Think like this: when people "steal" other people's work they're being assholes for not giving credit, but in the end they're just helping spread the work. On the other hand, when artists go out of their way to make sure people know *they* did something by adding invasive signatures and the like, they are decreasing the quality of their work and sometimes even ruining it completely. That's a lot more harmful than the former.
Sadly, a lot of people are in this not for the art or some good cause, but for attention whoring.
You know what is sad about such statements? The ones that should read it won't do it. And even if they would do, they will not give a shit about it. You know how many times I have found my works on Icanhazcheeseburger or other 'funny' webpages?
a reminder of license seems to be useful Though, you should do the difference between downloading and using without askink or crediting, as downloading has no need for asking you for permission, as long as it is technically allowed by you. It would be clearer Leo, I think. Anyway, respecting license seems to be something some wants to ignore here, and I understand your concern my friend...
Ok I'll report it tonight also (my connection is a pain in the ass here at work ) : dA admins are faster when there are several reports ! It seems is been hiding comments and I suppose he's knowing exactly what he is doing ! Ask to other friends here, I'm sure they'll help !
It's not about this. You don't need permission to download content off this site. Just don't use my work for commercial stuff and also don't take credit for my work. The wallpacks comes with a license. Please read it carefully.
bradwjensenFeatured By OwnerFeb 15, 2011Hobbyist Photographer
If you offer your digital works online as a free downloads, then it's not illegal to download it.
It's impossible to "steal" something that is not tangible. They may make COPIES of something that you created and say it's their own, but that's still not "stealing" because you still have the original - they never took/stole it from you.
Making a digital copy of a work is almost like drawing an exact replica of a drawing someone else drew, almost 100% identical to the original drawing. That's not stealing, as that is their own COPY of the work - even though, it may be indistinguishable from the original.
I hate when people complain about "stealing" digital COPIES of digital BYTES. It's not a tangible work that they have, it's a bunch of BYTES arranged in a specific order, and when viewed using certain applications, you can see images or hear music. Plus, it's a COPY, not the ORIGINAL. They never took/stole it from you, as you still have it.
IF they make money off of your work, that's a whole other story. People post my YouTube videos all over the net saying it's them in the videos; when it's not - it's me. I really don't care. It's cool that people want to use my stuff and call it their own.
Just because you put up a sign, "Don't Steal," that's not going to stop the people who are doing it in the first place. That's like making guns illegal... It still doesn't stop the REAL CRIMINALS from getting and using guns.
You'll either have to deal with it in your mind, or not share your images online, or put your images in FLASH players or something so (most) people cannot right-click on them and save them as image files.
You are right. Maybe I didn't use the right word. I know they can't physically 'steal' the materials, but we should respect the digital property of others. Regarding the sign, maybe they will think twice before 'steal' something from someone.