WARNING - NOT SAFE FOR WORK LINKS BELOW! DO NOT CLICK IF YOUR A MINOR OR SENSITIVE TO PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL- THIS IS ADDRESSING A RATHER UNSUAL ISSUE ON NEWGROUNDS.
"The next time you need art for your game or movie, DO NOT image search Google and grab something from the results. Many of those items are registered with enforcement agencies that will levy strict penalties for unlicensed use."
Tom, as commendable as it is...you're seriously gonna have to clean up the portal of all sorts of Hentai garbage because it crosses the line of what you just wrote.
So that means that all "Porn Slide Shows" should be removed as well. That includes images used in so called "Quizes"
God I keep wondering why these flashes keep passing judgement! Ever time I see them under judgement I'm always "whistling" them. I don't mind Hentai. But it's NOT OKAY if it's just grabbed stuff from Google and put in a flash game. Or even worse, they rip off another flash or copyrighted game/movie and render it a bit or animate over it.
I fully believe that one artist who submits anything, should do it by themselves or at the very least credit where they got their sources from. And this goes for all forms of flash submissions. But I notice it more so with so called "Hentai Slide Shows" or "Rips off Hentai games" produced in Japan. Over seas editing has some issues but it's still not right to submit them as your own.
I know Hentai is such an odd thing for me to talk about. But it's the matter of artist ownership. Every time I go under the "Flash Portal" page and try to judge newcomers to the Portal, I keep seeing all these original flashes get blamed and Hentai submissions get passed.
I mean...WHAT THE F*CK PEOPLE! Don't you care what eats up memory on Newgrounds?
Often these submissions feature stollen or un-cited work. And too many of them are cluttering Newgrounds and giving it a bad rep.
You didn't have to play these games before to know they were stollen or rips or heavy editing from originals.
Here's a short list of various examples of good and bad situations.
Stolllen or Heavily edited Hentai games from Japan
If Hentai is going to be added in a collection...shouldn't it be "original" works of Hentai art?
And not some stupid quiz with images from Google.
AND THIS ONE MADE IT IN A COLLECTION.
God...Newgrounds isn't suppose to be a "Fap-Feast"
it's suppose to be a place to submit one's own content to be admired for it's quality or originality.
And should one "Fap" to one's original work...then the deed of submitting one's own Hentai has been accomplished with gusto.
An example of "ORIGINAL" Hentai works is from our own Zone Sama.
And if she parodies something...she always makes legal claims to it being a parody.
*I do have some issues with her parodying children TV shows but whatever. She's in the right compared to other NG thieves.
There are however some issues with some Hentai games that are enjoyable because of it's structure.
This one I have played and I found it to be hilarious! But I still notice something of a means of cheating. An animation copying over someone else's animation from a Japanese production?
And then there are the artists who I wrote positive reviews about their submissions because they tried so hard to make it work.
Joe silver is no Zone Sama...but his efforts and sweat really show in this "original" flash submission.
On a few occasions he was informed that they were stollen onto other sites.
Pornographic arts should still be protected with the same rights as other flash submissions.