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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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YoutubeIsAwesome Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't report it ;-; 
TwistedFocusPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  New Deviant Professional Photographer
This is now out of date. It will no longer let you report the art if the art isn't yours. It just advises you to politely request they take it down.
Musickid56 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
How do you report a deviant user?
kittenlaurel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student General Artist This guy is a thief. Look in the comments of his art.
EmmyWithLove Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist is a noted thief. You can back search a lot of his stuff, including one of my drawings he has already deleted. 
AyJayGamer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BluewheelTFM is stealing art as well. Please report them if you can.
kurogetsu35 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I beleive i've found a case of Art theft from this user:…

The art in their gallery is inconsistent in skill and styles. Even though it's possible for improvement, let me prove why i believe this is art theft:

Going through their gallery, i've noticed this artist is very clever in how they word statements, never actually claiming to have drawn the art, but neither providing a disclaimer. And is also avoiding to answer questions where they are asked for materials of what was used to make their art. Sure, some people like to keep that to themselves, but i don't think this is a coincidence. 
Someone else has caught them in one of the pictures in their gallery. 
Here, This piece:…
If you look, user raelym has commented using another link to reference the art's origin which is this link:…

I also found that they've posted their name in many pictures i don't believe they drew or have permission to use. 
Here:………  (I think this one's very obvious)…

I could go on giving more examples, but please, report this person, i can't since 3rd parties can no longer report this. 
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist

Almost all of this artist's gallery is stolen art. He takes screenshots of anime, traces it, and then publishes it on DeviantArt. I tried talking to him about several pieces, but he just keeps insisting that he only uses a 'reference photo' so it's not plagiarism. I've gone to an art school for 3 years now, I would be expelled if I turned in something like that. Anime IS a drawing, but he insists that what he does is not stealing. He blocked my comments and DeviantArt has ignored my reports. I need someone that will listen.
Here are just some of pieces he has stolen.

His work..…

The original..…

His work...…

The original...…

Like I said, basically his entire gallery is like this and he is getting away with it. This is so unfair to the original artists, please help!
LK3Deviantart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student General Artist… This person stole the reference sheet of one of my OCs. PLEASE HELP.
RatedDX Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
:iconthetoast51: Need help getting rid if this trash, posting extremely offensive material, stole a drawing from one of my friends and using it to mock her.
lucasnava Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Azaiki-San Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist This guy stole all art from Pixiv. Please report him.
Silvri Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Student General Artist
this girl stole my art to use as her icon lol
Rawrsy101 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015…

This person has seriously traced someones art! And since with DA's new system for reporting, I can no longer report it as I am considered a third-party since i am not the original artist. I wish I we could do something but stupid DA removed it ;n;
Stuntpony Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Yeah, I tried to report something and found out that I can't. Effing Deviantart.
ThatDumbBlonde Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist

this is my work. it has been stolen by this user. you can ever look at the dates if you wanted to. I know this is pry a joke but I don't care. here's mine:…
this person has also stolen artwork too. please help
SimonCaneplz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Outdated, as they no longer allow third party reports, causing the original artist to face giving personal infomation on thier DMCA report.
Cinnamon-Badass Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
It's stupid now.

I want to be able to help someone.
TheMarkedMan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015 - This person's gallery consists of nothing but artwork from Japanese artist Fumio (aka fumio936, rskqr, etc).  Nsfw content.

Links to Fumio's work

DieHardGuardGirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist - posts art without permission. Has a journal that admits to reposting stolen art. The problem is it is art stolen from professionals and the high res unwatermarked images he posts makes it easy to print and sell them, which hurts the artists who make a living selling prints.

Why is there no way to report a user for this?
angelauxes Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
That's nothing, look this huge gallery full of steals ->…

The only way for them of win is make profit of the stealed art, without that they're like kids tring to get false attention.
Winterbornbree Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely, now we can't really report art thieves now. Thanks, DA!
craziefuzi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
deviant art just removed this from the report section
now it basically say's "oh you think someone stole? that's cute read this if your confused (… ) and if you're absolutely sure they stole it then good for you!"
it's very aggravating  
Stuntpony Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
It's not aggravating. It's f*cked up.
Cinnamon-Badass Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
I know.... 
MidoriKappa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student General Artist
This user trace my work and now I don't know how report him anymore... He put the credit AFTER I spoke to him even I ask to REMOVE the picture, It's so sad.

Please help, at least ask him to remove the picture too
miki-sunshine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student General Artist
I have asked hime to remove it. :)
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MidoriKappa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :3
miki-sunshine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh, it seems like it's been removed now. Yay!
miki-sunshine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
AlaskaSnow16 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Rainstar-of-LakeClan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
ProtectArt  ruined the permission issues and the 3rd party reports. :'(
DANJ16 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
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
Guardian-of-Light137 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student Writer
As of right now, there are three art thieves I've found on DA. Here's the links.……… This one seems to have removed their stolen works, but keep watch on them, as they had many before, and even had pornography.
iamazoroark Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist 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.
LivelovelifeEleni Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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..
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! ;-;
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




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


Miyunu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Please help report this girl
darthshade245 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer another art theif found
Rainstar-of-LakeClan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Winter-Blaze is an art thief. 
TheRussianRebel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015…
Has 75 pages of stolen art.
About 1000 art pieces stolen.
Please help.
Lilly-Adopts Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I report people for stealing the adoptables I'm going to make? Just in case.
daiki2323 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WhiteScytheGaming Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This person has stolen art from my friend ShingekiNoAlex:…

The Original:…

The Stolen:…

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

If you could help, I would really appreciate it! Thank you!
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