And now, a short PSA on art theft for those who don't quite seem to understand art theft.
To help those of you who have trouble understanding art theft, here is a simple test whether or not you have committed art theft or not:
Question 1: Did I make what I uploaded?
A. Yes, because I sat down and actually made every little bit of it.
B. Yes, because I uploaded it to my account. Somebody else did all the hard stuff, but since it's on my account, it must mean I
C. Sort of. I used pre-existing assets from another artist.
D. No, but I'm re-uploading it from another site for one reason or another.
E. No, but nobody's going to know otherwise!
If you answered A, then you're not an art thief! Congratulations!
If you answered B, not only are you an art thief, but you're also too stupid to even realize you're an art thief. When people call you out for being an art thief, you literally cannot comprehend it's your fault and why nobody believes you made what you did while they link to the original. I pity you. Please get help.
If you answered E, you're a vanilla art thief, but beware: we live in an age where anyone can look up anything, and anyone can link back to the original artist and prove you're a thief.
If you answered C or D, then it's time for Question 2: Did I credit the original artist?
B. No, because it's a publicly available asset or made with a program that does not require credit/permission.
C. No, but it doesn't matter: I just want more people to see this person's work.
D. No, because I should get all the credit!
If you answered A, you're still not an art thief! Now let's hope you have permission to use their assets.
If you answered B, you're not an art thief! Transformative works, works using publicly available assets, or art made with pre-fab programs are all original art in themselves, and it'd be a hassle to give credit every single time; especially if the program or assets are widely used. In the least, at least tell us what program you used or where you got the resources. (Special thanks to Reimu-and-Cirno
for pointing this one out.)
If you answered C, you're not an art thief, but it's bad manners to not credit the original artist. Go credit them: at least people will thank you for showing them the original artist.
If you answered D, you're an art thief for claiming the credit for somebody else's work. Give them the damn credit!
And remember, folks: just because you uploaded it to your page doesn't mean you automatically "made it" unless you actually did make it.