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Today I've been receiving messages about how my old Simpsons fanart, 'Simpsons Luv', has been uploaded to 9GAG, but with no credit, the signature removed and some 9GAG user's watermark slapped on it. I emailed 9GAG asking that the fanart be removed, since I couldn't create an account to report it (the page just 404'd on me), so this was the next best thing.

Thank so much to those who contacted me about this, you guys are the best. <333

(sorry this is an abridged copypasta from my blog, just wanted to let those who messaged me here know I did something about it... I still really really appreciate the help. :heart:)
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:iconbloodcurdlingraccoon:
I have no problem with reposts, as long as no watermarks are being removed or even exchanged. That is criminal, nothing else.
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DeixTobiallyaoi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Nicht!
art theft is nein ze answer!
it iz like.... like... zownloazing muzic!
zerrible!
mei Juztice beztow upon zem!

*just feel like zzz's*
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white-briefs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Personally, If I was in your shoes, I'd be more than thrilled to see my art being spread around the world --even without the water mark. It still is yours. Thousands of people will see it, and that day, when they encounter your gallery, they will see the piece and by simply watching the rest of your work, they will acknowledge that it's originally yours. I think you take this too seriously... Some more self-confidence won't be a bad thing... ;)

My opinion... of course...
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SuperLinZ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nononononono. That just condones the idea that taking images and editing out signatures/watermarks is okay because eventually the original artist will recieve credit...maybe....someday...but probably not.

No, it's NOT okay.
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SuperLinZ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Though I admit I do acknowledge that you are probably just trying to look on the bright side of things.
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hollyoakhill Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The thing is, when the artist is not credited, like what happened here, people won't know who originally made the artwork. The majority of the viewers are most likely to not bother looking it up to find the artist either.
So basically the artist gets absolutely nothing out of letting their art be spread without their permission or credit.
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white-briefs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I beg to disagree... For example: does a Mickey picture needs to be credited? A Looney Tune character, Ben10, Pokemon etc?

What I mean... is to have faith... the point is to be out there, spread on the net. Seriously, I follow so many guys, and when I see their works on 9gag, facebook etc, I IMMEDIATELY know who's art it is. And when I put a link, people who liked the image, say thanks and follow that work. In my humble opinion, as long someones piece of art isn't used for professional reasons; to make money, there's no problem.

But, as I said, that's _my_ personal opinion, and I'm just sharing it with you. You have the right as the original creator to set your personal lines... ;)
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hollyoakhill Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I think your opinions good, don't get me wrong. I think your heart is at the right place and I think that's good. But you need to remember that not everybody is as famous and iconic as Looney Tunes or Pokemon. And as an artist, getting spread is the best thing that happens to you, because more people will see your art. As an artist, you do need publicity, because if you want to live from it, people need to know you exist. But at the same time, even though they liked your artwork, most people are still not interested in fanart in general. They barely know who Michelangelo is, much less Banksy or Yuumei. They save the picture anyways and spreads it with their friends, who then spreads it with their friends and so on.
When people remove the original watermarks and replace it with their own and then puts it on 9gag (which I find a really offensive thing to do), that majority of generally artistic ignorant people will then see and immediately think ''oh 9gag made this'' or ''anime-loki-and-tony-in-the-tardis-221b-girl made this'' when in reality, it was actually you.

So, my own opinion on this is basically that I'm fairly okay with reposts on different sites, as long as people ask my permission and includes credit and a link to the original site. The money is not really the problem here, it's the lack of publicity people get when they disregard the artists will.

I kinda speak of experience of this, for the record. Some old stuff I drew ages ago suddenly appeared on my dashboard on tumblr with over freaking 15000 notes... which is a whole lot. There was no credit, not a mention of who made the pictures, just a funny caption. So basically, over 15000 people appreciated and spread my art like a wildfire without knowing it was me. Imagine all the new followers, the feedback and publicity I could've gotten if only that person who reposted the pictures had just mentioned me.

(i'm really sorry about the long comment, i don't want to come off as angry or annoyed, because i'm rather the opposite. ^^; I think this is a really interesting topic so i got a bit carried away oops :p)
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white-briefs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
No need to apologize. I do understand your opinion. I guess it's just a different way people value, or wish their art to be used. You have your limits, and stand for them; kudos. All I wanted was to tell my opinion, which, if you've visited my gallery and read my comments on each and every thing I've made (yaoi/gay porn; be warned), you already know, is much more liberate (compared to the standards).

I wish you the best and that someday you became so famous you won't need any credit or watermark. ;)
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PankakeCarnivor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student
Aww....:/ Have they removed it yet?
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audreymolinatti Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
the only solution is to put a big watermark with name and adress :'( in the center of the images, if this thing happens to me one day, i'll be sure to do this after that! i hope this thing will be set up because it's sucks :(
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:iconbloodcurdlingraccoon:
Which unfortunately often results in people ignoring said images. I'm guilty of scrolling past pics that have centered watermarks...
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ChumpShoes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
9Gag is horrible. I'm glad you found it and got that rectified. :)

Also, Reddit kills 9gag. You could post your story there
and let us all outrage about it. ;)
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Munkii-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
i saw it on 9gag, researched u on google, found u here and ur now on my watch list. so it aint all bad. yeah ppl shudnt remove the watermark, etc, but a lot of times people ask in the comments who it was by
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rtil Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
unfortunately this happens all too often. and 9gag is profiting from it via ad revenue.
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nhaingen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
ahahaha fuck 9gag and everyone who goes there
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Estherella Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Ah that really sucks. :( I'm sorry, I hope they take it down soon. Don't let it dampen your mood!
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karaiina Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student
That's the reason why I HATE 9gag with all my heart. I despise the site. I've seen my friend's thing being uploaded there with the credit replaced by 9gag's logo. HOW DARE THEY. That action was disgusting and I started hating the site right at that moment.

I don't know where to report this kind of stuff, since 9gag didn't give any response to your email. I wish you luck, I hope this problem will be solved ASAP.
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FahrSindram Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh fuck them;_;!
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HenryJDoe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow 9gag really sucks, they always remove credit from ANY kind of work they upload.
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hitogata Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This site...:iconfacepalmplz:
I had the same problem last year too - someone posted my old lotr fanart and got thousands of purists flaming with some immature death threats and stuff lol...
Sadly, the admins there won't do any justice, since they think it's funny to keep up sites like that and see works and the artist get dissed >_>
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TessaChan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's typical 9GAG doing so, steals others content then putting their watermark on it.
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KoopaFro Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel stupid. I saw it, commented on it, but didn't recognized it .__.
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Hawkeye-Soaring Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm getting really sick of seeing artwork on 9gag like this. I've contacted at least five people I watch in this month alone. I've even sent emails to 9gag about this issue.

I'm afraid that the rate at which art is appearing there is on the rise. I think DA staff might have to step in to see this problem taken care of. :(

in the meantime though, I'll still continue to watch out for people's works to report copyright infringement on 9gag and contact the artists on DA about their pieces being posted elsewhere.
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Eniat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
dA wouldn't do shit. They barely handle impostors/thieves on their own site. It's not their jurisdiction.
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Munkii-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
mmmhmmm
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In-The-Machine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Someone did the same thing to me, except they put their 9gag watermark on it despite my work already have a mark on it. 9gag has a habit of being immensely tacky and obnoxious when it comes to giving credit to people for their artwork.
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Noe-Izumi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Removing the watermark IS MEAN. Go for them.
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mariposa-nocturna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I'm really sorry that someone stole your art like that :(
I hope they will credit you at least!
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