Don't you guys just love reposters? Especially those who don't think you deserve to be credited?
Especially those who are like 'wow you should be happy that I'm even showing your art on my page stop being a bitch about it and deal with it because this is the internet' yada yada?
A friend showed me this Facebook fanpage of Eren. The admin not only reposts art without permission, but also had the nerve to condone rape.
I tried talking to them and this is what they said:
"Yes, most of the things I post are all from my own news feed. I’m honestly very busy and I don’t have the time for looking up the original artist. I’ll post whatever content I wish to, I’ll give a ’ credit to artist’ but that’s the best I can do, other than that just eat it. I don’t care if your mad or your friends making a rant. I hate artists like that, who get mad over someone posting their art. I didn’t steal it, I didn’t claim it as mine.
I don’t really want to sound rude, but I probably am.”
They reposted three of my art works and even several more of my friends' so yeah, we tried talking to them. Deletion is not an option, they said, when I asked my pieces to be taken down. And no, they don't have the time to give credit, not when they have seven pages to run and when their computer barely works.
AND YET they still find the time to continue on reposting anyway. On mobile. Does it hurt so much to backsearch on Google? All you have to do is drag the damn image onto the search engine and let Google find the source for you.
And then they have this artist friend who came to their rescue, posting this on the page:
"To those of you making my friend here feel like shit, Do you seriously not comprehend that this happens to every artist who decides to post their art on the internet? Even myself, who draws, has had my art re-posted and stolen. You know what, I don’t care about reposts. It makes me feel admired, even if they don’t ask for permission. Guess what, it’s the internet, it happens. Get over it. When you post something to the internet, you’re allowing people to admire your artwork as well as share it. It’s simply no different than if you were to share something on Tumblr. What’s really /disgusting/ and /rude/ as you’ve called my friend, is that these people have to make you feel like a piece of dirt on their shoes for trying to show everyone their gorgeous art. If they don’t like it, well then it shouldn’t be on the internet. It’s not as if they are claiming that they drew it, therefore there should be absolutely no problems what so ever. Period. It’s inexcusable. For someone to put their art out there for everyone to see and then criticize someone for sharing their artwork. Especially if there is no ill-intent. He is now giving credit when he shouldn’t have to because, as stated, he wasn’t claiming it to begin with. Every one of you harassing Eren should feel ashamed of yourselves, sending him hate-mail and posting rude atrocities on his wall. Go ahead and send me hate mail, I’ll be able to have a comeback for nearly everything you say as an artist and I can sympathize, but not with this kind of ill-mannered backlash. Thanks~ Feel free to hate on my page as well. And guess what, I didn’t credit the author to the doujinshi I posted. Oops"
Get over it
Get over it they said
He is now giving credit when he shouldn’t have to, they said
Wow bruh. Wow. Just wow. I don't care if you're an artist yourself but you know what? We deserve to claim the rights to our own work. Why? Because we, oh I dunno, fucking drew them? Ourselves? Yeah? Does the concept of intellectual property and copyright confuse you? Nice.
What you're doing is selfish and illegal. Receiving feedback and having our art shared all over the internet mean nothing if we don't get the credit that's rightfully ours...especially when they have been reposted without our permission.
I hope one day karma comes biting you in the ass. Until then, I'll prolly just continue on seething in this corner because Facebook is a wonderful website whose first suggestion when you want to report a page is to talk to the admin.
Honestly, I'm far too sick to be talking to a brick wall right now.