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Attention please also read: Submission Guidelines & Fantasy Criteria
Stocks and Resources
Stocks and resources is artwork created by an artist with the intent to share them with others to use in the creation of their artwork.
These resources include things such as but not limited to:
Stock Photos, Clip Art, Pre-made Backgrounds, Application Resources, Brushes, Presets, etc.
We have a list of Credit Guidelines here at #Realm-of-Fantasy
This is to protect all artists involved.
We do not condone Copyright Infringement, and will do our best to protect artists and their artwork from any such actions.
We also want all Stock and Resources artists to receive credit were credit is due for all of their hard work.
If it is found that there is a blatant intentional Copyright Infringement issue we will report it to deviantART Staff,
and to the original artist whose rights have been infringed upon.
All Submissions must follow all deviantART's Terms of Service.
You must have permission from the original creator first in order to use or alter their work.
If you do not have permission to use it, then it is considered Copyright Infringement. No Exceptions.
If you want to use a resource created by someone else; it must be a valid resource artist that you can credit.
Google Image Searches and Wallpaper sights do not count as a valid resource.
All resources used must be credited, no exceptions.
We require credit for all resources in order for your submission to be accepted into this groups gallery.
Even if the photo or resource used is your own, you must state it as such.
If we see a photo or resource used with no credit we have no way to validate its source.
If you used your own photos, resources or purchased content in your work; please state this in your Artists Comments on your piece. Because if credits are not present, even if you were the creator or the resources are purchased, the submission will get put in review.
We do not acknowledge Fair Use.
We strongly believe in not only in Copyright Laws, but above all protecting the integrity of all Artists work.
So if the artwork was not intended to be used by others as a resource, and you did not gain permission from the original artist to use or alter it, then we will not accept it. Using artwork created before Copyright laws, or expired copyright protection is not accepted here.
We do not accept the use or alteration of artwork created before Copyright Protection laws were established.
Some artists never intended for their work to be used or altered. And since there is no way to verify that fact with any artists that pre-date Copyright Protection Laws, we do not accept any such artwork as a resource.
You can not use photos/artwork/wallpapers you found off the internet that are not intended for stock/resource use and use it in your work.
That is considered Copyright Infringement. Even if you credit a piece, you still must have permission to use it. This means no Google Image Search, Wallpaper Sites, etc. This also applies to Literature submissions in which use a visual thumbnail as well.
No screen shots. No Game Mod shots.
Examples: Films, Games, Screen Captures etc. No Exceptions
We will not accept any submissions in which it appears a persons artwork, photo or screen short has been painted over by another in order to pass it off as your own. Using artwork as a reference is fine, but painting over it is not.
We have trained Moderators using applications which can discover paintovers with a very high success rate.
Fan Art and Fan Fiction must credit the original sources.
The title of the Source material and the name of the Character if applicable must be stated in the artists comments.
1)"Spiderman" and all names of characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks of Marvel Inc.
2)"Darth Vader" and all names and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof are Trademarks of Lucasfilm LTD
3)"Batman" and all other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
4)"Wolverine" (c) Marvel
If a Registered Trademark Logo is not yours, do not use it.
For various legal reasons we will not accept any artwork that you submit that has another artist or companies registered trademark logo.
Marvel, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft, Mass Effect, etc.
If any of these Credit Guidelines are violated, the submission will be placed in review.
Group Moderators will contact you regarding the issue.
If the issue is not resolved, or if it is found that it is a copyright violation, the submission will be declined.
If the resource used is purchased material with sole rights to use such material explicitly given by the creator/merchant, we would like for you to credit it as such.
"Background: Purchased stock"
Lack of proper Credit and Links provided of the original Artist and Resources used is the #1 cause of delays daily in our Group Submission process. When we observe possible uncredited Resources use in a Group submission, we send out a correspondence message to the artist requesting Credit and links, and must often wait for a response.
Each submission placed in review due to credit issues costs time. It costs us time, and it costs you time.
