Please this journal, so that a lot of people can read it.
I noticed that a lot of people don't know how to search for their photos on the internet, so here is a short tutorial. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do about art thieves, but i still think it is important to look out for them.
Just found one of mine on other sites. They have it for download too. O___O They are not claiming it's theirs, watermark is still there, and they put my name in the description, or on the file name. I have no idea if I should do something. :/
People will only collect your art if they like it. Or some robots might steal it, in which case who cares. You still have control over high-quality prints and such of your art. When something is on the web, every who sees it has made a copy of it already. I suggest relax, be happy, and share you art.
LordTchernobogFeatured By OwnerFeb 28, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let me tell you one little problem, that's - sadly - appears too - in funsites: the uploaders/admins sometimes does not giving a simple... heck about the creator, it's website/blog/facebook page, and removes it(!); and putting their sites watermark. In other cases, they stole from each other sites, removes the prevoiusly put watermark, and then they their own stylistic watermark! That's sound good, huh? No, I son't think so!
I visited a facebook site, called "képregények.com"; which - hence the name, wich is 'comic' in Hungarian language - gathers a lot of comics, either ragecomis or some better qualified webcomic strips - and then I checked the main site and... oh, my Lord; they did the same thing again! I asked them, why are did that! Did I get a n answer? No. Why would they asnwer for me? Stupid ass likehunter crappy fb pages... -.-
Then, what could do the artist? I would be happy, but not like that way! Thnx for reading this.
Dr-WolvesFeatured By OwnerJan 29, 2013Student Digital Artist
Read or die at 6:53 P.M. tonight. 5 years ago a 4 year old girl was shot and killed. She now seeks her revenge by finding people to kill. She wants others to feel her pain so at 3:15 A.M., while you are sleeping, she sneaks into your room and takes a shotgun and shoots you many times. If you don't re-post this to 10 photos she will come and kill you tonight with a gun at 3:15 A.M. If you re-post this to 15 other photos she will not get you and you will have the best day ever tomorrow. You will either find a $100 dollar bill or get kissed. You have 15 minutes. The little girl is waitin
The best way to deal with these sites is to join them yourself. That way your driving traffic to your galleries. It would also be good to start your own website instead of relying on DA. Its a.lot less of a headache then chaseing down every site stealing your art.