Sunday, January 11, 2009

Small favor re: postings of these images

Hi, folks -
I know it's the internet and everybody borrows, copies, and links to stuff, but if you use these images for your personal website, the least you can do is link back here to The Daily Figure. I would very much appreciate that small courtesy! I have stumbled on numerous sites that simply lift images from here and use them to decorate blog posts or home pages, and I find that unethical; not to mention that it is a violation of copyright.

Thanks for your understanding,
Kyle

10 comments:

kib said...

Nicely put, Kyle.
Shame how prevalent this ignorance is.
Keep up the great work.

rhon said...

Sorry this has happened.

Anonymous said...

Even though I've never used your art in this way, you just lost a reader.

Look, if someone takes your work, and tries to sell it, or claims it as their own, I can understand being upset... But just decorating a blog? It's a compliment, take it as such.

Fighting against your popularity will get you nowhere.

For a prime example of adapting to let your popularity promote you, check out the webcomic xkcd.

Kyle T. Webster said...

Dearest Anonymous,

You misunderstood. I don't mind the images being used - I know it's impossible to avoid this happening, what with a simple copy and paste. All I ask, in return, is a link back to the original material - it's the courteous thing to do, even in the electronic age.

Kyle

Kyle T. Webster said...

One small correction to info in previous anonymous post:
properties like xkcd make the same request: copy all you like as long as there is a link provided to the source. This is known as a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

cromike said...

I love your blog and I hope you continue this project for a long time. I have no problem with this SUPER EASY request. Blogger allows image pasting of URL's which is not more difficult than the simple copy and paste (I would say that it is easier). Thank you, Kyle T. Webster.

Pedro said...

Thanks for showing your wonderful work.

John Daharsh said...

Yes thank you for these posts, thanks for sharing your work.

Sheila said...

Me thinks "Anonymous" doth protest too much. I agree if someone uses your image for what ever purposes without crediting you does amount to theft.

Kyle T. Webster said...

Thanks for the support, folks. More posts on the way!