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11 August 2006 @ 12:45 am
So soon throned, so soon de-throned... or something. I've been suspended for two week from Y!Gal because... um... I've managed to violate #6b of the terms of service. Which basically means someone found traces of someone else's artwork in mine. o.O;

More specifically:
# Traces of others' works (such as manga or anime screenshots), or art using portions of other artists' works (such as game sprites, official art, and doll makers) without the original creator's permission are not allowed anywhere on the site. You must post the following on all works for which you have permission to use the source material:

1. The original artist's name
2. Contact information for the original artist (if the artist requests anonymity, you are responsible for ensuring that anyone wishing to contact them is still able to do so; you must still also be able to provide contact information to any site moderator upon request)
3. The original artist's copyright
4. A link to the original source

Durr.... okay... this being the artwork in question. Erm. Does it count as plagiarism if I sketch stuff from an official photo? @.@; I sit in confusion and ponder what exactly I've done wrong as I've posted stuff like this before and they didn't get the axe. o.O;

Anyway. I am not feeling well tonight, but the whole y!gal thing has gotten me confused and I just want to draw more. And post fanfic, but I feel too lazy to. ^_^; Oh right, and... pictures.

Mana got finished after about a year and a day. Jun... um... yeah, let's just forget that I ever tried to draw and color a smiling Jun. :( I clearly suck too much at it to make it look anywhere near what it's supposed to look like.
(Anonymous) on August 11th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
Drawing from a photograph or artwork that falls under copyright laws and is not in the public domain is a violation of copyright under law. Public websites tend to crack down on copyright violations so they don't get sued for promoting the breaking of copyright (this is especially true for art, since there is the potential to make profit from said copyright violation).

In short, if you didn't take the photo yourself or get it from a website that specifically offers images that it states are not subject to copyright law, it's a violation.
Sarahstarbuck on August 11th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
Ooh, what a neat annonymous poster!

I'm really shocked you can't draw from a photo... I guess as long as you say it's a photo, but does that mean you have to know who took it and give him credit? because that might be hard...
Stephanie: yuki feelin' groovymirroredsakura on August 12th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
One would think fanart as a whole would break copyright violations then, wouldn't it? @.@; Meh, whatever. ^_^
Sarahstarbuck on August 12th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't really see where the line is then, since all fanart is drawing from someone elses work, even if it's just mentally (and not with a picture in front of it)... weird
myriadofcolour on August 13th, 2006 08:16 am (UTC)
that is highly confusing
Stephaniemirroredsakura on August 13th, 2006 07:38 pm (UTC)
It seemed inevitable. ;p Well, what can I do? ^_^