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On Credit

I’ve been through this a million times before, so this is to clear up any qualms over credit.

I think it’s reasonable for me to ask that credit to hayao-miyazaki not be removed when reblogging or reposting screencaps taken from this site. I’ve never claimed that I drew the storyboards or made the movies. Are all the other fansites that ask followers not to steal content hypocrites? My motive isn’t attention. If I wanted that I would operate out of my own tumblr. I want this tumblr to get recognition because I want to make it easier for individuals to view and appreciate Miyazaki’s works in one place. That’s it.

I credit every single fan art I post with a click-through link. More recently I’ve started to also include links below the artwork to the artist and the page where the original art can be viewed.  When images are submitted without at least a click-through I don’t post them. I include the link of whoever submitted but I’m not omniscient. I’m sorry if you haven’t been credited. You’re welcome to contact me and I will be happy to remove your art or attribute it in whatever way you feel is reasonable. The majority of fanart that I post here is found through DeviantArt or Pixiv.

It is pretty clear this is a tumblr devoted to Hayao Miyazaki and his works. The credit is in the title. I don’t advocate my personal tumblr or advertise myself. I don’t beg for followers. It irritates me when people steal screen caps because I crop, edit, and take them myself. It takes a lot of my personal time to do that. I don’t understand why it’s so hard for someone to leave a click-through link on an image.

I’m leaving you all with a simple solution. Provide credit. LEAVE THE LINK. This requires no effort on the part of the person who is reblogging. The link is included when you reblog. So when it is removed it means the link was actively deleted. I can’t understand why you wouldn’t want to share a tumblr that you like enough to reblog with your followers.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

For those of you who always or nearly always leave credit I thank you. You are the reason I continue running this tumblr.