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May 17, 2013


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Fri May 17, 2013, 3:59 PM
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So, in the past couple of days this image: has been stolen on almost every social media platform known to man (exaggeration).  I have found it on twitter, tumblr, facebook, weheartit, pinterest, FA, and a few other some places it has over 50K likes/views.  
Now, I am not here to bitch and moan about copyright laws.  It is illegal to steal artwork without proper credits; however, I do put myself at risk by not watermarking everything.

My main motivation for writing this is to ask for some help, and to clarify some things.

I am only on the following platforms: dA (obviously), facebook, tumblr (though I never use that), and youtube.  I only post regularly to dA and facebook. If you see my artwork ANYWHERE else, that is not me posting, and it is more than likely an illegal posting.  The exception is if proper credits are given.
And that is really all I ask for.  If someone is going to repost my work, just please give proper credits? I do my best to watermark things that are probably going to be stolen, but in the end, a watermark can be cropped off or edited out.  A link back to my facebook or dA is really all I ask for :)

I know everyone here is sensitive to copyright laws <3 We're all artists after all! Sometimes when you see stolen work, it can be helpful to remind the 'offender' of copyright laws :) Sometimes the person who is reposting work does not realize that what they are doing is wrong.

I always appreciate an a note if you see my work posted anywhere illegally!

Thank you very much!

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KalonaMitsuka Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I have some of your work posted on FB...but I promise you I put a link to your dA and made sure it says it's not my work, if you'd like me to remove it I will if you just say so....
Saya-Hinto Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
If I see some of you're art anywhere without link I'll tell them :)
Halofollower064 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
good luck and i'd listen toAlexRose312 she knows what shes doin!
AlexRose312 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you'd rather not have a massive watermark on your stuff, an alternative is signing it in an obvious place where it can't be cropped out.
FTSArts Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so sad!! Do you need someone to make you a watermark? It literally takes a few minutes, and I love your work so much I would make one for you!
altearithe Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
>.< I luckily haven't gotten that yet from what I can tell, but I have found quite a few of my own on tumblr and pinterest and I don't use/have those. They're luckily credited, but blah, you know? :/

I think you should definitely start watermarking. :(
jessi07 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
man that sucks that you are not getting any credit. When you see it anywhere else don't you claim that it is yours :?
Lucky978 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah it sucks...haha I just need to start watermarking.

I try to...the problem is that the times I really care about art theft is when it is in a facebook group or something with over 10K likes. People tend to ignore one comment out of 100s or the admin blocks my complaint. It can be really difficult to handle art theft on facebook, especially since the site makes it so hard to file a complaint.
jessi07 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh i see. man that just sucks... =(
Seraphimus Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've seen that piece of art on a big group on Facebook. They posted it up as one of the pictures and said "Like if this is amazing" but gave no credit to you. I don't know where it went but if i come across it I will report it. It is a very nice piece of art as well. Hope things get better copyright ways <3
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