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Have you ever been the victim of art theft? 

43%
90 deviants said No, not that I know of. :shrug:
38%
79 deviants said Nobody would like to steal from me. :bucktooth:
20%
41 deviants said Yes. :iconjihadplz:

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:iconbayleef:
bayleef Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Yes, many times. I dunno why people want to steal from me when there are millions of better artists out there.
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:iconmanuelfelix:
manuelfelix Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006
I think not....I hope not...
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:iconluisarafidi:
LuisaRafidi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
No, not that I know of... But who'd like to steal art from me? XD
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:iconcatgirrl246:
catgirrl246 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
i dont have a scanner...so no one can steal from me!>>
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:iconwaluigis-girl:
waluigis-girl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Only once. Someone put an image of one of my Neko pics on their web page, but that was about it. Nothing too major.
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:iconmikedabike:
MikeDaBike Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
i cant wait for the day when some1 steal my art in would be such a complement
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:iconidai-kitsune:
idai-kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
I haven't had any of my art stolen to my knowledge, and I hope none of it will be either.
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:icondj-skylark:
DJ-Skylark Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
I will never have art stolen from me. I suck too bad. :D
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:iconberserkhare:
berserkhare Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
ive not come across it yet but who knows
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:iconjing-liu:
Jing-Liu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
I'm too awful at art, so nobody's stolen from me. In a way, it's...offensive...:D, but in another...it's okay. :P XD
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:iconpeach-lover:
Peach-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
No I haven't (manly because I have so few submissions) ^^; I feel bad for anyone who has had their hard work stolen. :work:
I would be pretty broken up if anyone ever tried to take credit for my most precious drawing. :pissedoff:
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Yes, but only in real life.:(
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:iconsmashsweetie:
smashsweetie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
yes. twice. they just love to steal old works. =p
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:iconfalco-jis:
Falco-JIS Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
No one has stole my art. (Mainly because I barely have art in my gallery.:XD:)
But I would be in a world of pain if someone was foolish enough to steal my fan-novel.:shrug:
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:icontsos:
TSOS Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006   Writer
Nope. :3 I live in such an obscure part of the DASphere Noone can find me to steal my art.
I also Obsessively Draw Myself, so Noone would want to buy that..
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:iconblue-kristal:
Blue-Kristal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
yes and worst, the persons who stole from me, I actually know them in "real life"!!! X.x People can be really pathetic sometimes... :)
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:iconaznrage:
aznrage Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
hahah! yeah right! i haven't gotten that good yet=P
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:iconakira15219:
akira15219 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Noone in their right mind would want to steal my artwork. =D
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:iconkuramarocks:
Kuramarocks Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
i have >.< i posted my art on my old web page and it suck cause like 20-30 ppl stole my art (pixle art) then i yelled at them and they gave me credit but i also deleted my webpage
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:iconkameleonkat:
kameleonkat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I secretly wish sometimes that someone would, it would be flattering. >_>
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:iconpassion-dragon66:
Passion-Dragon66 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Smashsweetie has!
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:iconpoli-chan:
poli-chan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
LOL yes.
A few cases of icon theft, a few pics (a lot of this was on neopets, LOL)... one case of impersonation (apparently, someone on gaia's RL friend claimed to have drawn one of my pics). I was alerted to them, though. =);

Then I heard there was a site full of stolen art, and had a few of my pics on it.. the person who told me said she lost the link. x; (she also thought that I had stolen from that site)


It was pretty flattering.. ='DD
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:iconrainoshi:
Rainoshi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Mmm....I don't think anyone has stolen art from me. Not that it's all that good but...eh. I know of a few cases yes. I hope that never happens to me.
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:iconlotornomiko:
LotornoMiko Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Yes, but it was a really weird situation. It was an adult piece (just nudity, with a slight S & M theme....) and the girl only changed the head of one character...put in a different head...she did this to several other pics, and posted them to the group I was on with the other artist whose pic she altered. I didn't yell or nothing...I just said something to the effect of it would be nice if you ask the artist permission first before you make changes, especially with us being on the same group. And I said I liked my version better, since I thought it worked better with Adora in the pic, rather than SHe-ra. (Which is the same person...just you know...She-ra is the super heroine version of Adora.) I think that girl quit the group after that, she never said anything, and never posted anything again.

