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

383 deviants said I hope not!!!
198 deviants said Nah!
159 deviants said Yes T.T !!!

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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?
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!?
JE-Y Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
i can't really remember who did it though =_=
it was someone in my class
some years ago
Phantasmicomico Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
All these people who are cool enough to have their art stolen make me jealous. =(
mrSketchy Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
I dunno, does having your deviations put on photobucket stealing? :1 if so then yeh
SteffieLovesHuggles Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
Yeah.. By my best friend
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?
moni158 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
nah, just seen a lot of other peoplez being stolen recently T.T
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
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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