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My gig was deleted for copyright reasons?


#1

Hi guys, so I made this new Gig for doing commissions (drawing and painting) and my gig kept getting refused because the work i posted on the samples was claimed “not mine” although it is my original work… Anyone experienced this before? and How do I solve it?


#2

Perhaps you had made the drawing of something copyright protected.
Can you post the sample you are talking up of ? (Put a watermark on it before)


#3

Hi, thank you so much for you answer, and no, i didn’t post anything that is copyrighted. This was the picture that was signaled, it’s my original character…Weird


#4

Someone might have complained that this was taken from DA art (although the DA art could be yours).

That’s all I can think of regarding this particular image.


#5

You need to use the image without your signature, the DA link at the bottom and the watermark. It would perhaps then get the approval.


#6

Sounds like a good idea, let me tell you why.

I do “Photo Manipulations”, so once I went to Walmart with my file to have a COPY printed out.
The guy checks out the image and goes sorry I cannot print this.
Why? Because at the bottom it was :copyright: DJGODKNOWS, which I placed myself… lol

So I was like I AM DJ GODKNOWS , he was like prove it…
Well long story short, I technically got picked up on my own copyright and failed to get what I wanted… lol

So yeah…


#7

You have a watermark on there that looks like your website url. This is not allowed on Fiverr. You can only use approved url’s.
As said above, this might be the issue.


#8

I am sure it’s the watermark, as other users have said.

1 - Fiverr does not allow external URLs to deviantart. Tumblr and other sites seem to be fine, tho. They have a whole list of allowed URLs available in the FAQ. It’s possible that the image was flagged just as a mention of your dA profile on the gig description could be flagged.

2 - Fiverr has no way of knowing for sure if that is your dA profile, or someone else’s, so they probably adopted a “better safe than sorry” policy.

3 - The dA watermark could put off potential buyers, just saying. There is no way a buyer can know if that’s your dA profile or not, so the first assumption might be that you just saved a random image of google and are trying to rip them off.

TL;DR: Try to use the original file, without the conspicuous URL and watermark. That should do it.