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February 19, 2010




The last days i have been trying to browse dA for stolen art and report it, and i am horrified to say that some are even stupider than i thought possible.

here are some of the responses i got:

"Wtf, ur lame" (when someone stole my work and claimed it as their own)

"it is stock, i found it on google" (i am not even gonna explain how lame that one is)

"someone asked a deviant with stolen work how photographed the shots, the deviant replied: i uses my eyes and imagination"..IMAGINATION?! It is not imagination to upload someones work..

*sigh* I am gonna continue report though, and we all should.
though i was they had a cyber-punch someone in the face option for premium members.


All feedback, fav, comments are very appreciated.
I reached the point where i don`t have time to reply, but i read them all.
if there is anything you want me to answer, just drop me a note.
Thank you for supporting me :heart:

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JesterSeven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Yeah, art theft is a pain, and Bravo for taking the time to seek and report these things.
Ciardubh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
amen! always report, always report.. it is such a pain though
Jennur Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
I love you....

I love people who take their time finding art-thefts... because there is a lot of people who doesn't understand the love people put in their art and how much it means for them!!!!!
Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Do you really get those kinds of responses? I didn't think people get get any lower, I thought the theft of others work was low enough. :no:

I must say, I agree with the cyber-punch option!!
Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
You may want to join this Group that I belong to. You'll soon learn that some of the thieves get a kick out of being caught and they love making fun of people who catch them. It's like a game. Then they're banned and they re-join immediately under another name:
alwayslate4school Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
this experience is so terrible! but hey, try to see it as a flattery. the biggest wish of those people who steal is to be able taking photos like you do and they would give everything to have this aptitude. anyway, nobody can avoid art gets stolen as soon as it's published in the web. we have to take this risk.

Autumnsoul1001 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Man, I hate those people! :furious:
It's really great though, that you're reporting them! Go get them all, and then you can cyber-punch them in the face with a cactus or something. :evillaugh:
Anyway you're doing a really great thing, keep it going! :iconyaysplz:
Ilikepaint Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I agree, of course, that stupidity is prevalent. Despite the lack of decency and imagination of a few, I think that those individuals putting themselves out there and making quality work should not be dismayed. There are always those that wish to use others and take advantage of certain situations, but I consider that (and them) almost irrelevant. Keep doing what your doing :)
sh4dow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
actually, i think i would be happy about it if i found something like that out. i don't know what law is applicable on deviantart (though i'm guessing US law?) but at least where i live, with a copyright lawsuit for a single picture you can make a pretty penny. i wouldn't even bother sending them a notice... i'd need the money anyway...
uae4u Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i will report the stolen works i find :)
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