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Stock Copyright - Shutterstock, iStock vs. DAFirst and foremost, I am not a lawyer. This journal contains my personal understanding of copyright law, terms and conditions for the mentioned websites as it relates to the stock and the artistic community here on DeviantArt (DA).Stock Copyright - Shutterstock, iStock vs. DA by kirilee
However, please feel free to share this journal.
Recently, one of DA’s most active and respected stock users came under fire for using off site (meaning outside DA) stocks in her work. As a “stocker”, I was surprised to hear of this - It was my understanding that this was common practice for artists to do.
It prompted me to look into the matter and dust off the little bit of arts law I studied whilst doing my post grad in Arts Management. (And I will save you the definition of IP law and the fact that copyright stays in effect for about 150 years, give or take a few. If you want to read a bit more about the basics in easy to und
Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt02This is Part 2 of Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide. It is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add (maybe you have an example from your own gallery I could insert - pretty please?), feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much Any other comments are of course welcome as well. I hope this helps at least someProviding Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt02 by kuschelirmel-stock
>>What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction incl. Note on Copyright
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera | Post-processing images [you are reading it]
Part 03: Stock Rules incl. Where t
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It is important to remember that the members who contribute their wonderful stock and resources here are contributing their work from the goodness of their heart.
Therefore it is important that we abide by some rules and respect them.
The majority of stockers on DA have their own sets of rules posted on their pages so:
1. READ THEIR STOCK RULES BEFORE USING THEIR STOCK.
2. FOLLOW THEIR RULES IN A RESPECTFUL MANNER.
3. ALWAYS CREDIT THE STOCKER OF WHOS STOCK YOU HAVE USED (including WIP's and close-ups)Include a link to either their profile or the stock image used.
4. Let the stocker know about the piece you have created, they would probably love to see and fave it.
5. Please submit your stock into the correct folder.
So have fun with it and create some art!!