Art TheftI've been meaning to talk a little about art theft, and after I got a note from a fellow deviant that sparked my thoughts more, I figured I'd go ahead and say a few things.Art Theft by *Robo-Shark
It seems that there are a lot of people who've been claiming they've had their work stolen lately. There are whole groups on Tumblr that are springing up where artists, some anonymously, are posting about this or that other artist who they believe is copying somebody else. Some of these posts have almost zero grounds for these accusations and the artists being attacked are treated so harshly that they are closing out of their accounts and are afraid to share their work.
A couple good friends of mine left deviantART when they were flamed by people for stealing from artists they had never even heard of.
Art theft is a serious issue, it really is. It's not okay when someone takes your art and profits off of it, prints it on shirts, enters it into a contest, or when someone takes your image, colors on top of it or throw