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Hello, dear friends and members of beatlefreaks!


It's not the first time that the group warn you about this, but there are still A LOT of people trying to submit copyrighted photos in the gallery. I think there may be a misunderstanding, so this is a message to clarify what is allowed and what is forbidden in beatlefreaks (multilanguage!):



Photos of the Beatles that you didn't take BY YOURSELF (like for example photos of Paul taken by Linda or of Ringo taken by George Martin) will be refused in beatlefreaks. Even if you wrote "this picture isn't mine" in the comment or title, it will be refused. Refused pics also include:

- photos that you didn't take but you wrote a message on it
- photomanipulations on which you can clearly see it was a photo that you didn't take
- black and white photos that you coloured


The group doesn't accept those in any way. But we will ACCEPT:


- photos of the Beatles that you took yourself during a concert or any event
- cosplays of the Beatles that you did yourself, even if you based it on copyrighted photos
- any photo that you took yourself, relative to the Beatles


And of course, beatlefreaks ALSO refuses plagiarism and stolen art. ^^"


I hope this message is clear enough. If you still have doubts or questions, don't hesitate to send a note to the group. We would be happy to answer you. But please, stop sending photos that you didn't take by yourself, thank you.

Have a very nice day and thanks for your attention!!!
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WaterLily-Gems Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
What about gifs made from concerts, movies and the like?
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Gifs from the movies aren't allowed, and gifs made from concerts are only allowed if it's based on photos or films you shot yourself... Sorry. =(
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WaterLily-Gems Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok, thanks for the clarification.
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Hope this won't prevent you to send pics in our group! =)
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PamelaKaye Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
so what is there left to submit? because the beatles arent together anymore, two of them are no longer with us, so no one will be taking pictures themselves. do you mean you can submit art of photos, or are those refused as well?
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Well, you can submit digital or traditional drawings, collages, writings and photos who aren't copyrighted, which is quite large, finally. =) Check the gallery in "photos", you'll see some people took pictures of Paul McCartney during gigs, others did cosplays... We accept any art relative to the Beatles or their members, except photos that had been taken by someone else. That's all. ^^ Beatlefreaks wants to show art that members did by themselves and only themselves. That's in Deviantart's rules.
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PamelaKaye Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
so you can submit drawings of those photos you're talking about?
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Yes, of course! You can use a photo as reference and draw it! =) Beatlefreaks refuses copyrighted photos, but it accepts any kind of drawing.
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PamelaKaye Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
oh ok, now i understand, thanks :)
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
You're welcome! =)
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Flying-Glove Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm really glad to see this! I feel like a lot of Beatles art groups are being overrun with copyrighted photos and not with art, so I'm happy to see it won't happen to this one.
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Well, beatlefreaks refuses copyrighted photos for a long time, but there were still a lot of people submitting some in beatlefreaks' gallery, so... We hope that this message will reduce the number of pictures we'll have to refuse. ^^" We don't like refuse pictures at all, but we have to do it.
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MakiLotus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I get those a lot from the other groups and it gets a little annoying. >.< Glad I won't have to get those from here, too. (I want to see art of the Beatles on here! If I wanted to see photos I can just go to Google!)
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Yes, that's true. Google is also made for that. =) We just hope that this won't affect the creativity of people, as some use copyrighted pictures for artistic art, and it's very delicate to decide for this kind of pictures.
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MakiLotus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They can submit them to other groups. Maybe they can make a whole group dedicated to that so they can all go crazy there. XD
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Well, most of people who submit copyrighted pictures haven't bad intentions. ^^ Fortunately.
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MakiLotus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know. XD So a whole group dedicated to that may be a good idea since so many people so that. (Can't make it myself, though, since I'm already an admin of three groups)
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TommyMcGann Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Can't do it either. I'm not admin of 3 groups, but I simply don't have time for this. ^^" Plus, I'm afraid this kind of group could be closed dy DA, as it's against its rules.
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MakiLotus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, true. o.o Oh well, there are a million other Beatles groups, anyway for them to submit that stuff to. XD
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