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Stock Rules- Updated

Journal Entry: Mon May 14, 2012, 1:21 AM
Stock Rules

Updated 19 August 2014 - Changes to; Linking Back.

My stock is free to use as long as the following rules are followed; If Following my rules is just too hard then please do not use my stock!

If you have any questions please ask away!

Stock in its Original Form
Stock must NOT be uploaded in its original state anywhere. Please let me know if you see any of my stock uploaded anywhere it shouldn't be.

Stock - For use in Photo Manipulation
Stock must be manipulated in one way or another. In no way should you just stick a filter or effect on my stock and upload it.
As I have had some issues with this rule - I will have an issue with images that are essentially only one image which is my stock. If Items have not been cut, or there is not a blending of items. Please Be Aware that i do not consider simple edits, Filters, Overlays, or Minor enhancements to be Photo Manipulations.

Stock - For use in Drawings - References/Tracing
You are more than welcome to use my stock as a reference for a drawing or sketch. Please see Credit for more information.

Offsite Use
My stock is allowed to be used offsite as long as credits are clear on the image. This includes Sim Sites. This MEANS all images that use my stock offsite are required to display my username.
Exception - Referenced Images - Please See Credit.

Required upload to DA
It is a requirement of my stock that you upload a copy of the art to DA, and that you send me a link to it.

Linking Back
When your stock is completed please send me a link to the final product. I love to see what you all create with my stock, and its common courtesy to let me know that it has been used. Please do not rely on the Mentions system as I am missing a lot of images that use my stock. PLEASE put a physical link on the stock Image Used or my front page. Thank you

When ever my stock is used please credit, For off site use please Credit on the picture. When uploading onto DA it is preferred that credits appear in the artist description with a link to both my profile and the image so that others can find it.
Exception - Referenced Images
A Referenced image is an image that has been loosely referenced and Not Traced. Referenced Images do not need to have credits on image offsite but if possible it is preferred. All images using my stock require credits in Artist Description on DA.

Commissions are fine as long as they are for a single person. Commissions can be for DA Points, Art Trades, Sim Game Money or Legal Tender (Money).

Commercial Use
Where you feel the use may be considered Commercial please contact me via note. Commercial is production for an entity or multiple people. Images may appear in mass media. Main website headers may sometimes be included as commercial use.

It is preferred that my stock is not used as a reference for free to use lineart. If you wish to do this please contact me via note.

Pre-Cuts & Tack-Removals
I am now allowing everyone to use my stock in Pre-Cuts and Tack Removals, Although Rules are very strict and should they not be followed there will be no warnings. Edited Image must be uploaded to DA, In the artist description there must be Links to my Profile, the original Image and these Stock Rules. Any use of the edited image must follow any rules that you set as well as all my stock rules. (Some rules may contradict each other; EG, You may request No Offsite use, therefore the edited image can not be used offsite.) Please notify me of any Pre-Cuts or Tack Removals of my stock so that I can add a link to the original Image. 

"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."

Reporting Stock Infringements
Clarifying an Issue with Stock ResourcesThere appears to be a fair amount of misunderstanding on the subject of stock resources so what I would like to do today is attempt to clarify several issues which are of importance to the artists who generously provide stock resources to the public for use and hopefully dispel the confusion and misinformation which is beginning to circulate.
The first issue at hand is in regards to your personal stock terms

Your Personal Stock Terms
Officially deviantART maintains only one "automatic" restriction and that is "No Commercial Use" and that particular restriction can easily be overridden by the actual stock provider.
As far as official policy is concerned each stock resource provider is free to attach any Terms of Use, restrictions or requirements that they see fit and our moderation staff will do the best we can to help you enforce your rules when you need that sort of assistance.
We only ask a few things from you in return;

Any Questions?
Feel free to ask, I dont Bite! Questions will help make my stock rules more comprehensive and easy to understand.

Journal CSS By dot-Silver
Skin by dot-Silver (modified by fillyrox)
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SnickerDoodleMule Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student General Artist

I was wondering if I could post my finished work on Instagram since I will occasionally post my art on there to let my followers see. I just wanted to double check since it is social media. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to send me a note.
fillyrox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there,

I dont have a problem with it being uploaded to any external site as long as credit is on the image.
Thank you
Mich-art Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello! ^^ I was wondering if i could download some of your stock images onto my computer for future use. I would give them there own folder with your name  on it. I wanted to ask before i did anything ^^ If not i understand completely and will not do so. Thanks for your time! ^^  
fillyrox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Ie. No Uploading the original images anywhere, when you do upload your art ensure that credit is given to me and that you let me know. 
Mich-art Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Rules will be followed. And yes! I shall credit you when i use your stock ^^ Thank you for your time :3
xNianne Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014
Is it okay if I use your pictures to make blends to sell on a website
I wasn't sure cause I'm not so good at Englisch (I'm from Holland)
(It is not real money by the way, just coins from the website)
Love, Nianne.
fillyrox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the delay.

Yes, you may use an edited version of my images on ANY site.
Please upload to DA as well, and let me know.
Please also have credit on the image when used offsite.

Thank you
daggerstale Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've read through the rules but I just want to make absolutely certain, would using your stock as a reference for a "Your Horse Here" fall into the Commissions category?
fillyrox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are correct and Your Horse Here are allowed as long as all stock rules are followed
daggerstale Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thank you very much!
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