Ok, so I have decided to create a list of rules. I'm planning on making more stock...body stock of myself and my brother. I would really like to have a set of rules regarding the use of it.
Of course, each individual stock has a few rules in the details...but I'd like to go more in depth.
be a member of deviantART to use my stock.
credit my gallery if using my stock.
let me know that you have used my stock.
If you would like to repost your work anywhere outside
of DA, you MUST
ask permission first.
You may use my stock in deviantART prints. I would like to ask that I receive a copy of the print. It's not much to ask...I'm not asking for any other profit for using my stock...I just like to have a copy of something made with my stock.
Anything I haven't covered? Have a question about anything? Feel free to note me either on this account or My Main Account
. I don't bite, I promise!
You may not use my stock in any corporate contests. This includes deviantART or any other company/business.
Do not repost my stock as your own. Action will be taken.
Rules for Everyone:
be a member of DA! I'd like to know where my stock is being used. It's theft and it isn't
I do ask that you please do something
with my stock. Not just minor changes (hues, blending, etc.).
I ask that my stock is used for non-profit
use unless you have my permission.
Please, please, PLEASE
credit me by adding a link to your deviation details if using all or part of my stock.
You can do this by typing : devstock-ashleyrwatts : or : iconstock-ashleyrwatts : (without the spaces). Please note that this is a requirement of deviantART rules as well as mineFAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
note me or leave a comment on the original stock
to say you've used it. Please do not post a comment on my frontpage. I can't guarantee that I'll see and I won't be able to
Rules for DeviantART Prints:
I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction.
You no longer need to request permission from me to use my stock in a DA prints, you must however remember to ask for prints permission for other sites/personal printing, and you must also credit as per the regular rules.
Rules for Use of Stock OUTSIDE deviantART: ALL
uses outside of deviantART (which include personal sites, photobucket, myspace, FlickR, blogs, any other site besides deviantART) must have my permission first.
Any sites with contests (including deviantART) that run contests that have a potentially commercial end use of the winning artwork can not have entries including my stock. If I find that anyone is entering a piece with my stock in such contests will be told to remove their artwork immediately
The permission for prints is for DAPRINTS USE ONLY
- you must ask my permission first before using my stock in prints anywhere other than deviantART.
Other DA Policies:
Deviantart, its owners, etc DO NOT OWN THE COPYRIGHT TO MY STOCK OR ARTWORK
. As stated in the submission policy here: CLICK
<-- If you have agreed to this policy but have not read it or do not understand it then you NEED to go back and MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND IT!
DEVIANTART STATES REGARDING OWNERSHIP "Artist at all times retains all right, title and interest in and to the Artist Materials provided by Artist hereunder (including, without limitation, the copyrights in and to the Artist Materials), subject to the non-exclusive rights in the licenses granted to deviantART under this Agreement. Artist is free to grant similar rights to others during and after the Term of this Agreement."
Just because not all my stock has a visible copyright watermark does NOT mean that they are not SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS! I GIVE DEVIANTART USERS ONLY permission to download, use, MANIPULATE my stock art but NOT my artwork. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU CAN COPY AND PASTE UNMANIPULATED STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY INTO YOUR OWN WEBSITE! THIS IS COPYRIGHT VIOLATION!
It remains MY option to remove or change or amend any or all of my stock and rules at ANY time.
All Those Little Things I Forgot to Mention: Contacting me:
I did post at one time to only note this account about any inquiries/letting me know you used my stock. But I've realized that I don't log into this account as much as I do my main account. So, with that being said, if it important (such as questions about rules/permission for posting outside DA, etc) you're more than welcome to note me at my main account. Notes stating that you've used my stock please keep here. It's just easier to keep up with that way. Just note me once.
I don't check this account as often as my main account, so it may take longer to comment/fav on your piece or reply to notes. I promise I will/have seen them and will reply/comment/fav ASAP!! Do not tell me to comment.
Please trust that I have seen your piece and will comment/fav when I have the time. Credit, credit, credit!
Sorry, I just can't stress this enough! I don't honestly care how you credit, just credit. If a piece has been brought to my attention that my stock has been used in a piece with no credit, I will
take immediate action.
If you have any questions about anything feel free to note me either here or at my main account
. I don't bite, I promise!