Ok, you know what, what the heck. I’m going through the trouble of publishing this because if there are other people following me that thinks this way, here is a douse of cold water for you all;
This is not an appropriate way of responding to an artist who simply asked you to ask before you use their work. You’re acting as if I’m some foreign artist in another dimension you can’t possibly contact when you went and saved my drawing of my girlfriend from my art blog. It’s literally no harder than sending an ask to the same art blog you took the picture from. So no, it’s not rudiculous to expect you to have the common dececy to ask passerineart (you even know my url; this was in my tag) ”can I use your art?” lmao. there is a HUGE difference between saving pictures from google and directly from the original artist which you even know the name of. You took the time to write a post about using my art, whats so difficult about just asking? You could have spend the time writing that post on asking me politely and then giving me credit in your sidebar or smth.
You all need to stop with the ”lmao its on the interwebs chillax if you dont want it used dont post it haha ridic” because this is a simple matter of you having the morale and common decency to ask before you take. This isn’t about rules or terms of service. This is about you being a good and kind human being and actually care about artists feelings.
I’m an artist. I earn money off my work. When people commission me, the drawing I make for them belong to them because they paid me to make it. And if somebody like you go and use the picture which they paid for, you’re stealing. Then it’s not in my hands anymore. Then you’re legitimately stealing and using the art someone paid for just because you can’t be assed to ask.
And don’t give me that ”so much for any publicity is good publicity” crap. People won’t know I made your icon just because you made one post about it. They wont scour your entire blog to find that one, single post you made about using my art as your icon. It’s not publicity unless you give me credit in the sidebar, which you couldn’t even be assed to do.
I don’t mean to make this into a personal attack on you, but you, and people who think like you, have to realize people spend hours and hours on art and some even get paid for it and then you just waltz in and take it without permission. Not cool. Feels like shit. Stop it.
I’m just one single small artist and people like you, who only care about us to the extent of which you can use our blood and sweat to your own personal gain, need to sit back and re-evaluate your choices. I don’t pay to take art courses and do commissions for people to take it as a given that you can just use my art without asking and then giving me the ”dont post unless you want it stolen” shit.
Don’t use my art without my permission unless you want me to call you out on it. Don’t wear cute clothes outside if you don’t want me to tear them off and steal them. Don’t pay for things in public if you don’t want me to snag the money out of your hands.
So much for being polite about people using common decency, huh?
Tumblr artists are literally the worst.
Publish a book with your art then instead of posting it publicly on the intetnet.
I’ll be sure to unfollow and whatnot.
If anyone were to ever ask HEY WHERED YOU GET THAT IMAGE, I’d have gladly sent em your way.
I was a fan of your art and blog but seeing as you’re one of them self important, unrealistic tumblr artists; I’ll be sure to unfollow!
And no this has nothing to with “decency” and terms and services are what it has to do with. You tumblr artists like to act like you’re above the terms and impose your own set of rules on things, which are totally ridiculous considerimg there are many other mediums and places for you to host your art that caters to the needs you express. The nature of this site is what is and if you don’t like it there are plenty of other mediums for you to share your art in a way where it’s not public/tumblr property. You choose full well to share your art here, knowing what that entails; and then whine about it and expect everyone to change the way they blog cause it like hurts your feelings or something.
If you don’t want people to use, share, caption, comment, repost, critique, or redistribute your art; YOU RLY SHOULDNT BE POSTING IT PUBLICLLY ON A SITE LIKE TUMBLR. You have many many options on how to distribute your art, yet you chose one of the most public and least protected ways to share it.
I’m under no obligation to ask permission to use public material on this site and neither is anyone else so you should really reconsider your choice of this site to host your stuff on if you have that much of a problem with it.
Okay, first off, I really think you need to check over Tumblr’s Terms of Service because I don’t think you understand what you’re saying at all.
Here is a handy little link for you.
The really most interesting section of the ToS is #6: Content and Subscriber Content!
Your Rights in Subscriber Content:
You retain ownership you have of any intellectual property you post to Tumblr.
Subscriber Content License to Tumblr:
When you upload your creations to Tumblr, you’re giving us permission to make them available in all the ways you would expect us to (for example, via your blog, RSS, the Tumblr Dashboard, etc.). We never want to do anything with your work that surprises you.
Something else worth noting: Countless Tumblr blogs have gone on to spawn books, films, albums, brands, and more. Any royalties or reimbursement you get for your creations are, needless to say, entirely yours. It’s your work, and we’re proud to be a part (however small) of what you accomplish.
Content License to You:
As a Subscriber of the Services, Tumblr grants you a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable license to download, store, view, display, perform, redistribute, and create derivative works of Content solely in connection with your use of, and in strict accordance with the functionality and restrictions of, the Services (including, without limitation, Paid Services, as defined below). This means, for example, that we license Content to you for purposes of reblogging.
Whenever an artist uploads an image and/or text of their work, they still retain ownership of that image/text. Tumblr does not own it. The image in question does not belong to the public and does not belong to Tumblr. You using it in a way the artist did not intend (on your sidebar, in your icon, without credit on the sidebar or being given permission first) is technically stealing. You do not have the right to use that image in the way that you are.
The image is not public material.
The image is not public material.
The image is not public material.
THE IMAGE IS NOT PUBLIC MATERIAL.
When I post art to tumblr, yes, I understand people will reblog it, like it, share it, etc. I have accepted to those terms when I created an account on Tumblr. But nowhere in the ToS does it state that people can take my images and use them for their own blogs.
Thank you so much! I was just about to start citing tumblr guidelines myself but you said it a lot better than what I would have done. Plasticseeds sure preach a lot about terms of service when they seemingly haven’t read them themselves.