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Maria Loikkanen
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Greetings from Finland.

Been hobbying with photographs and Photoshop for about a decade, now maybe starting to move to a next level by making my own digital art and becoming a fellow DA member ;)

Learning by doing! Appreciating everything I see and hear ( = read) here, tutorials etc.

It's really important to keep the JOY in everything. It's so easy to loose "that something" and fall under. Maybe doing art and things that feel that they give something to You are something that keep us from sinking, from falling under. So that's one of the reasons I wanted to join DA. I thought maybe I could do a bit of my share by sharing my photos in here as a stock, and maybe some other stuff in the future ;)

I joined Deviant Art because I want to provide unrestricted stock photos and possibly other material for people who are making their own art. I feel that the world needs the light and lightness that art can bring, so I want to provide for that.

Selling, re-selling or redistributing of my material is NOT allowed! *

Here is a link to my rules:…

Enjoy making Your art and bringing Light into this world!

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This post is about licences: I've noticed that many stock providers have licenced their stock under CC BY-SA -licence.
Which says:

"This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects."

My attention is on the sentence "All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use."

I've been reading the licence -text, also the legal version of the text. Have to say that this is a bit hairy stuff.

My question is that if I make a piece of art, for example a photomanipulation, and partly use stock which is licenced under this SA-licence, what does this mean for my artpiece? Does it mean than that anyone can copy or/and sell it? Do I have an obligation to share it? The licence says that my artpiece will also be under SA-licence, because I've used stock which has been put under SA-licence.

I love the idea on SA-licence: I use Wordpress, which to my understanding is based on this licence, as is the whole Open Source -sharing. I love it and applause for it.
But concerning individual artpieces the SA-licence raises questions. And yeah, I've been reading the legal text where it does something about the copyrights in the first section where the definitions are:

Section 1 - Definitions
d. Copyright and Similar Rights
means copyright and/or similar rights closely related to copyright including, without limitation, performance, broadcast, sound recording, and Sui Generis Database Rights, without regard to how the rights are labeled or categorized. For purposes of this Public License, the rights specified in Section 2(b)(1)-(2) are not Copyright and Similar Rights.

Section 2 – Scope.

License grant.
  1. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Public License, the Licensor hereby grants You a worldwide, royalty-free, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to exercise the Licensed Rights in the Licensed Material to:
    1. reproduce and Share the Licensed Material, in whole or in part; and
    2. produce, reproduce, and Share Adapted Material.
  2. Exceptions and Limitations. For the avoidance of doubt, where Exceptions and Limitations apply to Your use, this Public License does not apply, and You do not need to comply with its terms and conditions.
This implies that an individual art piece is ruled out of the licence influence based on copyrights, even though material under SA-licence would have been used as stock. But is it so?

Any thoughts on this?

I just would like to know has anyone any experience or legal viewpoints on this so that it would be clear what does it mean for the art piece if someone uses stock which is licenced under SA-licence.

Ps. I found this: How to use a work with a Share Alike licence


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