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Hey deviants !

I'm coming to you with this small article to make you understand why you should google your artwork...
Here's the story...

Today while eating my lunch at work, browsing the web like i'm used to do during those small 10mins of break, I found one of my artwork on a facebook link...
Strangely this was a spanish "zen" website... 
 the original artwork ... WP - Sunrise on a rose by SaTaNiA

So I've Google this image and find out that this exact same picture was used ... for a CD !
The CD is from Zymosis and produced by Altar Records

Art rip 3 by SaTaNiA

By searching, I've finally find the "art association" created by the "designer" itself and finally find that this exact same designer used deviantART's images to create is own "artwork" and sell them for everything ... Like a full wall print in a restaurant, CD, t shirt, flyers etc...

As another example I've recognized this particular fractal but I can't remember in which deviant's gallery I've already seen it ...

art rip 2 by SaTaNiA

I've also seen some photomanipulation which could come from deviantART ...
So if I could give you an advice ... check sometime with Google images or with Tineye


This is why you should google your artworks..
I've just find my artworks and some deviants work that are used as CD cover...
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arhiee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, there's a mark of authory, but it's sooooooo tiny and easy to remove, it doesn't work :/
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arhiee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly, this happens a lot. However, I recommend you to put your url adress or a watermark on your images, because in your deviation there is not any 'mark of authory' [of course that won't necessarily stop the art thiefs, but it's something. If you put your image without watermark, seems like a 'stock image' or something like that, and thiefs won't care ''very much'' about using it]
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
it's horrible that people can put there name on someone eles's art work
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the height of cheek! The only good thing is that they made your artwork into something very attractive but that's not the point. They should ASK!!!!
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TRP-SLS-ScifiAndArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Figures...while this is morally wrong to do, so long as the "designers" are part of a corporation, be it freelance contract or physically working for the company, they'll find a way to get their behinds saved. We live in a place where we teach people to ask for things when small yet are unable to do so as grownups just to keep safe from trouble. Even worse with language barrier in some cases.

They will justify by saying they photomanipulated it enough to label it as their own work. I am sure of it if it means to escape with a clean slate. Granted, I have done photomanips out of practice during my graphic design years in highschool and never show it to public sites; only for my personal crafts and use. 

Still, why is it so wrong to ask for things or find the person who originally created it? Do people fear no so much to not ask? Do they lack the time to find someone who could translate/communicate for them when asking permission from those who speak another language?

omfg Stare No, I disagree! Facepalm :facepalm: Facepalm Facepalm Facepalm Roma Facepalm 
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firebreather2536 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D:<
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VampireQueenEffeffia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sickening. And even more sickening how even popular members of dA think it's okay that this is happening :disbelief:
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Llama-lady Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
That's a shame that this happened to you, but as far as I'm aware, there's nothing you can do.

I remember once though there was that girl who had one of her self portrait photographs stolen off dA and used on the front of a porno DVD. - larafairie.deviantart.com/jour… She managed to get it resolved eventually because it was degrading and damaging to her reputation.
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Nameda Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I found my art used commercial too... in other countries so my chances are 0 to ever get a cent for it :( thats why I slap a big bar over my artwork these days
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a shame . . 
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