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More and more people are posting screenshots of movies and cartoons as their own artworks on dA..

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CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is it just me, or are there more and more people posting screenshots and posters of movies and cartoons and animes as their own artworks? Here's just one example I saw tonight on the front page:

~Redworld96 the two deviations is basically these shots:

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and

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straight from the videogame official art.. D: not even a slightest bit of alter or credits except for adding his signature onto the official art. anyone else seem to notice more and more of these?
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BandiHill3258 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me: "He can't be that bad".

*looks at profile*

Me: :iconwtfisthisplz:
:icondeadhorseplz:
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PurpleAmharicCoffee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
At least they didn't steal my spices. Then it would be WAR.
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
well, I'm not calling out people to take action D: in fact, I didn't even report the person, I just told her to add credits and she complied. It's just a rant and it turns out this topic's over-done. I'm new to the forums so I'm sorry if this topic offends everyone apparently.
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, perhaps you should have held off the ranting for a bit until your emotions cooled off.
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North-fey-dolls Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think that Deviant art should have stricter guidelines as to what can be submitted as art. All else can go up on Tumblr. I saw a picture up recently of some douche making a post about ' hey! this is my new hair cut!" -_- Seriously. that shot in the mirror with your camera phone is not art its photobucket.
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
those use to bother me, but I guess I've been desensitized from seeing too many. Nowadays it's more about girls posting iphone-nude photos of themselves and getting hundreds of faves. If it's with a proper camera, at least I can be like "well, maybe it's artistic nude", but those are grainy pictures that are taken with no more than an iphone -_-;
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Nark0tica Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly, most people who join DA won't even look through the TOS and such once. Won't even glance through them. Then newbies and children will post violations unknowingly and claim "I DIDN'T KNOW!"
It is becoming more and more frequent though, I notice.
The report system is so sluggish now though.
IMHO, it's only going to get worse until DA can't even withhold the most basic rules.
It's sad.
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:3 well, if they truly didn't know, I let it slide. from what I see from people's comments, seems like alot of those kids become hostile after people try to steer them straight though D:

*offtopic* cute pichu as your icon xD :iconcandidthestrident: are you getting Pokemon XY?
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Nark0tica Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do but I don't think I could let it slide over their not knowing the rules. They click a box that says they did read them so they should be held responsible for their actions.

I wanna but it depends on what platforms it comes on.
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's gonna be on 3DS
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:iconnark0tica:
Nark0tica Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have that D:
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KunichiMinamino Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If it looks like they're just recolors or some new kid, I kindly warn then how it's wrong and illegal, etc. Sometimes they'll learn their lesson and take the pictures down. That's the situation I hope for. Most of the time you get blocked. However this doesn't stop you from reporting the images.


If I can at least change one person then it's a good day. That's one person who'll stop recoloring and start drawing. So it's all good.
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:iconshininginthedarkness:
You're lucky it went well when you messaged them. I don't even try and do this unless I know the person is actually new. You can get in some nasty fights that way.

Now, I'm not saying DON'T message them, because the few people you get through to will make it worthwhile, I'm just saying be prepared for fallout. If you think this forum is bad, you haven't seen a kid trying to defend their shitty recolors :iconsadtardplz:

So at least familiarize yourself with the 'block' system if you haven't already. Use it sparingly but judiciously.
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And are they causing you problems?
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CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, that's why I rather message them if they're new rather than report them. :| I'm just asking whether there's more and more of these popping up, nothing sinister. btw, ;) you have amazing traditional works, congrats on your dd :3
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry, her stolen works will be deleted soon.

