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I want to call on all of you to report, share , and comment on the website www.teechip.com they're are committing art theft on a huge scale. Selling t-shirts and products with stolen art. We all need to come together. Tell everyone do not buy! They are scammers  and art thieves. Join me and together let's stop teechip!
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What is Art Theft

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FAQ #8: What are violations of the DeviantArt copyright policy?

this has been a question that has been brought up alot since the groups founding and i as co founder would like to make it a little more clear as to what is truly considered art theft on Deviantart so that way it will help watchers be able to spot art theft.

i will list off the biggest forms of art theft found on this site.

1)Color Overs

just as the name applies, it is a image normally most common are screen shots from anime (but it can be any image) where the person has simply colored over the original image to make the image their own. most often it will be hair, eyes and clothes. these are normally done by amateur artist and are done in MS paint and are very distinctive. these cases are one of the most numerous that we get but are also the easiest to prove as they have already provided us with the official screen shot.

2: Colored manga scans

this is a quickly growing fad among anime lovers. they take manga scans (most common have been naruto and bleach as of late) which can be found on sites such as MangaFox and color them.. many of which are extremely well done but are still considered theft because just as color overs they are simply coloring over the original artist work and claiming it all as their own.

3: Anime porn croppers

this has become a new huge thing, people taking screen shots and official pictures from Anime porno movies or computer games which is an art style similar to many actual artist on DA. they will take these images and cut out the girls and places them on new backgrounds to make them look original. these are harder to catch because many artist on DA have the same art style and color style.. but a simple look at a gallery can point out this type of thief.

4: popular art

this one is fairly simple and thankfully a slowly dying one here on DA. this is art work that is taken from very popular artist and the watermark either cropped off (or in some idiots cases left right on the picture) these are easy to spot as not only are they well known, but looking at the users gallery their art will greatly very from that image.

5: Screenshots

there has been a boom of artist posting screen-shots from movies and games. these are easy to tell as they will be obvious..this is considered theft because you are simply hitting a button and placing your copyright on it.



now for the list of what is NOT considered art theft.

1: photo-manipulation

these are art works of different photographic elements put together to create a new picture, this is a tricky area because it can be considered theft if taken from a none stock image. but most are alright if taken from Free to use stock images and are properly credited.

2: Commissions

Artist on DA have become huge on Commissioning big named artist. this is art work that is drawn by an artist for money. most of the time it is OC's.

artist after receiving commissions tend to show case them and will place them up in their galleries. this is NOT art theft as no matter how much the original artist complains (some do.. most dont) if it was an OC work, the artist can post the image in their gallery since they are the copyrighted owner of that char. they paid the other artist to draw it for them.. giving the artist permission to take the char and draw it in their own style. while the commission artist has copyright to the art work.. the OC's creator is the copyrighted owner of the char.

3: Free to color lineart

many new artist have jumped onto the bandwagon (like myself) of Free to use linearts here on DA. they are linearts where the artist have given full permission for people to color the works and post them on their DA. you always want to check the lineart to make sure it is a free to use as many do post linearts on the website but they do not give out the free permission.


alright well that is all i can think of, if you have any questions about a deviant you think might have stolen images but you are not quiet sure.. please send me a note before posting on the front page. if it is found to be someone that is a art thief i will grant permission to post your findings on the main page.

this in in hopes of trying to keep the main page clean and free of accidental accusations that once posted.. are unable to be removed.

thank you Zaraun

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:iconhalogirl237:
halogirl237 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I wanted to know your opinion on people who illegally trace fan art and turn other artists' content into bases?
For example :iconbasemakerofdarkness: finds copyrighted art online and edits art without getting permission. I don't know if it's possible to report stuff like this. Any advice would be great, she stole art from one of my good friends and turned it into a base, then blocked us both :(
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:iconblackfang-325:
blackfang-325 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
want a target? www.deviantart.com/kawaiigirlg… here ya go
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:iconmelissa03:
melissa03 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
www.deviantart.com/hedgehogfai…
uses amy rose 3D images to recolor
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SarahV26 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 21, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Guys, this user: www.deviantart.com/rickgaming is stealing sonic art that does NOT belong to him. He will block anyone who calls him out on being an art thief. (Like he did with me on here and on his Facebook account.)

Rickgaming's facebook link can be found here:  Minecraft Render Thief/Art thiefhttps://www.deviantart.com/bademployee1
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
He has stolen renders from https://www.deviantart.com/ratchet55
Oi. This is getting real tiresome. First Rickgaming is stealing actual art and now Bademployee1 is stealing Minecraft renders that does NOT belong to him.
Rickgaming's facebook profile [link]

Please report both Bademployee1 and Rickgaming/Rick Bjork. Thanks
 (don't mind Bademployee1... His account got deactivated cause he was an minecraft render/art thief as well.) 
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:iconshark-fujishiro:
Shark-Fujishiro Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shilodhio33Quy is stealing adopts and characters and reselling them.

