A reminder is needed for everyone to properly give credit to original authors. Many of you do post links to the original vector artists when using their content, but we also see far too much laziness.If you're uploading something containing work made by someone else, this must be done with explicit credit given in the description!
The main purpose of this group is to be a vector resource, but we have hundreds of contributors who allow different levels of reuse or none at all.To find out if you can reuse a vector:
Check the description for any notice about how it can be reused, or if it is denied.
Look for these badges:
Check the type of copyright used on the deviation. If it is, for example, an attribution-noncommercial-sharealike creative commons release, you can share it with the same type of copyright if you attribute it to them and don't use it for profit.
If none of these are helpful, contact the user directly
If you can link directly to a deviation you used, do it. It really isn't hard to write "Original by x" with a link to their work, and then everyone who likes it can follow that to get the unmodified resource. It benefits the creators of the original work. Otherwise, you are benefiting from the work of others without so much as a copy-pasted link as appreciation, and we don't like to see that. Reverse image searches used to find the author will fail if you've modified it in any major way.
Direct re-uploads of other users' work are of course strictly prohibited, by us and by the rules of DeviantArt. Anyone who does this and tried to submit here will be warned, and if they do not remove the stolen work, banned from the group. There have been a handful of users we have needed to ban for this reason.All content you wish to put in this group must be owned by you, or at least have proper credit given in the description.
Recolors and changes made with raster programs are never accepted, and of course screenshots straight from the show aren't either.
Lastly, if you haven't noticed already, there have been changes to the group's description, which has all the rules we expect members to follow. There's also a new area in the left sidebar with a number of links to helpful vector-related resources. With the help of the new administrators we've raised the bar for quality in submissions by giving even more advice and critiques.
We've also gained another Vector Inspector (the new title for Contributor) so please welcome
to the administrator team
Comments and suggestions are welcome so please post away!