a thing I see way to often is people getting art from Pinterest, not understanding that Pinterest is not royalty free or copyright free. so now I am gonna explain it very simple what this means
is Pinterest and google royalty free/copyright free
What does royalty/ copyright mean
it means someone owns it. example Mickey Mouse is own by Disney, so you can not put Mickey into your story. most art you find online are copyrighted.
copyright not only go for art, but brands, and characters and people and even scenes, example you can not put Taylor swift into your story, that is breaking copyright.
that also means you can not write fanfics. they are against the rules too, because they break copyright law. and its plagiarism.
where does it say in the rules I can’t use copyright stuff
right here. though I would like that episode made it more clear, the rules aren’t even easy to find.
what if I give credit
depends, do you have permission to use it?
if yes you have permission, then yes you can use it.
we have a lot of artist who do art that you can use as long as you give credit
but if you dont have permission then no you can’t use it.
let me give an example of why just giving credit without permission isn’t good enough.
first well it’s still stealing. let’s say you uploaded a picture and I put it on an advertisement, with a credit in the Conor saying credit your name would that be okay.
another example, you can’t even trust Pinterest link you to the right place, example this picture right here if you click on it, it will take you to an artist named friend2alex and the best guess would be she is the artist right? WRONG this picture is drawn by NaikoruJ and guess what, she dosent even own the outfits anymore because she has sold them. and I actually bought one of them, number 1 is mine
so lets say you draw number 1, and then you post it giving credit to artist A which it link to, but she didn’t make it Artist B made it, but she dosent own it I do, so you would actually be stealing it from me. because you dont even have permission to use it.
what if I buy the art
if you buy it, it’s your art which mean you are the one there have to give permission. so yes you can use it.
how do I know if its copyright-free
that is the tricky part, it can be really hard sometimes. I am gonna link a few pages there is copyright free there hopefully can help you.
I hope those will help some, and please feel free to share this with people.