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This is a topic that recently came to my attention, and I wish to address it in this journal to the benefit of any who read it. The incident referred to concerned adoptables; however, this is not restricted to that aspect only.
I'm going to address three points; one main point followed by two lesser points (although no less important):
1. What to do when you've bought stolen artwork
2. How not to act when confronting someone
3. Be a supportive, honest friend
It's safe to say that a majority of the people on deviantART know about the commonality of art theft, an issue that is far more frequent than any of us would like. When it happens, we contact the would-be thief and/or report the deviations in question. There are appropriate and inappropriate ways to contact potential art thieves, to be further detailed in another essay.
But in this piece I wish to ask the more specific question: what if you buy the rights to, say, an O