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Journal Entry: Fri May 2, 2014, 4:03 PM


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Aishishi Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BTW here's a different journal entry regarding this topic, that might be interesting for you:…

There's also a link included to DAs reaction to this topic and as others already mentioned: They're not claiming the copyright of your work. It's all a big rumor.
KoiCos Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow wat wow thanks to god I'm using more fb, tumblr and worldcosplay
Shmuberry Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure where you gathered that information but reading the terms and conditions on…, that artists keep the right to their work, and that's the important part. DA has the right to distribute your work that is under the current license but anything that isn't, they require consent. So you're not wrong but you're not right either. 

Articles I'm referring are.
3. License To Use Artist Materials. As and when Artist Materials are uploaded to the deviantART Site(s), Artist grants to deviantART a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to do the following things during the Term:
    b) to display, copy, reproduce, exhibit, publicly perform, broadcast, rebroadcast, transmit, retransmit, distribute through any electronic means (including analog and digital) or other means, and electronically or otherwise publish any or all of the Artist Materials, including any part of them, and to include them in compilations for publication, by any and all means and media now known or not yet known or invented ;

^ in short, "we can share your work. "

5. Limitation Of Rights The rights and licenses granted to deviantART under sections 3 and 4 of this Agreement require deviantART to obtain Artist consent before deviantART makes any commercial agreement with anyone else to separately buy, license, re-sell or re-publish or commercially use any Artist Materials not in association with deviantART but as an individual work of art or as a group of works from a single Artist in isolation from any other works. No additional consent is required for any other licensed uses under this Agreement of Artist Materials either as part of the deviantART Site(s) or in connection with the distribution of content groups from the deviantART Site(s) and/or for uses of the Artist Materials made at the discretion of a visitor to the deviantART Site(s) or other users under agreements with deviantART. deviantART will contact Artist in writing about any individual commercial uses of Artist Materials instigated by deviantART.

Kuroshii Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter… Der letzte Beitrag zu dem Post auf der Seite erklärt die Situation und zeigt, dass es NICHT so ist. Auch deviantART MUSS den Künstler immer fragen, bevor sie irgendwas verkaufen/für kommerzielle wecke benutzen dürfen.
barkingbeagle Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Wasserzeichen, 72dpi und max 500pixelx500pixel
Aishishi Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately it tells me the page doesn't exist anymore.
Anyway I've heard about this thing already but I'm rather unsure if it's really true. Actually I've never read through the terms myself but it's hard to believe a big community like this would use such cheap tricks to get some extra money.
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