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Do Not Touch My Art - FREE TO USE
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Published: April 17, 2013
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This is a free to use image, you do not have to ask for permission as I am officially giving it here ;)

Regarding permission: www.deviantart.com/xangelfeath…

The link above goes to a journal further explaining things, so please read that! ^^/



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youtuber007's avatar
Chill out. Saying this on the internet means nothing. It just makes me not wanna look at you ur art
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XAngelFeatherX's avatar
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions with me, hope you have a nice week! ^^/
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youtuber007's avatar
Yeah no problem. You can leave a picture on deviantart telling people what you want them to do, but people who are going to repost peoples' works are going to do just that. I like your art, but to have that as the first featured thing makes me think you don't feel the freedom art can provide. It makes me think you don't want to be part of the global community. "DONT SHARE MY STUFF, NO MATTER WHO MIGHT LIKE IT IF IT WOULDVE BEEN SHARED" is what i feel from it. It's like a weird greed.
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XAngelFeatherX's avatar
I can only sigh here, friend, prepare for a rant.

First, trust me, I am very much aware that some people will do whatever they heck they want without a care. Second, please understand that even though the art is uploaded on the internet it is still my intellectual property to which I own the rights to, that did not magically change when it got online. I have no real issue with my art being reuploaded. However. I want to know why, who, and where it ends up and then ensure it's properly credited. It is a matter of respecting the artist (in this case me) and showing common courtesy by ASKING first. This was further expanded on in my profile up until very recently (my core membership expired and I lost the extra box, I haven't had time to fix it up yet).

There is also the matter of there being a lot of commissioned pieces in my gallery. Though I own the art itself the subject matter belongs to someone else - someone who paid to have that art piece created. Also realize that reuploading art (especially without proper credit) doesn't actually help the original artist whatso-effin-ever most of the time. It just gives traffic/views/faves/comments to the reupload, very little trickles down to the original. It is sadly very common to have an original upload receive little attention while a reupload gets tenfold that. Copying/tracing/altering someone else's art is just plain disrespectful. As for stealing? People have grabbed and cashed in on my YCH and adopts more than once by uploading them elsewhere and claiming them as their own.

This sign is a sort of a "HEY, IF YOU FIND MY ART ELSEWHERE IT WAS PROBABLY NOT WITH PERMISSION" for those who cares to track down the original (I am regularly contacted by people informing me about YCH theft and reuploads). It also works as a reminder to those who are ignorant/thoughtless but still considerate of the artists feelings regarding the matter. It's not a matter of not wanting to be part of a global community. It is a matter of wanting others to show consideration to the artist for the time, effort, and skill that they have put into their art. Remember that it is a product that takes hours to create and only seconds to consume.

Edit: Woops, wrote "cropping" instead of "copying". Though cropping can be really disrespectful too, depending.
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Squishtube|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using! :3  
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Yedeen's avatar
Yedeen|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Using
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RoboCheatsyEdited |Professional General Artist
Definitely using! :D
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ShutStar's avatar
ShutStarEdited |Professional Digital Artist
using (=^_^ = ) 
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Novatonix|Student Digital Artist
using <3
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Tnynfox|Student General Artist
This is an unreasonable and probably unenforceable demand. People will upload files they want to upload, even more so if "upload" includes personal folders for storing content in the cloud, like Google Photos.
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ShigureTheProtector's avatar
I agree with this entirely. :heart:
It irks me when people do this. A few weeks ago, some site called "www.villapascoli.it" (a possibly-hacked website) used one of my older artworks to spread a virus via an automatic download. I was so upset when I heard. I'm definitely gonna use this. :) Its not like people are going to stop though, but its better than not even trying.
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Tnynfox|Student General Artist
I checked the site incognito. It seemed to be a homes and residence site with no deviantart content as I could find. Your description makes me way though.
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ShigureTheProtector|Hobbyist General Artist
It also seems to be a former site that was hacked and turned into the site that stole my image. I really don't recommend going there because it automatically tried to download to my computer. I immediately clicked out before anything could happen though. It was kinda scary.
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Tnynfox|Student General Artist
Ouch. How can we stop that unscrupulous trash? Advise people to only download the original and official image from where you posted it?
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ShigureTheProtector|Hobbyist General Artist
I really have no idea. It is very annoying, though. I mostly prefer that my art to not be re-posted to other sites, because to me that only make the images more open for people to either steal or tamper with them, like selling them for their own money without my permission under my nose, or recoloring them and using them for their RPs without my permission under my nose. But of course its hard to stop people who do that stuff, because they're not gonna listen either way. They'll either be like, "If you don't want your art to get stolen, why did you upload it in the first place?! I'm a kid! etc" or they'll just ignore you and continue doing it because they feel like that, just because its online, they can just use whatever they want.
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Tnynfox|Student General Artist
Work your url and username into the image.
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GreenEyedFeline|Hobbyist General Artist
love this :3 totally using it!
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xfumikux|Hobbyist General Artist
and fanart? ;D
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XAngelFeatherX's avatar
Any fanart I have made also goes under this yes? XD
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nhus321|Hobbyist General Artist
hey do you realize how much irony is in the fact that a 'Don't use my stuff label' is free to use XD
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EnderPezBuilds|Hobbyist General Artist
Used! Thanks for making this! :heart:
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Paixdelesprit|Student Digital Artist
Used, thanks!!!
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WolfsMelody|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumb366150350:
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