Toby (t3h_toby_chan) wrote in fm_alchemist,

On the topic of FMA Fanart, Graphics and Redistibution thereof

(To the mods- I apologize if this does not count as a relevant FMA discussion, but it is an issue of the Fullmetal Alchemist fandom on a pretty wide scale and I would like to be able to communicate with a large portion of the community here.  I don't have a way of communicating to the masses at the gallery, and much of the forum community is unconcerned.  I think this would be the most appropriate place to contact fans who have an issue with this subject and want something to be done about it.)

As a fan of quite a few fanartists as well as an artist myself, I know how much it sucks to have work stolen and taken credit for, or simply re-posted elsewhere without credit or permission.  I've noticed some griping over this situation, particularly over image theft at the gallery of  Having recently been appointed with the responsibility of a moderator over there, I would like to be able to use that position towards some progress in that problem

I can only do so much on my own.  For one thing, the gallery mods are little more than basic maintenence and don't have a big influence over the nature of the gallery itself.  However, I'd like to encourage tattle tales and willing vigilantes to come forth if they are concerned with this subject of art theft.  And I'd also like to know if anyone has any suggestions or comments concerning the whole affair.  I'm just another fan with a little more leverage in the galleries on the site in question.  I'm as clueless as the next guy, so input on how this all should be handled would be nice.  

If you are an artist who's had their work ripped or know somebody with that problem, please notify!
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