aware that it exists, I'm going to show you how to do this, both on new uploads and en
Introduction to ACEOs
Wouldn't it be awesome to own a collection of original, handmade artworks from various artists?
Unfortunately having a large collection of big paintings or drawings is not often possible because original artworks and their shipping around the world cost money and they also need lots of space at your home to be presented in the best possible way. However, this does not mean you couldn't own a piece of art from your favorite artist: the solution is artist trading cards, also known as ATCs or ACEOs.
At the beginning of this article I introduce what these little cards are. To trading and creating ACEOs in DeviantArt us take the artists themselves by interview: The artists let us know how they started trading and what keeps them doing it. They also share their best tips of creating and trading these cards!
What is ACEO?
ACEO is an acronym that stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. ACEOs are variants of Artist Trading
Art Copyright + Giving Credit Template
Used http://saucenao.com/ and https://images.google.com/ and http://iqdb.org/ and http://tineye.com/ to search for the original source, the
*Don't forget to rate the 's work! Give feedback. GIVE CREDIT!* Giving credit does not mean that you have permission. Credit or no credit, you need permission from the artist to post/use their work.
To those who view this art, PLEASE DO NOT STEAL / REDISTRIBUTE / RE-POST / POST/ USE / EDIT THE ARTWORK WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE ARTIST. That would be considered as #copyright #infringement!
Don't worry. You are not in trouble. *Only people who steal the artist' work and sell them for themselves without permission are in trouble...* it's messed up..
Giving credit does not mean that you have permission. Credit or no credit, you need permission from the artist to post their work. They need to know where it's coming from.
*I know some of you do not mean to
What is Copyright?
What is Copyright?
"Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights. Copyright is a form of intellectual property like the patent, the trademark, and the trade secret."
"Copyright may apply to a wide range of creative, intellectual, or artistic forms, or "works". Specifics vary by jurisdiction, but these can include poems, theses, plays, otherliterary works, movies, dances, musical compositions, audio recordings, paintings, drawings,sculptures, photographs, software, radia and television broadcasts, and industrial designs."
"Copyright does not cover ideas and information themselves, only the form or mann
Protect Your Work
For many artists, art theft is a frustrating reality. No matter how we watermark, logo, or constrain the resolution of our work, there are instances where artwork will be reposted, ripped, or used for commercial gain without credit or compensation. For some, this can be almost flattering, to know that there are those that like your work enough to steal it. But, the fact still remains, that your work has been used without permission, and for no gain of your own.
I have been a photographer for four years now, and throughout that time I am always learning. Part of that education is around copyright, and how to protect my work. The collage above is a brief representation of some of the ways my photography has been stolen. Some were edited without permission, event advertisements, included in a calendar, manipulated to advertise jewelry, sold on canvas, for promoting a cosmetic brand, or even for music videos.
Not legitimate stock tips /how to report
Many people ask me what this term means ¨not legitimate stock¨
and always ask me how I know? how to identify?. so I decide to post a journal with many tip,
first...the things written here in this journal, I did a long search. and I'm doing this to help and inform people about this subject.
and first I'll tell because I started getting interested in this subject. three things happened that made me pay attention in this detail.
1 - a long time ago, I used the stock from pixabay in some premades. and unfortunately I did not know that this site is not reliable, so I was denounced and I had all my contents posted in stock removed.
2 - I used a premade, but the person who did this premade used a stock that was not allowed to be used, and this premade was denounced and people who used also have been denounced and had my manipulation was moved to scrap for infringed copyright.
3 - I used a PNG, and after
Tutorial: Legally Get Your Stolen Art Removed
Here's a quick tutorial for anyone who might find their artworks on a website without their authorized permission. This is the method that you legally go about having copyright infringement dealt with, so your request (if submitted to a host located in the US or other countries that respect copyright laws) will not go ignored. You do not need a lawyer to file a DMCA takedown notice, you only need to be the copyright holder of the work. If you created the work, it's copyrighted to you.
You will usually not get much of a response if you try to submit an informal copyright notice through Support requests on a website. This method is what's outlined in Section 512(c) of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and what service providers will respond to.
STEP 1: See if the website has a copyright section in the Terms
How to Report a Copyright Violation on Facebook.
Important: This journal was written on May 5, 2014. Since then I have no problems with copyright inside FB anymore, so, I don't know if they have changed the step-by-step to make the report. If you see something different from my sbs, please, let me know! Thank you!
I'm not very often on Facebook, what most I do there, is post my arts and give some "like" to posts of my friends, but don't do it every day, sometimes I get many days without going there. Facebook isn't part of my life as Deviantart is.
But almost always I see copyright infringement from arts of my friends, and I will now explain with a step by step how you will remove YOUR work from other profiles. I explained that to some Deviantart members who had their art stolen. All they followed this sbs and it works 100%!
You must follow this instruction correctly, ok?
What you can do if a big company stole your art
An indy artist's work being used by Disney without permission: http://katiewoodger.tumblr.com/post/47454350768/disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i-dont-know-what
My tumblr reply: http://mayshing.tumblr.com/post/47627305546/katiewoodger-disney-have-stolen-my-artwork-i
PS: this one is on the verge being settled, Disney already started working on it, she's being helped.
