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Art theft is a crime

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Yes, it is!

The Free Art license applies to this stamp/button. This licence
authorises the user to freely copy, spread, and transform
creative works while respecting the author's rights.
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DatRandomGirlHobbyist Traditional Artist
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All around great really. I like the way you did the grey on the higher portion of the individual's body. And this is right, because it is. And could you imagine the horror of seeing your hard work just recolored or completely copied. This had an impact on me,and I hope it will for the rest of the deviantart community. The font suits the message, and the outline and shading made me think for a second that it was a button. Great work overall, I tip my hat to you. This was very well-done and it has a good message.z
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TFG1001Student General Artist
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I was very please to be seeing this and it totally does fit in with what's doing on, on Deviantart now.

Currently Im seeing lots of art thieves, and I appreciated all the art thief groups dedicated to making Deviantart thief free, and this is a good example of spreading the word.
Currently I'm being told that I'm wasting my time dealing with art thieves but one has caught my total attention, and so I'd love to spread the word and get this so many favourites it deserves so we can rid Deviantart of any fakes.
Very well done to you good person for posting this.
sailorcancer01's avatar
I agree with you,Georgie. :-X :nod:
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TFG1001Student General Artist
thanks Jamie
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You're welcome,Geogie.
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SoundTwelveHobbyist Digital Artist
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I sooooooooooooooo agree. There was this one time (which is today) who recolored my art. I WAS SOOOOOOO mad. I gave him warnings but I am waiting for replies. But this is awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome and I agree. I cannot comment 100 words because I is lazeh. XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD This is sooooo cool. I want my friend to stop stealing my art.But this is awesome. Bye now! XD xD XD XD XD
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RankumanderHobbyist General Artist
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This stamp here has a VERY good point. These days, I see tons of art just taken from the internet, or worse, from another user, andthe stolen one being more popular. Someone even had the nerve to trace over a picture someone worked very hard for me on for our art trade.

The stamp here is true to. If you steal art, you are comitting a crime. So think before you leap.

The vision- It has a very nice look to it. The color scheme fits in very well. 4.5/5

Originality- There are other art theft stamps, but this is probably the best one I've seen. 4.

Technique- This stamp is very well made and put together! 5.

Impact- When ou open this deviation, it put's a really nice impact on you. No one would think this is rushed or put together in minutes. 4.5/5.

Overall, this stamp is great,and true at the same time. Let's all stop art theft together!
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ToAtoneArtProfessional Traditional Artist
I think the issue with the critique is mostly held in the fact that it has a few bits of untrue information in it.

It isn't illegal to trace works if you alter them, and they were fan works to begin with. There are several FAQ that cover this fact. Tracing isn't against the rules, but you MUST alter some of the lines, drawing at least some small percentage of the final work. Also, it can't be a completely original idea. If someone traces a picture you drew of Sailor Moon, but they took out her odangoos and made it their OC, Sailor Moonlite, well... The rules say that's okay, because Sailor Moon doesn't belong to you.

But contrarily, if you draw a picture from your D&D campaign, and someone takes it and uploads it, which silently says it's thiers, that's VERY against the rules. And even if they trace it, you can fight it. SO, there's two sides to this, and making a blanket statement like:

"If you steal art, you are comitting a crime. So think before you leap."

Is misleading, and gives lots of people the wrong idea, because there are a lot of people on dA that don't think the statement through to realize what it's really saying.

All in all, me myself, I love the stamp! I even use it on some of my original artworks. :D
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signmeupscottyHobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
Rankumander's avatar
RankumanderHobbyist General Artist
No Problem! ^-^
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santirevecolepeProfessional General Artist
(Imitating as an announcer) Art theft is a crime! Do not accept it!
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lexxiiHobbyist General Artist
Well Done & Will Put In Use :star: :*Submitted to :iconcutieshots: :star: For Your Approval :star:  Thank you xoLexxiiCutieShots :rose:
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TammyTheRangerHobbyist General Artist
Thank god I reported azzgorefangal to dABloodhounds for art theft, hate account and possible ban evasion since there's so many hate accounts out of me. (I can't stand people stealing my art!)
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SiennaBlueHobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing.  :)
Hanaco9's avatar
well, i am a tracer, that means i am an art theft. I guess that makes me a criminal :3
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ZekkentakStudent General Artist
"...You wouldn't steal a car"
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I am going to use this Blush-Small 
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krystlekmyHobbyist Digital Artist
I will use it for my DA page since i'm the victim of art thieves in the past, esp Amazon. Thank you ^_^
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Theft-ExlpoiterHobbyist Digital Artist
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clintonielProfessional Digital Artist
very true thanks for this you encourage everyone
UltimatePegasus-25's avatar
UltimatePegasus-25Professional
Mind if use this?
signmeupscotty's avatar
signmeupscottyHobbyist Photographer
I don't mind at all. Please use it. That's what it was made for.
Have a nice day! :wave:
UltimatePegasus-25's avatar
UltimatePegasus-25Professional
I shall my friend
YGOPROPro's avatar
I'm not an art thief, right? I don't want to be a criminal.
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