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inyous:

Can we please stop stealing people’s art without their consent?

Especially Japanese artists?

Because believe or not, when you take a dojinka’s art and post it somewhere else without permission, not only will you make them very sad (not to mention angry) when they find out, but you could cause them some serious legal problems as well. 

I am not lying. Artists are in danger of losing everything they have if distribution of their parody work gets out of hand and the original publishing company gets wind of it (and decides to prosecute). Quite a few artists have already had their lives pretty much ruined because of the thoughtless actions of irresponsible western fans.

The reason why the dojinshi industry and sites like pixiv are even allowed to exist is because of the implicit understanding that artists who make parodies will control and limit the circulation of their digital artwork, and that printed dojinshi will only be made available to a limited audience. When you take an artist’s work and upload it somewhere else, you are taking away that control, and putting them at risk

Re-posting art without the artist’s explicit permission is not okay. Adding a source does not get you off the hook either. Neither does not adding a source at all, or saying you don’t know the artist. You took something that wasn’t yours without permission, and that means you stole it. Reblogging and liking such posts only gives re-posters the incentive to steal even more art - making the situation worse for the artist. For the love of god, have the decency to respect the rights of other human beings.

Still not convinced? Then let me take an example of an artist I’m sure you’re all familiar with: emi (of the 10-RANKAI circle).

Thousands of western fans have constantly been stealing her art for years. As a result, not only she has changed her website url multiple times, but has now renamed her circle in an effort to shake off the so-called fans who keep going against her wishes and stealing her work.

Unfortunately, her new url has already been found, and her gallery has been plundered of its copyrighted content. And it seems that re-posters can’t read, because they clearly don’t heed what she says on her site; in FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, including plain English:

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DO NOT UPLOAD MY FANWORKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, COPY AND REPRODUCE THEM, PUBLISH THEM IN FANZINES WITHOUT PERMISSION.

There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to disrespect the wishes of artists like her in this manner. If this continues, she will no doubt block foreign servers from accessing her site, or perhaps even stop sharing her work with others altogether. I’ve seen this happen to so many other artists who couldn’t take this abuse before. 

But pixiv artists don’t say they don’t allow re-uploads on their profiles.

That’s because it’s already prohibited in the terms of use, and they don’t feel the need to repeat it. You can even find it on the help page:

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This art theft has gotten so fucking bad, a flipping union has been formed to try and protect amateur artists’ rights. I shit you not (and by the way, emi happens to be a member).

But where will I get my fanart?

You’re free to browse artist’s galleries, save art to your hard drive, and enjoy them at your leisure. Just don’t upload the art. It’s not yours. You have no right. 

But I wanna share awesome pixiv art with my friends.

Then link them to it without re-uploading the damn image. It’s not hard.

But I wanna share art on my online communities.

There are many wonderful artists with tumblr accounts. Look for them, enjoy their work, reblog from them. Your support will inspire them to create more, and encourage other artists to come in (I can’t tell you how many times a tumblr artist has said they won’t make art for the SN/NS fandom because there are too many unscrupulous art thieves in it).

Quite a few Japanese artists are here too (a popular Korean narusasu artist, um-mmma, gets their art re-posted here all the time, yet they actually have a tumblr). You could always learn to draw as well. You might turn out to be good at it. It’s fulfilling to make your own fanwork (and it’ll also help you appreciate the feelings of other creators). If you can’t, you can always just ask artists if you can share their stuff. 

But I don’t know Japanese!

Most pixiv artists have a basic grasp of English. Keep your sentences simple and they can manage. You can always make use of Google translate, and you could also use these templates. It’s not hard, and artists really appreciate it. Why give them headaches when you can make their day?

I asked the artist and they refused/I got no reply.

If the artist hasn’t replied, then do not re-post. If they say no, do not re-post. Ever.

