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Recently, I've noticed on Tumblr that my work is being posted without proper credit. It's really very irritating and is borderline art theft. As a result, I've removed the option to download my work, limited fullview to 600 pixels, and added watermarks.

IF YOU WANT TO BLOG MY WORK, PLEASE DO SO FROM MY TUMBLR ACCOUNT, OR AT THE VERY LEAST LINK TO MY dA PAGE IN THE DESCRIPTION.

Please. I'm not asking a lot. I spend a lot of time and effort on my work and it's disheartening when they're distributed without a thought to credit the actual artist. It's just plain disrespectful.

If there's something you would like to blog that hasn't been posted on my Tumblr, please feel to ask and I will upload it :)

In addition, if you see any of my stuff being posted anywhere without credit, please let me know so I can kick cyber butt :)

Thanks guys :-)
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:iconrobokiss:
robokiss Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I have been putting my url/name on anything I put on tumblr, and on here too. Unfortunately it is all too common and the best thing you can do is try to call people out on it (in a neutral way), or even reblog the uncredited works and say "Hey, this is my art! Here is my tumblr, please credit me in the future." etc.

I will always keep an eye out for you too! :) I like following you on there.
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought of reblogging it with a statement but decided I'd rather just make a new post, as the resolution of the pics he posted was shoddy anyway. But yeah, I always call people out!

Glad you like following me, thanks :)
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robokiss Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
No prob!
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JeremiahLambertArt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
a small url watermark is your best bet.
when i posted this. [link]
im really glad i posted it with my dA url at the bottom. cause i posted it on reddit and it got like 75k views in a day. before i knew it it went a little viral on blogs and other places. but i was ok cause my url was there at the bottom. i even had a few people say that they typed in the the url to come see my gallery. so it worked.
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JeremiahLambertArt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh im noticing that the dA watermark includes your url if you opt for it. still though i preferr to put in my own. just cause i hate how intrusive and centered the dA watermark is.
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I really hate the DA watermark so I will put my url at the bottom from now on. I can't be bothered to edit all my current pics though, so that will have to do for now. I find the da watermark discourages art theft anyway, perhaps because it is so intrusive.
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Alicechan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Some people really don't get there is a person behind the piece and that person put a lot of work into it. They think of it as an image they found in a google search. It can be really disheartening sometimes. I'm sorry this has happened to you. :c

I've reblogged a few of your things in the past, I didn't realize they weren't crediting you. :c I'll be sure to send things your way if I come across anything anything. (also I be following you! 8D)
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand that it can be overlooked sometimes. If I can't find the author of a picture I'm posting, I always put author unknown in hopes someone might correct me, and at least so people don't think I'm just stealing it, you know? I would appreciate it if you credited me :) Thanks!
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