I encourage EVERY ARTIST worth his/her salt to visit this thread on this forum:
and protest the theft and reposting of Japanese Fanart.
I've tried PM-ing the Moderators, the owners, I treid being professional, calm and diplomatic and have been asking them respectfully for DAYS to remove/lock this thread.
I was Siting sources like
pointing out intellecutual property and that JUST BECAUSE IT IS ON THE WEB DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO TAKE IT AND POST IT ON FORUMS!
THIS is what I was told:
I won't go into enforcing any laws because this could simply backfire with trolls stating that the torrents posted on Tosho are essentially the same thing (yes, I know it's not but that's me, not them) and seeing how persistant some people can be, could escalate to crap posting if worst comes to worst. Don't you just hate politics Razz? 4chan ( www.4chan.org ) is arguably worse than us anyway seeing as it's literally 2chan and the art portion of these forums aren't exactly booming with activity yet anyway.
Oh yes, about trolls, please ignore them. They get bored if their post doesn't provoke a response.
I responded with: So... it's okay to steal art just so you don't have to listen to the TROLLS bitch?
Um excuse me?
What sort of an excuse is THAT? You've already agreed with me these same 4 posters are all rude, obnoxious, insulting fanboys. SO why the hell would you care about THEM getting upset over posting STOLEN FANART? That does not make sense.
These same posters have run away every legitimate artist on that board by insulting every peice of art posted with horrible flames.
The admin of this site are letting theses flamers rule the board and now with stealing fanart I've had the provierbial straw that broke the camel's back meltdown.
You are robbing fanartists of not only their feedback, but you have taken something without their knowledge and are posting it without giving credit or obtaining permission. While INSULTING artists who post their own hard work.
In my arguments I also pointed out not only legalities, but this website I support:
Online Fanart Protection:
SHOWING THEM how the Japanese DO NOT WANT this done to their artwork.
I got basically told to shut and to stop being a whiney bitch as witnessed above. I can take a hint. And now I'm fighting mad.
Now, I'm so mad and I'm resorting to the lynch mob tactics. If reasonable please and begging and legal schmegal won't work... maybe a truck load of livid artist's WILL make the difference.
We fellow Artist's need to band together and show a united front so fucktards like this stop taking our art!
Please voice a protest in the thread and maybe if more people than just me point out that this is WRONG and ILLEGAL that thread will get locked and art will stop being stolen at least on THAT FORUM.
I'm so pissed.
It's time to let artists protect themselves and gave a voice.