Can’t we be more creative as a fandom and not get by through stealing? Is that how we’re going to support our pairing? Through plagiarism? Are we gonna keep appreciating dreadful thief blogs like sasunaruyaoigirl? Are we that desperate to get notes? Are we gonna keep abusing these artist until pixiv blocks out all foreign access? Tbh, our pairing tags are a fucking eyesore, far worse than almost any other Naruto pairing I’ve ever seen. We’re better than this. It’s possible (not to mention easy) to run a fandom blog without snatching art from somebody else.

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

Educate yo’self with these materials (x) (x).

Good night!

shouyouhinata:

I am putting this in the Haikyuu!! tag because I see this way too often, even on popular blogs that post fanart. 

On Pixiv’s Help Pageyou must not reprint works posted on pixiv by others on any blogs or sites without their permission. So now, even if you have been crediting them since it is a Tumblr policy, for Pixiv, you MUST ask for permission! It is rude to the artist that you are claiming credit to their work without so much as asking them. 

If you are worried you do not speak Japanese, there are plenty of resources here on tumblr you can check out:

  • user raspomme has tutorials (here too) on how to ask users not only in Japanese but in Korean and Chinese as well! 
  • This very blog also has a Pixiv sourcing page included with artists who have and have not given me permission! If you request permission from HQ!! artists, please share with me that list so I may add it onto my own for further reference.
  • This also goes without saying that weheartit and zerochan (or any image sharing website) are not sources! 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can message me! Or anyone! All I’m asking of the HQ!! fandom is to make sure you ask before posting images! The worst case scenario is that the artist takes down their works and that is honestly the last thing I would want. Please spread this around if you can, it would mean the world to me and most likely to the artists! Thank you.

haobito:

sourceyourkagepro:

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ don’t post unsourced art

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ don’t edit art without permission

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ use saucenao to find the source

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ this is not complicated

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ And don’t violate Pixiv’s rules by taking an artist’s work without their permission. Even if it’s sourced, if you didn’t ask permission, you are still violating Pixiv’s very simple rules.

friendly reminder that if a pixiv artist has deleted their artwork, there’s a 99% chance it’s because they don’t want you reposting that shit elsewhere again for fuck’s sake

silversteampunk:

I used this image because I’ve seen it posted without a source SO many times.  (I’m looking at you Disney fandom)

Artwork - [x]

wantstobelieve:

Most reposts have at least two of these three:

  • Discrepancy in watermark and name of poster should be the first red flag.

Watermarks should be the first thing anyone looks for. They’re usually small, on the fringes of the artwork. If it didn’t match name of poster, the post is most likely a repost or stolen material. If it’s just the actual artist under a different name, they will always let you know.

  • The post isn’t accredited to anyone, most likely because the reposter doesn’t care enough to know.

Also, if it’s sourced to an imageboard / google / facebook / weheartit / chan boards / pinterest / twitter / flickr / what have you that is not the actual website of the creator, assume it’s a repost. If it’s the tumblog of the actual artist, just head over to that tumblog and reblog from them instead.

  • Multiple, extensive tags that are vague in ownership

(#character’s name #show name #pairing name #awesome #otp #yaoi #gay #handsome men #other unrelated tags) are legit, but nowhere does it say that the image belongs to the poster. Usually artists would straight add unique tags like #shit i draw or #mine or something to that effect, to indicate ownership. 

  • Please don’t reblog reposts! It really is that easy.
  • You can also report reposters to abuse@tumblr.com if you felt like taking that extra measure.

Reblogging reposts is as damaging as reposting, because it helps stolen work get circulation. Please be sure to check before you reblog and keep your blog repost-free. 

