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a very nice deviant informed me that my work "Inter Vitam et Mortem" has been stolen. it has my signature, but it still pisses me off. i would appreciate it if you guys with pinterest and instagram accounts help me to get it down or at least mention that is mine, since i don't have accounts there :noes: I found it here www.pinterest.com/pin/15382614… but i don't know how that website works. 
Help please? :noes:

edit: its also found in tumblr, Facebook and a bunch of other places. 
excuse me while i crawl into a corner
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TonyCampagna Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I understand your frustration, but technically, if your name is still on the piece and no one is claiming it as their own, it really isn't stolen. It's more or less being admired.....just without your permission. It still sucks to have someone move your art around without your permission, yes....but as far as copyright goes, it's not really stolen. Just an fyi.
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mariana-a Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no one says its mine, they just post it as theirs even with my name under the leaf
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TonyCampagna Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
You'd think people would respect copyright law and that more people would enforce it.
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mariana-a Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah sadly, there's a bunch of assholes that ruin it for the rest of the human population
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TonyCampagna Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Couldn't have said it any better than that.
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Danijel-Knez Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not sure how Pinterest works. Your signature is there. That's what really counts. People shouldn't do it. But to be fair, one can easily just right click and copy paste your work anywhere in the world. There's a specific part of Deviantart license that says if this happens, only authority that you have is to point this out to the blogger. 

If something like this happens here in Deviantart however. A person could be legally sued for such a thing. If the email address is correct. Read more on the terms and conditions on Deviantart.
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mariana-a Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
on pinterest i have to fill a huge page with my information in order to claim that is mine -_- I asked the ones that posted it on tumblr to please give me the credit at least 
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Danijel-Knez Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, its a hassle i know. Some of my works ended up on Tumblr and on some Facebook pages. But honestly i do not mind. Credit is due of course but i consider the fact that those drawings are either sold or at my house. Nobody stolen anything. My signature is there, lot of good will that do to anyone since nobody knows me or my signature. 

Its a big debate on copyright. But if you don't wish something like this to happen then add watermarks to your works, and make them only downloadable via points. You have that option  in the edit section of the drawing.

Don't hassle yourself too much about it. This stuff happens all the time, and will probably happen again. Heck, with your talent, many would put your works on their site. Add on the description that you would like if possible, that the claim goes to you. Whoever is kind enough to do it anyway.
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mariana-a Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of my drawings have the huge ugly devaintart watermark :P I didn't add it to that one cause it had my name written on it. They aren't available via downloading cause I wanted to prevent this.
I know I shouldn't take it too seriously but it bothers me that they added a very crappy Instagram filter.

Your drawings are amazing btw
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Danijel-Knez Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It may be ugly, but it does serve its purpose. To an extent, since a good/professional Photoshoper can easily remove it. I do not think much about copyright. But later in life when my works (hopefully) get better and better i may need to use license and watermarks to secure my name. I do not bother with it for now. It takes too much nerves to think about all of that to be honest. Eh, to each his own i guess.

People will always do this. Some will do it by mistake and forget or just wont bother to look up the artist. But as i said, we live in a digital world. And that's it. As long as that work is in your house and in your hands. That's what really counts. When you sell a work, you did what you wanted, if you wanted to sell of course. A huge debate i know. But it is what it is currently.

Hah thank you, i look forward to see what you can create with your talent. 

Keep on drawing ^^
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