And thank you very much! :love: I love your works too, I'm going to fave them! :la:
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CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nah, she's new to dA, so I didn't report her, she agreed to put credit to the origins of the images. xD wow, you're too generous with the faves :P thanks! Been going through your gallery. D: the hands... I struggle so much drawing hands lol
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see. :lol:

Hahaha You're welcome! :D
Hands...it was the biggest challenge so far! :faint:
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I guess hands will always be the bane of artists :P It's like the only thing that's deterring me from drawing a comic lol -_- there will be sooo many hands in a comic project.
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290Pika Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
:icondeadhorseplz:

Also, report and move on. :shrug: If dA doesn't do anything about it, that's their problem when copyright holders get on their ass.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
It's always been like that, don't worry about it.
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lols, yea. :P You gonna choose the water type for Pokemon XY?
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
:nod:
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the fire type looks cute, but I'm skeptical :( Can't really choose til we know what their final form looks like
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
It's adorable! but I feel like it's very overrated already. ^^; I always get both games, so I'll have Froakie in one and Fennekin in the other. Then Chespin in whatever the 3red edition will be.
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Xyires Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it's annoying and it'll always happen, but as long as you just report it and move on you know you've done your part.
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GrimCW Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
DA needs a bigger disclaimer about what they are.
Most people seem to come here thinking its an image storage/sharing site and then feel "bullied" (damned crybabies) when they're informed it is not.
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SomedaySakuhin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, indeed. D=
It's funny how they sometimes seriously feel personally attacked when being neutrally informed with the rules and possible consequences.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Report it and move on.

I actually haven't seen as much of that lately as I used to.
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GrimCW Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
DA won't do anything anymore.
Their new policy on it is "If the copyright holder didn't complain, its easy revenue for us"
or they just ignore and close the report.
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puppy-dangerous Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, then, there's really not that much you can do. Giving them attention certainly isn't the right thing. If everybody actively ignores them then they will die out.
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GrimCW Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
yar.
some thrive off the attention, others may actually try to run (such as "fabledpersona" aka FableArtist (current) and a fuck ton of other accounts he's gone through and DA has never stopped)
but they just continue to repost the random images and stolen works. Even if the actual artists chime in and get things removed, DA doesn't even look at the thief's other items in any way shape or form.

worse off, unwritten rule, you mention it to these thieves and random image posters, you are at risk to be banned for "backseat moderating"

even if its just a friendly "hey you might not want to post that here" for new comers...
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Kinrift Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You have two options:
Report them and move on...

Or just spam them with fucking weird porn until they block you.

Your choice.
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SkyFire2008 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just don't forget to report them.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you report them, they should be removed. :)
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:iconcenaris:
Cenaris Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Deviantart needs to fire its mods and hire new ones that will actually ban these clowns. Then change its IP policies. I see stories about how DA is flooded by anime traces, art thieves, ponies and other things it doesn't need infecting it.
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GrimCW Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
see stories?
look up a few of the anti theft groups and just have a blast seeing exactly how overloaded the site is with these kids.. oye.
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sbkMulletMan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Then shoot them twice in the head or something.

Problem solved forever.
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:icongrimcw:
GrimCW Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You double tap the head, i'll double tap the heart....

overkill yes, but mayhap necessary.
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CherryOrchid Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
So they're like zombies? :O_o:
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blackXXraine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yeah.. i kind of feel like dA needs a filter for submissions sometimes...
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SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most would rather be snarky than admit that this pisses them off, too.

My Bluff modifier is -5.

Screenshots piss me off. :iconragefaceplz:

You're going to get a lot of "report and move on" here, which really is good advice at the end of it. Nothing may ever come of it but you do feel some momentary satisfaction when you click that button.
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks for your comment :) I was beginning to feel alone and starting to wonder whether I was the bad guy in all this -_-

I didn't report this one though, she seems to be new to dA so I messaged her instead and she really didn't know the rules of dA.
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SynapticBoomstick Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta be careful on Complaints, folks see a topic like this and go, "MEAT!".
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I need to get the newpaper again.
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
o.o have a llama? | _ |
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Fine, but, this is a overdone complaint.
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:iconcatmd:
CatMD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:3 I'm new to the forums and didn't notice. D: I can see why it'd be overdone though.. much like Gangnam style
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Yup.
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