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What the hell deviantart staff...

Aparently if you dont have copyright of the arts contents, for example if you make art of Skyrim, then its apparently ok for people to steal it? Really...

Way to let trolls win. I mean, deviantart is a site MADE for uploading art and isnt made to he art theft but no, this site is as broken as Derpibooru. And yes, its bad when I am comparing DA to derpibooru. This site has hit the crapper so bad its rediculous. First you all refused to ban imposters of artists, then refuse to perma ban people, and now art theft is allowed? Why... I heard this from a few polls some artists posted and I dont think they would want to be mentioned so dont bother. I think there was a faq about it to but I cant find it. I am not to sure. And I dont know if this 100% true.

I know I lashed out at staff here but who wouldn't be upset. This journal did have a few misunderstandings in it but let me make this brief, this change is a really poor idea. I am aware of the pain of trying to find theives, but isnt that was a DMCA takedown system for? I did say I was going to switch sites but that was more out of anger but chances are, I might go to a better art site but still use DA as long as "certain standards" still work.

Now, I know other sites have bad rules as well, that is true but people dont understand that DA is one the biggest art sites and known for having art theft problems. But to remove the rules like this doesn't make sense. I know its hard to track thieves and such but it's annoying never the less. I am gonna guide you guys on how to protect your art easily.
1: Make sure to have a Creative Commons license put on your art.
2: Put a notice in the description of your art about who owns the art, you of course, and detail how you will deal with the theft.
3: Put some sort of initials or a watermark on your art so you know if its yours and so people realize its stolen if someone reuploads it.
4: Be sure to check your art regularly to make sure it doesn't get stolen and such.

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:iconfemkerorothedemonker:
FemKeroroTheDemonKer Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Artisan Crafter
If someone steals my art they are going to be sorry
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:iconcandypurplecat:
CandyPurpleCat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh jeez. :c
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Yeah...
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:iconcandypurplecat:
CandyPurpleCat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Why would Deviantart allow that?!
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
I have no idea. I did add bold text with a better insight on the situation, but it isnt much.
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:iconcandypurplecat:
CandyPurpleCat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh... :c
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:iconmasterblastermax40:
MasterBlasterMax40 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
.....shit
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Yeah...
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:iconbunny-stool-inc:
Bunny-Stool-Inc Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Think about all the new accounts coming in everyday. Do you really think they'd be able to do anything about it? There's only so many people that can scour up and down DA for art thieves. Even still, these people can just create a new account under a new email. It is that way with any website you go to.
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JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
True but I don't mean perma bans by email, I mean IP, of course they arent the best but alot of people dont understand how IPs work, so most people can be banned easily that way. Anf the thing is, for them to know about thieves and such, they have to file a report or a DMCA take down.
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Bunny-Stool-Inc Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly. It isn't easy. I am sure other websites would suffer from the same thing, if not worse. The thing to consider is: this is a popular platform. While irritating it may be at times, it is best to suffer through it as time can provide good harvest (proverb from somewhere). The thing about DA is that there are some very nice people here, as far as I have met. While my art is nothing like those I have encountered, I have acquaintances left and right because of DA. There is much to appreciate as well, for while the legal wording seems to be quite bad, it is just something for lawyers. If read carefully, one can see that it favors those who believe in hard work and good customs. 
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Turret3471 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
this sounds really familiar......
not exact, but it seems like DeviantArt is becoming the new 2016 YouTube. since they're making all these stupid choices, and then not even dealing with the real trouble...
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:iconwolfblade111:
WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you hear that?
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Several skyrim artists.
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:iconwolfblade111:
WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah.
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:iconcrystalwolf-z:
CrystalWolf-Z Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At this point, I am just not surprised...
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:iconbrisle:
Brisle Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Where does It say they do that?
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Some artists brought it up in polls and I am sure I saw a faq on it. I cant find it now so I could be incorrect, but like I said, I am not 100% sure.
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:iconbrisle:
Brisle Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I remember something awhile back that people got mad about, but it was just worded wrong.

It's kinda weird with copyrighted characters. The rules are different
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:iconforgottenwolf18:
Forgottenwolf18 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
I'm not surprised,they always let art thieves go scot free with no care.
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:iconthatpuffyskunkie:
ThatPuffySkunkie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DA boss: Hey, I heard art theft is a major problem on this site... Shall we do something about it?

DA Employee: Nah, lets just say its allowed, that will surely decrease problems and complaints.

DA boss: BEST IDEA EVER! GIVE THIS GUY A PROMOTION!
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:iconinsanitytoriel:
InsanityToriel Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I'm laughing so hard XD
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:iconthatpuffyskunkie:
ThatPuffySkunkie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DA employee 2: How about we just do something about it.

DA boss: ................... *Throws employee out the window*
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:iconinsanitytoriel:
InsanityToriel Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I'm DYING XD
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:iconinsanitytoriel:
InsanityToriel Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is why I put creative commons license on my art...
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
I am going to put them on mine, but its going to take a long time.
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:iconinsanitytoriel:
InsanityToriel Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand bro wouldn't blame ya....

That seems the only way you can keep your art from being stolen...
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
I am moving sites if this doesn't get fixed, I guess its time to start using "Inflator-goat"
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:iconinsanitytoriel:
InsanityToriel Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
What do ya mean Inflator goat?
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Its a account I left dormant on Tumblr
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:iconinsanitytoriel:
InsanityToriel Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nice I remember now!
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:iconm-a-r-k-y:
m-a-r-k-y Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
DA IS MESSED UP

SERIOUSLY
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Agreed.
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:iconm-a-r-k-y:
m-a-r-k-y Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
this is bullshit tbh ?????
most of their rules are anyway ,,,
fuck this site needs fixed asap
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Yeah. I mean, I am still a amateur but I probably can run this damn site better than the staff.

Then theres staff like Heidi and RealitySquared that wont do their fucking jobs.
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:iconm-a-r-k-y:
m-a-r-k-y Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
i fucking know right ?????
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:iconkiko-sama-greenie:
Kiko-Sama-Greenie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You should make a furafinnity dude.

Thats a lot better
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
I plan to, and I am going to be using my Tumblr way more often.
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:iconkiko-sama-greenie:
Kiko-Sama-Greenie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Also I might make a InkBunny :3
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:iconkiko-sama-greenie:
Kiko-Sama-Greenie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet~
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:iconoh-paigecutie:
Oh-PaigeCutie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
wtf what`s wrong with Da
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
I have no idea. The fact no one heard about this is fucked up.
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:iconoh-paigecutie:
Oh-PaigeCutie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah I`m going to speared this it`s just why
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:iconjonthegoat:
JonTheGoat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Yeah. This needs to be heard.
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:iconoh-paigecutie:
Oh-PaigeCutie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
ok
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