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Please Credit Properly by taruto Please Credit Properly by taruto
A companion stamp for Artist Rights!

Anyway, we all know crediting is good. It shows appreciation to the original creator, and helps other people locate the source material too.

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How to do it wrong...

"Credit goes to whoever made this."
This statement is 110% disrespectful. You might as well not include a credit if you're too lazy to find the original creator.

"Stock photo credit: Flickr"
Flickr doesn't own people's photos; And not all of it is free stock.

"Credit: Google image search"
The images you find in Google search don't belong to Google! Crediting like this doesn't help anyone.

"Credit: {insert game/movie/book company here}"
These things are not your free resources to play with... Unless the original creator published them AS resources.

"Credit: Anime render gallery/scan site/screenshot site"
These people don't have the authority over intellectual property rights just because they scanned/cut-out/cropped/collected the images. Seek permission and credit the ORIGINAL source.

"I don't know who originally made this, but if you want it removed, tell me."
Actually, if you had asked beforehand, you might not have to worry about them wanting the work removed. And if you liked it so much in the first place, you should show appreciation to the original owner by seeking them out and getting their permission. You'd want the same for yourself... Right?

FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
(Short answer: No.)

Updated: 30/April/2012
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:iconsailorvelvet:
SailorVelvet Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Galactivon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Definitely using this in my descriptions now
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Aggie-tan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Using~
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:iconbirdsistersstock:
BirdsistersStock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   Photographer
I might just use this under every single one of my stock pics from now on.... this is really great!
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artbymba Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I have linked back to your stamp and quoted you in my article:
Copyright? Stock? Art Theft? Don't Panic.
:heart:
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:icontaruto:
taruto Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for letting me know.

And thanks for the informative article. :D
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:iconartbymba:
artbymba Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course. You're welcome. :)
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:iconkaiyastock:
KaiyaStock Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm using this on my profile page. Hope that's okay :)
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:iconstagetechyart:
StagetechyArt Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
o-o I will be useing this for  stuff I need to be posting in the future XD. 
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:icontris-marie:
Tris-Marie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
used in my journal thanks :D
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:iconinvisiblejune:
InvisibleJune Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this (:
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:iconhoostin1:
Hoostin1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   General Artist
Thanks :beer::D
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:iconanonycat:
Anonycat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful stamp indeed.
Have a fave and a llama badge.
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:icontaruto:
taruto Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Gwiazdkax3 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, use it on my page :)
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:iconsunny-x-ray:
Sunny-X-Ray Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Simple and useful. Thank you. ^^
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:icondjmadamenoir:
DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Is it all right if I use this stamp in my group's rules? [link]
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:icontaruto:
taruto Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
By all means, please do! :)
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Must fave for me. Most of people who use my stock are not able to credit me as I wish, both with my account and the image itself. :iconfacepalmplz: After I remind them a small percent still refuses and sees it as unnecessary. :/ It's really disrespectful.

Is there also a PLZ account for this? I don't have a sub.
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:icontaruto:
taruto Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your comment. :D

There is not plz account for this stamp. You can make one if you wish.
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pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No need to, as I found. Pictures work even without subs in journals.
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe I will.
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:icon1000yearseternalmaze:
Is it enough to mention the artist`s name?
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:iconpralinkova-princezna:
pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always see the rules of the person whose image you are using. Some have stricter rules than others. You should always follow them all if you want to use their pic.
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:icontaruto:
taruto Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's a name everyone knows (eg. Disney) I don't see the harm - Otherwise it helps the artist when you inform them... and it helps the viewer when you provide a proper source.
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ldymech Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used this in my journal.
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Green-Roc Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this stamp, I quoted you on a comment. I won't name where I put the comment (but if you, taruto, want to know, please send me a note, keep it outta public eye).
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:iconquaddles:
quaddles Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant stamp - I`ll show it in my next journal
Would it be okay to use at top of my rules?
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:icontaruto:
taruto Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. :)
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:iconshoofly58:
Shoofly58 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Can I use this stamp AND your description in my main journal? It's PERFECT!
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:icontaruto:
taruto Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you may. :D
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:iconshoofly58:
Shoofly58 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's done and I credited you in the journal. It will stay there forever ;) Thanks again!
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Shoofly58 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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snurkmaiden Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i admit i get lazy sometimes with things like well known cartoons n that, but if i'm using a base by another artist i always give credit n try n link back, it actually really peeves me when people don't do that, especially when it's obvious
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:icontaruto:
taruto Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, for those types of things, it shouldn't be a big deal, because we all know who the original creators are.

However, deviantART's policies state that you must have written permission for anything that is not your original creation.

FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
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coolbeans234 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for it. I :+fav:'ed it.
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:iconvoidvenom:
voidvenom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
People probably just go for the easy way out and cite whatever they want.
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