It seems that there is a terrible misconception going round DeviantART and I decided to share my opinion on that matter. The hype about Copyright And Copyright Infringement on DeviantART took on a extensive scale within the last years. A lot of people overreact when someone allegedly has committed "art theft". Maybe that's one of the reasons why many people get more and more wary on the matter. It's sufficiently known what is falling under Copyright Infringement. This article makes clear what is not.
Not long ago I published a poll out of curiosity asking the people how many deviations from other artists they have you stored on their computers. The big majority merely keeps a very small number of pictures. So far there is nothing wrong with that but a considerable number of people commented that they feel not to be entitled to "own" a copy of someones work unless the download option