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Have you, to your knowledge, ever had your work ripped/stolen? 

33 deviants said No.
6 deviants said Yes, by someone who used it on another website without my permission.
4 deviants said Yes, by someone who sold it but didn't claim to have created it.
3 deviants said A combination of the above (please explain in a comment).
2 deviants said Yes, by someone who sold it as their own.
1 deviant said Yes, by someone who used it on deviantART without my permission.

Devious Comments

nope, not that i know of, but i doubt anyones going to steal stock, surely they arnt that desperate...
DistortedSmile Nov 15, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Not so much as stolen as someone posted it on a forum descussion on

I guessed it was probably actually friends of my sister who had shown them my work so i wasn't too fussed. I would serriously kick off if people ever stole it though!
thedaemonspawn Nov 14, 2005
No, and I don't know what I would do if God forbid it ever did happen.
killerfairy Nov 14, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Couple of people stole my "Dirty Lust..." pic and edited it or just re-posted it as it was. I told them to take it down and they did. Also found some of my stuff on other sites. :(
dooky-blood Nov 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
no...besides no one would steal my work
katetak Nov 13, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
i've had people horribly redraw my art and slap it on a domain they bought so they could pretend to be me... i've had people create deviantart accounts with my work before... i've also had people in real life see my art hanging somewhere and they go and copy it, selling it to other places

it sucks ;_;

just think of it as a compliment. one that pisses you off a lot. lets form an angry mob *grabs a pitchfork*
RockstarVanity Nov 14, 2005  Professional Photographer
Its even worse when the thieving bastards profit from your work!
originalkitten Nov 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep they stole one of mine and put it on here...and claimed to have made it....was furious! :pissedoff: lol
FallenRox Nov 13, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, and as ridiculous as this sounds for a twist on perspective. I'd be honored if someone thought it was good enough to steal, so I think I'd smile in some fucked up way. LOL
RockstarVanity Nov 14, 2005  Professional Photographer
Yeah, other people said that to, so I guess it is flattering in a way!
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