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Stolen Art, and How To Handle It

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 9, 2012, 9:21 AM


This is quite an interesting topic because many of us will get into rage mode when we discover unauthorized uploaded art. There is many ways to deal with this, here's some of my suggestion if this ever occurs.

Some DA users are brand new to the site and do not fully understand what they can submit. They may treat it as a "this is what I like" site by uploading their favorite art. Nowhere in the description they claim they made it, but too quickly we will yell out "THEIF!!!" when the user had no intention. This is how you handle this situation...

Comment on the artwork kindly explaining that you cannot upload the artwork without the artist's permission. Or ask the DA user to leave a source link and credit the artist.

The biggest sign something WAS stolen is.... 1: They do claim they are the ones who painted it, when you know it was not. 2: They are selling it without the artists approval using DA's selling system. This is how you handle the situation.

Don't comment! It does nothing to improve the situation. Report to DA about the stolen art, they do care about this kind of stolen art. Notify the original artist about the stolen artwork.

And that's it! So if you come across artwork that belongs to someone else, just follow the above guidelines. ;)

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Stolen Art, and How To Handle Itby Tsitra360

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ThOdOr1s Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about placing artork on pages other than Deviant art, for instance, I have used one of your awesome drawings as a cover for my facebook group, I have added a link to your DA page and I do this to several awesome pony artists like yourself so people know about them, It is, in a way, handling artwork that doesnt belong to me, and there is no way the artist will know or notified since it's in another community, but, does it really matter that much where the artork is displayed? As long as the original artist gets the credit it's ok :D
bryfury Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
nice tips, i hope i never get to use such knowledge tho u,u
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Having your art stolen is, like, the ultimate compliment. Only the really good artists get stolen from.
bryfury Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
that one way to see it...
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Don't get me wrong, if anyone stole MY art, I'd be pretty ticked.
SageLoneWolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good Ideas.
Tarantad0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the advice, mate. This'll come in handy in the future.
asluc96 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to hear that
therussianhippie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JamesHalt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent and that's how it should be done
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