It has come to our attention that individuals, including artists on DeviantArt, have been utilizing stock images created by FantomeAngel member 'Phantomonabudget' outside of DeviantArt. This is in express violation of her terms of stock use.
We cannot emphasize enough how important it is for photo manipulation artists to respect the wishes of our stock photographers. While we understand that for some manipulation artists it is necessary to share and promote their work to generate publicity and personal income, this cannot come at the expense of the proper respect and permission requested by our members' specific individual stock use rules. Although we make these photos available free of charge, we maintain the right to control how they can be used. It is no different than any artist who creates a drawing, a painting, or a sculpture.
As a result of the misuse of her stock, Phantomonabudget has decided that all of her Phantom stock images will be permanently removed from the FantomeAngel stock account, and will not be made available here or anywhere else from here on out for any use by anyone whatsoever. It is not a decision she made lightly, as she has a great love for Phantom and enjoys sharing her costuming efforts for others to enjoy and use; so long as that use is according to her rules.
We greatly regret that she had to come to this decision, but we respect her choice, and wish her all the best.
For future reference, if anyone wants to use any of our stock images in ways that go beyond the permission granted by the specific member who created the image(s) in question, and you are unable to contact that member, please send a note to the main FantomeAngel account and we will try to get in touch with the member in question. However, if we do contact said member and permission for the alternate use is denied, it is imperative that you do not go ahead and use the stock despite the prohibition.
The FantomeAngel Team