FWIW (and feel free to call me an asshat too) I don’t vote for pics with copyright thingies on them either. Maybe I’m way off base but I figure the little Fark contests are mostly amateurs and those with the copyright symbols are from people saying “my stuff is SO good and I’m so putting myself on the line just posting these pics for you mere mortals that I have to protect it or someone’s going to make a living printing and selling my 640×480 web images. Look but don’t touch.”
It’s a hint of pretentiousness I choose not to ‘reward’ with a vote. Same reason I don’t vote for black & white pics.