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Takedown Policy

Are you an artist wanting your artwork taken down, have been miscredited or experience similar gallery issues? Drop in here, tell the admins and we'll get it all sorted out.
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Takedown Policy

Post by Ethos » October 6th, 2016, 12:27 am

Please note that we will honor art removal requests only from the legal copyright holder of the art. Simply commissioning artwork from an artist does not automatically transfer copyright of that image to the commissioner. If you find a commissioned piece on this site that you wish to see removed, you must go through the copyright holder (typically the original artist). The intention of this policy is not to give anyone a hard time. It is only to make sure that artists' copyrighted works are protected. Furthermore, note that any Do Not Post (DNP) requests or complaints posted in the image comments will be disregarded.

If you are not on the gallery's active DNP list and wish to have your works removed, you have two options:

• One-Time Request: If you can prove that you own the copyright of an image (signature or distinctive style) and can prove that you are indeed the creator of said image, then you can either contact the gallery admin or post a request in this section to request the removal of the image. Note that this procedure is only a one-time removal and that you will need to do it again if said image appears in the future.
• You can have yourself added to the gallery's DNP list. Please keep in mind that the DNP list is strictly limited to artists. Only the artist (or, in rare cases, their legal representative) may add his or her self to the DNP list. Because of previous issues with certain people trying to impersonate artists, it is important for us to do our best in confirming the identity of those requesting an addition to the DNP list. Otherwise, we run the risk of allowing someone else to run around using your name and/or taking control over your work. I think we can all agree this would be a very bad thing. DNP requests may be emailed to the gallery admin or a request can be posted in the appropriate forum and they will be immediately processed after confirmation of identity. We will need a link to your online gallery and/or website(s) and will also need to see one of the following:
- The email address you are mailing from listed on the gallery/website
- A post to your gallery/website confirming your request for DNP
If you have filed a trademark on a character, we are open to the possibility of a DNP addition. If you have been issued a federal trademark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (or the equivalent in your country of residence), please contact the admin by email for information. Lastly, any request may be subject to additional requirements as may be needed to confirm your identity.

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