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About Art Theft

Report Rule breakers
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. Do not send the group notes for reporting violations, by ourselves we can't do much.

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?


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, you should care. It's really offensive to whoever you're stealing from. They're not getting credit for the work they made and that's not right.
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.
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.
If you have any questions or want help, send the group a note! (Or an admin!)

Group Info

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.
Founded 5 Years ago
Dec 30, 2011


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You can't just say a deviant did such and such without anything to back it up. We get so many comments on our page which are just linking to a user, claiming they were harassing or stealing.
You need evidence for dA staff to do anything about it, same goes for here.

Comments without linked proof provided will be hidden.
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.
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We are the admins of The-Art-Police.
Originally founded by KimiConjurer, founder's place was given to SummerMelody454 and now passed down to TouchMyLexicon66. We are both dedicated members of the group. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to send the group a note and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for joining, and welcome aboard The-Art-Police team.







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SALT--WATER Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
okay so I told this guy. He can not post his content...but he only ignored me..and what makes it worse is that he's sexualising undered aged cartoon characters in a sick,way.
K0YAM0Ri Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
she redrew ThatNerdNamedLaura 's artworks
and blocked her
StrutTheEmo27 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
We got an Arthef on the loose
StrutTheEmo27 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
SALT--WATER Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Same person who was just suspended for posting pornograppic can see one on her front page of someone giving a,spiderman..
scroll down and you'll see it...
alos,here a caption by the. That describes a blow job…
Deleca-7755 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcooniie: He doesn't steal from DeviantArt but random pictures. I couldn't expose all of his art but If you look In the comments on some of the pictures I've exposed him by screenshotting the originals.

Edit: He blocked me and hid my comments so I will add the pictures here. I found these all myself. He also ( even though he hid my comment? ) replied to my comment on his profile by calling me names. I'm obviously not affected by It. I also just learned he only removed the comment of me exposing the first picture on this collage. 

Ugh by Deleca-7755
Natethecat24 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
:icontomtheundertaletrash: reposting art from other artist on other sites

Natethecat24 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I think this is stolen tomtheundertaletrash.deviantar…
SALT--WATER Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
This guy has posted a link to a nsfw comic…
NintendoLover105 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Deleca-7755 Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist Steals bases and other artworks.

Free Base #3<<<Clearly at the top It says who It was made by.
Mlp Base:All together now! (BASE)<<<Original.

Other stolen artwork but I don't know who they were made by.
SALT--WATER Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

This person has been posting Underaged Bdsm art of boys usually from the ages 14 to 17 . They Boys in the story are tied up and sometimes in sexual situations.He got some work taken down. but has Been using a back up account to re-upload them…

Main account…
Back up account
nicoleta84AJ Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this person stole sonadow's art.
Original (By sonadow):…
Stolen art:…
im sure the other art in the art theif's gallery is also stolen, it looks like they took snapshots and put it on their gallery as their own.
FlightyTheBlueFox Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
Hello there
the user named Usa4567 is stoling art from my friends and deleting comments telling her to stop it
GoddessCambie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Student Artist
Can you help me? My friend doesn't have a Deviantart, but her artwork has been posted here without her consent. The user is You can see the original artist's watermark (MickeyWabbit) on almost ever image. Please help!
huh2468 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  New Deviant
Inferno111 is this guy that iv'e seen traces art…

the original is…
 look into his art and you will see other traced ones
artsavior Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Found a thief :iconswrrily: who not only steals other's work but also traces over them and claims them as their own. User blocks anyone, including owners, who call out their theft as well as disables the comment section on the stolen work. 

Examples and evidence provided in journal below.…
AnimeLover1245435 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This person broke two of my friends rules here:
this person stole and broke the rules when using the model:…

This is where theguy stolen parts of this model and broke the rules!…
sijed Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This user has stolen mine and Lady-Tzi's art.…
spooky-frog Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

This user has stolen and traced other artwork from different artists.

Here is the original:…

Here is the journal that the original artist made about it.…
Teleway Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Thief: biliahthesegagamer.deviantart.…

This art thief is taking official artwork from games and screenshots from shows and is drawing poorly done bellies on all of them. He hides the comments of all those who don't like him and is making multiple journals about someone who called him out for his nonsense on youtube.

I'm sure you can google any of the characters he's drawn (with the circle tool) over. For example, he's stolen an image from this wiki page (Click 'Based On')

and here's his...."artwork"

More examples-
Stolen and drawn over- biliahthesegagamer.deviantart.…


Stolen and drawn over- biliahthesegagamer.deviantart.…


You can find plenty more from Family Guy, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and other things...
What3v3rIDo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016

This account was made by the person to get attention of the original artist,, not to steal his work, but it's still theft.  They even copied the original artist's tumblr account name.  They said they are going to delete the account, but it hasn't happened yet.



(The title says who it's by, but the thief never got permission to re-post it.)

Conversation between the art thief and original artist:…
Hannah-x-Boo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  New Deviant…

this persons stealing art im fed up of lil kids like her who say its ok because they coloured over it or added a filter it is not ok!
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