by on February 3, 2016
There is something that bothers me (and many others I'd imagine) which I've noticed happening across the Internet more and more. On fansites, on blogs, on Tumblr, on You Tube, all over the place. Why does everyone keep crediting images to Google?! Google doesn't own the images, it's only a search engine. That's like crediting Netflix for a movie instead of the director.

If the image is official art, credit whatever person or company holds the copyright. If the image is fanart, ask the artist for permission to use it, then credit the artist and credit whatever person or company holds the copyright. Optionally, you can credit Google for helping you find the image, but not for the image itself. That is fair use, using things without credits is not fair at all, and crediting a search engine instead of the author is unfair, lazy and just plain stupid.
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William See
The Internet is a huge place, so understandably there are many people willing to take credit for work that isn't theirs or just plain old forget to give credit as foresight. However, we have means of tracing original artwork: people aren't stupid enough to allow suspicious work go unresearched, so w... View More
Like February 3, 2016
I've always felt that people lazy enough to incorrectly source things shouldn't post other's things. Thankfully, I am incredibly lazy so I abide by my own rule, haha! XD
Like February 22, 2016
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