The only other thing which...I don't know if it qualifies...was having a fued with someone who insults me on another board, yet asks me to draw pictures, thinking I wouldn't know what was said elsewhere. Later on, she had her own group, and she kept taking my pictures to post them, and admitting she's a thief, she takes what she likes. It was flattering in a way, since I always get a small thrill that anyone could like something I did well enough to save a copy for themselves. Even funnier, we later made up and became pals! ;-p So I haven't really had anything stressful like a lot of artists who become art theft victims do. I don't think most people notice or care about my pics to want 'em! *sheepish look*
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:iconartificer-urza:
Artificer-Urza Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
I'm just a writer, what moron in their right or wrong minds would want to steal from me?
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:iconsleepless-piro:
Sleepless-Piro Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Fucking art teacher lost my entire portfolio. Not sure if that's theft.
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:iconmydian:
Mydian Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
They'd have to be desperate to take my stuff. :P I doubt it ever happens. I allow use with credit anyway.
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:icondeetay:
DeeTay Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Student Writer
Nobody would want to steal my stuff xD
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:iconbiskuits:
Biskuits Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
I actually have! 0.0 I mean, you'd think she would have picked someone cooler XD
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:iconcapricornsun83:
CapricornSun83 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Er... not to my knowledge. But I hope that day never comes ^^;
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:iconviciouszen:
ViciousZen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, but it wouldn't be so bad. It's just like telling someone you want to be them, and have their skills =P
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:iconsk421:
SK421 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
My art is not good enough to steal. ^^; XDD
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:iconkurapikalover:
Kurapikalover Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
no... i'm a newb...
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:iconfeimi:
Feimi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not that I know of... yet. Hopefully never. O.o My art! Mine!
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:iconsaiyan-puff:
Saiyan-puff Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
Nope... not yet. D:

Though I don't think my art is worthy. =P

And... you speak Spanish? Que interresante! XD
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:iconknight-of-lodoss:
Knight-of-Lodoss Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
Picture first. *
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:iconknight-of-lodoss:
Knight-of-Lodoss Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
A long time ago there was an incident where someone copied a picture of my work and then claimed it as their own and that the original idea was theres. While some things were changed, the pose and everything else were copied exactly, just in his style, which still contitutes copying in my opinion.

The nerve of this guy was actually when he argued with me over it when I confronted him and it just so happened I was a member of the same site and he didn't know it. He actually stood his ground and swore that he didn't copy. And then when I whipped out the original that was also dated, he sure shut his mouth in a hurry and tried to save face by apologizing to me. He was pretty hesitant to do so however, and I feel that if it hadn't had happened publically, that he wouldn't have apologized.

I know he did it to spite me, because I did have a brief conversation with him before. So to act like he doesn't know me or who I am, proves the malicious intent.

So while the overall result wasn't as bad as the same thing happening here res on DA, the feeling was.

Don't forget to date your pictures often or all the time people. If I hadn't, this guy could have easily claimed I'm the one who copied him. Although, that wouldn't have been as easy to do, since everyone had already seen my pictu
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:iconchrissymo:
Chrissymo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
No one really knows about my art, so they wouldn't steal it, and I'm not that good drawing on the Computer, so...Yeah.
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:iconpassion-dragon66:
Passion-Dragon66 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
Thankfully, not me.
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:iconluizamoony:
luizamoony Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Student General Artist
Whoa I'm so releived to know that a lot less people haven't been stolen...
But I have... several times ;_____;
I hate that!!!! Rar!!!

Those art thieves should die! Burn in hell!!! :evillaugh:
Bloodthirsty Turkish...
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:iconbunnyloz:
Bunnyloz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't know, but if anyone did! i will find out where they live!!!!! and boy would i be pissed!
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:iconkittykatstar:
kittykatstar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
XD Lol people steal my art? Lol no one would and that's a good thing... in a sad kinda way. lol.
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:icongarnettfairy:
garnettfairy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
No one in their right mind would steal my drawings; if someone did, I'd pee myself from laughter.

I have been a little paranoid about people stealing my writing though.
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:icondevil-guardian-ganon:
Devil-Guardian-Ganon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006   Digital Artist
No, I've never had art stolen from me, (Not that I know of), but somthing related happened, Involving Me, A sprite maker, and some kid in Kentucky (I think)

Anyway, The sprite maker (Blueray's his online name) made a sprite comic for a school project...Yadda yadda... One of the sprites (Owned by him) happened to be in my sprite comic, Chronicles of Hyrule. Apparantly, after he presented, one of the kids came up to Blueray and said he saw the sprite in my comic (The sprite was, Ironically enough, A living milk carton. XD) and wanted to know if Blueray stole it. O_o

That's the closest thing to Stolen art I've been involved with.
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:icondarkmoon3636:
darkmoon3636 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
more times than I can count. Mostly because I make icons, and there seems to be an unwritten rule that tells any icon can be used anywhere.

And tons of people on deviantart steal my emote bases. I think that's just as bad, since they take an unreal amount of time for me.
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:iconandrea003:
AnDrEa003 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
Nobody Nobody would like to steal from me. Sigurd i didn't know that u talk spanish XD que genial XD
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:iconsigurdhosenfeld:
SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
Actually Spanish is my 5th language, I can speak it fairly good. :lol:
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:iconandrea003:
AnDrEa003 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
Awesome i would like to speak 5 lenguages!
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:iconsigurdhosenfeld:
SigurdHosenfeld Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
With some dedication you can learn them quite fast. :)
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