My new twitter commemorating all 900 seasons of Power Rangers
edit: might appear suspended to some people, just keep refreshing
It took me a moment to figure it out what the anon mean. In some sense, I kinda agree with him. If you put your stuff on the web, you can’t expect much of a control over it. If not even the multi-billionaire music industry can, why could you? It’s not like you don’t own your creation. It’s just that you should expect this kinda of thing and getting worked up by it don’t make much sense to me as long that the “thief” ain’t making a profit out of your stuff. My stuff is here for anyone to get it w/o my consent as long they don’t claim as theirs and don’t use them to make money.
I feel/imagine that the issue also lies with claims of origination. Sites like 9fag go out of their way to try to claim that any images on there originate from there. Most of the complaints I hear from artists on this topic are about lack of sourcing.
Claiming copyright on images or even memes for any reason especially regarding money making is just sad/pathetic, if people really understood the purpose of these images, to make someone laugh, and if they threw their ego out of the window the internet would be a better place
Personally I wonder, do people dislike a lack of source as much as people lying about a source? I can’t tell you who puts out a lot of the images i grab off 4chan. But this means that while I don’t know the original creator, i also can’t give false credit to some imposter.
That’s the thing, in my opinion, people should just forget copyright exists when making these images, why even bother oneself with “giving credit”, most of the images are done in MSPaint, just for laughs, if someone puts like 10 hours into an images that is above the average, maybe a painting, then sign it of course, and even then I’ve seen some artists like “Meh, it’s just a picture, I’m glad people like it, I made it for them after all”. The only shit I hate is when 9gag and the rest of the ilk puts stamps that it originates from their site just to monetize on other peoples work. They should feel the shame, trying to stop it is pointless and you are just putting yourself on their level. A perfect example of the opposite mentality would be the Linux movement and the GNU Licence stating:
“Free software, to understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer” “.
Is it unreasonable for me to hope that, when strangers on the internet are shown a handful of my images, they are also given the opportunity to check out the rest of my work, subscribe to see future output, etc?
When I complain about this sort of thing, I’m not trying to go back in time and force anyone to properly source my pictures. I’m not trying to force anything— other people keep bringing up copyright, not me. I’m just talking about being nice and sourcing.
Thousands of people read my tumblr. When people read things, sometimes it affects their later behavior. Attribution is one of those things that a lot of people don’t think about normally, but once they’ve had it brought to their attention they agree. So why wouldn’t I talk about it? Talking about it is pretty much all I can do.
How many of you think you’ll be more careful about sourcing and attribution in the future, because of posts like this?
which two words serve as a better red flag for an entitled douche, “Atlas Shrugged” or “Anonymous Asked”?
I never said the admins of Reddit weren’t perfectly in their rights to let their site become an oppressive shithole. They could be doing more to make their site a nicer place, but they aren’t, because they’re apathetic dicks. They’re allowed to do that, but I am allowed to insult them publicly, too, so here we are.
Anonymous asked: Oh, so you DO own those pictures? I didn't see any copyright notices anywhere. Either copyright them or shut up about owning them.
I don’t even give a big shit about copyright, just the common decency of naming a source. if you’re posting something, obviously you think it’s something other people would like. So why wouldn’t you want to provide them with a link where they could find more of the same? It’s a courtesy to both the original creator and the new audience.
here, someone made this rebloggable
Anonymous asked: Don't all communities have their gatherings of fools, scoundrels, and generally unscrupulous people?
yeah, but there are things you can do to separate them from the heart of the community, like banning, shunning, mocking, or publicly executing them. Reddit’s administrators are so fixated on making their site a libertarian haven of free-speech that they’ve failed to act at worst, and dragged their feet at best, on unquestionable scum like child porn offenders and hate groups.
To me they represent the fallacy of treating all opinions as equal, letting boys be boys, the passive tolerance of any and all assholery. It creates a hostile environment with no sense of introspection.
Anonymous asked: hey man im a huge fan of le reddit and you should lighten up on them. just because you made the funny pictures doesnt mean they are yours because you put them on the internet.
I could say some funny response but I’m just gonna say that you’re literally incorrect. next time this topic comes up you will say the opposite of what you just said, is that understood?
Anonymous asked: Blanket statements? come on man, I know you're smarter than that.
reddit will continue to suffer my scorn as long as it suffers its own fools
would’ve been nice to be sourced on the imgur link or something you fuckfaces
“it’s reddit what do you expect” it’s 2013, i expect attitudes toward attribution that aren’t circa-ebaumsworld
I’ve noticed that BuzzFeed and Tumblr are getting pretty bad for this too. Look-up and source your content if you’re going to post it! gahhh
Yeah, I’ve noticed this a lot. Usually when I want to get the story behind some gif, I try to reverse-google-image-search it. This used to work pretty well; now it just spits out thousands of identical, unsourced tumblr posts.