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deltaink:

That’s not cool Tumblr.

no

Reblogging just in case this is true. I’ll get it off my blog here later, but for now….

Yeah if this is true… I’m just leaving this here and may or not remove all art.

TIME TO READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CHANGES.

what

Bleh

Oh yeah. It’s true.

What makes this even more of a shitshow though? Well, if you don’t feel like digging through all the legalese to find this section, I’ve done it for you. This is what it says as of 2014-01-25, 19:53 PST:

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Read that. Read all of it. Not just the legalese in white. Not just the “skimmer-friendly” version in gray. Read both and notice how they technically, for all legal purposes, say the same things…yet completely contradict one another from any practical standpoint. The gray boxes are all nice and friendly. The legalese is basically a great big ol’ FUCK YOU.

So yeah, signal boost the hell out of this.

so anyone know what we should do if this goes through?

lmao im going to shit on someone i hate this

SIGN THE PETITION

uh. therainbowgorilla you may want to be careful about this.

I’m going to FUCKING SCREAM this is the same fucking reason I left fucking deviantart

staff I demand you fucking explain yourself. how fucking dare you

I’m sick of this fucking shit there’s no fucking safe place for my art fucking anywhere

to anyone thinking it’s not a big deal and probably nothing will come of it: after 9/11 AOL collected chat sessions of their users discussing the tragedy. It all went into a book that sold quite well and the users didn’t see any of those profits

Ok:

1) You can’t create content and post it to tumblr w/o it automatically becoming copyright protected. Thanks to the Berne Convention as soon as any work is “fixed” (so recorded in some sort of physical medium) copyright is granted to the author. The act of writing something in the post creation box satisfies the requirements of fixing a work.

2) If you’d actually read the terms of service it specifically mentions:

The reference in this license to “creat[ing] derivative works” is not intended to give Tumblr a right to make substantive editorial changes or derivations, but does, for example, enable reblogging, which allows Tumblr Subscribers to redistribute Subscriber Content from one Tumblr blog to another in a manner that allows them to add their own text or other Content before or after your Subscriber Content.

There is also a part after this that allows third parties to syndicate tumblr content for which reasonable examples are given.

So yeah, less freaking out and more reading please.

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greatwhiteprivilege:

stop taking pictures of people in public without their consent…. you’re creepy and i hope they realize what you’re doing and smash your phone

Guess what, in a public place, with no expectation of privacy, they have every right to take that photo as long as it doesn’t reveal private information or paint someone in a false light. It’s actually a first amendment right

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deoxyribonucleosis:

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Only anger will keep you strong.: ((PSA FOR ROLEPLAYERS USING OTHER PEOPLE’S ART IN THEIR POSTS))

mirage-and-vellum:

(( Sometimes I see Tumblr Roleplayers peppering their posts with 100×100 px icons which are, more often than not, re-purposed fanart belonging to another individual.

I wish to address this and how it is wrong, so if you would please give me a few moments of your time, I…

((I will say this and only this: Could not the same argument be made every time you post a GIF or a picture from a licensed work? I agree that artwork should only be used with permission, but I just want it put in perspective.))

((While the previous one makes a really good point, the post above makes a pretty valid point too. Might as well credit Square Enix for every icon taken from official work, aye?

But you don’t see anyone doing that, do you?

Not trying to justify art theft here, but just trying to make a point.

Just credit where credit is due, aye?))

Unfortunately, that’s a pretty wide gap in perspective.

Yes, technically and ideally, that may be true, though I don’t personally know the legality of these things when it comes to spreading official/commercial works.

If we want to nitpick then yes, it would be best to credit official sources too, even if those should be otherwise obvious. But it does not invalidate the previous point, and it’s quite honestly something that’s just not going to happen in any widespread manner.

But someone’s personal — and in most (though certainly not all) cases, not commercial or professional — artwork is a rather different matter. This isn’t something produced of industry, and it’s something that deserves the recognition and credit toward its maker.

There’s no difference, unless the person has given you authorization to redistribute it, then you’re committing copyright infringement, (not thievery) and are technically in violation of the ToS.