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Life in the Fail Lane: Oh What A Lazy Web We Weave

Journal Entry: Wed May 30, 2012, 10:35 AM
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You know, I try very hard to be very open when it comes to people wanting to share my artwork. The only things I've ever asked for are...

That the person ask my permission and credit me, or, at the very least just credit me.

But some people find those requests too demanding and will go to great troubles to ignore it.


Life in the Fail Lane: Oh What A Lazy Web We Weave



This incident was brought to my attention via a note from my friend, unconventionalsenshi. She and I really enjoy Male Seiya and Usagi as a couple, and have drawn many cute images of them to show our appreciation of this often disregarded couple.

So, naturally, she called my attention to this.

Take a look at this image of mine. Notice anything missing?

seiya-dj-supersinger.tumblr.co…

How about we look at my original image?

fav.me/d2cr37h

Now do you notice anything missing?

That's right! My signature has been smudged away! Apparently, this person was ept and able enough to use the smudge tool in PhotoShop, but too inept and lazy to actually draw something.

How sad does this person's life have to be when the only artistic thing they can do is smudge a signature away in PhotoShop?

I actually feel bad for this person. Because if that's the scope of their creative abilities, I weep for this person's future...

And apparently I'm not the only victim here. Pretty much everyone who's drawn Seiya/Usagi and Minako/Yaten are being ripped off, and this person keeps carefully smudging away their signatures. unconventionalsenshi.deviantar…

If you have a Tumblr and can report this, you have my permission. I'm sure every other victim will also appreciate your help. Or, if you could at least raise awareness of this, that's always helpful. Thanks in advance if you can help in any way.

EDIT: And the image, along with some of the other ones, has been removed. Thanks a bunch to BlueKazenate for helping me get it taken down. :la:

And now, as if to add insult to injury, the little thief is claiming that she never intended to steal the images. If that were true, why'd she remove the signatures? Come on now! It's obvious she's only saying this because she got caught and was busted for it.

Until next time...

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:iconheights503:
Heights503 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Is that person seriously trying to justify art theft?
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems like it...
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:iconblaze-typhoon:
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
lolz upon lulz, seems that art theft has been a major problem lately
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's quite ridiculous.
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:iconbipolarxmuffin:
bipolarxmuffin Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tumblr is a really big cesspool of art theft, sadly. What's worse is that she probably put that little disclaimer there (like almost every other person on tumblr has on their page), just so she thinks she'll be in the right to continue doing the crap she's doing, not just to apologize for being caught. I always make an effort to link back to the artist on a piece of art if it comes across my dashboard, and if I try to post anything I make sure I ask the artist first and give them complete credit in nice big bold letters. It's sad other people still think they can get away with crap like this though.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually when people share my art, they make sure they credit me. But this person clearly couldn't be bothered to simply do that.
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BlAcK-BlADEn Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ugh.. I hate it when people do this kind of thing.

Then when you call them out for it they start screaming either "J00R S00 M34N ASDF!!!1" or "If you didn't want it stolen, don't post it."

I just want to smack those people...
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. It's like, I'm fine with people wanting to share my stuff. Just credit me with what I'm due. That's all I ask.
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   General Artist
hooray ^^
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel very relieved. :D
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   General Artist
:D good!
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:iconbluekazenate:
BlueKazenate Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
-salutes- and justice prevails yet again
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank goodness! I really didn't want to make a Tumblr for the sole purpose of reporting. So, I'm very grateful you were able to get it removed. :hug:
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:iconbluekazenate:
BlueKazenate Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOOT
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:iconrad1986:
Rad1986 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Currently the URL leads to a 'cannot find the page you want' webpage. Does this mean your image was removed?

~*~ Rad
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It got removed, thanks to my friend and I working together. :)
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:iconrad1986:
Rad1986 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!

~*~ Rad
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:iconcircle-in-the-stream:
I'm not an artist, but if I ever take it up I'm putting the watermark right across the character's faces. XD She didn't even do the smudging well. You can see it going over the lines and everything.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right? Talk about lazy...
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:iconxiaoniao:
xiaoniao Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
:iconwatfaceplz: So, I'm actually almost confused. Given the nigh-infinite number of artists from whom this person has stolen works, s/he can't possibly hope to convince anyone stopping by their tumblr that they produced all of those pictures. The variance in art styles is too great, so people would notice an inconsistency. That implies that this person is too stupid to think of something as simple and obvious as that -- but then they're 'smart' enough to smudge off watermarks and signatures...

Does not compute. [link]
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She really must be a moron to think that nobody's gonna notice.
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:iconbluekazenate:
BlueKazenate Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cc'd the email just in case.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good plan.
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:iconbluekazenate:
BlueKazenate Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
-salutes- Well take this ass hat down -srs face-
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   General Artist
:no: that's just sad. Is it seriously THAT hard to show a little courtesy instead of being downright dishonest?
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. I'm fine with people wanting to share my stuff, but is it too much to ask that they leave the watermark alone?
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner May 30, 2012   General Artist
apparently it is :roll: the nerve of people nowadays...
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:iconbluekazenate:
BlueKazenate Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ok....back from fail lane vacation....-grabs lei ban hammer on tumblr-
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God speed my friend. :)
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:iconbluekazenate:
BlueKazenate Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
O_O holy hell their report system is .....damn

Reporting Instances of Copyright Infringement:

If you believe that Content residing or accessible on or through the Services infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent at the address below:

Identification of the work or material being infringed.

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including its location, with sufficient detail so that Tumblr is capable of finding it and verifying its existence.
Contact information for the notifying party (the "Notifying Party"), including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

A statement that the Notifying Party has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or law.

A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that the Notifying Party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed.

After removing material pursuant to a valid DMCA notice, Tumblr will immediately notify the Subscriber responsible for the allegedly infringing material that it has removed or disabled access to the material. Tumblr reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately terminate the account of any Subscriber who is the subject of repeated DMCA notifications.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Lord... :O
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:iconbluekazenate:
BlueKazenate Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
,....TUMBLR Y U BE SO COMPLICATED?!?!?

so...what shall we do ?? cause it looks like if to report this ass hat, you need to be apart of this as 'proof' that the owner of the image is upset and wants this taken care of
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you can link them to my image and this journal, since I make it clear I'm non-plussed by this.
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:iconbluekazenate:
BlueKazenate Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well upon reading this

I can link the original image to the altered one
the link will also provide tumblr a way to see where
this came from originally which being your DA page

After that I need your written oppinion i guess on
this matter, being the owner of the image/electronic signature...tablet pen here we go lol

and then it asks for your email, number and address ....tumblr be serious bsnss..O_O
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm fine with giving them my E-mail, but I'm not comfortable with giving them my other info, and I think they should respect that...
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:iconbluekazenate:
BlueKazenate Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Designated Agent

Tumblr, Inc.
35 East 21st Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Attn: Copyright Agent
Fax: +1-646-475-2135
Email: dmca@tumblr.com
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:iconrblizzo:
Rblizzo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Oh sh...that's were i'm close at....
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:iconrblizzo:
Rblizzo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Ever consider reporting it?
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have a Tumblr... and it seems pointless to make one solely for reporting.
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:iconrblizzo:
Rblizzo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
I guess i could do a journal about this...
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anything to raise awareness is fine by me. :)
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:iconrblizzo:
Rblizzo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
ok done :)
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay!
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:iconrblizzo:
Rblizzo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
The question is i wonder if that art thief had a deviantart account or such?
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no idea...
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:iconrblizzo:
Rblizzo Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
:iconlawooplz:
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