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How to report art theft on dA by Stock-By-Crystal How to report art theft on dA by Stock-By-Crystal
PLEASE READ THE COMMENTS AS WELL!!! There are a lot of good suggestions from other crusaders on how to crush the bug we call art thieves.

I was recently asked by a new member of #Doombringers how to report images.

Instead of going into the details, I thought I would make a tutorial on how to do it for people new to deviantART who are looking to make it a better place for everyone else.

This tutorial goes over just how to report for theft, but as you can see, there are many different things on deviantART that need reporting.

If you need any help with other categories to report, please do not hesitate to ask.

If you also need to find a link to another place a deviation is posted, use TinEye to find other places that it could be posted, that way deviantART will delete the offending images.
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OkamiLover662 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
What about people who's entire gallery is of other's art? :/
Clockwisecat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
i need help cause they keep using a deviant that i watches art and say its theirs!…   
DarkLink721 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Scout25 is also an art thief. He uses bases for his (shitty) mlp art and doesn't credit the original maker. He even claimed to be hacked to try and atone for the dact that he's an art stealing bitch
ShadowGirl7 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconmomo-candy: is an art thief. She's been reposting stuff from pixiv and claiming its her own. She's even denying and pretending she didn't steal it.
FishMish Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Need help reporting this ignorant b word 
pj1214 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, this helped me report Hottie100 for stealing Loga90's artwork.
In fact, 1 of my favorite artists got her art traced recently.
OnLinedPaper Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A journal led me to an interesting site... it's a porn site, but for some reason, it's seems to be stealing art from... everyone. Put your username into the URL at the bottom and check; do NOT scroll past the first 4 rows of pictures because that's when it gets weird. I'm not really sure how to report an external site, but it needs to be taken care of - love it if someone would be nice enough to tell me how external site reporting goes down.

Seriously, if you click the link, please be warned - not for kids.<your-dA-us…
ObliterateOblivion Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a way to report someone's entire profile? They've stolen over 200 pieces and I didn't really want to have to go through the entire list individually. Lol XD
ObliterateOblivion Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist… <--One of the original artists… <--Art thief
NXperience Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best way is usually to get in touch with the original artists so they can file a complaint themselves. Reports from the victim are usually prioritised more highly anyway!
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