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Customers posting your art on FurAffinity

Hey, just wondering if anyones had problems with their commissioners taking art that you drew or otherwise created and posted it on their fur affinity account. I have one customer whom I've done character sheets, a badge, an icon and most largely a fursuit for, all of which ended up on his fur affinity. I've asked him to at least give me credit in the comment area, which he did for less than half of them. However, it doesnt seem like anyone is reading that and he is getting 90% of the credit for the work, and has 30 people watching 'his' artwork when nothing that he has created himself is in the gallery, every last piece is mine. Just wondering what to do about this, I really dont want to tell him off for it or report him or anything, but I worked very very hard on everything there and I want credit for it.
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bladespark
Dec. 16th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
I'd give him a little talking to. Something along the lines of "I don't want to report you, you're a valued customer, but I am going to insist that you give me proper credit for every single piece of my work, or else I'll be forced to."

And if he doesn't, report him to furaffinity for art theft.
filthy_animal
Dec. 16th, 2006 07:53 am (UTC)
I second this.
darkyo
Dec. 16th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
it's annoying how when they post it, they get most of the favs instead of you, the original artist.
aaaamory
Dec. 16th, 2006 08:10 am (UTC)
Well, there's nobody stopping you from saying, "Wow! I'm glad you like this picture. It was really fun doing this commission piece for so-and-so. If you want to see more of it, visit my gallery here: ... " after some of the comments.
thaily
Dec. 16th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
As if people read that.
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fallimar
Dec. 16th, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
yup.

If you're getting credit for someone else's art, then technically it's art theft and they can be banned from FA.
Start getting 'legal' (well, FA legal) on their arse and if they still don't stop it then report them, simple as that.

It's always a pity, but just the same you can't let yourself be walked over like that.
martes
Dec. 16th, 2006 08:16 am (UTC)
If it was work-for-hire, and of his own characters, there's no reason why he can't post it. It's kind of tacky to do that and not give you credit, but if it's artwork bought and paid for he can do whatever he wants with it. If I do a commission of material I don't want posted, i make sure to make that clear to the customer before accepting the commission. So in the future either don't do any more work for the guy, or make him promise not to post it.
fallimar
Dec. 16th, 2006 08:54 am (UTC)
well... really... unless the artist sold the 'copyright' or rights to the picture (whatever it's called) to the commissioner along with the artwork, even posting it in an online forum witout credit is technically 'illegal'...
or something along thoee lines.

In any case, it's technically art theft, and isn't allowed on the community.
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lilenth
Dec. 16th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)

The guy wouldn't have a golden dragon character would he? There was somebody with a golden dragon anthro who made a big carry-on on dA because the mods kept removing the work when he did something similar. Apparently he thought that because it was -his- character in the commission that made it a collab, not a commission.

Either way, you are in the right here. Good customer or not, he doesn't have the right to get comments and favourites for work you created. Tell him that if he wants to show them off, he'll need to display them in a manner that makes it clear that you did them and he needs to stop accepting kudos for others people's hard work, and I personally wouldn't work for anyone again who did that to me.
xodiac
Dec. 16th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
Actually, in that particular case, he DID have permission from the artists. Or at least he said he did, and provided email addresses to the admins so they could ask said artists themselves.
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ashendon
Dec. 16th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Question: if you made all these for the client, then why didn't you post it on a webpage of your own?
foxwolf
Dec. 21st, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
they are on my webpage, i just dont think its right that he can post them without credit
katzenflammen
Dec. 16th, 2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
I always include in my commision terms that artwork is not to be reposted in anyones gallery, because that irritates me as well.
thaily
Dec. 16th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)
He needs your permission to post those images on FurAffinity, if you don't want them there (and I can understand why you wouldn't) just contact Preyfar and they'll be removed.
After all, you still own redistribution rights until explicity agreed upon otherwise.
fiercereaper
Dec. 16th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
You can tell him off and report him, or continue to be walked on. It's that simple.
growly
Dec. 16th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel.

I've had my work reposted on FA, though I was credited... but she put a big watermark on the image o_O That was kind of weird, since I posted the non-watermarked version in my own gallery, and I should be the one worried about theft, not her.
kerstin_orion
Dec. 17th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
Perhaps make a comment in the ones which he did not credit you asking him to do so. I know recently it's been a pain just getting art up ON FA in the first place, and some folks have gotten skimpy with the descriptions.
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