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June 6, 2012


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About Art Thievery

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 6, 2012, 8:38 PM

It doesn't hurt to ask !
Hi people !

So you guys know about the person who stole my picture and uploaded to their account ?
Well, turns out they deleted it, after you guys reported it so much, which I am grateful for. Thank you for all the support, it means a lot !

But then, they sent me a note, and I do NOT care if some of you think it shouldn't be revealed, but here is what it said :

"Sorry, I just liked the picture. Sheesh... Sometimes, people could just ask instead of giving attitude like you fat, stupid mouth just did there. :|"

I suppose I have the right to feel offended ? Yes, I do.
Because to me it doesn't matter the reason why they uploaded it to their account, as it is still my picture and I am the only one that can decide whether I agree to let others use it or not.
So yes, people "could just ask" me if they can use it or not and see if I allow them OR NOT.

"I just liked the picture" doesn't mean you should steal it and upload it to your account and especially not to your group when it's on your account and not mine in that case.
This kind of thievery is no different than any other, it does and will always infringe copyrights.
Plus, why upload it on DeviantART again when it's already on there ? Logic ?

MY Art may not be used to your liking unless I give you permission for it. It is mine and mine only, so stay in your corner and draw your own stuff without bothering others.

Oh yeah and they blocked me, but I really don't give a shit.
Just next time, face the consequences instead of running away like a coward.
Now with that said,

Thanks for reading :heart:

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xenaferetek Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Okay good now lets move on
SinisterEternity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Well yes, that's what this journal is for. :aww:
xenaferetek Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Grievous-fangirl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
SinisterEternity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I just hope they learn because I want peace now =A=
Vaculity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thieves are always thieves to no end, no matter how you look at it.
SinisterEternity Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Well yes, I know that, and, it's truly annoying. >__>
katxicon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
unpopular-opinion time, GO!

OK, so, it doesn't hurt to ask. Now I'm not saying this person was justified in their actions, cuz they weren't, stealing is bad etc etc. HOWEVER, I also personally believe you have wronged that person too.
In this case particularly, it was really not very necessary to alert your watchers. As I'm sure you know, no matter what you say, when you tell watchers "____ has stolen my arts", they're gonna go and raise hell. Flamming a person just because they've reposted your picture does nothing but escalate the issue. All they did was repost something of yours, they weren't trying to sell it, and they weren't getting a lot of attention/praise from it.
This person is just another human, and deserves the same respect and dignity as you and me. Simply asking them to remove it, and then maybe reporting it yourself if they refuse to remove it is all that would've been necessary.
So, I'm not saying they were right in their actions, but really, you're making a bit too big of a deal from this than it really needs to be.
SinisterEternity Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Yes ?
Of course I asked them first. And for the record, no, my watchers didn't flame the person, they said overall : "Take it down, it's not yours." or "Please take it down, I'm sure you can draw good pics just by yourself with practice."
My watchers are more mature than one would think, and so am I.

I asked them, they didn't listen, they got reported.
The whole : "people could just ask instead of giving attitude like you fat, stupid mouth just did there." is just something they said to try to accuse me of being the one who did wrong, when I'm not. Just so I could feel bad about it, but too bad, I know I did ask for them to take it down, while they did not ask for my permission.
I asked them to take it down, so did the friends who warned me about this, warning them about the trouble they'd get into if they didn't take it down. They didn't listen, they got reported.

One more thing, this person is a troll who bashes other deviants who make stuff they do not like, so no, they hurt my friends, they do me wrong, they insult others and not just me, therefore, to me, they don't even deserve the fact we asked them in the first place.
Yet we did. Again, it's their own fault for not listening to us.

So no, I haven't wronged that person, they are the only one to blame.
katxicon Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I never said you never asked. I know you did, I read that journal. My point is that the world doesn't need to get involved in such a small issue.
Its good that whats-their-face got reported, they posted art that wasn't theirs. I'm not asking you to feel bad or anything, and yes, that note they sent you was dumb. It's this whole "us" thing you've got goin' on that is unnecessary. One-on-one confrontation wouldn't have been impossible.
People are more than one dimensional. I cannot say how accurate the claim of them being a troll is, but regardless, civil actions foster civil responses.
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