if you download music illegally
then don’t lecture someone on posting unsourced artwork
everyone downloads music illegally
so enough of this mob pointing
( no but source your artwork sometimes )
/laughs alone with cd and doujinshi/ artbook collections
#half of the shit you do on the internet is theft in a sense #but irregardless of that you take whatever opportunity you can to do what’s morally right
I guess I’ll go back to my serious self instead of making stupid quips like I did before and note that I agree with you. Due to copyright laws pretty much everything we post can be considered theft in some way even though that’s not even anyone’s intention at the least. The point of posting what we do is to show we’re fans, not that we’re claiming other companies’ creations, characters, music, etc.
However, going back to OP’s post, downloading music and not sourcing art are kind of different things and kind of the same thing in a sense as well. However the copyrights on music are a bit different than art and people get in far more trouble for it. It’s also usually original work (excluding things like doujin arranges which are fan mixes of popular series like Touhou, Fate, etc) Most of the art you see plastered all over tumblr however is usually fan art though and there’s a whole debate on how copyright plays into that.
Either way it breaks copyright but… 2 wrongs don’t necessarily make a right.
other than differences in copyright laws etc there is also a major difference that
posting unsourced fanart =/= downloading music
what could be KIND OF SORT OF compared to downloading music would be saving artwork, but even then it’s hard to compare both things because they are treated completely differently. music is almost always for sale, and artwork… isn’t. particularly fanart. fanart is actually RARELY for sale, in the form of commissions etc, and even then there are a lot of artists/clients who publish their paid commissions, which completely breaks the point of comparing it to music
because, legally speaking, you are only allowed to listen to music if you buy it or hear it on the radio or somewhere the creators agree to publish it for free etc (as far as I know. I don’t know how laws over music are working these days, they keep changing?????)
art rarely works that way. if you can see it on the internet, you can save it on your computer (if you are seeing it in your computer it’s already saved in there in the form of temporary files anyway) and enjoy it and probably share it with your friends.
not only is it rare to compare these different forms of intellectual property, buuuut there are also two major differences between the two actions, downloading music and posting unsourced art
a) downloading is just for you. if you just listen to it by yourself you’re not blocking away views for the original artist, which would happen if you posted unsourced fanart! people who post unsourced art on things like tumblr and any other site where the poster is the one to get likes for their post, not the original creator of the stuff they post, soak up the praise that the artist should have gotten
b) not only that, but music generally… already comes with a source. the musician/band’s name is basically a given for EVERY SONG, you never see people talking about songs without saying who the creators art because that makes talking about music REALLY HARD, whereas art doesn’t suffer from the same issue.
yeah I’m sleepy I always write these rants while I’m sleepy
I can understand where you’re coming from and I can agree partially with the line of thought but the points I talked about above is where I think you are wrong OP