I think tumblr has left a lot of us emotionally stunted. This is a great community for empowerment, catharsis, or coping, but those things aren’t recovery in and of themselves. Comparatively, they’re easy when compared to the painful self-reflection and real-world scenarios…
I’m seeing a lot of Tumbly Artists bluther about people not sourcing, not re-blogging from source, or not properly re-blogging credits, of their artwork or art in general.
Then I take a look at their blog and low and behold some of them believe they are the exceptions.
Um, excuse me, but no.
Do not re-blog sourceless artwork even if the artist is ubiquitous or well-known. GIFs from an Anime also count, credit the animation company and title! Ask permissions on and credit everything—-artists do not owe you a single sausage: don’t steal from them like they owe you.
There are several angry pixiv artists on twitter and 2ch that complain about people taking their art without permission, edit them, and sometimes put watermarks on them. Even if they get credit, they didn’t ask for…
Pixiv peeps are planning on a way to make downloading the images progressively harder if this kind of shit persists. ( ‘ㅅ’ )…
it just makes you feel so awful when someone you absolutely adore thinks so poorly of themself like all you want is for them to understand how much they mean to you and how wonderful you think they are but nothing works
Things you can do:
EDUCATE yourself and anyone you can on the matter.
Take ACTION. Any way you can.
Sign petitions. Contact local news casts to touch up on the subject. Call up representatives, if you can(US).
The wording on the bill is vague and casts tight restrictions on a very wide range of media.
This will effect more than simply just the internet.