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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
EDIT:
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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:icondanj16:
DANJ16 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
An Art Theft user has been stealing my work for the last few months. the user even blocked me from commenting on any of "his" uploads. Yet, after reporting the user for the stolen art, the user never got banned. Lol
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:iconguardian-of-light137:
Guardian-of-Light137 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Writer
As of right now, there are three art thieves I've found on DA. Here's the links.

sexysamusheaven.deviantart.com…

shadow17678.deviantart.com/gal…

makcolt.deviantart.com/gallery… This one seems to have removed their stolen works, but keep watch on them, as they had many before, and even had pornography.
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:iconiamazoroark:
iamazoroark Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
moonttei.deviantart.com/ Is someone who needs to be reported, by as many people as possible, as soon as possible. They are selling peoples characters for points. They need to be reported and to return the points. Report them, please.
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:iconlivelovelifeeleni:
LivelovelifeEleni Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Alliwannadoissleep claims she is drawing some stuff . I get why she is art thefting she doesn't beliebe her art is good enough but its still wrong..
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:iconsukilovessuki:
SukiLovesSuki Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I found an art thief, his name is 314uh and he steals artwork / mmd / manga and figures from people cross the web, its insane, so please report him! ;-;
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:iconthunderbr:
ThunderBR Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Help me report this 2 RIP
He downloaded my PSD and used background to create his jobs

Original:
thunderbr.deviantart.com/art/L…

Stolen
nartalone.deviantart.com/art/D…
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Original:
thunderbr.deviantart.com/art/C…

Stolen:
nartalone.deviantart.com/art/A…

Help me pls,
thx so much <3
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:iconbriannaadopts:
BriannaAdopts Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
elisejoybeilschmidt.deviantart… steals art and posts it without permission

Stolen:elisejoybeilschmidt.deviantart…
found at:wallzine.com/anime-girl-sunset…

stolen:iamverylucky.deviantart.com/ar…
original:www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…
__________________________________________

etc...
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:iconmiyunu:
Miyunu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Please help report this girl chylation.deviantart.com/
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:icondarthshade245:
darthshade245 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
mystergirlrose.deviantart.com/ another art theif found
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:iconrainstar-of-lakeclan:
Rainstar-of-LakeClan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Winter-Blaze is an art thief. 
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:icontherussianrebel:
TheRussianRebel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
marsy1999.deviantart.com/?offs…
Has 75 pages of stolen art.
About 1000 art pieces stolen.
Please help.
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:iconlilly-adopts:
Lilly-Adopts Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I report people for stealing the adoptables I'm going to make? Just in case.
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:icondaiki2323:
daiki2323 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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:iconwhitescythegaming:
WhiteScytheGaming Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This person has stolen art from my friend ShingekiNoAlex:
skyrimventurian.deviantart.com…

The Original:
shingekinoalex.deviantart.com/…

The Stolen:
skyrimventurian.deviantart.com…

As you can see, The thief cropped out the signature. 
I posted a comment pointing out that it was stolen.
Here's their reply:
gyazo.com/2d40e672f570f909253d…

If you could help, I would really appreciate it! Thank you!
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:iconlimewub:
LimeWub Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
copyright infringement/art theft:  madam-shyarly.deviantart.com/

original: Cloud Strife - repaint by tincek-marincek
stolen: Cloud by Madam-Shyarly

She had posted even more stolen works but removed them after she got called out on it. Watch out, if she finds you;re a threat she WILL block.
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:iconstickradio:
StickRadio Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just reported her CURSE YOU! 
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:iconstickradio:
StickRadio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If anyone see any suspicious art (That includes mine I drew two arts right now) Report them immediately and also put ur signature in ur artwork :| I forgot to put mines lol
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:iconthehardcoregamer:
TheHardcoreGamer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
copyright infringement/theft: bustycollection.deviantart.com…
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:iconinkyshade:
InkyShade Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student
REPORT: BbyWarriorFinatic
He stole works from Apofiss 
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:iconryder-shermhead:
ryder-shermhead Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  New Deviant
They're gone! Another one bites the dust!
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:icontoxic-batman:
Toxic-Batman Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Report :iconyourface111: he's been stealing ALOT of people's art
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:iconsorcerer1800:
Sorcerer1800 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
REPORT: :iconrealfazewolf:  

He has stolen two pieces from from sonic99rae
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:iconjakeburner:
JakeBurner Featured By Owner Edited May 1, 2015
REPORT zombievelociraptor.deviantart.…
She stole this dragonoidcolossus747.deviantar… from my friend :icondragonoidcolossus747: and is using if as her avatar
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:iconliddlepandatroll:
liddlepandatroll Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REPORT ZazieDeon 
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:iconzerucune:
Zerucune Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Hi,
I got a problem with this person naama666.deviantart.com/

She/he stole an icon i made zerucune.deviantart.com/art/Me…

As you can see I already statet in the title that its only for my personal use.
She/he does not respong to the message I left on her/his page.

