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.
Places you may find your work stolen.
tumblr, facebook, twitter, random foreign sites, pinterest, 500 px, whatever. Keep an eye out!
Finding Your Stolen Works
Basically, you can drag and drop and find the source code.
Protecting Your Works
- Create a water mark and a signature. Do not make it obnoxious though...
- Do not allow downloads on your work. Uncheck the box. It may not prevent it completely, but it can help a litle.
- Do not provide a huge size image. High resolution: no... Easy to right click, save and done.
Notice the Edit button. Notice the share buttons.
Scroll down until you hit this screenage area:
About the creative commons license.
"Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world.
Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical
infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation."
- Want to let people share and use your photographs, but not allow companies to sell them?
- Looking for access to course materials from the world’s top universities?
- Want to encourage readers to re-publish your blog posts, as long as they give you credit?
- Looking for songs that you can use and remix, royalty-free?
If you answered yes: to any of the questions above, then you should learn more about Creative Commons."
Where it says Sharing:
Reporting Deviations on deviantART'
<Click report deviation.
This screen will appear:
Fill out the form correctly. Please double check that the work is stolen, and find out the correct artist.
The form for permission issues looks like that.
Be thorough. You want to be as clear as possible, while having all the right facts.
Disclaimer: I used This as the model, I did not actually report poserfan's deviation.
Protect your works!
Updated with Thiefoworld's input.
Updated: More about the Creative Commons License.
+ How to report a deviation.