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Copyright/Ethics Question: Sharing Art on Facebook

Discussion in 'Marketing' started by Devor, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

    I was recently flipping through a few facebook pages that people have set up about sharing art on facebook.

    Fantasy Art | Facebook
    Fantasy Realm ~~ Pictures of all kinds | Facebook
    Gothic & fantasy art | Facebook

    And even the Mythic Scribes facebook page.

    Are they breaking copyright laws by hosting images on their own page instead of "Sharing" them from the artist's page? Or does Facebook's Terms of Agreement give people the right to rehost an image? What's the industry norm / code of ethics about this?

    I suppose it's possible some of them are doing so with permission of the artist, but I doubt that all of them are.

    I've put this in the Marketing forum because resharing this kind of content is a positive way of increasing the value of your facebook page and promoting your work, if you can do so ethically.
  2. The Dark Rayne

    The Dark Rayne Acolyte

    Some pages share the direct link to original image or mention their websites or something. Most artists are fine with that. But artists usually get offended when they are not given a credit and I think this is also copyright infringement.

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