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Have you ever had your art stolen ( copied, traced. or just stolen completley) ???? 

52%
397 deviants said I hope not!!!
26%
199 deviants said Nah!
21%
161 deviants said Yes T.T !!!

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shannonxnaruto Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My art has been stolen and put on many websites! :iconfoxsighplz:
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StreamSecret Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope none of my stuff has been stolen. I don't have many pictures (since I don't have a lot of time), but 3/4 that I have so far I worked pretty hard on them. They're not amazing, but I REALLY hope people don't steal them. It annoys me how people can just take something, claim it as theirs, and then everyone will believe them, maybe even get more likes than the original. Seriously, it's sad that there are people who want to be popular, so they just steal other people's work to try and get attention that they don't deserve. 
     Is there a lot of art stealing on deviantart? Are there really that many cases of art-theft?
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heartsDmise Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Artist
I had put up my artwork for YMCA over summer and it was my first gallery ever!! And then when I went to pick up my art, they said they couldn't find 3 of my pieces. You are telling me you couldn't find my 2 pieces that are a 3rd of my size!? As well as my favorite piece!?
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JE-Y Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
yea..
i can't really remember who did it though =_=
it was someone in my class
some years ago
yea...
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Phantasmicomico Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
All these people who are cool enough to have their art stolen make me jealous. =(
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mrSketchy Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
I dunno, does having your deviations put on photobucket stealing? :1 if so then yeh
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SteffieLovesHuggles Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yeah.. By my best friend
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chrisdog203 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no! have u has art stolen? i hope mine hasn't been but don't think it would've lol. What happened?
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
nah, just seen a lot of other peoplez being stolen recently T.T
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chrisdog203 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man it sucks! i mean i wouldn't mind so much if they asked and i knew where it was going but outright taking is just sad
-if you search moni158 it comes up with a couple of ur pics in random forrums
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Thesis-D Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had someone copy my art before. What I think is the most disturbing part about it is that everyone takes their word for it even after you come on the scene to clear up things with the truth. It's like now YOU have to prove you're the original artist and you weren't copying THEM.

Fortunately, I had all the proof I needed and even the date I had drawn it was on the picture. Even after having been caught red handed, however, this person showed no remorse and we were in conflict for a time after that.
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ketrava Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Not a big art guy, but I report plagerism when i find it to the original artist. Its also very amusing to see how put out people can be for their hard work when they get busted. I had one web designer who had stolen kyoht and goldenwolfen's artwork and blatantly redone it for a website they got paid for tell me "I have four children how can you be so cruel." Well maybe this will help you teach your four kids that stealing art is still stealing.

ketrava

kyoht [link]
goldenwolfen [link]
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captainspadevatore Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I hate more than people stealing my sketchbook, is finding it weeks later with penises drawn in PEN, ON EVERY PAGE!!! Real mature, assholes...
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deedala Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some kid traced something of mine. I very diplomatically asked her to take it down or include in her description that she had copied it and link back to my work. She responded, "Why are you being so mean? I worked so hard on it!" Haha..yes, tracing is tough work I bet. Since she wasn't being compliant in crediting me I reported it to admins who removed it. Later on I noticed she re-uploaded it, and now it has a link back to my artwork which says "inspired by this". Which still isn't right but..haha..whatever close enough I guess lol.
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Aibiki Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had people thinking dA was a 'post pretty pictures' website post some of my works to their gallery, but they've long since been banned. And someone posting my pictures to their myspace and then getting bitchy when I asked them to remove them (one got removed by the admins, never got a reply for the second one. ) I've since been removed from her friendslist so I can't see them anymore. :\

But besides that, no.
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maboroshii Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Yeah, shit happens. Mainly on Photobucket. People steal, trace, manipulate, edit, everything.
I stalk Photobucket to see if there are some of my pictures raped by retarted kids and if I find something I report it.

