Originally Posted by TheCyberDruid
But why shouldn't there be credit to those who first put them on the web?
I never argued against this. I said attribution should be given (And is as such with many copyleft licenses). I just don't see the relevance with watermarks and this. If people are going to take the artwork anyway, I doubt the watermark will be a big deterrent, but it does in my opinion make the artwork less enjoyable, and it feels wrong to put some "branding" over the top of someone elses image/art without their consent.