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WHO WE ARE:

We are the legion of doom:

1)We CRUSH art theft!

2)We support artists who's art has been stolen.

3)We fight for artist rights!

4)We help YOU defeat art theft.

5)We show off various cases of art theft and write stories of its resolution.

6)Educate DA world about art thievery


If your work has been stolen by someone on DA:
click the "report violation" button, beneath the stolen artwork. Deviantart admins will take care of it.

If your work has been stolen externally from DA, contact us via a note and seek advice.

If you're an original artist and your work has been taken, and you wish to share your story with others, send us a note!
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FAQ:

How to search if your work has been stolen by someone or what to use to find the original source of an edited image?
Use tineye.com: www.tineye.com/

There are also the options of SauceNAO saucenao.com/
or IQDB iqdb.org/ which may find things that Tinyeye can't.

How to get help from this group if your work has been stolen? How to expose art theft?
Send this group a note and write your story!
Make sure to include a link to original work.



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ART THIEVERY:

It must not be prevented, it must be punished!

"Preventing" art thievery is a foolish endeavour:

1)Watermarks ruin images

2)Disabling right clicking makes wallpaper lovers cry

3)You're cheating yourself out of POTENTIAL INCOME!
It's incredibly EASY to win cases of "artist vs art thieves" if they're in 1st world countries and if they've made profit off your art.
In most cases the artists win settlements in thousands of dollars without EVER going to court.


COMMANDMENTS:
1)I will not "prevent" art thievery
2)I will laugh at art thieves, not be angry/afraid of them
3)I will fight art thieves, win money and buy cake.

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HOW TO REPORT ART THIEVES on Deviantart only:
FAQ #155: How do I report a deviation which I think breaks the rules?

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FAQ to educate art thieves with:

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

Someone editing other people's work?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?

Tracers?:
FAQ #304: Do you remove copies and trace-over art?

Screenshots as fanart?:
FAQ #572: What does DeviantArt consider "Fan Art" to be?
FAQ #578: What does DeviantArt consider to be a proper desktop screenshot?

Crediting so it's a free for all?:
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?

Think it's fair use?:
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission

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...What the heck is copyright?*
*You'd better understand this before sending anything to the group, even a comment.

Deviants

Notice

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COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LETTER

This letter is your MAIN WEAPON against ART THEFT!


If anyone ever steals YOUR work, this is what you write to the thieves, be they an individual/magazine/website/newspaper/music band/etc.
Simply fill in the blanks and erase the stuff in the brackets.

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To: __________________(art thief's name/company)

It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my copyrighted Work entitled "____________ (name of stolen artwork)" in the publishing of a ___________(your website/advert/newspaper/magazine)

I have reserved all rights in the Work, which was first published on _______________ (date) at _______________(my website link), with copyright registered to me.
The advert which appears in your __________ (website/magazine), is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis.

You neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for the advert, nor to make or distribute copies of it. Therefore, I believe you have willfully infringed my rights under 17 USC Section 101, et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $100,000.
Under the copyright law I demand:
Compensation and Immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from the Work, and all copies of it, and that you deliver to me all unused, undistributed copies of it, or destroy such copies immediately, and that you desist from this or any other infringement of my rights in the future.

Also, I demand a compensation for the use of the image.
Your company did not notify me, we did not sign any contracts, and I have not been paid for the use of my work.
If I have not received an affirmative response from you in two weeks, indicating that you are ready to discuss terms of payment for the use of my work and comply with my requirements, I shall consider taking the full legal remedies available to rectify this situation.

Sincerely,


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DISCLAIMER:

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DISCLAIMER:

Please be "polite" to the art thieves, even if you know they've taken stuff. Do NOT flame. Do NOT act like a mindless, angry, hate-mob.
Flaming will get you kicked from this group. We are not a mob, we are an organized machine to help artists fight art theft.
Some art thieves simply don't bother to read DA upload rules or know nothing of copyright law.
Fight art theft with the power of LOVE, LAW, and LOGIC.

