Ok. Look, man. I understand that when we as artists upload work to Tumblr that our credits may be removed from the comments section over time. It is shitty, it is a pain for those of us who work hard on our crafts (be it photography, digital art, cosplay, sewing crafts, etc.) but this is a thing that happens. As much as it irks me I let it slide because if I rallied against every blog who deleted crediting links I wouldn’t leave Tumblr.
But THIS BLOG is willfully removing credit links and replacing them with his own. He did NOT have a hand in creating these images. I would know if he was there on my photoshoot. But he feels he can erase the credits linking myself and the photographer. THEY ARE THERE FOR A REASON. We as artists use Tumblr to share our work. We want our images to be reblogged with links to generate more traffic, new views and help lead new people back to the rest of our work. It is a networking tool.
SexyMoney thinks that WE as artists are crediting ourselves the WRONG way. So he believes it is perfectly fine to delete our links (be it to our tumblr or deviantArt accounts) and replace them with his own links. This is not right. It is not up to him to decide the right way for an artist to credit themselves. This is a terrible disrespect to those of us who created the image he is now trying to use for his own gain. He is not interested in sharing an artist’s hard work with his 28k followers. He does not want to help those people see what we have done and be able to understand who the team was and come back to our pages for more. He wants to keep his followers on his page and reblogging HIS links into Tumblr. How would any of you feel if it was your art in this situation?
I reported him to support@tumblr last night. As I understand the recent Tumblr update has included this behaviour to be against the ToS. I want those of you who follow me to consider this and please NEVER REMOVE THE LINKS added by an artist, ANY artist, when reblogging. Please reblog our work! Reblog it a thousand times! But be respectful when you do so and help us use Tumblr as a networking tool. Help our work reach larger audiences.
Hell. Please reblog THIS to show others that replacing the proper credit with your own is not acceptable and should be reported. Please!
I have also taken a vow to never reblog something that has no credit attached.
I took the same vow when I joined. I also never reblog anything taken outside tumblr. People who post without proper artist credits have no idea what’s involved in creating something. Even all that anonymous porn was created by actual people. The money, time, talent and energy spent on some work boggles the mind. Not only is it disrespectful to post without proper credits, it’s copyright infringement.
Tumblr could do a better job of educating its members and also make it easier for members to flag blogs that flaunt the ToS. I’ve noticed that image credits follow automatically on some blogs when reblogging and not on others. (I add them myself when they don’t.) Not sure if this is a blog theme issue but it would be helpful if credits always followed.
Mmm some food for thought. May have to change my approach to reblogging stuff with no credits.
As to people removing credits I knew that tumblr is a hotbed of image theft and so any images I put out always have a watermark. Alas no amount of complaining (to the perpetrator or tumblr) is going to stop selfish arsehats from removing credits from artists work.
It’s the last thing charcoalstained reblogged before she deleted.
Please dont reblog if there is no attribution. I haven’t been using the Tumblr app lately, but apparently they added a new source link, check it and reblog from it if credits are provided.
Otherwise just don’t reblog it. Or search for the credit yourself, a simple Google Image Search often works. Stop supporting blogs which don’t respect content creators.
don’t you hate it when the guy you want to be friends with only sees you as a romantic interest and you get RomanceZoned
god damn that pesky romancezone
I think the only thing that will keep me taking new photos is the Guest directed self portrait prompts.
So expect a bunch of that while I work my way through them!
Saw this happy lil box of magic on the last day of my trip, so of course I spend 5 minutes photographing and videoing it. #asburypark
"Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity."
".الجيات أحسن من الرايحات
What is coming is better than what is gone."