Thank you for your time.

iamthepizzaslut:

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no patrick weheartit is not a source

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"not mine" is not a source either

idiothair:

Look, I hate multi-fandom-tagged posts as much as anyone but enough is enough. To all you dickweeds that keep uploading unsourced Pixiv art, do you know what this is?This is what you see in your Pixiv bookmarks when the artist deletes the picture. My Pixiv bookmarks has a hell of a lot of these icons right now. I feel like every time I look theres another one there.Artists can take down their art for a variety of personal reasons, but lately, one of the biggest reasons is you SHITHEADS ON TUMBLR THAT KEEP ON UPLOADING STUFF WITHOUT SOURCING IT.
Do you have any idea how rude this is? Do you know how upsetting this is to the artists to see people steal their art and just post it wherever the fuck they feel like just because they ‘thought it was nice’?  I don’t give a shit if you think you’re being nice by ~letting people see the nice art~, the original artist was DOING THAT THEMSELVES ON THEIR PIXIV PAGE. Maybe you think ‘oh but if they dont like people stealing it they shouldnt have uploaded it to the internet in the first place’, but NEWSFLASH it doesnt matter what you think, it matters what the actual artist thinks and wishes and if you have a single iota of respect for them then you’ll respect those wishes of theirs for you to not just upload whatever the hell you want to tumblr without adding a source.If you want to promote some nice art, LINK BACK. If you’re too fucking lazy to look for the source using saucenao or reverse google image search then just delete your damn tumblr and go away because I don’t have time for your shit. Pixiv doesnt have time for your shit. It honestly wouldnt surprise me if Pixiv started up a feature that lets artists block anyone outside Japan from seeing their art if they so choose at this point.Always remember to credit the original artist and link back to the Pixiv page, as visibly as you can.
ZEROCHAN IS NOT A FUCKING SOURCE EITHER.

idiothair:

Look, I hate multi-fandom-tagged posts as much as anyone but enough is enough.
To all you dickweeds that keep uploading unsourced Pixiv art, do you know what this is?
This is what you see in your Pixiv bookmarks when the artist deletes the picture. My Pixiv bookmarks has a hell of a lot of these icons right now. I feel like every time I look theres another one there.

Artists can take down their art for a variety of personal reasons, but lately, one of the biggest reasons is you SHITHEADS ON TUMBLR THAT KEEP ON UPLOADING STUFF WITHOUT SOURCING IT.

Do you have any idea how rude this is? Do you know how upsetting this is to the artists to see people steal their art and just post it wherever the fuck they feel like just because they ‘thought it was nice’?  I don’t give a shit if you think you’re being nice by ~letting people see the nice art~, the original artist was DOING THAT THEMSELVES ON THEIR PIXIV PAGE. Maybe you think ‘oh but if they dont like people stealing it they shouldnt have uploaded it to the internet in the first place’, but NEWSFLASH it doesnt matter what you think, it matters what the actual artist thinks and wishes and if you have a single iota of respect for them then you’ll respect those wishes of theirs for you to not just upload whatever the hell you want to tumblr without adding a source.
If you want to promote some nice art, LINK BACK. If you’re too fucking lazy to look for the source using saucenao or reverse google image search then just delete your damn tumblr and go away because I don’t have time for your shit. Pixiv doesnt have time for your shit. It honestly wouldnt surprise me if Pixiv started up a feature that lets artists block anyone outside Japan from seeing their art if they so choose at this point.

Always remember to credit the original artist and link back to the Pixiv page, as visibly as you can.

ZEROCHAN IS NOT A FUCKING SOURCE EITHER.

Anonymous;
Bella, idk much about deviantart, but are renders allowed? Like if someone took something from pixiv and made a render.. is that seriously okay?? I found someone who did that and I'm just so pissed off. She doesn't credit much but when she does she links to zerochan. dsjgfhskjhfsjfh i reported and nothing happened but i'm scared to say anything

That’s definitely NOT okay. Unfortunately a lot of people do that, but it’s wrong since you’re still using someone else’s art without their consent.

