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09 April 2006 @ 12:33 am
Art Theft Website  
Yeah, this stuff again. The site is Anime Galleries, and I've seen quite a bit of uncredited stuff in there, including the FMA Kitties. It's not so well arranged, I ran several searches, and didn't recognize everything, but I did find a couple of offenders...

This was the biggest one, with the FMA kitties and several other pieces I recognize at least vaguely.

This has one I recognize and a few that look like fanart from somewhere or another.

This has just a couple familiar ones.

I know there's things I didn't catch, though... Any rate, the site's TOS does state that claiming someone else's work is against the rules (in here). There's pretty specific guidelines for reporting in there.
love springs internalnitrite on April 9th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
where exactly does anyone claim someone else's work as their own? it just looks like someone uploaded an FMA picture folder from their desktop. big deal.
vicemagevicemage on April 9th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
"and gives you 10 megs of space for your own albums, so you can store your image work, and share it with others."

The idea is that the galleries are supposed to be for fanart (I doubt a single user has their own fanart in their galleries), and art is posted by the owners, who can then control the use of it.

Also, the art is not credited back to the original user (outside a few I found that were clearly swiped from dA or other sites that store the image using the title and artist name).
The Freak: fma cat; yawn_shinchansgirl_ on April 9th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
I only recognize a few of the pics, but then again, I'm just skimming.

In response to the question though - it says on the very bottom of the page, in fine print:

All images are copyright of their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended or implied. All images in personal albums are under the ownership of the album owners, and we take no responsibility for what may be contained therein, though they will be monitored for general obscenity, and copyright infringement. Site Layout, Anime Galleries dot Net and all other items not in public domain copyright 2004 Kaitou Ace

In other words, by posting it in their personal albums they are claiming it as their own, intentionally or not. I am *vaguely* familiar with the site, and, if it's the one I'm thinking of, there are general galleries for each series that work not your own is uploaded to - not the personal folders.