As the artist of an image, you may request an image be removed by reporting the image and stating that you would like that image removed.
We will never act on an image takedown request from an artist without verification of the artist's identity.
Images are not removed until we are sure that the requester is in fact the artist.
We typically will send a deviantART or Tumblr message to the artist to request verification. This is done on a case by case basis.
To ensure images are removed promptly, please check your official messages. Administrators will typically contact you via private message on Derpibooru to let you know that you have been contacted and how.
"Why did my stuff get here in the first place?"
Content is uploaded to Derpibooru by users of the site to share artwork they have discovered with the community. The vast majority of content links back directly to the source of the image, typically a deviantART page or Tumblr post, to provide attribution.
If you're finding your artwork being posted here and do not want it to be posted to the site, yet find people still appear to feel entitled to do so, check which license you have licensed your artwork under, particularly on sites like deviantART. If your license explicitly permits reuse and redistribution, you are likely to find people sharing it - as the license makes it clear they are allowed to.
In these cases, switching to a more restrictive license may be the best way of stopping your content being shared on the site.
Livestreams are not served or stored on Derpibooru; we only link to streams and embed a player in our website for those who wish to remain on Derpibooru while watching a stream. Livestream's embed provides an easy link through to the stream page itself on Livestream.
Artists who do not want for their stream to be shared via Derpibooru can make a takedown request in a similar manner to images.
Please report all images you believe violate your copyright; each case will be reviewed individually. We are typically quite prompt in responding to copyright/DCMA takedown notices and will, as with artist validation, require official confirmation of identity of the claimant. This may be done via email to clover the clever at derpibooru dot org from an official/organization email address.
To report an image, go to the image page, and underneath the image itself you will find the 'Image options' section. There is a 'report image' link which will ask you to provide a reason for your report. Provide information for the administration team here and submit the form.
Our takedown policy is straightforward, and is detailed above. Our goals are to:
- Provide an environment where artists retain control of their works
- Remain in compliance with international copyright law
- Avoid needless removal of content from the site
- Prevent trolls or other nasty people from removing site content
All site administration staff are involved in processing reports, including takedown requests. We aim to resolve all reports where the claimant is responsive within several hours of a request.