1-inform the violator of the rules they're breaking, in a polite manner, like this for example:

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Dear {{__________}},
Please note that the image/deviation you have in your gallery is a copy/unlicensed edit of {{__________}} and is therefore a copyright violation. Because deviantart automatically writes "artwork (C) you" this means that you are taking the original artist's image rights, without permission.
DeviantART policies on copyright violation are FAQ #8: What are violations of the DeviantArt copyright policy?.

I'm sure that the original artist would appreciate it if you credited for their hard work/asked their permission on whether you are allowed to use/repost their work.

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2-Report the deviation using the "report violation" button, ONLY if you're the first person to catch the thief.

3-if you suspect that the art thief has a ton of violations, send a report to this group in the form of a NOTE
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ALL COMMENTS ABOUT "SUSPECTED" ART THIEVES WILL BE HIDDEN.
(per request of DA administration)
PLEASE REPORT ART THIEVES IN THE FORM OF A NOTE TO THE GROUP!

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shippaiman Featured By Owner 5 days ago
No matter how much I warn that you should not reprint without permission, there is no decent response ...
so sad…
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shippaiman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2021
He is making malicious reprints without permission.
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shippaiman Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2021

www.deviantart.com/amygiantess

He has been reprinting other people's paintings without permission to promote his discord server.

It is not forgiven.

I can't report because he's blocked, and if I report from a third party, the operation won't work.

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lobosolo1994 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2020
I found an art thief TempestXCB
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BetaBraun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Found this lovely thing. I warned them and they blocked me and pretended they didn't know anything

undertale DOGS + temy by powerkingofdead Stolen Art

Winter Puppies by Sunnynoga Real Art
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xSweetSlayerx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2020  Professional General Artist
Is this group even active anymore?
Anyways, have some thieves.
Today's Art ThiefSo, we got another art thief stealing art and claiming that it's all theirs. They sure weren't shy about coming onto my profile and accusing me of lying and stealing art, myself. I almost wonder if they're a troll, they're so obnoxious.Unfortunately, they blocked me, and I can't see their thumbs, so I had to make a big text list of a lot of their reposts. (Thanks Eclipse. F u dA.)So first off, they reposted a bunch of stuff using the same base/lineart, all edits being from different people. This first little section is that. The next section is the colored/digital stuff they reposted. They also have a lot of sketches that they reposted, but I'm not gonna bother with those.Another journal about this guy.Art thiefJune 10, 2020
Thief https://www.deviantart.com/ghruhe/galleryPlease help out, guys. If you own any of the originals, please file DMCA Takedowns.If you don't, please report the reposts and/or spread the word. No harassing from anyone!RepostsAnime girl with cat earsAiko colored version #6Aiko colored version #4Aiko colored version #5Aiko colored version #3Aiko colored version #2Aiko colored versionOriginalsLineart - Cat Girl by @strawberrycake Anime Cat Girl by @littlemzrainbowz Cute anime girl colored by @shugo1818 Anime Cat Girl by @HauntedShadowWolf Anime Cat Girl Coloured by @LunaticFlowerxX Lineart Cat Girl Colored by @Sakura-wind anime cat person by @haleyocoanime RepostsBoy. You can just tell my the naming these are reposts.Dream WalkBored! But needs some musicThis is me #2When U see the sunlightThe drawing I maded for Bonnie-Devil2Colored Version Of My Earlier ArtThat one walk that you takeThe winter walksAnime AngelChocolate chip anime girlMiku drawing #3MIkuVocaloid MikuVocaloid Miku #2Vocaloid RinDemon or AngelWhen You Are Too Scared To Walk Close To Your FrieOriginals猫耳2/22 [danbooru link]カラ松:reろぐ3春空[danbooru link]angelSweet Chocolate Syrup by @crystalAlluvion [danbooru link] + [tumblr link]by nyaopyon[reddit link]Miku by @Eoki-Chan [amino link]Anime Demon, and Angel by @Natureblossum アニエス
Art Thief That Takes from dA + TwitterEdit: They deleted some, but most art still there.
I found a thief who really doesn't like people knowing that this isn't his art. Or that he traces stuff too. He hides everyone's comments, so I thought it would be best to quick post this. He can't hide this. 83
It looks like he mostly gets the art from Twitter accounts. Thankfully, some of them have dA accounts. Imma go ahead and notify the Twitter artists. And hey, does anyone have a FurAffinity account?
1. If you own any of the originals, please file DMCA Takedowns.
2. If you don't, please report the reposts and/or spread the word.
3. No harassing from anyone!
by CubedCoconut
https://www.furaffinity.net/view/36363879/
by GoDichi, OC belongs to DankoDeadZone, https://twitter.com/godichi/status/1169435564527030274
https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/80546985
Art Thief (That is Also a Nazi?)Since dA is apparently shutting down stash writer, I'm gonna toss this out in the open. This is an art thief that I originally had thought abandoned their account, so I left comments on every stolen work with links to the original links/artist. Turns out, they came back and hid all my comments. The art is still up, so they're still trying to pose as the owner of these pieces. On a side note, this person also post Nazi-related stuff. That could pretty sum-up what kind of person they are, for you.
Here are the links for most of the art they've reposted. There's a bunch of Booru links because a lot of these don't have their original links anymore, but the original artist are listed.

