The Art Theft GuideThe Art Theft Guide7 years ago in Scraps More Like This
1. you see artwork
2. you didn't draw this artwork
3. you use it without asking the artist anyways, for whatever reason.
It doesn't matter where you find the piece, maybe a search engine; maybe a friend sent it to you. But here is how it works. If the person who drew the picture or holds the rights to the picture did not give you expressed permission to use it, you have stolen it. It is NEVER ok to assume that you have the right or permission to use it. Maybe you found it on a foreign site and you do not speak that language? Tough shit, if you can't ask the artist for it and they can't give you permission to use it, you can not use it.