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Featured: Star of High Hope
FOG 1: LS, Chapter XICHAPTER ELEVEN
Early Spring of 510, FA
"No, Anná, you must set your pieces differently; here, let me show you."
Anárië fought very, very hard to keep her face smooth as Eärendil stood from his place across the low table, shifting to come to her side and adjust the pieces as he saw fit. She lifted her eyes to see Idril's sparkling with concealed laughter where she sat on a cushioned sofa near-by.
Ecthelion's daughter had agreed to come spend time with Idril and her son while Tuor conversed with the lords of the Golden Flower and the Fountain in Ecthelion's council chamber. It was not a great deal for her, considering how she enjoyed the boy's company, but she was quite amused by his eternal wish to prove he was already adept at tactics and spreading troops.
"See, you must place your open lands behind the castle line, so your garrisons may protect the people behind."
"Ah, but Gondolin's fields are all beyond the walls," she pointed out, rearranging her cards ag
Welcome to the Quenta Silmarillion, sit yourself down by the fire and hear the stories of old.
The Silmarillion-Club is a group centered around the early events from the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien: from the beginning of time up to the ending of the II Age of Sun, described in The Silmarillion, The Unfinished Tales, The Children of Húrin and The History of Middle-Earth.
We do not accept art related to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit nor inspired by The Hobbit and LotR movies.
Let me stress it - no movie fanart.
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Warning! Do NOT buy from TeeChip!Hey guys! This is an important message to everyone who enjoys purchasing online goods from artists.
I am mostly copy and pasting this from my instagram:
‼️ WARNING ‼️
Hey everyone, I know that many of us here in the art community are aware of a site called TeeChip.
TeeChip is a "company" that profits by stealing and/or tracing artists' work and selling it on t-shirts/mugs/etc without their consent. They then advertise it on platforms like Facebook, under the guise of fan pages.
Well, TeeChip traced my original "Lion Hearted" piece, and advertised it for sale on a Steven Universe page without my consent. As you can see, even putting two distinct watermarks over my piece did not stop someone from using Adobe Illustrator to trace the image itself.
The post on the SU page has since been removed, but the ripoff mug is still very much for sale on the TeeChip site. I am in the process of trying to get it removed
TEECHIP Art ThievesOh great, now it's a freaking best seller
i guess that's why they are ignoring all my emails, they are making too much money off of it.
I've sent them 2 copyright infrigement emails and have received no reply. One was using an online form that was written specifically for this kind of copyright claim and still nothing. I am sick and tired of this artwork being sold.
That print [link] is a huge print that could have only been printed at that quality if they had the original file, which i only gave via my Patreon campaign https://www.patreon.com/yuuza
I'd hate to think someone is my patron just to steal my high quality JPGs and sell them, but i don't see any other explanation for this. Maybe it's a photomanipulation? I don't even know, i
How To Take Down Art Theft WebsitesNo, this isn't about sending DMCAs to the website that's stealing your art. As if reporting a thief to themself is actually going to work. Here's how to actually hurt them.
Step 1. Look up who hosts their domain using one of the following links:
Step 2. Ignore the physical address and phone numbers, this is only relevent if you have to escalate to a lawyer which you shouldn't need to do unless it's a really extreme case.
DO NOT CONTACT THEM BY THESE MEANS. Calling them to harass them can land you in hot legal water. It's also important not to involve your fans on this crusade, as tempting as it might be. This is a gigantic waste of everyone's time. Only you, the copyright owner, can legally report for infringement.
Step 3. Look for the "domain registrar" and then search up that company's copyright policy page. All domain services have cop
To Watermark or To Not Watermark.....A few questions to ask yourself first.&
A. Do you value your own artwork?
B. Are you proud to tell the world you created your own artwork?
C. Do you value other peoples artwork enough to not steal?
The answer to all of these should be YES! (If its no MySpace is that way --> )
Its a sad fact but un-watermarked large pictures are a rippers dream come true... DA is a proven gold mine for anybody wanting to take up art theft as a hobby, and just because you have a written disclaimer in your description stating that your artwork is not to be redistributed hardly makes a difference. Anybody who has browsed the net or received a dreaded note stating that your art has been ripped will know intimately how disheartening and sickening it is, and what an almost futile fight it is to try and get the artwork removed or the ripper shut down. Watermarks don't have to be horrible clunky things that destroy the artwork its supposed to be protecting, and they really could mean
ATB - An alternative to watermarks: MetadataWe have all seen watermarks on images, here on dA and around the internet. And even though they have become a necessary step in the aid of preventing art theft/misuse of art, they are not always ideal. It's really hard to signature or watermark an icon that is 50x50 pixels and still show it off, for example. And even in larger pieces of art, sometimes they just look ugly or, like the watermark option offered by dA, take up too much of the image.
So what is the alternative?
payposter.com/[[DON'T CLICK IT!]]Okay so I have seen and been noted about my work being posted and 'sold' on the website -- http:// payposter. com/ DON'T CLICK THE LINK If you find it -- Seriously... Don't.
UPDATE Nov. 7, 2016: Well, after some digging by multiple people [thanks to Kommandant4298 for the link] I believe there's a slightly pinpoint in the direction of their web host -- https://www.similarweb.com/website/payposter.com
This isn't a 100% promise this is the best thing to place their hosting site but it's a start. I did a search and did wind up with the same place so maybe?
The 'Referrals' and such sections DO give a lot of pointers that a lot of activity that goes through is from DeviantART.com links and baselines so...
It's a pretty dec
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