How should I sort this out? Please help.
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:iconwolfpelt24:
Wolfpelt24 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So we can't Report the whole account? TheUnknownBlackWolf keeps stealing other peoples artwork. I guess nothing in his/her Gallery was drawing by himself/herself.
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:iconyudie374:
Yudie374 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Artist
Can you help me please? I found this user that steal artwork from other even if it has been said mutiple times that those art dont belong to him/her creepypastasonic.deviantart.co…
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:iconvocaloidfan1120:
VocaloidFan1120 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Hello,

There is this user called davadava7 coping names and images of peoples art (including myself) of SF-A2 Miki. But he/she is drawing her own picture. But on his/her description it gives the link to go search the image up on YouTube and on the description on YouTube he/she claims it to be her work. 

He/She stole my art and posted it on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jlK-y…

He/She posted the link on dA: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jlK-y…

And this is his/her account: davadava7.deviantart.com/

I can't report him/her on this site because he/she did steal the art he/she only stole them and put them on YouTube and claimed them as his/her own. And he/she pretends to be Chinese? But I have a feeling there is nothing we can do about it. I wanted to report him/her on YouTube but it soon started asking for where I lived and I felt like they were taking it too far just for reporting a picture.

And when you block people on this site it's worthless. they will still get to your art no matter how hard you try.

All I could say is that this person is addicted to SF-A2 Miki, and this person has some issues he/she needs to fix.

if it is even possible, we might be able to disable his/her account. and that would we wonderful.

Thank you for reading. :3 
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:iconindianajonesfan17:
IndianaJonesFan17 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I remember someone stealing someone else's Hyrule Warriors Zelda fanart.
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:iconpika-jeyy056:
Pika-jeyy056 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Report :icon23QuestkonMark: for stealing my icon 
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:iconnoodlenose:
noodlenose Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
IM LAUGHIGN
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:iconget2dachoppa:
Get2daChoppa Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredibly useful, as :iconnoodlenose: has been stealing several deviant's work. Now I know how to report that thief thanks to this handy guide! Thank you!

Also, has any of the thieves mentioned in the comments actually been banned or given any punishment? I really want to know if the DA staff have done anything...
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:iconkageitachi:
kageitachi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sadly third party reports don't do much. but DMCA notices filed by the original artist tend to get things done.
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:iconderpkittiesfr0mspace:
DerpKittiesFr0mSpace Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
star764 is an art thief. 
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:iconlite-house:
Lite-House Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this DOUCHE is stealing naruto fanart off of tumblr
report his filthy ass alcidessenju99.deviantart.com/
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:iconhollywoodundeadexe:
HollywoodUndeadexe Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you positive it's stolen? If so, I'll gladly help take 'em down!
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:iconlite-house:
Lite-House Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, i used to follow the artist making the original work on tumblr back when i like naruto
and its clearly stolen since he posted 23 different drawings within half an hour
no one finishes art that fast
and all the titles of the art are just like "aasc63dexax.png" like he saved it to his computer, submitted it, and didn't even bother changing the name
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:iconhollywoodundeadexe:
HollywoodUndeadexe Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. I'll report them then. Do you have any links to the original pictures? It's easier to get them kicked off DA with the originals as proof.
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:iconreincarnatedmelody:
ReincarnatedMelody Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll help
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:iconlite-house:
Lite-House Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
shanx :  )
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:icontytothegreat:
TytoTheGreat Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an art thief! Help us take her down. rainbowdashloyalty11.deviantar…
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:iconreincarnatedmelody:
ReincarnatedMelody Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoops never mind their account is deactivated
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:iconreincarnatedmelody:
ReincarnatedMelody Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll gladly help
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:icondusk1234:
dusk1234 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for posting this! I get infuriated when I find obviously edited work. I mean I just stumbled upon someone blurring/painting over pictures and paintings and then placing their signature on them. Even their traditional art looked traced! She puts in the description that they're fan art, when they look almost exactly like the pic they're copied from. D=
schec.deviantart.com/gallery/
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:iconcraftymaelyss:
CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks for showing us this :)
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:iconvanitasthe2nd:
VanitasThe2nd Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Search for "thecrowishere", this person has been copying other people's stuff n' renames them and takes credit for the originals, plus he's been accusing the original people who did the work he copied "art thieves" saying they're copying him.
Also the people who know what he's doing who've confronted him have been called haters by him and also gives them false numbers for a secretary that he made up.
Before anyone asks; I have no idea... -_-;
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:iconvanitasthe2nd:
VanitasThe2nd Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Also I think he's doing more accounts doing the same thing too..
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