As part of the BETA release of Groups, deviantART is exploring changes in its Terms of Service
and Etiquette Policy
The Groups platform is a powerful tool for sourcing the deviantART community and for pulling together content and artists on the basis of their common interests. Any deviant can form a group and any deviant can run a group.
We are concerned that companies and other commercial interests will use Groups in ways that we do not intend to have them used.
Groups will also let deviants behave with a lot of self-determination. So we are also interested in letting people know that Groups are run by deviants and not by deviantART, its staff, and its administrators.
To learn more about these important proposed changes, read our recently launched news article
for further details and to share any questions or concerns.