I am glad that the alarms went off. I am not administration , so I didn't get any backlash, e-mails, notes, or even hear any ranting. With that said it's easy to understand why it didn't annoy me as much as others! Well, I'm glad it did, because it made deviants aware. They started to ask questions, Google search about their rights, wondering how it affects different countries.
This is still an issue and one we are still facing. Panicking isn't the answer, but turning a blind eye to it isn't either. I haven't read the proposed legislation as closely as I need to, so I am not even sure if it is a bad bill or not. I know that if we want it stopped, moaning and freaking out wont make it happen.
I don't know enough about printed art work copyrights, but I do know that with songs, books, poetry etc, you can pack as much as you can on disc or hardcopy and copyright it as a compilation, for example : The complete works of shell. The sizes of DVDs now, gee, one could fill that up quick. I am sure you can do that with your art work also. You own the copyright the moment you create your work.
The Copyright office only registers your work for you, as a time stamp with added information. Most forms are one page, simple and easy to fill out.
I want to say, and I hope you hear me: dA has great policy that helps to protect deviants from copyright violations. If you can prove that anything is a violation, with first use proof (same as a legal copyright registration) they will remove the violation or ask the deviant to do so. We must remember that there are many young deviants learning about all of this for the first time. I am honored to have a place like dA to show my work and to be inspired and appreciate others. I have volunteered with the staff and I have seen how hard all of the teams work together with each other to protect YOU and help you (and me.)
No one can stop anyone from taking our art elsewhere, because a thief is a thief. That has nothing to do with dA. Like I mentioned before, anyone can scan an image from National Geographic and call it their own and until caught, nothing can or will be done. A thief is a thief!
We should all applaud dA administration for addressing this issue so thoroughly and quickly. They immediately set forth to educate. That Rawks!
We now Bring you back to our Regularly Scheduled Programing!!
Charities and Contests!
Ok, Back to the shell's kids as Disney Characters Contest!
We have pix of the children in my gallery.
We have had some wonderful images commissioned before by `misskittyoooo and *Tooshtoosh Both incredible artists and very quick.
I know I said Ruben loves goofy, but when discussing this, I find out he also loves Tigger! Irie is always a princess, she dresses up like one everyday, which princess? That would be up to you! She is also Pima Indian and maybe Pocahontas would be your choice. Zaya just loves Dragons' he dresses up like one at every chance. Perhaps Pete's Dragon would be nice.
So, You have : Jen, Ruben, Roger, Jon, Jose, Irie, and Zaya
When does this all happen? Well, we start now! You can note me with a link to your deviation. Just upload it to the correct gallery (watercolor, vector, digital, traditional etc.)
Starting March 25th and Ending May 3rd (which is Iries' Birthday!)
First Prize $100.00 to purchase original art piece. 1 Year Subscription
Second Prize 3 Month Sub
Third Prize 1 Month Sub
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Please look at the examples (the commissioned pieces) for an idea of what I am looking for. Also visit their gallery and applaud them some, they are very talented and you will be blessed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ohhh Exciting Exciting. Looks like Raven's Relief is on the Road to becoming Reality. I am so excited. Again we can use some help with webdesign and other fun stuff. More on that soon! We will be a US arm of relief to this organization and I could not be happier! ~cfoto is a charm and helping me along the way. Please, again I say PLEASE (ok that's more of a plead lol) Heart this news Children who Speak Without Words If you look at my "humanities" section of my faves you will see these images that brought me to this very worthwhile cause, and one that has had me crying many times these past 6 months.
I am so honored to find a way to help, if only a little bit. Please join me. I will be rejoining some of my old school buddies to help me with this. It means very much to me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1in8 One in 8 is an amazing company and I would like to better introduce you to them. They raise money to give help to companies who are pursuing the Early Detection of Breast Cancer. They have been doing so using motor sports, cars, motorcycles etc. Ken Vrana started this company after working with Paul McCartney and his organization for 8 years now.
Ken has a board of Directors that reads like the who's who in celebrity-ville and they are adding new divisions to the organization, primarily in the arts! Ken used to be a well known Hollywood Producer who now dedicates his life to pursuing this cause. He has family members who live with this disease. I have been fortunate enough to join him in this cause and most of you know, this is a cause very near and dear to my heart.
The foundation has logos for the motor-sports etc, but the one for the ARTS needs to be created. I have talked about it before in detail. I will post a news item with some samples within a day or so. This organization will offer to us a place to sell our ART with a percentage of the proceeds going straight to the scholarship funds. 100% of the proceeds go straight to the early detection.
We are looking for a new logo. An hourglass with a lovely lady straddling it/holding it almost like Atlas holding the world. She is nearly naked holding one breast with one hand and the hourglass with another. This will need to be able to become jewelery, masthead, stamps and the like. Remember to keep it simple yet intricate. (I will put up samples soon.)
Contest runs: March 28th-May 28th
1st Prize: $300.00 Licensing, care package of goodies donated by 1in 8, Features, National exposure and advertising. 1 year subscription to dA and a Tshirt with your winning Design as well as a Cafe Express Account set up.
We did get some new entries! I created a Contest Folder in my faves so you may see what we have. We need many many more.
I am not receiving many entries for the drawing contests, perhaps because my network is 90% Photographers. Come on folks you can do it!
I need your help! [link] Come on all you pimpers out there!
ostit:Remember I told you last month that we have a "Give it away" event. We will be gathering as many art pieces as we can that support the Special Olympics and sending prints to a very special young man who will pass them around amongst his teammates and fellows. Photography, Mixed Media, Crayon, Traditional anything we can print!! There will be prizes! Winner's Chosen by a little boy in the Special Olympics! Here are the details: Special Olympics Support Gallery Give it Away Event *ChaoticMisfortune This is very exciting for me. My dear dear friend has a son who is participating in the Special Olympics in May. I would like to hold a Support Art exhibit for him and other participants. I will buy him 5x7s of the best pieces (ok probably all) so that he can know how much we here at deviantART support him and his fellows!
Note us with your entries/gifts!
April 4th- May 1st. 1st Prize- Features dA Knapsack 3 month Subscription
2nd Prize- Features dA Keyring 1 month Subscription
All Deviations chosen by *ChaoticMisfortune 's son will be purchased and sent to him and other Special Olympic participants.
I ask you to help me by joining together with Artists4Change! We need some logos, avatars and some energy to get this off the ground. My little vacation certainly didn't help. My news about it only got 9 ! Please help change that! I haven't been in the chatroom either, but that is soon to change.
dA has great policy that helps to protect deviants from copyright violations. If you can prove that anything is a violation, with first use proof (same as a legal copyright registration) they will remove the violation or ask the deviant to do so. We must remember that there are many young deviants learning about all of this for the first time. I am honored to have a place like dA to show my work and to be inspired and appreciate others.
You are "dead on", Shell. The legislation that doesn't exist, had to do with only intellectual property, that was truly abandoned. OR intellectual property, where the original artist could no longer be identified, or contacted. This had nothing to do with anyone here on DA, since all the art is on a page where the artist is identified, where it links back to the artist's profile and you can note the artist.
What I would like to see, is a concise step by step of how to go about enforcing your copyright privileges, Possibly you could find your old friend in that area of law, and do a concise tutorial on it. Not to be negative, but I think we'd find that unless we have a pot load of money, no one on DA could actually do much more than we do... Which is nag the perpetrator into submission!
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More