Sunday, September 1, 2013

My Rules For Sharing

Hey there, friend! I love you and think you are 100% amazing for visiting my blog and supporting my work, especially the Young Adults fauxto series! So you want to share one of my fauxtos, that's great! But here are some rules. . .

The YOUNG ADULTS photo series falls under the Creative Commons license of Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

What this means

You can share my photographs wherever you'd like but you must give appropriate credit to me, Margot Wood, as the photographer and link back to my blog or Flickr.

This also means you cannot under any circumstances sell or use my work for commercial purposes and you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT REMIX, TRANSFORM OR BUILD UPON MY WORK.

What about Facebook?

As for Facebook sharing, please don't download the image and repost it to Facebook. Facebook has this thing that says any photo you upload to Facebook they can use in ads and make money off it. Which ain't cool. Instead, I suggest just posting a link.

Isn't imitation the highest form of flattery? 

No. It's not. That statement is a lie and was probably written by someone who was never a creator or artist. I spend my time, my money and my energy for hours, days, weeks, months and even years creating these fauxtos and when I see someone on Tumblr that's taken my work and altered it, it fills me not with a sense of "Awww that's so awesome!" but more of a "I want to punch you in your soul."

I love you all and truly appreciate your support and feedback, but please, please don't steal my work and build upon it. The more times I see my work being changed and re-posted without my consent or credit given, it makes me less inclined to continue with this series. So if you like what you see and want more of it, please encourage others to respect the rules.

What if I see someone not complying with your rules?

If you see someone (usually on Tumblr) who has altered my work or not given credit, please email me a link to it so I can contact that person.

Oh crap, I totally forgot to give you credit. What will happen now?

I suggest you go back and give me credit! Or if you altered my original work, please go back and specify that you built upon my work and link to the original work. . . or, delete it. I'm a nice person (at least I like to think so) and will always give you the opportunity to fix the mistake! I'm not out to get you, and I totally get that sometimes it's hard to find the original post of things you find online. (Here's a fun way to search by images, by the way, to find the original source.) But just know that if I contact you to remedy the situation and you don't, I WILL go all Bruce Willis in Die Hard on you. (That means I'll contact Tumblr (or wherever) and issue a take down notice.)