Solved Copyright

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  1. MochaDuck

    MochaDuck Chirping

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    If we post pictures on BYC, do we lose rights to them? Or if we post pictures of things we made, do we lose rights to those? I.e. If I made a painting and took a picture of it or took a picture of something else and posted it on BYC, would I be able to publish the painting and/or picture still and have rights to it?
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. MochaDuck

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    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Correct...BYC isn't trying to sell your pictures.
    Anyone can "borrow" your photos as soon as you post them...ANYwhere on the internet.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Something like that.
     
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    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    See this post:
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  7. Tesumph

    Tesumph Songster

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    You’ll still have copyright over your own material, if that’s what you’re asking. Putting anything on the internet is a risk if you absolutely don’t want it ever reposted for another purpose.

    If you’re specifically asking about artwork and are concerned with art theft, look into watermarks and always remember to sign and have proof of your creation process. If I have a personal piece that I don’t ever want to be exploited or posted out of context, I probably won’t put it on the internet.
     
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  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We take copyright very seriously. We want peeps to honor our copyright, and we want to always do the same.

    As stated in our terms: "You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content (including and not limited to posts, images, comments, articles, etc.) in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content."

    So, to your specific question: You still own the copyright to your pictures, work, etc. and can "publish the painting and/or picture still and have rights to it".
     
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