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16 January 2018 @ 02:42 pm
Theft or sharing?  
Noticed this morning that one of the SPN caps I posted on Twitter was posted on Instagram without any credit to me. My first, gut reaction was anger. "How dare they!" But then I thought, "Well, it's just a cap, right? Not like it's fanart or anything." Then I felt more flattered than angry.

But should I be more upset about this sort of thing? In the past I certainly have been. Maybe time has mellowed me a bit? Maybe I shouldn't get upset over my caps being reposted without credit. I mean I do share them with everyone so they can use and enjoy them.

I'm still sorting out my feelings on this. What's your opinion?
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
ramona4jakeramona4jake on January 17th, 2018 12:37 am (UTC)
it's your work, no matter what that is ! you HAVE to get credit for your work !
Kallielkalliel on January 17th, 2018 04:21 am (UTC)
It's kind of weird; like, I remember growing up in an Internet where crediting all of your sources was SUPER important, and a given. But things seem different now? Like, a lot of the time people don't even consider it theft. They're just like "oh look, a picture!" Which, granted, if I'm pulling a random reaction gif off of Google Images, I don't always credit, either. But I notice that like, most people don't tend to source things much. (Whereas I source everything, haha. Even if it's an official image I'll be like "and here's a link to the book it's from!") Basically, I totally get being upset at not being credited for a cap--because even if it's a picture from an official source and not fan art or anything, like you said, I know you spend a lot of time taking those caps and making sure they're nice and making sure they're available. The Internet today doesn't really seem to realize that as much? But I don't know if that's something anyone can control. I like your solution to feel flattered, even if you might be the only one who knows who made that cap possible. You're an unsung hero. Very Winchester of you. ;) <33333
Wataru Kisugi: Loxley with Albionwataru_kisugi on January 17th, 2018 05:00 am (UTC)
I have seen your pictures of SPN filming scenes on some community for Jensen on FB. I told the person who posted to credit YOU but they told me your sign was in the pictures so they credited you. I felt and still feel it kind of wrong because they just posted your pictures on FB and didn't mention your name along with it. Just because the signature is on the picture doesn't mean they credit that person is my honest opinion.

I think if someone use the picture/art/whatever which they don't create/produce/shoot, they must credit the rightful owner.
milly_galmilly_gal on January 17th, 2018 01:48 pm (UTC)
If someone uses a cap for art, they always (or should) credit so it's no different using the cap itself, but then again it isn't art. I dunno hun, I think it's just polite to credit. I have a credit and thanks post on my profile with everyone's names on, but if I use a specific cap for something from someone specific I always say thanks for it.
supernutjapansupernutjapan on January 18th, 2018 09:01 am (UTC)
I put my gifs on pinterest because I didn't care if people don't credit me - I have my watermark on the gifs so curious people can look up my name if they want to find out where the gif is from. I was flattered when some people pinned my gifs. If you feel bad about it, tell them. Add to your twitter posts that you want your screencaps credited too if you haven't.