It just makes it even worse when they credit to sites like safebooru and zerochan. I’ve reported quite a few a long time ago, but unfortunately Deviantart turns a blind eye to them. It’s a shame and make me feel horrible.

idiothair:

Look, I hate multi-fandom-tagged posts as much as anyone but enough is enough. To all you dickweeds that keep uploading unsourced Pixiv art, do you know what this is?This is what you see in your Pixiv bookmarks when the artist deletes the picture. My Pixiv bookmarks has a hell of a lot of these icons right now. I feel like every time I look theres another one there.Artists can take down their art for a variety of personal reasons, but lately, one of the biggest reasons is you SHITHEADS ON TUMBLR THAT KEEP ON UPLOADING STUFF WITHOUT SOURCING IT.
Do you have any idea how rude this is? Do you know how upsetting this is to the artists to see people steal their art and just post it wherever the fuck they feel like just because they ‘thought it was nice’?  I don’t give a shit if you think you’re being nice by ~letting people see the nice art~, the original artist was DOING THAT THEMSELVES ON THEIR PIXIV PAGE. Maybe you think ‘oh but if they dont like people stealing it they shouldnt have uploaded it to the internet in the first place’, but NEWSFLASH it doesnt matter what you think, it matters what the actual artist thinks and wishes and if you have a single iota of respect for them then you’ll respect those wishes of theirs for you to not just upload whatever the hell you want to tumblr without adding a source.If you want to promote some nice art, LINK BACK. If you’re too fucking lazy to look for the source using saucenao or reverse google image search then just delete your damn tumblr and go away because I don’t have time for your shit. Pixiv doesnt have time for your shit. It honestly wouldnt surprise me if Pixiv started up a feature that lets artists block anyone outside Japan from seeing their art if they so choose at this point.Always remember to credit the original artist and link back to the Pixiv page, as visibly as you can.
ZEROCHAN IS NOT A FUCKING SOURCE EITHER.

idiothair:

Look, I hate multi-fandom-tagged posts as much as anyone but enough is enough.
To all you dickweeds that keep uploading unsourced Pixiv art, do you know what this is?
This is what you see in your Pixiv bookmarks when the artist deletes the picture. My Pixiv bookmarks has a hell of a lot of these icons right now. I feel like every time I look theres another one there.

Artists can take down their art for a variety of personal reasons, but lately, one of the biggest reasons is you SHITHEADS ON TUMBLR THAT KEEP ON UPLOADING STUFF WITHOUT SOURCING IT.

Do you have any idea how rude this is? Do you know how upsetting this is to the artists to see people steal their art and just post it wherever the fuck they feel like just because they ‘thought it was nice’?  I don’t give a shit if you think you’re being nice by ~letting people see the nice art~, the original artist was DOING THAT THEMSELVES ON THEIR PIXIV PAGE. Maybe you think ‘oh but if they dont like people stealing it they shouldnt have uploaded it to the internet in the first place’, but NEWSFLASH it doesnt matter what you think, it matters what the actual artist thinks and wishes and if you have a single iota of respect for them then you’ll respect those wishes of theirs for you to not just upload whatever the hell you want to tumblr without adding a source.
If you want to promote some nice art, LINK BACK. If you’re too fucking lazy to look for the source using saucenao or reverse google image search then just delete your damn tumblr and go away because I don’t have time for your shit. Pixiv doesnt have time for your shit. It honestly wouldnt surprise me if Pixiv started up a feature that lets artists block anyone outside Japan from seeing their art if they so choose at this point.

Always remember to credit the original artist and link back to the Pixiv page, as visibly as you can.

ZEROCHAN IS NOT A FUCKING SOURCE EITHER.

himaruyeah:

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS A PSA

PIXIV USERS ARE STARTING TO DELETE THEIR WORK AND HIDE IT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STEALING IT AND NOT SOURCING IT AND OH MY GOD PLEASE SOURCE YOU SHIT. I HAVE SCROLLED DOWN SOME OF THE PAIRING TAGS WITH NO SOURCE AND IT MAKES ME WANNA DIE BECAUSE PEOPLE WORKED LONG AND HARD ON THAT ART

THAT IS ALL

sefitheflanmonster:

witchygirl009:

【 Such a tragedy we have avoided.. 】: Let me just pause ooc for a moment.

kuro-hachi:

sfa2mikio:

I’m sorry but it’s really annoying to see this keep happening on my dash. For those who don’t know,Pixiv is considering shutting down access to western users.

