deviantART

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deviantART is an art hosting silo that retains the rights to resell copyright of anything you post to it, without informing you, and has done so in the past.

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Selling Your Work

An attendee of this talk shared her personal experience (video, time offset: 13:52), about how:

  • as an artist, she has had work stolen, having been on deviantART for a while
  • a business started printing her art on shirts
  • that had licensed it from deviantART
  • apparently was part of deviantART's TOS that they could do so with her art
    • Note that many (most?) silos (e.g. Medium) have similar TOS where they have the rights to sell your work without your permission or notification.

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Does not allow you to export your data at all, before deactivation.

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