Doesn't it make you so angry when you get people who steal other peoples work and pass it off as their own?
Recently, a fellow artist and friend from another art site I go to came across a new member in DA who had stolen one of his works and passed it off as her own. I also found the work of another artist friend in their gallery and some of the stolen things were even offered as prints!!!!! This member tried to make out their account had been hacked....pull the other one...!!! None of us at artpapa believed that for a moment.
A while back, another artist friend from the same site and a load of others all had their art stolen by a DA member who passed it all off as her own...she was banned!!!
I've also found an image being used by a very member who left a snidey comment on my kicking up dust painting which was totally legit...implying I used the ref without permission. This member had stolen another DA members photo and used it in a horseland manip so I told the real photographer on her. Obviously, the real owner was quite upset at having her piece stolen as I knew she would be. What a hypocrit the original member was?
I don't know, some people feel such a need to get attention in whatever way they can, they really must be deprived in the real world.
Even more annoying are those who challenge you back when you point out you know they stole an image they put up. They don't realise the numerous ways in which you can catch them out. The internet is a big place and you never know who might see the images you post and where they might have seen that image before...
I've seen loads of young members join up and just post other peoples stuff on their accounts. Don't they read the terms of service??? Obviously not.
Some people think I am a trouble causer for trying to stop these copyright infringements, generally those who I report...maybe they'd think differently if it was their own work being stolen and I informed them about it....
I know all the real victims I informed were very thankful to me for it.
I'd like to know what you lot think about this subject.
All unite against the thiefsters!!!
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