Photobucket Copyright Concerns and PetitionSwing by PlagiarismToday.com and read this article by Jonathan Bailey: Artists Express Concerns Over Photobucket.Photobucket Copyright Concerns and Petition by MelissaFindley
Jonathan, with the help of artist Sandi Baker, has started a petition to help convince Photobucket to revise its services to help protect artists' copyrights.
Many Deviant artists' work has been reposted on Photobucket. Do a search on Photobucket.com for your deviantart user name to see if your work has been stolen. If you find your work there, follow the guidelines posted here to have it removed: Photobucket Copyright Information. Try searching for titles as well, since often the artist's name is removed from the file. If you find your work posted in a gallery, be sure to check out
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UPDATES FROM realitysquared : Clarifying the Issue; Tracing and Copying
Today Id like to attempt to explain our official stance on such things as tracing and copying.
As most people are aware, deviantART does not restrict membership according to artistic experience or level of skill. As a result we have a large population of young, amateur artists, a great many of whom produce fan related artworks.
It is considered acceptable for artists to reuse or reference ideas, scenes, poses, and any other broad concept which may be found in the works of other artists. Generally speaking it is impossible to produce a new and original artwork which does not bear at least some passing resemblance to the works done in the past by other artists.
This is especially true when it comes to poses and character concepts. It is therefore entirely possible for two people to independently draw a stalking wolf without ever having seen each others wor