Originally Posted by Hisaki
Hey. Hey, you.
See that? It was originally from here:
Being the artist's roommate, I can fully state that, at no point, did you ever get permission from him to use that image on your site. I don't know if you or someone else posted it, but honestly, when you're doing a content-hosting site, there are ownership issues you need to be aware of.
Outright taking stuff from various webcomics (VGCats, Ctrl-Alt-Del, Tales of Valoran), any number of successful and very hard-working cosplayers, artists, and YouTube members and slapping your watermark on these articles is not acceptable. If you'd like, I could have Cacti comment on the issue himself, but he's a bit busy at present (though not too busy to intervene here).
In short, I can appreciate what you're trying to do with your site, but use original content. Your whole argument about YouTube uploads is largely fallible; try uploading a copy of a band's music video on YouTube, or one of their tracks without providing appropriate credit and purchase links, and see how quickly your account is banned from the site. Pretending to know how copyrights work doesn't mean you're invulnerable to their actual operation.
Yes, I do see that.
Putting images on the internet is almost asking it to be re-posted anywhere online, same goes with any other site.
TBH, the only reason why I put watermark was because I've seen it on other website (I know, I know just because I saw it on another website doesn't mean I have to follow the same path..but I did) at first i really did not see it as a big issue As long as its removable, and could be credited with her/his name or with her/his website url.
If my art was getting re-posted by other websites I would be extremely happy, but I guess slapping a watermark on it is a bit too much!
Although your argument about copyright is completely wrong, your relating it to one example i had stated. if your friend is making art about ashe and veigar then your friend might as well credit league of legends for introducing those characters. now that is bringing it too far.
What I do agree with you is that, i might have been self-fish when I started this website, of having watermarks, which is why i will respect this community opinion and will get it removed or changed. I have many images on this website and I do not see how I will be able to get rid of the watermarks that were already posted
Originally Posted by Urgsplatt Da Ork
I hear this excuse a lot from people like yourself who take other people's work and then tag that work with their website's address. It's a silly argument, used by people who have no talent of their own, and elect to rest upon the laurels of others. I find the practice completely reprehensible.
As someone who actually takes the time to create humorous images as a hobby, runs a page with nothing but original memes and funny images on it, as well as plays league of legends, I found your page to be no better than the bagillion Facebook pages that feed upon the work of others. It was "meh" at best, and truly lacks any originality.
As for giving credit to people "when I can" that is also an incredibly weak excuse. Learn to use the Google image search feature and you can give credit where credit is due on every single picture. You also don't get to play the "I don't upload everything" card either. As the site administrator you have complete control over what is and isn't uploaded to your website.
As Wil Wheaton likes to say, "Don't be a Dick", give credit where credit is due, and don't tag other people's work with your website watermark, that is a "dick" move in any playbook.
You are saying that my website lacks originality just because I have watermark is absurd.
My website was a starting idea to get other people famous, and a way for others to upload their league of legends art for league of legends fans to receive feedback. A way for youtubers to gain more recognition by other fellow fan of league of legends!
also please teach me some advice einstein, how i can search an image up to look for the original maker?
again, I do give credits, and I try and listen to others and edit the credit button to give full credit to other when found. (at the moment..button is broken)
I will change the watermark though
thanks for the advice!
Just sit back, relax and enjoy the site. If you do not enjoy the site, let others enjoy it. I do not have the time to argue about watermarks and "copyright" (just to let you know you can't copyright an art that league of legends made other then riot) for the next 10 pages as i clearly stated that its a problem on the front page. I respect all of your perspective about water-mark, and will seek more guidance from fans. Thanks!