EDIT: This particular problem has been solved for now. I'm still on the lookout though!
Sadly, people still seem to be stealing stuff made by me. I have been all over the internet the past few months trying to get rid of a drawing that was originally made by me, posted here only and is now being used on free tattoo websites all over the web.
Also people have been making ripoffs of it and posting them on both DeviantART and other websites. Although I find it flattering that such an old drawing of mine seems to be getting alot of attention I naturally really don't want people to copy it, rip it off or use it without my permission.
It concerns this image: [link]
originally made by me in 2009.
So this acts as a friendly reminder to anyone who copies, steals or replicates my image that this is, even though it was made by me when I was 18 years old, still a copyrighted artwork and you are not allowed to replicate it, copy it or post it somewhere without proper credit AND my permission. This counts for all the artworks I posted on this site and anywhere else.
Today someone brought to my attention that one of the ripoffs I didn't yet report was awarded a Daily Deviation.
This is the concerning ripoff: [link]
I really think the original artist (which is me) deserves the credit for the daily deviation which is why I think that in fact it should be me who should get the award instead of the girl who in fact directly copied my artwork and did NOT have permission to do so.
I hereby ask my followers to kindly hit the report button on this deviation so that it gets removed as soon as possible and please be on the lookout for any ripoffs you find here and for the copyright holder's sake, please always report if you suspect a copyright violation!
Thank you very much!