you’re free to save artwork to look at it whenever you want, bookmark it, send a message to the artist, reblog it (assuming the artist posted it to tumblr themselves), BUT YOU DON’T HAVE PERMISSION TO EDIT IT IN ANY WAY. DON’T MAKE IT TRANSPARENT TO DECORATE YOUR BLOG. DON’T TAKE ARTWORK FOR GRANTED. stop thinking you have the right to do whatever you feel like doing to somebody else’s hard work. ask for permission or MAKE ART YOURSELF TO DECORATE YOUR BLOG GDI
While I definitely agree that one shouldn’t take something and claim it as theirs, what you are saying is that we aren’t allowed to take works published to Tumblr and modify them.
Funny you should state that, since it states in the Terms of Service that
”As a Subscriber of the Services, Tumblr grants you a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable license to download […] and create derivative works of Content…” [Content is defined as “Content includes, without limitation, all Subscriber Content”].
If you don’t want people to look at, edit and distribute content (under the same terms as you did), then Tumblr isn’t the right platform for you and your works of art.
(via angelofalbion)Source: yorkshin