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Bandstand by EveLivesey
path and sky by Meltys-stockthe old jewish cemetery 39 by Meltys-stock
Cold Moon by CAStock
Lormet-Architecture-0160 by Lormet-ImagesLormet-Cave-0043sml by Lormet-Images
Panama Canal Huatulco Mexico 02 by FairieGoodMother
Road 014 by ISOStockMallorca 222 by ISOStock
Mountain 326 - fantastic view from the top by Momotte2stocks
Sunset at sea by A68StockCastlerigg stone circle stock by A68Stock
By The Sea 2 Cindysart-stock by CindysArt-Stock
Holywell Cemetery 42 by LadyxBoleynOxford 2014 32 by LadyxBoleyn
Abandoned Dock at Sunrise closeup by MogieG123
White Island 6 by raindroppeGeothermal Area 25 by raindroppe

Note About llama's: Please stop trying to give them to me. Everytime I try to return the favor DA logs me out of the website, which is caused by their coding and their use of third part javascript and cookies. Thus, I will no longer give llama badges to anyone.

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:iconkirilee:kirilee Journal about Copyrights and Stock - 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).
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


US Government Copyright Laws-  www.copyright.gov/circs/circ14…  & www.copyright.gov/
As per US government Copyrights Derivative and compilations including my Work are Copyrightable by the creator of the derivative or compilation because "the resulting work as a whole constitutes a new work." Please government document on Derivative and Compiled artworks: "Copyright in Derivative Works and Compilations" from the United States Copyright Offices.

Journal Post on Copyright laws with DA faqs: Copyrights: What You Should KNowI repeatedly get people that tell me I respect artist and know art etiquette then say unless I am using Open Source Public Domain like Google. Well Heads Up: Images there are NOT Public Domain! They just do not make it obvious unless you hunt for their own policy which I have done for you! I would like to see a day when all new artists are taught real respect for all artists. Yes, long ago in many countries around the world copying other artwork was not only acceptable but encouraged for learning. However, today most images can be viewed without copying on public sites and there are many good books that can be bought or checked out from libraries that teach how to create art. Therefore there is no longer a need to copy someones work. Furthermore, using work to create derivatives like photo manipulations still follow copyright laws and rules. It is so easy these days to contact an artist including photographer to ask permission for using their work for creating derivatives. Respect mean

For those that question my watermarks and copyright notices, I want to explain two simple things. Many of my stock providers disallow commercial work and ask for licensing fees if their work is used in commercial work. Secondly, I do not sell my own work thus I believe it is unfair for others to make a profit of my work that involves the time to blend colors, saturation, tones, light & shadows, create and add textures as well other techniques to create my artwork. Please respect my work, process, and all stock providers by not using my work for your own endeavors. Thank You.

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maxlake2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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Thanks so much for the new :+fav:s, dear!
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Thanks for adding Miss Charlotte to your collection!
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:+fav: Thank you ! Have a good weekend :happybounce:
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