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It has come to my attention that some users feel the screenshot meme is a form of infringement and goes against dA policies. However, I believe this is false.

After researching, I found that dA policy DOES NOT approve of artists stealing the work of others and using it as their own, even when giving a disclaimer or crediting the artist. HOWEVER, dA also abides by the same copyright rules that any other establishment would. With this, one has to think of the Fair Use policies. To quote dA policy:

"What about "Fair Use"
"Fair Use" is the notion that some public and private uses of copyrighted works should not require the permission of a copyright owner. These circumstances are very limited, complex to analyze under the law and require the help of expert advice from a lawyer. We recommend you talk to your own lawyer if you want to know more about fair use as it applies to the work you are doing. If it turns out that it isn't fair use, you may be liable for very serious money damages."

After this text there are links to a website describing Fair Use. The two main forms of Fair Use are described as "Comments and Criticism" and "Parody," found at this link: [link]

Under the "Commentary and Criticism" it states:

"If you are commenting upon or critiquing a copyrighted work -- for instance, writing a book review -- fair use principles allow you to reproduce some of the work to achieve your purposes. Some examples of commentary and criticism include:
quoting a few lines from a Bob Dylan song in a music review
summarizing and quoting from a medical article on prostate cancer in a news report
copying a few paragraphs from a news article for use by a teacher or student in a lesson, or
copying a portion of a Sports Illustrated magazine article for use in a related court case.

The underlying rationale of this rule is that the public reaps benefits from your review, which is enhanced by including some of the copyrighted material. Additional examples of commentary or criticism are provided in the examples of fair use cases. "

Now my conclusion and logic:

My screenshot meme and the works created by filling it in are NOT guilty of copyright infringement. They are in no way actually copying the series used in the meme. They are not redirecting profit away from the owners. They are a fun analysis of the respective series, a COMMENTARY or a CRITICISM. We are simply using portions (very small one at that) of a series and using them in a review. Even if taken to court, I feel that this meme would be accepted under Fair Use policies.

Thanks for your time.

If you enjoyed this meme, you may also like:
[link] This is my other meme. If you are a collector of anime figures, action figures, dolls, etc, here's where you can display them!

[link] The PLUSHIE MEME by *WaterEmi. This was the first meme I ever did and it's tons of fun!

[link] OC meme by ~InsomniaKills. If you write a lot of stories and want to display your character's information, here ya go!

Wow, I had no idea this would hit off like it did!!! Because I get so many of these now, I probably won't get to comment on everyone's. Just know that I do look at all of them and I enjoy them very much!! Thanks so much to everyone who has done and plans on doing this meme!

Since several people have asked:

YES! You can do the meme to any anime, tv show, game, etc, etc... If you can come up with screenshots you can do it to anything!

and YES, do it as many times as you want! The whole point of a meme is to kill time, banish boredom, and show your opinion in an organized manner. I don't just like one anime, tv show, etc and I know no one else does either. If you want to screenshot every anime you've ever seen, be my guest! It's YOUR meme, I just provided the framework. So have fun with it!

and finally, this is how I fill out the meme...
Tools you might need for this:

1) Paint.
2) A program that will allow you to edit pics like Photoshop. I suppose paint could also work if you're talented.
3) A site that has streaming video of the show you're capping or a video program that allows you to cap using Print Screen.

Okay, so what I do is I find the show I'm capping on YouTube or something similar. Then, when I find the right scene, I pause the vid and hit the Print Screen button on the keyboard (mine is abbreviated PrtSc).

When you hit that, open up paint and click the "select" button (mine looks like a dash-lined square, top right corner in the box of tools). Then go to the white area and right click. Choose "paste". Your screencap will be pasted into paint. Then crop it and save it.

Repeat this process for all your caps. Then open the newly saved caps in photoshop and place them accordingly on the meme template using the selection and move tools.

If you don't have Photoshop, you can probably do the whole thing in Paint, but it may be more tedious.

Hope this helped.
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LycheeIsLife Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Here's mine :3
(the bottom one's cut off)
Puccalover345 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015   Artist
I used the meme. Don't worry I gave you credit.…
Puccalover345 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015   Artist
I used the meme. Don't worry I gave you credit.
distantShade Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
I finally found a reason to do this meme. Thank you…
Nym-Starbright13 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015…
Heyo, I did an Until Dawn one
Baranguirus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Here's one based on the Unico movies! Kawaii overdose incoming! :3…
Mizu1993 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
NerdyHrun Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Maybe many will swear that I illegally took form, but I'll just leave this here.…
bluewolfpups Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015… I did it! I might use it again!
AliceWinterWish Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student General Artist
I made one, But there are some missing pictures.
Baranguirus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Here's one based on GOT!…
Pumpkin-Pai Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015   Digital Artist
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LikeABossIsABoss Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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NightAngelGirl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WolfCrestSox5X Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to do this since i just finished an anime:
tinydancersaj Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i just had to XD :
xXTuff-PegasisterXx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm doing this meme!
sombra-the-dalek Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Bloodleaf123 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Mizu1993 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
DEEcat98 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Used! With Pixar's recent Movie Inside Out! =D Inside Out Screenshot Meme by DEEcat98
amandap99 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EndRaven23 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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FrozenHeartWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer

Let me know what you think! I'll probably be back with 500 more versions soon. I'm bored, it's summer and I'm waiting for Jurassic World to come into theaters..I've got time on my hands.
FrozenHeartWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'd like to say that this is probably the most creative meme I've seen on this site so far. I'll send a link when I'm done..and I might do it multiple times. Looks fun!~
Randapayne Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist…
I'll probably use it more than once.
Kyun-Kyun Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015

It was a lot of fun. :)
AngelofMadness78 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
CocoandArtemida Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Winx need more love! -….
ROCZ Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I wanted to ask if I could use this for manga? Or is it strictly for television series, cartoons, anime, etc.?
Racefan2464 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
hmm, now this looks interesting :)
FairyTalethepony Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Dipper Dipper changes [icon commission] Hug Hug Hug Sure Sure uhh kay? Dipper Emote 2 Sure Sure 2# Dipper Emote Dipper Icon 
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Mine :
Meow :3 
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