some of the ignorance on this website is astounding.
i’m seeing people repost my own and others artwork everywhere. i can’t browse any tags without seeing reposted and unsourced artwork. it’s really simple guys: if it doesn’t belong to you, don’t post it. unless you have explicit permission from the artist AND it’s sourced back to the creator. i’ve known artists who stopped posting online because of constant copyright issues. or artists who resort to big ugly watermarks that take away from the art itself.
saying “well i never SAID it was mine” is the laziest solution. give credit where credit is due.
and the way tumblr staff handles art theft is absurd. they won’t accept a complaint unless the artist themselves files it. some of these artists (from pixiv) don’t speak english and lack the ability to communicate. or are even aware that people are taking their work to a different website.
here’s the solution: stop taking art and posting it on your blog without a source. that is WRONG.