1. If you own any of the originals, please file DMCA Takedowns.
2. If you don't, please report the reposts and/or spread the word.
3. No harassing from anyone!


From deviantART
Repost/Original

Art Thief Impersonating MinamiSo… via my art-narking I found this one user who was definitely a thief, so I commented on a few pieces with links to the originals, thinking that this person had abandoned their account. I was wrong. They deleted all the deviations I found sources for and blocked me.
But here's the weird part…
She's claiming that the Pixiv account of a popular VOCALOID artist named Minami is hers. (On her profile.)
It doesn't make sense because all of the art still in her gallery not only belongs to several different artists, but none of them belong to Minami either. Here's what's left in their gallery.
Repost/Original
- https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1574098 (Dead pixiv link)
- https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/35134825

- http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/556875
1. If you own any of the originals, please file DMCA Takedowns.
2. If you don't, report the
100 Proof Art ThiefI don't mean to give this thief a fancy name, but they had a ton of art taken from Pixiv, and if I counted right, I've 100 here where I found the sources to. They've apparently also been around for years. They like Sailor Moon, Kingdom Hearts, Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Madoka Magica, Super Mario, and Sword Art Online.
Journal I heard about this girl from.

Easily found all these in a matter of hours. Being stuck, bored in quarantine helps. 100 pieces. Hang on to your butts.
1. If you own any of the originals, please file DMCA Takedowns.
2. If you don't, attempt to report the reposts. Alert the original artists.
3. No harassing from anyone!
Repost/Original
https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/72826552
https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/68311573
https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/79164811
https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/80230779
https://ww

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Lufca Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This art thief has copied works from WildSpiritWolf and many other artists on deviantart. Pretty much their entire gallery is copied or traced. I cannot access their profile because they blocked me but on a few of the pictures I commented the links to the original works, I do not have the original works links as proof for this comment. If you'd like I can try to find all of the links of the originals and the copies. They keep posting journals saying they're not tracing and that any art on the internet is essentially free to be copied, claiming that they see people on Pinterest redrawing work so that makes it okay.
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KnobleCreations Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2020


A group admin, Gwen, for Animal Jam on Facebook has posted artwork (screenshoted even) from NightFury AJ. It was a $150 piece that someone else Commissioned Nightfury to do. Nightfury posted it on their Instagram to share their work, as artists do.

Gwen, the admin even an artist themselves, berated the Commissioners choice of character they paid to get drawn, for quite a bit of money, and very high quality.

Then Gwen tried to say her posting, without permission, she did not pay for it either, the commissioned art was not art theft, and quoted a non-reaslistic source. When confronted the other Admins defended her, but when an older adult commented the actual laws about fair use and copyright Gwen deleted all the comments about it. Obviously to hide her mistake and is keeping the art up.

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Lufca Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have links to this?
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