Why?

Because of edits and reposts onto social media sights, such as Tumblr, Facebook, even Twitter. The problem has been here for the past months and I really just get sad seeing everyone reblog edits and reposts of art that’sUNSOURCED.

I’m sorry if I seem bitchy, but this is a critical issue, because not only would this cut off fandom posters, it cuts off any person in the US from accessing Pixiv.

Pixiv artists are already deleting their works and accounts, more and more artists are deleting everything because of this. I have alreadymade a post about this on my main,  and so havetwo ofmy friends. You may say we’re throwing a big deal about this, but the thing is- we’re just trying to make sure that us fans and future fans have the art resources.

Things to know:

Oh, and biggest thing for the Vocaloid fandom mainly, along with other fandoms:

this is a list of pixiv artists who do not want their art reposted or edited at all.

If you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO REPOST THEIR WORK, ASK THEM FIRST! It won’t hurt you to be polite, and even if they don’t understand english they probably will understand what you’re saying.

I find this very relevant to this blog so I hope you’ll allow me to give another PSA.

(Thank you endless-chocolate for sending me this link)

I see this happen on my dash sometimes and I’m not gonna lie, I did consider unfollowing the people that reblog unsourced fanarts. Especially more so on those so-called one piece confessions/dirty op confessions whatever. It’s getting ridiculous. 

However, it’s my belief that every one of you are wonderful people who respects others, especially those who have worked hard in drawing and writing all the wonderful doujins and fanarts. So I hope I can raise some more awareness to this.

As usual I’m going to illustrate it in an easy way. (read right to left)

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What supposed to happen:

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What you’re doing when you don’t source:

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What you’re making the artist do:

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Every artist grow by displaying their work and getting critique. But when their work is spread around without any credit to the artist, AND EVEN MAKES THE OWN ARTIST DELETE IT FROM HIS/HER SITE it lost the purpose and meaning.

What you should do from now on (if you haven’t been doing so):

Here’s a guide on how to use saucenao. If it’s from pixiv, saucenao will most likely find it. If it doesn’t, use google image search.

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If an artist spend their time to draw that fanart, I think we can spend a bit of time finding out the proper source/credit.

This has been another PSA from Dark Honey.

please please please please source art!! ;3;

Let me just pause ooc for a moment.

sfa2mikio:

I’m sorry but it’s really annoying to see this keep happening on my dash. For those who don’t know, Pixiv is considering shutting down access to western users.

Why?

Because of edits and reposts onto social media sights, such as Tumblr, Facebook, even Twitter. The problem has been here for the past months and I really just get sad seeing everyone reblog edits and reposts of art that’s UNSOURCED.

I’m sorry if I seem bitchy, but this is a critical issue, because not only would this cut off fandom posters, it cuts off any person in the US from accessing Pixiv.

Pixiv artists are already deleting their works and accounts, more and more artists are deleting everything because of this. I have already made a post about this on my main,  and so have two of my friends. You may say we’re throwing a big deal about this, but the thing is- we’re just trying to make sure that us fans and future fans have the art resources.

Things to know:

Oh, and biggest thing for the Vocaloid fandom mainly, along with other fandoms:

This is a list of Pixiv artists who DO NOT want their art reposted or edited at all.

If you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO REPOST THEIR WORK, ASK THEM FIRST!It won’t hurt you to be polite, and even if they don’t understand english they probably will understand what you’re saying.

