It seems as though every day I am coming across my stock (sometimes art) on other sites. I am not totally naive - I know this is always going to happen, but it is still so disheartening.
I am also an active tumblr user, and this also happens to be the place where I see most of my stock being edited and uploaded without any permission or credits. I have filed so many reports it is becoming a chore.
It is not only my own - I recognise art and stock from dA on tumblr all the time but it is impossible to keep track.
(Thankfully, tumblr staff are amazing and i've had no trouble getting my stuff removed).
Unfortunately, however, this does still mean i'm losing the enthusiasm I once had to provide my stock for free. Why should I? Why should I, for people to steal?
Most people are even finding it hard to follow my rules and I feel like i'm being a horrible person by calling them out on it.Please. These are my photographs. I don't have to upload them to dA for artists to use, but I do because I love seeing what artists can do.
It's not too much to ask, read my stock rules and follow them.
I will be making more of my stock premium from now on - specifically the photos that seem to be stolen and put on tumblr the most. It's a shame I have to do this but if it's the only way to stop people, then I have to.
I am incredibly grateful and appreciative to those of you who continue to use my stock and respect my rules. I love you all.