Everyone who's posting about "OMG Wix are going to give our art away and the world will explode", please engage your brains and make an effort to inform yourself, or at least use common sense, rather than spreading misinformation. It's worth remembering that the people who stand to make a lot of money from the continued success of the site are not going to do something so ridiculously stupid that it would result in almost the entire userbase removing their work immediately and therefore massively devaluing the property they have just spent $36M on. So chill, alright?
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There's been some confusion around wording used in TechCrunch's reporting of the DeviantArt and Wix story.
Their article includes: "...Wix will open up DeviantArt’s repository of art and creative community to the Wix platform, giving Wix’s users access to that work to use in their own site building."
Please know that the DeviantArt Submission Policy, Terms of Service and Copyright Policy all remain the same. Deviants continue to own their own works. In the future, there's a possibility Wix might provide opportunities for you to license your work -- only if you want to -- to more people around the world. And, there will be opportunities for Wix users to join DeviantArt and make the community stronger.
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- from spyed's journal at hq, which you can read in full below. The quoted part is in the "update" section at the bottom.
DeviantArt and Wix: With a Kindred SpiritEarlier today, Wix.com announced its acquisition of DeviantArt, and I want you to know how incredibly positive this development is for our community, for the platform, and for all artists who haven’t yet become deviants!
Earlier today, Wix.com—a leading cloud-based web development platform—announced its acquisition of DeviantArt, and I want you to know how incredibly positive this development is for our community, for the platform, and for all artists who haven’t yet become deviants!
DiscoBlues by jasinski
We need to talk about the elephant in the room. You know, the one that’s been sitting on us for the past couple years. Since we’re all