Seeing posts like this, I just thought I should share some knowledge I have, I personally already have met 3 different artists who doesn't know what to do when:
Record company ripped them off
Publisher ripped them off
Big corporation used their artwork without permission (that's usually by accident because of an outsource company broke the rule etc)
USA people: Go
OK everyone, let's review tracing real quick
You've all seen it and it's going around; http://zilleniose.tumblr.com/post/73465931014/warning-to-all-deviantart-users
Someone get's their work traced and the offender changes it juuuust enough, that the admin says it's different enough that it doesn't infringe on the original artists rights (basically). Which technically is true....it doesn't infringe on legal rights. (Cue giant gray area)
However I do have a strong opinion on this, and I'm not too shy to share it;
If you do this, if you trace other artwork (without permission), add and adjust a few things then upload it online claiming you made it 100% - please stop. Don't do that. When you do that it's completely disrespectful to the original artist. It's frustrating, and it can be hurtful.
I will have more respect for an artist that barely has enough grasp on anatomy to draw someone sitting in a chair, than I will for someone that traced and claims it as their own.
However, tracing for practice or persona
* A Guide to Reporting Art Theft *
I copied this from :iconthe-Nutkase:'s journal entry because I thought this was a really good guide on how to deal with art theft. I hope that it helps you guys too
"I've seen quite a few cases of art theft recently (involving both my work and other's), and I think it's about time I help out somehow.
So I made this small guide to dealing with art theft. If your art/your friend's art has been stolen, follow this guide and you'll settle matters quickly and easily.
Important point to consider
NEVER comment on the stolen artwork or the userpage of the art thief. More often than not, people comment saying things that are as harsh as possible and are completely inappropriate. Yes, 9 times out of 10 the "artist" is just a troll messing with people, but if you don't watch what you comment, you CAN be warned/reported for harassment. Keep that in mind.
The exception to this rule is if the stolen art is being sold somehow, of which a comment will discourage people from buy
Small steps: Preventing Art Theft on dA
Permission Issues and Art theft: It's sadly a common thing now.
It is a huge problem on deviantART/ internetz.
But wait! IDK what art theft is..Then Read this!
Art theft is unacceptable. Think about how long people spend on their works. And how much of themselves go into it. Now someone else has spent 0 seconds and claimed it as theirs. NO.
You must credit resources. That includes OCs, stocks, brushes, textures, snippets of code(no, changing the colors of a journal skin does not mean you made it) , tutorials(sometimes).
Written credits. Google images is not good enough.
Read these FAQs.
Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?Does deviantART own m
How to Protect your digital sales v.1.2
V.1.2 - #9 rule Added on - 8/1/2014
Due to recent drama caused by ToxicMutagen/Pixlett, I'm making this handy-dandy guide for newbie salesmen who wish to protect their interests.
Hi! Are you an aspiring digital artist? Do you want to sell your creations? Never a better time than now! However, there are people out there who will lie and decieve you for your hard-earned cash and it could ruin you if you are not smart about protecting your own assests! Here's some tips for you fellow digital art sellers out there:
1) CREATE A TERMS OF SERVICE.
*Your ToS should probably include something about the things you will and won't draw, the right to refuse service at anytime, information of how to properly place and cancel an order, and any repercussions that will happen by not abiding by this agreement.
2) HAVE THE BUYER E-SIGN A WRITTEN CONTRACT STATING THEY AGREE WITH YOUR TERMS OF SERVICE* AND AGREE TO PAY THE AGREED UPON PRICE. DO NOT TAKE A PA
How to report stolen work on dA
I've seen enough stolen work journals lately that I wanted to make sure you know exactly how to report it. A couple of things to keep in mind:
I, as a CV, cannot do anything about it. Bitching at me about it for "doing nothing" will only get you blocked and/or reported for spam.
It does NOT help to post a journal asking all 500 of your closest friends to report the stolen work. dA will pay attention to YOUR request as the artist. Third party reports get lower priority than first party (artist) reports.
Make sure you are filing a DMCA report and doing so CORRECTLY. If you do it correctly, dA staff WILL look into it.
Here's how to do it correctly:
Step 1: On the right side of the deviation, click "Report Image," about halfway down.
Step 2: On the left, select "My Intellectual Property."
Step 3: On the right side of that form (where I've circled it, below), click "File a DMCA Notice."
HOW TO CREDIT FANART USED IN FICS/FIND THE ARTIST
Okay I'm getting really sick of people not sourcing artists when they use fan art for their story preview images so today I'm going to teach you guys how source art and how to find the artist.
All right, so this method works more than with just Google images, but for simplicity's sake I'm just going to Google. I'm using my wife Julia's artwork today for an example.
Step 1: Find the image you want to use.
Go to Google, or Pixiv, or Tumblr, or Zerochan (whatever the fuck that is), or any other place with really nifty fan art. Search around and find The One, the image you want to have as your preview image for you fic. I've highlighted the image I'm going to be using in pink.
Step 2: Right click the image.
When you right click on the image you want, a little menu should come up. One of the options is "search Google for this image." Click on that option.
Step 3: Finding the right source.
A page like the one below should come up after you clicked "search Google for this image."