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About Art Theft

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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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If you have any questions or want help, send the group a note! (Or an admin!)

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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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:iconenemyfalse:
EnemyFalse Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Student Filmographer
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:iconthere-is-no-pause:
there-is-no-pause Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
can i join?
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:iconnlklta:
NlKlTA Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Writer
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:iconscottrosenfeld:
scottrosenfeld Featured By Owner 4 days ago
moonttei.deviantart.com/ poisontrail.deviantart.com/ these 2 have been stealing peoples art
the comments section below both of there profiles will show more
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:iconfrostehzehdragon:
Frostehzehdragon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I can't believe this person is posting my art! I know it's not good at all, but stealing is still wrong. Here is a link to their profile, I can show you a screenshot too if you want it.
xxhailfirexx.deviantart.com/
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:iconsoftysama:
Softysama Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, well, I really can't stand people like this who think DA's just Photobucket. This person's posting a bunch of art that isn't theirs. And, go figure, they're not English-speaking I don't think.

fionna2810.deviantart.com/
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:iconnova225:
Nova225 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
So... Just taking a bunch of pictures that you like on the Internet, and then posting them on your account (whatever with credits or not)... It's not within DA's rules, right ?

Well, those 3 people are doing it *and* not responding when asked about it :
4444bb.deviantart.com/gallery/
ckt58.deviantart.com/gallery/
awesomecook1.deviantart.com/ga…
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:iconnlklta:
NlKlTA Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Writer
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:iconcelestetunstall:
CelesteTunstall Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
Hi, I got sent a link on here and I clicked it. Now I keep having 500 errors everytime I do anything
postimg.org/image/a7j95g9ht/ here is a screenshot of the note I received. 
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:iconnathar64:
Nathar64 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I don't believe that this guy:
albemuth1.deviantart.com/galle…

Is the author of this photoset:
www.barelist.com/gal_28148_tgp…

And all the other pornstar photos he published...
Aaand I also didn't find a way to report him directly anymore. O.o
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:iconnlklta:
NlKlTA Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student Writer
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:iconcocoponyel:
CocoPonyel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The user claims it's their own artwork and hides comments if someone tells them that the art is stolen. 

Stolen:alliwannadoissleep.deviantart.…
Original:sakimichan.deviantart.com/art/…
Stolen:alliwannadoissleep.deviantart.…
Original:artgerm.deviantart.com/art/Ang…
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CakeandCandy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kelseana.deviantart.com/
User claims that she "added more to it" and that she doesn't have to give credit to the artist.(Also I'm sure she has done this all without permission)
Also you can see that she tried pulling off to her friends that she is the one who drew it.

(stolen)kelseana.deviantart.com/art/Sh…
(original)singletonjames.deviantart.com/…
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:iconphycotoad:
PhycoToad Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've found an art thief who's posting TONS of stolen art daily, several people have already pointed out the original artists in the comments of a few of his pictures, he should be pretty easy to take down: zakx1.deviantart.com/
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:icontiny-toons-fan:
Tiny-Toons-Fan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I WANTED TO WARN YOU ALL ABOUT ART THIEF CartoniRicordiOggi. HE HAS OTHER ACCOUNTS:

CartoniAnimatieAnime
BimBumBamFanPage
EmmanuelDup
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:icontiny-toons-fan:
Tiny-Toons-Fan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
WATCH OUT FOR ART THIEF @CartoniRicordiOggi WHOM OF WHICH AS STOLEN MY ANIMANICS DRAWING. HE HAS NOT ONLY STOLEN BUT HE HAS POSTED IT TWICE. PLEASE HELP ME REPORT THIS BASTARD.

MY ORIGINAL DRAWING Animaniacs by Tiny-Toons-Fan

STOLEN 1 Animaniacs - Cartoni animati by CartoniRicordiOggi
STOLEN 2 Cartoni animati - Animaniacs by CartoniRicordiOggi
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:iconnlklta:
NlKlTA Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Writer
(PONY PORN WARNING) obvious vaginal penetration. The fact that this OC has the same name as me is even worse
www.deviantart.com/art/Miki-Te…
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BriannaAdopts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More art thieves: 

heres today's one:

stolen:xxexpand-dongxx.deviantart.com…

original:cupcakefreddy2.deviantart.com/…

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stolen:xxexpand-dongxx.deviantart.com…

original:puffedisabella.deviantart.com/…

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stolen:xxexpand-dongxx.deviantart.com…

original:elenaxkyle-plf-01.deviantart.c…

all his gallery I stolen, so I'll give you links to the original galleries, so you can see the others by yourselves.

the original owners galleries:
cupcakefreddy2.deviantart.com/…
puffedisabella.deviantart.com/…
elenaxkyle-plf-01.deviantart.c…
ppgponymegan.deviantart.com/ga…

the thief's gallery:
xxexpand-dongxx.deviantart.com…

also so read the comments, it's hilarious how he/she fight that it's his/her art with even the original artist's signature.
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Unknown1899 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  New Deviant
Everyone please help
this user m0nstermutt.deviantart.com/
has stolen my friend artwork and here some proof from my friend journal strawberryt25.deviantart.com/j…
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:iconrae-77:
Rae-77 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.:AT:.Void by Rae-77 my artwork is used both as an icon and ID by :iconroboreptilefnaf:
don't know how to report them :c
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:iconnlklta:
NlKlTA Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Writer
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