Artist Rising Content Policy
Users of the Artist Rising website must adhere to the following guidelines. We reserve the right to remove any images or other content that may conflict with these guidelines. Gross or repeated violations may result in restrictions on or termination of your account.
Intellectual property violations
Users must honor the intellectual property rights of others. Users shall not post or distribute images or other content to which they do not own the copyright. In addition, users shall not post or distribute images or other content that (i) is an unauthorized reproduction or modified version of a copyrighted work, (ii) features the brand, logo, trademark, trade name or trade dress of any other person or entity, or (iii) infringes any third party’s rights of privacy or publicity. If you believe that your artwork has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright and/or trademark infringement, please report it
Users shall not post or distribute images or other content that would constitute or encourage a criminal offenses, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability under or violate any local, state, national or international law.
Hate and social intolerance
Users shall not post or distribute images or other content that contains hate or racial intolerance or advocates violence or ridicule against any individual, group, or organization.
Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia
Users shall not post or distribute images or other content that displays illegal drugs or the paraphernalia used for them.
Users shall not post or distribute images or other content that features excessive profanity or sexually explicit language, defamatory statements, or remarks that disparage or ridicule other people.
Artist Rising is not a place for erotica or adult content that crosses the line from art into pornography. We understand that our artists are interested in all varieties and types of art that may include nude figures and affectionate activity. These are legitimate subjects of artistic portrayal. However, under no circumstances shall users post X-rated or hard-core images, sexual images involving children, images that depict graphic or deviant sexual acts, amateur porn or any paraphernalia involved with this type of activity.
Violence can be an unfortunate aspect of life and, therefore, art. We do not ban depictions of violence created with artistic purpose or merit. However, users shall not post images that contain overt or gratuitous violence or images of crime-scene photos, morgue shots or violent depictions or human organs and body parts, or images that promote suicide.
Other harmful or offensive materials
Users shall not post images that a reasonable art observer would find offensive or art that (i) is libelous, (ii) promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or otherwise; (iii) is harmful to or exploitative of children; or (iv) is otherwise illegal. Artist Rising reserves the right to finally determine the appropriateness of all images posted to our site.
Users may not falsely state or otherwise misrepresent their affiliation, or affiliation of their images or other content, with any other person or entity in any way.
Users shall not post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, mass mailings, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” or “pyramid schemes” or other such solicitations.