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Hello, to all that is reading this.

I just read DevienatArt's journal/article regarding Art Thieves, which can be read on this link: The Art Theft Discussion
This is what I wrote in the commentary section that I thought my viewers should read, if they'd like. Commentary is ok, but please limit cursing. Thank you in advance.

"When I read this article I noticed that it doesn't have a clear statement on any of it's topics; The fuzzy line that separates all of these topics/categories only counteract one another with too many loop-holes to get out of a situation that the person(s) in questions KNOW what's coming to them. 

In the end to everything that humans do, we do KNOWINGLY.</u>
A 'thief' or 'copy-cat' cannot tell me that they "didn't know that it was wrong".:icontrollfaceplz: 
I know what I'm drawing is MY ORIGINAL designs, just as clearly as I KNOW what I draw is FAN ART or FAN BASED. Either you made it up on 'on your own' or you didn't. PERIOD. Confessing about the art not being your own creation is the BEST thing to do. I always appreciate it most when people confess and at least say where it came from or a link to where they found it, ext. Even if your learning in the process, please tell us!

After reading the comments above, I do agree that this article should have been given more time in development and, of course, it really should have used DA's own 'terms of use' and examples of situations from past users and it's outcomes; That part would at least give DA users an idea on what to do if this or that happens. DA needs to step-up a little more on protecting it's users and giving more disciplinary action for those who break the 'terms of use'. If the 'terms of use' is the rules and guidelines for using DeviantArt, then USE IT! :iconffffplz: 

All I can say for the artist on DA, and elsewhere, is to at least place your signature/name, watermark, or personal stamp on your artwork or literature somewhere for people to see/read. I know that people have the programs to 'erase' or 'cover up' watermarks and signatures, but the fact that you put it there in the first place is the best thing to do to cover-your-own-ass in the fight for your rights and protection of your artwork. Putting my signature on my art is what I do, and even though I still find my art posted on Facebook and other places, my signature is still there. I place 2 markers; one is very visible, and the second marker is somewhat 'hidden' in the art. That way, they would have to dramatically alter the image in order to cover-it-up.:evillaugh: ~bitches"

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SifrAmal Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Photographer
Can i have a commission? Any prices written down?
CobaltStratos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
I've sent you a note regarding it.:D
CanelaMoon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing art!!!!!
CobaltStratos Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Thank you very much! :dummy:
CanelaMoon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcomeHeart 
Drake-Ryu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy B-Day!!!
miamiamyrose Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :) :cake:
WolfoftheBlackFlames Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-day Colbat-san! ^^
chris9801 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Happy Birthday! ᵔ.ᵔ…
DeppressedUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Your welcomeBrohoof 
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