Art Theft Virginity: Taken

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fishcapades's avatar
By fishcapades
Seriously, I've never had it happen before, but there's a guy posting some of my work as his own on Imgur.  The weirdest part is that it's all OLD artwork.  I mean, if you're gonna rip me off, why not steal the stuff that looks the best?  That's the part that confuses me the most.  I did some of that stuff in college, for heaven's sake.  I've gotten way better.

Hopefully Imgur will take down the artwork, as I've sent in a request, and I also sent the account a message asking him to do the right thing.  Fingers crossed.  But definitely... super weird.  I feel kind of sorry for the guy.  Who needs attention that badly, honestly?  I bet there's lots of things he's good at besides drawing.  You don't need to take my 2-3 year old artwork to make yourself cool.  I don't really think it's cool anymore, and I drew it.  I always thought that I wanted people to be able to use my art as desktop backgrounds or whatever if they liked it and I really don't want to have to put watermarks on everything, but I'm seriously considering it...

On the other hand, I got three separate messages telling me about the issue, and I am very, very happy that I have fans who are willing to help me out with something like this.  I love you guys. <3

EDIT: The images were taken down today, super quick and I am very grateful that the whole thing ended quickly.  Thank you, everyone!

~Laurel
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chloeperes's avatar
I checked his gallery , all your art is gone so the reporting helped :)
fishcapades's avatar
Yay! I'll probably keep an eye on it for a week or two, but I'm glad everything got resolved as quickly as it did.
N-ZERO's avatar
I posted a direct link to the original piece on DeviantART in the comments section of the offending upload with "stolen from here" in the comment. Hopefully that helps.
fishcapades's avatar
Thank you, I really appreciate it.
chloeperes's avatar
Ah I found the person you were talking about , GhostOptics right :( I'm going to report them all hope it helps xx
fishcapades's avatar
I've reported them as well, but haven't heard back from the Imgur admins.
chloeperes's avatar
Hey !! I might be able to cheer you up ;) Because if you're talking about whytdragon with these posts :[link] when I asked what program was used this person answerd that it you were the artist and gave me your deviant name !! He could have put it more clearer in the text but there you gooo xxx chloé
fishcapades's avatar
Well, at least there's that. I really wish he'd not titled them all 'OC' and uploaded them, it's very misleading.
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