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It has come to my notice that a lot of this artist’s work is being reposted here on tumblr. Above is part of the artist’s profile on her pixiv that she updated in September (2014). Some translations below:
Red Underline: 【I DO NOT ALLOW REPOSTING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. THIS INCLUDES ANYTHING FROM TWITTER HEADERS AND ICONS.】
Blue Underline: She’s recently added a warning in English that specifies that she does NOT want her artwork to be posted on websites INCLUDING TUMBLR.
Yellow Underline: ※Recently I have been receiving messages asking “Did you give this person permission to repost?”, but I have not given anyone permission to repost anything whatsoever.
(In red: her sites / accounts and the name she goes by).
She is one of the most famous Kuroko no Basuke and Haikyuu!! artist / doujinka, I’m sure you have seen her wonderful artworks before. What bothers me is that despite the fact that she mentions (IN ENGLISH) that she does not want her works to be reposted, I’m seeing them everywhere here on tumblr.
I’ve seen her works translated and posted here, including full doujins, posts claiming that they’ve received permission to share her artwork when she clearly mentions that she has never given permission before, and so on. It’s really starting to get out of hand.
Things that we can do:
Do not repost her or any artwork without permission. If the artist didn’t provide you direct permission to share their artwork, credited or not, it’s considered stealing. (Unless they specifically say somewhere that they are okay with it.)
Do not reblog the artist’s work. Show love by Retweeting their art and bookmarking her work on pixiv instead! If the reposters don’t get attention, they’ll most-likely stop. Plus seeing your work reposted with thousands of notes is heartbreaking.
If you see someone reblog their repost / reblog artwork KINDLY ask them to delete the post. KINDLY. A lot of people simply aren’t aware of which artists gives permission to repost and being rude will make them defensive.
I know this might be asking for a lot, but please reblog this post if you care for artists and your followers. A lot of people are respectful but aren’t aware that this artist does not allow her art to be reposted. If this post prevents even one person from reblogging or reposting her art, it might start making a difference.