In the past, my work has been uploaded to DeviantArt by other deviants without my permission, but i was never really bothered too much, as i know how great and efficient the DA staff are at taking the work down.
However, i warn all of you now, to put watermarks on your images before it is too late. It may be simple to be dealt with on this site, but when it's used elsewhere, it may not be so simple.
Recently mine and quite a few other artist's work was found on Ebay by
. They were being sold as laptop covers, without any of our consent. I read up on Ebay's rules, and to report such a thing you have to print our a form, fill it all it, and fax it to them, and it can take weeks for anything to get done. All the while, a profit is being made on your artwork.
Luckily, after many messages from various people to the seller, (all of which i'm very, very grateful for) our problem was solved as the item listing was removed. However, just don't let it get to that stage. Don't make my mistake. Put watermarks on your artwork. Do it now rather than later.
If you don't want to make your own watermark, or don't have the time, don't worry. DA has a handy little watermark feature that you can use.
And if some people complain about the watermark, then don't be put off. You're protecting your artwork. And that's far more important.
So people, remember your watermarks! Put them on. Right now!