deviantArt Question

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  1. Wolfguard

    Wolfguard Your own personal Jesus.

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    So I was about to upload some of my art on it, and when I got to the "terms" section, the paranoid artist in me kinda took a step back. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but the 1st couple sections left me with the impression THEY were in control of any art I post or decide to take down.

    This can't be right......right?

    Basically, I'd just like to know what the deviants on here think of the site before I take the plunge and post some stuff. Any info will help. Thanks



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  2. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    I haven't used it in a while, but I can honestly say that it's a great site, and literally the only place that I'd think of posting a gallery. Well, maybe on here or ETC in smaller doses, but they're not really art specific so they don't count.

    Then as far as the terms go, just be sure to read everything before you end up agreeing to become part of the next human centipad & you'll be alright. If anything, what you're talking about could easily have to do with the site being able to remove porn that you post or something, just as any site reserves the right to control your content as they wish. Along with that, adding a watermark or even a signature to your work never hurts, and make sure to understand the categories & things before you start uploading. It's also quite a serious website (at least when I used it in the past), so I wouldn't go there expecting to troll or insult people. One of the reasons that It's become so good is because of the lack of such things, so yeah.
     
  3. VaderPrime1

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    I personally believe that deviantART is the #1 place to find and share art. Nothing else comes close. I've been a member for 2 years and I love it. I only recently been uploading my art (but that's because I've just started doing art) and I love it.

    When I signed up I didn't remember seeing anything that stood out to me as them owning what I did, but that they reserved the right to remove stuff that voided copyrights or was against the rules. I went back and read them after I read you post, OP, and I still have the position on it.

    Could you copy and quote what parts stood out to you? Maybe we can help you out some more. :) 
     
  4. Wolfguard

    Wolfguard Your own personal Jesus.

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    Thanks for the posts, guys! Here are the sections I'm referring to:

    Just trying to get a little more clarity with the stuff in bold.
     
  5. koh4711

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    I'm not an expert in legalise, but they have us read enough of this kind of stuff at work, I think I follow.

    The bold section in a) I believe just says if dA removes your work for any reason(terms of service violation, copyright claim, etc.), your agreement with them is void as soon as it's removed.

    In section b), the first part just seems like an overwrought legal way to say, "Your agreement is done when you click the remove button". As far as the second part goes, I think they have the right to use work posted on the site to promote dA, and some of that might go through third party vendors, and they'd then remove your work. The end part seems to refer to offering prints or other things you can sell(dA can't sell your work without permission). In essence, I think it says if the work is removed but someone has already ordered and paid for a print, it won't be removed until that print order is fulfilled.

    Again, I might not be giving full details... but there are industry pros on dA that sell their work on the site, some of which involves copyrighted characters, so I wouldn't worry about it. I bought a print of Miss Martian from Young Justice from one of the show's directors, so I'd think everything's on the up and up.
     
  6. Wolfguard

    Wolfguard Your own personal Jesus.

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    OK cool. As long as I'm still in (relative) control of my stuff, then no worries.

    Thanks again for the replies!
     
  7. VaderPrime1

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    Oh, yeah. As long as your not putting up art that is against the rules of the site then you have control. All they would do is remove it.

    An example would be if someone makes a design for a product and you upload it without the person's permission and say it's yours and that person contacts dA to have them take it down.

    As long as you give credit where credit is due and ask permission (like if your coloring someone else's line art, which is what I do: make sure they've said I can post it before I do) then you should be golden.

    When/if you make an account hit me up and send me a message or something on dA and I'll follow your page. My page is in my sig. ;) 
     
  8. Surge

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    I'm a member of DA but I'm not on there often anymore. Here's a warning though...

    You're gonna see a ton of creepy fan art. Like, half of that site is full of lunatics.
     
  9. CrypticIllusionist

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    And furries...and furry lunatics...and furry lunatic shippers.
    As for the terms of service, yeah, it's been pretty effectively explained by koh4711.
     
  10. VaderPrime1

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    Yeah. I'm an admin for the Cleanformers group and there's a lot of creepy submissions that come in and have to get turned down. I don't understand how some people can come up with and spend time on making that stuff. :lol 
     

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