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Please be careful WHAT you SELL for POINTS!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 13, 2012, 7:10 PM


Dear members,

as we all know this delicious new function has been enabled by DeviantART recently which allows you to sell content for points and keep the amazing amount of 80% of your share.

Overall this is a nice new function and we can't wait to see what you will do with it. We just want to warn you to be careful about one certain thing:

You should not sell high res files of your work for a small amount of points.

The few dimes people will spare by not having to pay shipping costs can do you badly.
There are a lot of companies, that take your dear work and print it on T- Shirts, books, posters and what not.

And in the past those companies at least had to put the efford into taking your art and retouching it. But shall you think about selling high res files for a small amount of points, greedy companies as that will have it even easier to take your art, distribute it big, and give you nothing of your share!

Companies  from different countries, (especially countries with "vague" laws about copyright) are usually almost impossible to sue, and they know that.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT 1 point is = 1.25 CENTS!!!

So before sharing your dearest high res files for points,  please think twice. It's really not worth the unhappyness it could cause you once you see what those companies are doing with it.


Please share this information with your friends since they might not be aware of this issue yet!

EDIT:
We removed refering to countries with which we have had major problems in the past. (Please keep in mind that those two were just examples and that we are talking about COMPANIES, not people, and refer to our experiences. We can, of course, also name the Lieberman incident for an example, of which there clearly exist too many.)

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:icondogmaticloki:
DogmaticLoki Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you actually get this platform. Explain in the simplest way I'm really stupid and confused. Thank you for the information as well.
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:iconrebeccaemilycooper:
RebeccaEmilyCooper Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good information to know! Thank you!
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:iconbolsterstone:
bolsterstone Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   General Artist
It's starting to sound here like you can cash in points. (Haven't seen that's the case yet.)
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:iconhawa777:
hawa777 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
by the way, how to set the button?
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:icontoatoneart:
ToAtoneArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Poor :iconpoorsouls-stock: had something like this happen not long ago. She made a beautiful photo shoot, and a company out of Korea took one of her pics, added scissors into her hand, and now use it as a headliner for their add campaign. She was never asked, and hasn't seen a dime. :( She has a whole journal about it.
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GoldSheep Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
"efford"-->"effort"
spelling mistake.... minor, though.
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:iconyangtianli:
yangtianli Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the warning!!
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NotSoUsual Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   Digital Artist
I think the whole selling for points system we can do without.
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PurpleCupcakes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It would also be good to point out that no one NEEDS to sell this stuff through DA. I've see people selling stock images on here for years without DA taking a cut. :\
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:iconzombiesandwich:
ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That is true they don't need to.
Well, from a business point of view it doesn't hurt to earn some extra money (through DA); people would just have to know that they probably won't be able to make a living out of that and what stuff they should better not sell here... or am I missing something right now?

Braiiinns... :)
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