How to share and source properly art from Pixiv

teachusravensensei:

I am kinda tired to see unsourced fanart (especially when sometimes in tags you can see the SAME FANART properly sourced but people keep reblogging the unsourced one) so here a little tutorial about how to share and source properly a fanart. Don’t forget that someone has drawn those fanarts, they put their time and their talent into it, they’re great enough for you to share them, so source them. 

First of all, and that’s something that most of people seems to not see, there is a SHARING OPTION on Pixiv. 

LET’S ZOOM

Good. As you can see, you can use it to share the work of the artist and so source it properly, and you actually have the consentment of the artist to post it ! IT’S GREAT ISN’T IT ! 

Good then, but how do you if the artist had the share disabled ? Well like this, look

If the artist doesn’t want to see his art shared, you’ll see that. Then, EVEN if the art is really good and you want to share it DON’T DO IT. Please just don’t do it, for the artist. Same if a fanart has been removed don’t post it. There is a reason if that happened. There is a reason if they don’t want to see their art shared. 

Now for people who has some fanart saved from ages ago and want to post it, here an easy solution for your sourcing problem ! It’s the extension IMAGE SERCH OPTION ! You can donwload it for Google Chrome and Firefox. (Sorry I don’t have the link for Firefox, if someone has it just edit the post please)

It’s fucking magic trust me, with just a right click on your image you’ll find the source, that’s wonderful. 

So let me explain how it works. Let’s use the one I used on the sharing pic. 

First you upload the fanart in your draft and save it in your draft. After that all you have to do is a right click on the picture and

As you can see there is the image search option, just hover it and then click on one of the website you want to use 

(I usually use SauceNao search so let’s use this one for this tutorial) 

If you click then you’ll see that

Then just click on the Pixiv ID and you’ll be redirected on the fanart page immediatly, and you’ll be able to source your fanart properly. 

Not that hard you see ! It only takes 5 little minutes of your life, even less maybe. It’ll make everyone happy (the artist but also people on tumblr because they can see where the fanart come from).

That’s it, that’s all you need to know about how to share and source Pixiv fanarts. Have a nice day and thank you for reading all that, and sorry for my bad english, it’s not my first language.

Also, fanart used in that tutorial : きゃっきゃ by このぎ

pikac:

punpunichu:

kakippon:

kuriiko:

mi-ashi:

chaoticpudding:

whattheluckii:

atomicvalkyrie:

whattheluckii:

atomicvalkyrie:

artist-confessions:

Original © aomexxxiwakami @dA
Traced ver. © nayuta-mint @dA

Actually both of theses Artist stole from this
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=24793958

Oh the irony.

It gets better turns out this is the original
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=1416892
OTL 

Can I just tell you that I can really taste the metal already?

WHAT IS HAPPENING.

Wait what
Art theft x 3??
Is this inception

Well basically this is the original http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=1416892 because it was made in 2008. 
Which nayuta-mint stole. 
This one http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=24793958 was traced off the original and was made in 2012. Which aomexxxiwakami stole.
So it’s like art thief inception….  

This is seriously the most ridiculous case of art theft ever omg

The fuck is happening

the sisterhood of the stolen drawing

pikac:

punpunichu:

kakippon:

kuriiko:

mi-ashi:

chaoticpudding:

whattheluckii:

atomicvalkyrie:

whattheluckii:

atomicvalkyrie:

artist-confessions:

Original © aomexxxiwakami @dA

Traced ver. © nayuta-mint @dA

Actually both of theses Artist stole from this

http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=24793958

Oh the irony.

It gets better turns out this is the original

http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=1416892

OTL 

Can I just tell you that I can really taste the metal already?

WHAT IS HAPPENING.

Wait what

Art theft x 3??

Is this inception

Well basically this is the original http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=1416892 because it was made in 2008. 

Which nayuta-mint stole. 

This one http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=24793958 was traced off the original and was made in 2012. Which aomexxxiwakami stole.

So it’s like art thief inception….  

This is seriously the most ridiculous case of art theft ever omg

The fuck is happening

the sisterhood of the stolen drawing