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Anti-Plagiarism and Anti-Tracing: EnlightenmentIt's common knowledge to a lot of deviants by now that certain policies in deviantART has opened up loopholes that allows plagiarism of existing artworks, whether they are copyrighted or fan-made.Anti-Plagiarism and Anti-Tracing: Enlightenment by Goldsickle
In response to this, a lot of deviants who are against plagiarism are very upset about seeing one plagiarism after another being approved as legitimate art and what follows is outrage from those who appreciate original artworks.
Although their motives aren't ill, they tend to get carried away, forgetting common sense and a lot of people who don't deserve it get caught in crossfires of the anti-plagiarists' anger.
This article is to educate anti-plagiarists on certain things they need to understand to reduce the amount of stray bullets in their rage against legitimatized plagiarism.
First of all, we all know that our most targeted issue within plagiarism is none other than unauthorized tracings of screenshots, scans, packaging and promotional artwork from popular animated series.
deviantART: Crack down on CopyrightsThis community has come together on many occasions to sign a petition to help a worthy cause. I never imagined something would have to be started because of a problem within deviantART.deviantART: Crack down on Copyrights by LostKitten
If you haven't read the latest CEA Update, I'd suggest taking a look at it before you e-sign anything. I'm petitioning this revision because I think it's opening a door that will ruin this community.
Allowing members of deviantART to copy, trace, or duplicate any copyrighted artwork is giving a mixed signal to growing artists. Whether or not it's done with the intention of practicing, the act of submitting it into an official gallery here on deviantART is copyright infringement.
If we would penalize these same deviants for copying an artist within the community--who discovers it and complains about it--then we should be penalizing them for copying all artists, as all artists have legal rights to their works.
Having the practice works moved to their own little area of deviantART could be tolerated
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