NO ONE is safe from photobucket.
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itachiakatsukilover Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
People can be arseholes. I think the reason they want to steal others art is because they can't do what some can and want to take credit to show to someone that they admire and maybe make them like them. It comes from the heart people, it comes from the heart.
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stirringwind Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I don't mind people using pictures for icons or signatures, it's if they attempt to pass it off as their own that really riles me. Happened to me before =__= Thief just copied and pasted the EXACT same picture on his DA account.

I reported it and it was taken down in less than 24 hours, and he also got permanently banned. It was really a good thing and my case that it was really fast. It's harder when people edit it abit, those kinds sometimes don't get removed :/

Did you get yours stolen before?
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Torega Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Filmographer
oh, yea~ =_=;

my sketch book was stolen....twice~
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StephanieLeonheart Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I hope not.
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FlamingKhHeart Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Even though my art fails,some people had the nerve to trace some pics here on DA.
Also found a bunch of my pics in another site. Man these people have a really bad taste ._.
Either way all these thieves fail :|
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chrisdog203 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=(
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ToxikElement Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
your art does not fail:spank:
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FlamingKhHeart Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
*is beat up*
Thank you for the support!! n_n
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ToxikElement Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
no prob-it was my pleasure:love:
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Mockingbyrd Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Too many times my friend...

I've had my IPod works redone to say something like 'IRamen' instead of IPod on them. One time, my art was traced directly. I don't care if they use the pose as a reference, but don't trace. This one has been stolen and edited a few times, hurts more because this was a collab so it hurts the other person who did the lineart. But overall, this one has been edited the most. Found a ton on photobucket edited.

Depending on where I find them, I don't mind. Like if I see someone use it as a profile picture, a signature, use it for a Youtube video, just posting it up on a site like Photobucket, I don't care since it's not like they're saying it's theirs. Once they start posting it on sites like dA and then edit them, that's when I get mad.
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Tales-of-sharingan Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it happened to me...
a girl on deviantArt totally traced some page of my sasunaru doujinshi, coloured and COPIED AT ALL DIALOGUES too...without credit, of course...
I found it, and asked to remove...luckly the girl removed them...
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moni158 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Filmographer
o.o!

its good that they took it down with out a fight!, but what possesed them to do it in the first place??? this il never understand T.T!

Strangest thing is, people will copy from other artists on DA, then post the coppied picture back onto DA, and expect no one to notice??? -.-
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Tales-of-sharingan Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly...=_='''
and I was very luck, because I was advied by one of my watchers, who noticed the "thief"...
that's a bother, seriously...
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ShabbyChick Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yep. I did a picture of a pregnant lady relaxing and some pregnancy blog on Wordpress stole it. I don't mind I guess as they left named what it was, so that's how I found it...and the name is 'Pregnant Lady by Wayword-angel' so I guess that's grand. :shrug:

If it was someone on DeviantArt who was claiming it as their own though I'd be fit to kill!! I can't abide that.
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moni158 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hmmm, i got a picure of mine taken, and made in to a banner for a site [link]

im okay with it though, little disturbed by it since i really hate that picture T.T

Yes! if somelittle punk on here or any other art sites uploads someones work and says they did it, then thats just way over board *starts raging*
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RinaIzumo Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sort of. Actually i don't mind untill someone claims it as his or hers artwork (the latter have never happened to me though :XD: ). People are usually nice to put the name of the author or links to my pages :D
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Filmographer
XD! same i guess, people keep making my picures into icons, but i dont really mind ^^
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:iconrinaizumo:
RinaIzumo Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's even a bit flattering. Means people love the artwork. :D
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student Filmographer
lol id say, but still its no good ! =O
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RinaIzumo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah :D
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larsi-artz Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Well, it seems my ID is floating around the internet <.<
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Filmographer
?? where did you see it?
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larsi-artz Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I've been told by many people that they've seen it on forums and myspace, this guy even said one had printed it and put it on the wall in his classroom xD
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