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Art Theft - How to fight against it.
I've been confronted to an insane amount of art theft cases lately so I've decided to create a journal explaining some important points about this issue. Many people suggested me to turn it into a news article, so here it is. You can find the original journal here : http://dianae.deviantart.com/journal/21479812/ (frequently updated)
:star::star::star:------------ ABOUT ART THEFT ------------:star::star::star:
Many people think images are free because they find avatars, psp tubes, myspace layouts, signatures, etc… made out of some pictures, without credit.
If this happens to you, please DEMAND YOUR PICTURES TO BE TAKEN OFF OR CREDITED WITH COPYRIGHT AND TERMS OF USE INFORMATIONS ! This applies even for things you don't think could cause you any trouble, such as avatars or signatures. As long as your artwork is used without your permission and is not credited, you can be exposed to some troubles in a near future.
:bulletred: Art theft nurtures art theft.
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arttheftarmy
Intimidating the petty theif.
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Good job everyone, her account has finally been terminated!

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This group is dedicated to getting thief's banned from the sites they use.

I will post a journal whenever an artist needs action.
We are a team watching each others backs.
WATCH US if you want to help! You will be added to the icons below!
If you want to help spot thief's yourself, go through our gallery and follow the links to our protected members and get acquainted with their work!

Remember, leaving the watermark does not count as credit, one must link to the artists gallery in an obviously promotional way for it to be acceptable, and even then the artist can legally ask you to remove it!

Please add our icon to your journal!
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tetrisman64 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
User annemorgan should be unbanned
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pm1356 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good morning. This person [link] is claiming that she draw this picture: [link] while other picture in her gallery are just ugly traced scribbles. The real artist is pisuke, he is almost 30 years old and male. His galleries (amazing I'd say, sadly he isn't here on DA):
PIA: [link]
Pixiv: [link]

I would have leave her alone, but this person is claiming that this is her picture with all her might and this is funny as hell.
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Chuna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
[link] overlay of one of ~Flareon0274's so called 'hand drawn' arts.
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Chuna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
~Flareon0274 has several traced images in her gallery and refuses to remove them.
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PeppermintHearts320 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
~jade1010 is taking photos from google and coloring over them.

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HidetoTakarai99X Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehhh... Isn't DA supposed to be for artists to express their works for the world? I don't think a "police army" is necessary. If someone see's art theft they will most likely report it themselves. I'm against art theft 100%, but I don't see you reporting any Sonic recolors. Aka, people who trace and color over screen caps of Sonic X, etc.; and people who claim SEGA's art style for the Sonic franchise as their own for their own "original character" design. That's technically art theft as well, but I see nothing being done about it. Drawing a SEGA character, and stealing their art style for your own are 2 different things.
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ATSM Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, thing is, DA does nothing about art theft if you're not the original artist, no matter how strong the proof.
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Chuna Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
:iconmocasta: is an art thief, I'm 100% sure of it. His gallery is full of art, none of it stays consistent with one style. Also the "full view" is very small, because he doesn't want you to see the artists signature.
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HidetoTakarai99X Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well sorry to break it to you, but there's a difference between a shitty artist and an art thief. I don't mean to have harsh criticism, but his art IS shit. The only art worth stealing is GOOD art, whereas all these works are bad.

He drew those Naruto images on loose-leaf and drew those other random anime styled characters on white paper. Since he drew those anime styled characters from his own head they turned out better than the Naruto ones he was trying to draw from a picture.

My art style is inconsistent if I'm not drawing something I'm good at. Are you going to call ME an art thief too? Unless you can prove that this kid is using someone else' art and claiming it for his own, then you have no case. If he says in the description it's not his art then why is your thong in a knot? He's not claiming it as his own, so he's not exactly a thief. Just an idiot. And his webcam he used to take the Naruto pictures probably are shit, because my old flip phone takes the same type of picture.

Once again, just to reiterate, this kid most likely is NOT an art thief. No need to get yourself worked up on finding inconsistencies in ART STYLES because it looks like this kid doesn't exactly HAVE a real style of his own yet.
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