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If you spot rule breakers, let the group know. Leaving a comment on the main page is the easiest way for us to view reports! If a lot of people report the same person, typically dA responds more.

What is Rule Breaking?:
Art theft is the taking of someones art, whether it be paintings, posters, fanart, literature, etc. and posting it as your own. Art theft is ranked as the fourth largest criminal enterprise due to all of those who steal art, post it as their own, and then sell it. FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
Underage is when a deviant is under the age 13 but continues to use the site away. FAQ #696: How does deviantART comply with COPPA?
Pornography FAQ #251: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic literature'; what do you consider this to be?

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5 Art Theft Situations 'What is and isn't Art Theft':
1. "But Everyone does it"
Sorry to say, but a lot of people do steal art, but not everyone does it! Even though it's common, not everyone is a thief. This is NOT an excuse.
2. "You're just jealous!"
No one is jealous of stolen art. The fact that you're stealing it and claiming it as your own seems pretty jealous to me though.
3. "Too bad, I don't care."
Well Mr./Ms. thief, you should care, because art theft is a crime and the art police will not stop until you are brought to justice!
4. "But I Gave Credit!"
Although giving credit is the right thing to do, it is still theft unless you have permission from the original artist. Please get permission.
5 . "I Didn't Trace, I Only Referenced."
If this is true, it is okay to reference another piece, but only if you give credit to the original artist and ask their permission. However, this may be a lie. Take a look at the picture in question, you should be able to tell if it was traced or not.
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Remember:
1. Always be as polite and courteous as possible.
2. Always listen to the thieves side of the story. Just because they did a bad thing, does not make them a bad person.
3. Try and be fair. Let them know what they did is wrong.
4. Always give them a chance. Don't just report them right away. Politely ask them about the piece in question and suggest that they remove it, don't try to force them. If they refuse or ignore, then report them.

Example of a good way to speak to an art thief.
Hi! You shouldn't upload art that you haven't created, it's against the ToS of deviantart. I, as many others, would love it if you took all of it down. thanks!

- not threatening
- didn't mention reporting them
- asked them to take it down
Try and be nice, they might just be nice back. I've encountered a large number of thieves who I never had to add to the blog because they appreciated my politeness removed all they stole.

Example of a bad way to speak to a thief
Hey you, stop posting shit that isn't yours! You are a lowlife who pretends to be good at art so people will like you. Stop, it's not fair to the original artist and anyone who defends you in this is stupid too for letting you steal. I'm reporting you now so you better remove it before the admins find it.

- rude
- swearing at them for no reason
- harassment
- mentioned reporting, which is also against the rules.
Once again, try to be nice. If you're mean to them first, chances are they'll be mean right back and you won't get anywhere.
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We're here to stop all the members of deviantart who continuously make dA worse for everyone. This includes, but not limited to; Art theft, underage, pornography, harassment.
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if on our homepage there's reports that have already been solved, should we hide the comments and only keep active cases up?
Such as someone is reporting an art theft and it's already taken down, or a user is already banned.
Before you report a user, you need proof.
if someone is underage, leave a link to their page and a link to the comment/journal that they state they're under the age of 13. Telling the help desk "My friend told me they're 11" will just get you ignored.
Theft also needs to be proven with originals and stolen. If an entire gallery is full of uncredited art (used bases, doll maker screencaps), then it's fine to just leave a link to the page. Although, the original base/game is appreciated when given.
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:iconnlklta:
NlKlTA Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Student Writer
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NlKlTA Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Writer
zoonecro.deviantart.com/art/Fo… Some questionable content in their gallery. Not sure if it's concidered animal abuse
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anoonnonon Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hiya! 
My first time tryna report someone so don't completely skin me alive if I did this wrong.

evergreendeyaoiqueen.deviantar…

They have quite a bit of stolen art in their gallery..! 
They claim to have drawn it and even have point commissions open! I don't want someone buying stolen art, that would be really shitty. 

Proof ; 

Theirs: evergreendeyaoiqueen.deviantar…
Original: nan-ju.deviantart.com/art/Cana…

Theirs: evergreendeyaoiqueen.deviantar…
Original: www.zerochan.net/1160357

Theirs: evergreendeyaoiqueen.deviantar…
Original: www.zerochan.net/full/1448373

They have also ripped off a couple Madoka Magica [?] outfits.
[I COULD be mistaken on this one. It could be a shit 'cosplay' type of thing...]

evergreendeyaoiqueen.deviantar…


There is a lot more stuff there, you just have to shift through a little bit of it. Sorry.
IF needed I could probably provide more, but for now I'll just leave these few. 
Thanks! Have a nice day! 
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Softysama Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mlpyurifan1017.deviantart.com/
-Sigh- This person apparently steals art from others and then claims the OCs as their own and even bitches in journals about how THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS steal THEIR works. The trolls never stop.
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PukingRainbow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015   General Artist
primonguyen123.deviantart.com

