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This thread is is the main offender on here. None of the images posted link back to the original source or crediting the artist. Rule 1 of reposting an image is that you should always credit the artist. How'd one of you feel if I took something you made and posted it without mentioning that you drew it?

A lot of people here probably just take their images from Danbooru, which they can't link to because NSFW ads, so they re-up to an image storage site. Danbooru always links back to the original Pixiv image, so there's nothing stopping you from posting that link. If needing a Pixiv account to view full images is a problem, just make an account. It's simple as that.

Tumblr, aside from being a shithole of deluded SJWs and hipster douchebags, is also home to hundreds of self-righteous thieves. Tumblr users have stolen so many images from people that many a Pixiv user have locked or deleted their Pixiv accounts because of this. Many tumblr users (and probably includes some of you) may claim that having a link makes the image looks uglier. If adding a line of text makes a an image uglier, you are fucking high.

There's no reason why you shouldn't link back to the original source. Artists put hard work into these images they they don't make a single penny off off, refusing to give them any attention in return is despicable. If you need to make excuses not to link back to the artist, you are an asshole.

Also fuck tumblr.

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  1. System Error's Avatar
    Somebody's salty~
  2. ScarletSky's Avatar
    I suppose posting a link isn't a bad idea. I don't see how it makes the post more ugly personally.
    I never really used Tumblr though. Always felt too disorganized to be used for anything but Gif searching imo.
  3. Kyriaki's Avatar
    Question: When people use a Pokemon picture, I don't see anyone crediting Sugimori Ken or GameFreak for the pics. Do you think we should credit GameFreak and post the official GameFreak homepage link every time we post a pokemon picture? Or have all pokemon pics linked to GF's homepage? Because they invested thousands of money to develop those designs, and if we use them without crediting them, it would be stealing as well, no? I guess official illustrations have different treatment?

    EDIT: Anyways, personally, I've also uploaded a few stuff here and there (and probably nobody knows of their existences). If people were to take my pics and upload it elsewhere, sure, go ahead. I'm fine with it as long as they don't go claiming it as their own work. Besides, like people below said, when you upload stuff on the Internet, you should be aware that it's going to spread to other places. It's rather a sad fact in reality, but the best you can hope for is people not claiming the art as theirs.
    Updated 9th May 2013 at 11:31 AM by Kyriaki
  4. CrackFox's Avatar
    Most of the time it's impossible to know who the original artist is. They get past from site to site. If you're going to upload your work on the internet, you should expect it to be stolen in some form. What about those people who upload pics of themselves only to become the new face of a some kind of internet meme. In that respect, someone posting a picture you drew of a Pokemon is only flattering. I definitely wouldn't object to it. It's not like anyone in the Random Picture thread claims it's their own work.

    Tumblr, aside from being a shithole of deluded SJWs and hipster douchebags, is also home to hundreds of self-righteous thieves.
    You can't state right from wrong when you're making cruel generalisations like this. You lose all credibility :B
  5. ScarletSky's Avatar
    If the original artist is unknown, I'd imagine it'd be fine. But otherwise, I think the least they are owed is some form of credit if it's from a website like Danbooru or the like.
    Before criticizing his remarks on Tumblr, I'd suggest taking that into consideration.
  6. Reila's Avatar
    The title made me laugh.
  7. Green Zubat's Avatar
    How'd one of you feel if I took something you made and posted it without mentioning that you drew it?
    I wouldn't particularly care, as long as they weren't claiming they drew it, which I've never seen anyone who reposts an image without linking do.

    If needing a Pixiv account to view full images is a problem, just make an account. It's simple as that.
    Er, how 'bout no, simple as that? I don't want a pixiv account, and I don't see why I need one when I'll just see the images reposted elsewhere first.

    Artists put hard work into these images they they don't make a single penny off of, refusing to give them any attention in return is despicable
    Or they could just not publish their work on the internet, if the people on it are so nasty to them and everything. Otherwise, they know what they're letting themselves in for.
  8. Karamazov's Avatar
    Crediting art is a common courtesy, and I don't see why artists have to be told to suck it up if people don't credit or steal from them. Yes, you should be prepared for that stuff when you choose to show your art online, but it still doesn't excuse that stuff from happening.
  9. Tsurugi's Avatar
    Tumblr users defending tumblr. How not surprising.

    Quote Originally Posted by System Error
    Somebody's salty~
    Somebody's a worthless comment~

    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum Achromatic
    Do you think we should credit GameFreak and post the official GameFreak homepage link every time we post a pokemon picture?
    Sugimori gets paid money by Game Freak. He drew them for Game Freak/Nintendo's use. Fan artists, on the other hand, get nothing in return for drawing except view counts and ratings. This is like serving cans of Nestea at a party vs serving lemonade you bought off a little girl. So yes, they are different.

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