What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
Stock images or other resources are materials created and offered with the express intent that they be used by other artists in their creations. Use of these materials are subject to the artist's license, which may or may not require the payment of fees and which may possess other specific rules or restrictions.
Failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions or License requirements attached to the resources which were used may result in administrative action being taken against your account in the event that the resource provider files a complaint concerning the breach of their terms.
Only the legal owner of an image or resource has the ability to offer the work for reuse and images taken from print or film, images of celebrities, models or manipulated "renders" are not considered valid stock or resources. Any website offering these materials is not regarded as a valid stock and resources site.
The lack of obvious copyright information does not imply that the imagery is free for use. Images that you have found via internet search engines or in books are commonly protected under copyright.
We urge all artists who rely upon stock or other resources to provide a link to the source in their description even if the owner's terms do not require it. This is in order to prevent any confusion or misunderstandings when using third party resources. When linking please be certain to link to the specific URL (web address) of the source material and not to the website in general.
Ok feel free to hide these comments. This can be between me and you. I am not trying to be mean or start trouble..so please don't delete me or block me. It's just I have been through your gallery and you have outstanding work..excellent work. A lot of the stock you give credit to but SOME you do not. I have seen a lot of stock here on deviantart and have seen most of it and some you DO NOT give credit to even when you promise to go back and give credit later. To me it is annoying and unfair. Your friends tolerate this as well as Deviantart but it clearly breaks the rules. Within 24 hours you supposed to give credit to each stock whether it was used from this site or even permission from off site. If you go through my gallery you will see I give credit EVERY time except if it is MY photograph. Some people hide behind the excuse it is my "personal resource" which is just a way of not giving credit. These stock providers work really hard to give us these photographs and people are even making money off of those stock photos. Look I am not accusing you of anything..it's just annoying when I see a stock you use but you give no credit given even after months. If I am wrong then let me know please.
dont worry I dont try to hide anything I amvery grateful tothe people who offerstocks you canseemy profile andyou'll see aspecial thanksto them. Now I don't have to give you any explanation about my ethics if you feel bad or you suspect im cheating what can I do. Regards