MINORS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE BEWARE, THIS PAGE CONTAINS UNFILTERED PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL.
• Stolen artwork
• Pornographic material (in violation of DeviantART's terms of service)
• Unflagged content intended for a mature audience

Forget the fact that it's 4 full pages of stolen artwork, its 4 full pages of unflagged pornographic material. This needs to be handled right away.
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Phoenixmaster13 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jc-the-fox4.deviantart.com

An underage user that steals peoples art and makes disrespectful pieces of it
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jasflare50 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thief and a cyber bully -> MimiRacecargirl101

Original: 8-bitoutlaw.deviantart.com/art…

Stolen: mimiracecargirl101.deviantart.…
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Clari-Villa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please help!

There's a new deviant, :iconfearlessfur:, stealing :iconsuricatedash:'s art and also impersonating SuricateDash. I told Fearlessfur about it, but he/she blocked me instead.

He/She is even calling SuricateDash's art "Ugly Art" (the stolen arts).

Original: suricatedash.deviantart.com/ar…
Stolen: fearlessfur.deviantart.com/art…

Original: suricatedash.deviantart.com/ar…
Stolen: fearlessfur.deviantart.com/art…

Original: suricatedash.deviantart.com/ar…
Stolen: fearlessfur.deviantart.com/art…

Original: suricatedash.deviantart.com/ar…
Stolen: fearlessfur.deviantart.com/art…

Original: suricatedash.deviantart.com/ar…
Stolen: fearlessfur.deviantart.com/art…

It is my civic duty to report stolen property. B-) (Cool)
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PrincessMerleen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Please remove,  Miku-HirameMiku-Richie, and RichieAnderson, they are all the same person, that is stealing from multiple different artists including, JMah0128DarkHalo4321Tina-Sapphire, and IvanSonicStory. There is also another one that steal from constantly, Kairi-to-Sakura/Soras-Cloud, but they have since moved from DA cause of Miku and Richie, 90% of their stolen artwork is Sora's. 
Stolen's

miku-hirame.deviantart.com/art…
miku-hirame.deviantart.com/art…
miku-hirame.deviantart.com/art…
miku-hirame.deviantart.com/art…
miku-hirame.deviantart.com/art…
richieanderson.deviantart.com/…

Originals 

tina-sapphire.deviantart.com/a…
tina-sapphire.deviantart.com/a…
darkhalo4321.deviantart.com/ar…
jmah0128.deviantart.com/art/Fo…
ivansonicstory.deviantart.com/…

Please help :(
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astepintotheunknown Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
squigglyfish.deviantart.com/ Please remove her... she hasn't stolen any of my work but she has stolen a picture off a forum which forbids anyone taking their artwork.... The only post she has is stolen....
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stridenoble Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
please remove masterlordflame.deviantart.com…

asap, this is stolen from me.
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ageha-nacht Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015   Writer
laurawilliams67.deviantart.com…

The entirety of their gallery. They even claimed that the original artists of the pieces she stole are the thieves when it's her who's the thief.
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Coonfoot Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
darthraner83.deviantart.com/

His entire gallery is just cobbled-together pieces of official art from various shows and movies. It barely qualifies as art and has been going on for far too long. Please take care of him, if you can.
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TheHardcoreGamer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Nothing but movie screencaps
bustycollection.deviantart.com…
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ouyoubutsurigaku Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
animelover7876.deviantart.com/…

The whole gallery is stolen art, but this particular art in the link is being sold(!) as a print, while it is easily seen that it is not theirs (just some simple google image search did the trick)
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:iconprincessmerleen:
Here's another one for you. 
nicolaskawaiisan.deviantart.co…

This person has traced over Tina-Sapphire's work, we reported him some time ago but has yet to be taken down, thanks for your help. :)

Example 

Stolen Piece
nicolaskawaiisan.deviantart.co…

Original Piece 
tina-sapphire.deviantart.com/a…
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ThisisaDAAccountk Featured By Owner Edited May 28, 2015  New Deviant
subetasnark.tumblr.com/post/11…

This 'artist' brags about being a professional and working in the industry, all while stealing, tracing, and then selling their stolen shit on RedBubble (rofl).

She is currently bragging about getting someone else's copy of her copy taken down. I have already reported several pieces to DA but they don't seem to give a shit. Help appreciated.

Edit: 
Also, old deactivated account (reallllllly have to wonder why, given the current situation, lol) firefleasan.deviantart.com/
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