reminder on reposting art

dorkbait:

I continue to see my artwork reposted constantly without credit. I don’t know where this “credit to artist” thing came from but it is NOT APPROPRIATE CREDIT. If you don’t know where or who an image came from, don’t repost it. Please tell your friends not to repost it and explain that reposting quite literally hurts the livelihood of artists. Stop acting like artwork belongs to you just because you saw it and liked it.

Sites like pinterest and instagram have made it nearly impossible to submit copyright claims by requiring lengthy forms to be filled out on EACH ITERATION of EACH IMAGE. There’s no way I can find and submit claims on all the copies of my art which are cropped without my signature and reposted far and wide across the internet. It’s not your art. It’s as simple as that.

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