NOT A RACCOON
M-O-N-E-Y.And I ask, once more, why should I not post random art my friends did? What makes commissions special? One of my best friends is PurpleKecleon; why shouldn't I go repost all of her art on my account? She would give me permission, and it would get her more exposure. Those are the two arguments I see being made here.
I paid for it. Ergo, I deserve - AT LEAST - partial ownership. I would ask for full ownership of something I paid for, but that's obviously asking too much. However, some artists have expressly told me that what I'm purchasing belongs entirely to me - who are you to take that away from me?
I spent money. MONEY. Cash I earned in some way shape or form on receiving art from Artist X. Most artists follow the usual rule of "equal ownership" on most art.. I haven't met one, really, that has outlawed me from posting their art - THAT I PAID FOR - on my own page, because it's just innately bad business to do control everything a commissioner does with any given piece of artwork.
Sorry for the anecdote, but professional woodcutters don't force me to label every piece of wood they cut, because I paid them for their time and work for a finished product that I can use for my own ends, whatever they may be. It's the same process; I pay an artist for them to give me a finished product for me to use to my own ends.. ergo, I should have at least some measure of ownership.
For some reason, you seem to think artists are "above" being paid for their work, that we are "lucky" to get them to do artwork for us "lesser" people who can't draw; maybe you don't mean to come off so elitist, but you really, really do.