And this takes time away from processing other members submissions.
So everyone suffers, even the members not directly involved.
Due to the large amount of submissions which are containing other peoples work without permission, credit and/or links given; we have had to establish these Credit Guidelines in response. Keep in mind that any such infringements also reflect upon us as a Group, and therefor we share in the responsibility when any such infractions occur. Our Group standpoint and Guidelines in regards to this issue are very clear:
If you did not make it; you must get permission to use/alter it from the original artist/company, give credit and provide a link to the piece used. If you do not have permission to use it, then it is Considered Copyright Infringement. No Exceptions
You must provide Credit to each creator of the resources used, along with links to every resource used, regardless of where you got the resource. Not just links to the site where you got the resource, but a link to the resources themselves. No Exceptions
If you can not remember, find or provide the original credits and links, then we ask that you do not submit that piece to our Group. This is not just limited site wide to deviantART, this is world wide. Regardless of where your source is from you must provide all credits and links for your work to be submitted into our Group Galleries. This goes for all mediums.
Our staff screen each piece to make sure all artists rights are protected. We as staff communicate with one another and check each piece and their contents, as well as all credits and links. We investigate and research each piece, and are now in the process of doubling our efforts due to the increasing amounts of uncredited Resources and/or use of Copyright Protected Material used.
If you see a submission in our group gallery that contains uncredited stock.resource or copyright protected work, contact us via Group note titled "Stock Issue" or "Copyright Issue". Do not contact us leaving a public message on our front page. We will keep all tips confidential and anonymous.
Please also refer to our Submission Guidelines for all rules about submissions in our Group: [link]
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #557: Can I submit art which I have made using a "base" (or line art) created by someone else?
Why credit and notify?Hi all,
It's your friendly neighborhood Photomanipulation and Stock & Resources CVs here, eager to tell you about a problem that has become increasingly common not only in the photomanipulation community, but also in other communities throughout dA. The problem is that people are neglecting to credit AND notify stock providers that they have used their materials.
What is the overall rule and guidance about crediting your stock?
If you want to use other people's resources (including but not limited to stock photographs, brushes, and presets), dA requires that you exactly follow the rules of usage that those individuals lay out in their license or stock rules. That invariably means that you must CREDIT them with a link to their homepage at least, and NOTIFY the providers by sending them a link to your deviation, preferrably by note. Some providers require a direct link to the exact image or resource t
How and Why You Should Credit Your Stock ProvidersHiya Darlings,
Today I am going to tackle a subject that all photo manipulation artists should pay attention to. (Yes, this means you!) It is my hope that this article will save you the headache and trouble of getting a submission declined, having to delete your work, or worse; be sued by someone because of it.
Why Properly Crediting Stock Is Important
All artists know that the secret to a great manip is finding stock that is just right for the theme you are trying to convey. On there are literally thousands of fantastic high quality images that are absolutely free. Some of these images are even created by and featuring professional models and photographers. You could pay a lot of money for the rights to use the type of stock resources in your art that are found here free of charge. This is part of why is unique and an amazing place for artists to frequent.
You’ll find that a lot of art groups, including :iconmani
PE S&R Sourcing Your ResourcesSourcing Your Resources
You may think that the creation and sharing of stock and resources is a no brainer. Clearly however its not, and there are a growing number of deviants who for some reason or another seem to not be able to grasp the basic principles.
As the last article we will be launching for Stock & Resources Project Educate week, we are going to attempt to lay it out for you in clear and easy to understand terms.
What YOU own
The gallery details for stock and resources read:
Gallery Info: Resources & Stock Images
Resources submitted by deviants for others to use in their own works and/or learn from.
Gallery Info: Stock Images
Stock Photography which the provider has granted a licence for incorporation into other Deviant artists work.
By submitting work into the stock and resources galleries, be they a photograph of your cat, a pack of brushes you have created, a texture you have developed, or a tutorial you've spent weeks resea
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