UPDATE: DMCA notice was served and tumblr removed the post. We'll see how it goes from here.
Big thanks to the kind people who continue to message me about this tumblr blog
which re-posts stock images without proper source credit.
I am very aware of this blogger and this is not the first time I've seen them post my stock without a link. They continuously post "references," some of which are legitimate resources and some that are not, without credit. Their reasoning for not giving credit is that they are "too busy" and since they are not claiming the stock as their own and not making a profit that it's okay, and they are doing nothing wrong. See their FAQ
for more of this fantastic reasoning.
They claim they will take down anything that they are asked to take down, but by then of course it's been reblogged, unsourced, 20,000 times - so what's the point?
Also, there's no point in filing a DMCA against them because with tumblr's policies, all they have to do is file a counter DMCA and tumblr will reinstate it unless the original person takes legal action. I don't have money to hire a lawyer for some self-serving stooge on tumblr.
They allow "allow" you to help find the sources for the images FOR them, but only if you can source the whole post. They don't want messages about individual images in the post. Talk about not having time...
There's no talking to this person to convince them that what they are doing is the opposite of helpful. That being said, if you see my stock from this person's posts floating around, please feel free to reblog with a link to my account. Thousands of artists see these posts and only a handful of them will know about the MUCH larger, much better quality references they can get in the dA gallery. In addition to these artists missing out on actually USEFUL resources, they are also seeing the stock out of context and without the information about its usage.
I like to think that my stock usage policy is very lenient. It was designed this way to allow the widest possible use by artists with the smallest amount of headache for all, including myself. But it's people like this, who are too self entitled to be bothered to do what's right, that lead to stock providers becoming frustrated and abandoning their efforts.
Do the right thing and credit your sources when credit is required. Don't be a dick.SenshiStock is also on tumblr.
RE: Watermarks with the URL - this might be something I can do moving forward, however there are already about 2,000 images in the gallery that are unmarked. It also doesn't change that people should be posting a live hyperlink to the stock when it's reposted.