**Before I go into any detail, please note this is just me speaking my opinion on the subject, as some are probably wrongly based, but that's how I view it based on my experiences with it. I am sorry if I come across as heinously rude or offensive, when I am TRYING not to, but sometimes I can get very worn down by this, and it will cause me to go into a full blown angry rant over it. If you are easily offended or angered by certain subjects in this journal that you find unsuitable, then please do direct yourself to another page, because this is simply me letting my rage towards the subject out, as it needs to be done.**
So uh... yeah. Title is what my journal implies. Art theft. The battle between copyrights, trying to sue everyone for everything they have, and waste their breath and time. Literally. THAT'S THE POINT OF IT.
So yeah, I get there are legit cases here and there about copyrights, but nowadays there are some of the most goddamn ridiculous cases ever, that it makes me lose more faith in humanity than I should. Really. It's fucking stupid. There are pictures that legit have copyright codes in the motherfucking description, ARE claimed copyrighted, HAVE the symbol, they went through the filing, everything.
But now... NOW... it's been a few years where there's been the most stupid reasons to bitch, scream, cry, and shout all in the name of "YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO USE THAT ON THIS SITE CUZ BLAH BLAH BLAH I WANT IT ON THIS ONE SITE ONLY!!!" Then uh... why'd ya upload it here? Nigga, Deviantart is the most NOTORIOUS site that search engines get pictures off of. If it fucking gets stolen, really now, whose fault is it? It was put on fucking dA man. You put it there. Learn to protect it better. And don't get me started on the whole "but I have it copyrighted, I put the (c) on there!"
Tough titty. That's not enough nowadays. Get a legit copyright filing. As in, SIGN SOME FUCKING PAPERS TO GET THE BITCH GOVERNMENT NOTIFIED AND COPYRIGHTED. SIMPLE AS THAT. MIGHT GET A FEE, BUT IT'S DONE THAT WAY. And that way when you're suing that person, you have LEGIT proof that it was indeed properly copyrighted, and you WOULD get the money and the other would get punished. If you go in that court room without proof, you know what's gonna happen? Those judges are gonna fuckin' LAUGH right in your face and tell you to get the fuck out.
How do I know this? Let's just say I've been caught in the middle of a couple art theft shitstorms, and I had to actually had to help deal with it on a chat site, before I quit. I actually used to be a mod on that chat site, but I quit my mod job for my own reasons.
The shit, I cannot take it. It was beyond... fucking... BEYOND FUCKING STUPID! There are these goddamn furries on dA that mostly belong to certain sites (not naming names), and they don't have a legit copyright, AND SOME OF THEM DON'T EVEN FUCKING HAVE A NOTIFICATION IN THE DAMN DESCRIPTION SAYING "Please only use for (insert preferred (chat) site here), thanks"
LIKE SERIOUSLY. It just doesn't even say shit in the description. Most of the time, it's fucking NOTHING. Oh but then there's the ever so lovely moments when those are changed to specific requirements. Oh. Okay. I didn't know that a FUCKING FREEBIE nowadays can no longer be used on another site, WHEN YOU SAID PLAIN AND FUCKING CLEARLY, THAT IT WAS FREE! YOU DIDN'T LIST WHERE, OR WHAT. YOU JUST SAID IT WAS FREE. OH, BUT NOW YOU WANNA CHANGE IT? THAT'S GRADE A DICKERY RIGHT THERE!
And that is why I just give up on furries completely. Mostly anime shit too.
And so that's why I just draw or make my own shit, cuz fuck it. Fuck all of it and the stupid ass crap about copyrights. It's hectic, and it's just not worth it at all, nor should it really be worth my time. If I saw somebody going around with a picture I made, to be honest, I wouldn't really fucking care. I'd actually feel kinda flattered. Like for fucking once, somebody actually liked it enough to use it. If it dealt with an OC, then I would understand, unless I had stated that it was completely free. Most to all of the time, my pictures are automatically free. Yeah, call me ignorant. Call me lame. Call me stupid. Again, I don't care. Maybe I might be, who knows. Not everyone's perfect. That's for a goddamn fact, and if you actually think it works like that, I'm almost worried for you. No. Really. I almost am. Because you're gonna have a fucking rough life down the road with that logic.
I am actually so damn tired of this shit, that it makes me want to quit art in general, and tell whoever and everyone who is included in on the conversation regarding it to shut the fuck up, do some actual damn research, and then come complain to me if they think I'm still wrong after a day or two. I try to build a tolerance to it, but it wears down fast when the stupidity meter rises. And that is most of the goddamn time, so I tend to ignore it, or grow completely careless. Now don't get me wrong. Like I said up top, there ARE legit cases of it. There are people who do a decent job of watermarking, and showing it in the description or the picture that it is in fact copyrighted, and even state so. So THOSE people, I applaud them for it.
And that's what I think of the shit. Argh, long ass rant. So if you just skipped all the way down because you were too lazy to read, I should probably just flash you my ass, so you'd scroll back up.
Lol as if I'd ever do that.