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ART theft - Protect your work by randis ART theft - Protect your work by randis
join the international group: [link]

Hello my fellow artists!

The way our profession is treated at times is sickening. No one would dare to claim a free meal at a restaurant in exchange for telling friends that it was tasty and yet in our industry some people do not even bother to ask. Artworks get stolen on a daily basis as if this was a natural thing to do, as if art grows on trees or is generated with a single button click in mysterious apps like Photoshop.
Illustrators, designer, concept artists, animator and many others are the backbone and face of one of the biggest industries on this planet, Film, games, toys, you name it, most products need a design and milliards are made every year.
We are not talking about some kids who use artworks to beautify their homepages, no, we are talking about other industry professionals who steal our artworks for commercial purposes. Stolen artworks are being used as Book covers, in games, illustration articles, being used as a reference for new concepts, poster prints, t-shirts and so on, endless list.
I would like to open this group in order to discuss and reveal some of the facts regarding
- Copyright
- Luring with free exposure
- Art theft
- Protecting your work
- Contracts
- pricing

A big number of artists, especially young artists are constantly being ripped off, underplayed or not played at all, lured into contract traps, lured with exposure, get their artworks stolen.

Having a great number of members we can do many things about it and be sure, things DO need to be done unless you want to find yourself one day working at a gas station in order to support your ‘dream’ job as Artist. Having a great number means having a strong voice, a international infrastructure, access to information on various subjects around the world and legal advice . We can help each other dealing with various issues, collect and share information and facts and deal with art theft.
Every artist is free to join and post up some experience here, issues, links to stolen art, warnings, tips.
This is a good thing! Let us all try to heal each other! Invite your fellow artist friends to join.
Trust me, it will make a huge difference writing a little mail of complaint on your own or having a gigantic family of thousand of artists behind you.

join the international group: [link]
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Schematika Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I do employ the DA logo as a watermark on my work, I also think this is a heavy handed argument in favour of closed source art. The CC licencing structure should fit everyones needs and still maintain links to open source art in order for it not to stagnate. I employ it under the "share alike" heading and encourage others to do so as well. 
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BATP0N Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi would like to use your work for a facebook community! I will credit you! Is this okay for you?
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Amanda-the-pone Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Artist
Hey there, I was wondering if I can put this in my group Stop-Artheft. I'll wait for a response :)
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Arch-Guardian-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Lol it still going on 
and guess what corrupted admins are actually
allowing this crap to go on.. don't believe me have a look at my journal..
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ElaraOfTheForest Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hello! I was wondering if you wouldn't mind if I used your image, information and a link back to your group on facebook for a Art Thieves and Tracers Awareness (ATTA) tumblr blog I am trying to make to help fellow artists. I am just starting it but it can be found here: [link] Thank you very much in advance, and if not, then thank you for your time. Have a good day!
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haileda Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
may i post this on my page? i will give you full credit. there are a lot of people who need to know this.
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DarkGothicRussia555 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This deviant called ~mimatolover has traced; basically ripping off the original artwork of a manga called Rocking heaven.

Please don't encourage this deviant; she is a tracer, she traced ALL of these manga pages from a manga called Rockin Heaven I have all the proof here.

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... and there's more...

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haileda Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that would be funny if they tagged stolen. if only we could ban them. oh, wait. we can report them to end their deviantart account.
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DarkGothicRussia555 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, yeah. XD
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jadedragon326 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
I haven't had anything stolen from me...yet or that I know of, but I support anti-theft!
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