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So I got a letter from :iconmoruto: today. Her concern was about this site www.polyvore.com/cgi/search.th…
Basically, there are tons of pictures from dA which are posted without any permission.
Yes, when you click on the picture you can see the artist's name and where it's from so that kinda makes it a credit I guess? but I don't like the fact that they are posted without any permission. To me it's still an art theft and it's rather annoying to see my works (and other artists works) there.
So if you find your works or recognize some of the other artists works, then please notify the them and try to report the theft.
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:iconhells-soul-shaker:
Hells-Soul-Shaker Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
I believe this issue has been corrected and they took down all of those images from DA, But I am not certain. I just took a quick check and it appears that area has been taken down.
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nerveZero Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yep. Theft for sure. We post to DA because we know the audience and we know the rules of use etc as specified by DA.

This other site is unknown to us. If they attach our name to our work, all they are doing is telling the world that we allowed the image to be posted there. If we had no idea the image was there then this can't be true.

Think.. If a magazine posted our pictures and gave us credit, it implies we endorse the magazine. We can't endorse a magazine if we didn't even know our pictures had been taken.
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HSMerith Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Your right, they may say the artist's name, but without asking the artist's permission first it's still theft, because they have't asked for the permission to post it.

I'll try ad help contact the artist's on there, because i believe they have a right to know thier work has been posted somewhere else without thier own permission.
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HSMerith Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
I also noticed...if you click on the images, underneath at the bottom many people have made lots of different versions/manips using the image, also without the artist's permission.
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magic85 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
I agree. This is theft. :(
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airicalush Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
wow!
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xianlove Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
But if they're crediting isn't that ok? they aren't saying it's THEIRS or anything.and it links to the original picture which gives the artist deserved attention.
and their trend is taking all the super popular images.
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CGiraldez Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
...

more news ... if it helps :?

take a look at their page [link]
... any of us can eventually report copyright violations but I have some doubts ...

:devart: Staff should be the way to go ... imo !!!
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CGiraldez Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for sharing this disgusting news ! ........ :steaming:

I totally agree with the statement of :iconrudox: ....... !
I am afraid I do not know how to contact DA Staff :)
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Hells-Soul-Shaker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
I just took a look. Fill out on the copyright infringement form that it is violating copyrights. Unless you register with them and then use it as a advertising use for your art. But there are definitely issues with what they are doing.
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Hells-Soul-Shaker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Damn, Thats really fucked up. Ill go check this out.
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DarK-KittyBC Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
That's messed up. I don't see any of mine but I definitely noticed some by :iconapril182:
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o--tebem--o Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   Photographer
wow, this is terrible... especially since underneath the picture (if you click on it) there are derivative works of it. Ridiculous.
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skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hey, is there a way we can contact these people?? This should not at all be allowed to continue..
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ByLaauraa Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, my picture is on it :wow:
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rooze23 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
yeah, that is just plain stealing. Or plagiarizing, or some other bad sounding word.
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anchica75 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I've seen the site to...warned some people about it...HOpe it all just gets either credited or something
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Laura-Ferreira Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
woah, i think every member i know has a pic there
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Rudox Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
maybe you should send a link to this journal to deviantart's admin team, they should... in all fairness... considering the images have been taken from here... contact Polyvore and discuss the matter, i would have thought its as good as "poaching" which not acceptable (using artwork from paying members here to promote their own site for revenue) it almost sound's illegal, if not it should be, and deviantarts admin should take a moral stance over it, a grateful gesture to the community
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Lunacy-Kisses Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow, that's really bad. I recognise so many of the works on there. It's definitely theft. This is the problem unfortunately with posting photos online. I often worry that this will happen to me (so far it hasn't, thank goodness). For me it's more concern for the model involved than the misuse of my work (although that does factor quite significantly); I don't want the people in my work to be exploited for other people's gain.
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