New DeviantID LayoutPerhaps you have noticed a pop-up window that appeared when you visited your main DA page lately? This interactive window then walks you through a fairly straight-forward procedure of reconfiguring your DeviantID.New DeviantID Layout by DrMackFoxx
Some new options have appeared. For example, a check-box for whether or not you are an artist. If you select that you are an artist, a few more options unlock. In particular, you ask asked to select your level of talent, be it Student, Hobbyist or Professional. Lastly, you are to select your speciality with "Other" and "Varied" among several other options.
Now, this information appears in your DeviantID space below your DeviantArt name, where your real name and country are also now listed.
The following options in your Interests section on your DeviantID are no longer available:
deviantWEAR sizing preference
Favourite genre of music
Favourite style of art
MP3 player of choice
Shell of choice
Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads TweetOur Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads by Heidi
Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads
Toward the end of April, deviantART released a community-wide news article that outlined and reaffirmed our stance against advertisements that auto-play audio, contain pop-ups or redirects, and promote virus or malware activity. Three months later, we'd like to provide an update on our efforts to block malicious advertising from running on the site.
We're taking these concerns seriously
DeviantART takes all concerns on this topic very seriously and immediately implemented a number of changes to reduce the chance those type of ads would get served by our ad partners. These initial steps w
Copyright Law and YOUCopyright law can be pretty tricky and that is no lie. There are lots of gray areas like de minimus, fair use, fanart, and more. In this article, I won't be touching the gray areas. You venture there at your own risk.Copyright Law and YOU by iLantiis
Copyright law, deviantART, and YOU are permanently intertwined together the moment you create an account. When you create an account here, you agree to abide by all of deviantART's policies and to not post work that does not legally belong to you. And deviantART's policies mirror copyright law because, as a business dealing with intellectual property, deviantART has the responsibility of safekeeping its members and customers, you and me.
What I plan to explain here is actually quite simple...
Copyright law protects ART, not IDEAS.
This means that if you think of something really great and create a piece of art about it, your physical piece of art is protected. However, ANYONE can see the idea you used and create their own art showing their representation of your id
Why Disclaimers SUCKNot to be the bad news bear, but all you folks out there in deviantARTland who put a disclaimer in your description that you don't claim or own the work DOESN'T MATTER. You are still breaking the law and deviantART policy.Why Disclaimers SUCK by iLantiis
That is very simple and goes back to the very day you signed up for an account here in deviantARTland. While signing up, you were asked if you agreed to abide by the ToS and the Etiquette policies. They were linked for you to read although almost no one actually reads them. If you HAD read the ToS, you would know that you agreed that EVERYTHING YOU POST ON DEVIANTART IS LEGALLY YOURS. So the moment you post something, you are claiming it is legally yours.
What does that mean?
That means that it doesn't matter that you link to the original. That means it doesn't matter if you say you aren't claiming it as your work. That means it doesn't matter if you give credit to the original artist. That means if it isn't your work, you can't legally post it on