Proof:
Original
Adoptables 2018-03-05 by LiLaiRa ! CHRISTMAS FLATSALE ! by LiLaiRa

Stolen
dog adopt open by shilodhio33Quy dog adopt open by shilodhio33Quy dog adopt open by shilodhio33Quy
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sapphire3690 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist

Art thief, refuses to take down stolen art and only puts up more: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ga…

Original: stressaurus.tumblr.com/post/16…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: the-vampire-inside-me.tumblr.c…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: eliana55226838.deviantart.com/…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…
caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: the-vampire-inside-me.tumblr.c…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: bendysstudio.tumblr.com/post/1…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: bendysstudio.tumblr.com/post/1…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: always-x3.tumblr.com/post/1625…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: bendysstudio.tumblr.com/post/1…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: upperstories.tumblr.com/post/1…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: bendysstudio.tumblr.com/post/1…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: always-x3.tumblr.com/post/1671…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: always-x3.tumblr.com/post/1671…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: always-x3.tumblr.com/post/1671…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: always-x3.tumblr.com/post/1671…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: always-x3.tumblr.com/post/1671…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: devilsroost.tumblr.com/post/16…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: devilsroost.tumblr.com/post/16…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: ka-star.tumblr.com/post/167002…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: always-x3.tumblr.com/post/1633…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: squigglydigg.tumblr.com/post/1…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: devilsroost.tumblr.com/post/16…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: devilsroost.tumblr.com/post/16…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: upperstories.tumblr.com/post/1…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…
caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…
caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…
caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: devilsroost.tumblr.com/post/16…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: devilsroost.tumblr.com/post/16…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…


Original: devilsroost.tumblr.com/post/16…
Stolen: caitlinyates.deviantart.com/ar…

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:iconsecret-gloria:
secret-gloria Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I found him! -> jintianme.deviantart.com/ who claimed cosplays has his own, stolen pics, and sold his stolen pics on pillow.

Stolen: Love by jintianme
Original: Rem x Subaru by Kenkaizar

Stolen: Different people by jintianme
Original: コミケの男子トイレ by 男のむすめ‏  on Twitter

Stolen: Signal by jintianme
Original: Naruto Characters in real life! on narutobase.net/

Stolen: 006z2lsigy1fixzq3zsruj30az0a174o by jintianme
Original: www.twoeggz.com/news/2809977.h…

Stolen: Az0077 by jintianme
Original: www.animedakimakurapillow.com/…

Stolen: Az0026 by jintianme
Original: www.hobbyheart.com/amagi-brill…
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Cimmerian-Zion Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I confronted them on the 18th last month..
Skylar, Sonic, and Shadow, The S Team
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:iconara181x3:
ara181x3 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Professional Artist
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ara181x3 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Professional Artist
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:icontoxicadoll:
ToxicaDoll Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
ittybittyjulie.deviantart.com/ porn and tracer/ scam artist
trying to profit from it

Impersonating famous www.instagram.com/thaliabree/?…

works removed so far that were stolen from sootysheep.deviantart.com/ that I found
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:icontoxicadoll:
ToxicaDoll Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
ittybittyjulie.deviantart.com/ porn and tracer/ scam artist
trying to profit from it
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:iconinkblot-wolf:
inkblot-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
ryusoki1.deviantart.com/


Stolen: ryusoki1.deviantart.com/art/Bl…

I can't find the original artist but it seems originally a cover for a book www.readnovel.com/partlist/242…


Stolen: ryusoki1.deviantart.com/art/Ic…

Original: www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…


Stolen: ryusoki1.deviantart.com/art/Ra… (Edited)
Original: danbooru.donmai.us/posts/12623…
Unfortunatly artist made work private on pixiv

Stolen:orig04.deviantart.net/975c/f/2…
Original: Can't find the exact sourse but going by tineye it's been up for a few years
www.tineye.com/search/dba821a7…

Stolen: orig01.deviantart.net/5217/f/2…

www.instagram.com/p/wluWZpANoD…

Stolen: orig07.deviantart.net/4603/f/2…

Original: saucenao.com/search.php?db=999… Artist deleted the work it seems

Stolen:ryusoki1.deviantart.com/art/Sa…
Original: www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…
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:iconbeachbead:
beachbead Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
zingiberart.deviantart.com/art… (posting porn, people have tried to tell her but she becomes very rude to them.)
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:iconneko-y:
Neko-Y Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
xharunosakura.deviantart.com/

I dunno how images are, but there are lots of images that's not of this person
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:iconxxserbellaxx:
XxSerbellaxX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconjasperbae:
JasperBae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
kaylapeters2.deviantart.com/

THIS GIRL!
Idek where to begin with, but this brat has been on my nerves. She obviously traces from other artists here and even begun tracing from fucking anime. Not only that shitty MS Paint crap if you can dig through her massive upload craves. Plus she's selfishly asking for art of her between Jack and herself with nothing in return. I need help reporting this little shit off of DA. Please spread the word. I cannot describe how cancerous she's becoming.
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:iconhowlingintheshadowsx:
HowlingintheShadowsx Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
howlingintheshadowsx.deviantar…
Tracing problem with a user.
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:icongemstrike:
Gemstrike Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wrote a journal about the art thief: nintendolover105.deviantart.co…
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:iconsapphire3690:
sapphire3690 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
:iconraymansgirl: Outright posts other people's art and Rayman art, posting different images like photobucket or google + pages. She will block users and hide comments.
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LDBcomics Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
The user talithestrange has been spamming ad offending to a very good friend of mine.
sta.sh/01zj5yb2qph

Leaving offensive comments on his account and posting offensive journals.
talithestrange.deviantart.com/…
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:icongemstrike:
Gemstrike Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconhotsteel25: has stolen and edited one of the artworks of :icontysontan:

hotsteel25.deviantart.com/art/…

hotsteel25.deviantart.com/art/…

hotsteel25.deviantart.com/art/…

Original (see the center): tysontan.deviantart.com/art/Fr…

She even bashed the original artist's characters. Rage 
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