Many of you already know about problems with photobucket and other photo hosting and graphics sites. There are quite a few artists who think this isnt a big deal because the users arent selling the art. But, for every uncredited picture out there there is someone who will assume its free clip art which they can sell elsewhere.
Ripped art is a big problem on Ebay and sites like ioffer. There are even factories in China which make oil painting reproductions using other artists work at very low prices. Most other products using ripped art are DIY or do-it-yourself items handmade by the seller. That doesnt mean that they are small time. Many of these shops have powerseller status. Basically anything that can be made with a home computer or by adding a print to a product can be suspect. There are also many small companies who legitimately have licensing agr