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I haven't used dA recently, and due to a thievery problem i'm currently facing, I've decided to create the post here as well


It had come to my attention that as of Recently, that someone have stole & used one of my Characters, and used it in their commissions, and claim it as their own 

So i wanted to talk out about this, specifically to artists, if you have seen someone who wanted or tried to commission one of my characters & claiming it as their own, then please do not draw for them because this is a violation to my character ownership rights


I would really appreciate it if you would inform me to my given permission 

I won't tolerate such doing as stealing, & i don't tolerate thieves either

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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018   General Artist
I hate art thieves and I know that DA has its problems and whatnot. But that's why I also have an account over on FA and from time to time I'll chat with one of FA's founds over on Twitter as well as FA. And I've learned so much from them like one time I tried to follow an artist on FA and when I went to click on the "+watch" option on their main account I was told that I wasn't able to follow the artist. And I did this a couple of times until I got to a point that I went to them to ask them as to why I couldn't follow said person. And they told me that the artist in question had passed away. And so they went and marked that artist's status as deceased. And I was actually impressed with how the founders treat the artist on that site.  
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whitmoon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry to hear that, I wish everything will be solved soon.
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hello again, so i've made an FA post, i hope you can take an interest into reading it 
www.furaffinity.net/journal/88…

I will create a dA post soon 
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I am working to actually solve this, hopefully too soon, I hope you look forward to it as this is important to be aware from such thieving attempts, and it helps people be informed 
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BextrixDraws Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goodness.. I'll keep my eyes open! I cannot stand a thief!! >:( If I see this character anywhere, I will notify you INSTANTLY!
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Well my other ocs are at risk too, basically the thief have made threats, harassment indirectly to me, and at some point at my GF. & want all my ocs used by force, basically they want everything from me, & since i have him blocked everywhere, they keep using other people to contact me as a communication tool for him, and this is where the irony starts, maybe they will stop once they give up trying, hopefully

Thank you i appreciate it 
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TopHatProductions115 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps you should report the thieving artist, just to make sure that the authorities know about this. If anything happens, you won't be the one to blame if you take the proper precautions...
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Yes I have and they were informed, and won’t do anything for the thief until a solution
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TopHatProductions115 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guess it's time to get law enforcement involved if it persists. Copyright holders have the ability to send Cease-and-Desist notices if the act exhibited violates the terms of the content used...
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I would, but DMCA may cause in a negative result, if you send your info to the DMCA agent, your email, location, phone number etc can be seen from the said Thief (at least from what i read on twitter) , which is a big problem, the thief have previously made threats before against me, including jail, reporting etc 

So i am hoping i can fix this without leading to further more difficult actions
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TopHatProductions115 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's messed up :(
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BextrixDraws Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my.. Well I will still inform you if I see those OC's anywhere other than YOUR account!
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, i've been doing it too regularly, but so far nothing else seen other than the places i spotted, i hope they actually stops 
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BextrixDraws Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really hope so too. *HUGS* Hang in there friend!
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Ihtiander Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Who's that?
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh, i've linked it below 
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UltimateGamer140 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Student General Artist
Which character was stolen?
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
The character in which was Stolen is Derrik , a Tiger boy of mine in which I've got from a friend of mine long time ago, but recently i spotted a post on twitter/Pixiv on where the thief have used him on a NSFW commission involving him with the thief other characters, Tbh it was hard since the artist is Japanese, but i tried to convince them until problem is solved, and they promised not to do anything for them until then, which is nice since they were able to communicate 

This is more of a general message though to spread awareness since this thief has so much money, So the issue might get more complicated & it needs some time & effort

This is the stolen character, in which i've had for 5 years

the thief is actually trying to claim him by force,  i won't mention names since this is a personal problem of mine, & i usually keep such issue private, but this is all i can say, i hope it can be solved as soon as possible, because i don't really have any more time to waste on such thing
I've read other similar incidents here, it's sad such issue is starting to grow bigger as of lately 
Derrik by Nekojiima   COM : Derrik and M!Vio by whitmoon
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UltimateGamer140 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Student General Artist
That's nice that he stopped for a bit, you shouldn't give up. He was given to you by a friend, no one has the right to take it from you by force. 
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VibrantSnow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
No worries, i'm sure he cannot do anything, I've made my backups before he attempts to do anything, i'm always extra careful when it comes to something like protecting my rights, but i just wanted to make a fair warning, and it's not just this character, i have few others, in which i know he might attempts to try use them without given permission

I appreciate the support though :)
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UltimateGamer140 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Student General Artist
of course :D
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