EDIT 2: So the piece was taken down. They told me they do not perform 'casual' copyright infringement takedowns and sent the guy (aka a DEAD ACCOUNT THERE IS NO ONE THERE DA) a warning about their policy shit. I guess I can understand that, the whole innocent until proven guilty or whatever but once again, DEAD ACCOUNT. I'm just glad this dickweed wasn't making a profit on my stuff otherwise this would be a nightmare.
In conclusion, just your signature on your art will not stop people from taking your stuff because they are idiots. If you don't really want to go the srs watermark route just yet, adding a url of your website in addition to your signature helps.
EDIT: So DA had me file a DMCA Copyright form or whatever for infringement. I have never had to do this the last time someone reposted something of mine so why now? As I said before, the account is inactive. There's no one there to go after. Why can't they just take it down on their own? :/
I guess it's because im not popular or whatever but when my work gets taken no one tells me. I usually find out about this stuff real late and it's pretty irritating.A while back I found out a shithead was using a drawing of mine to promote his "commissions". Dumbass even left my signature on it. So I tried reporting it. No response or action taken was taken, it's still up. :/ The guy's account is pretty much dead now but it's /my/ drawing, you know?
To anyone who is reading this, please report this deviantion here:
This is the original:
Note the date of submission. This guy ganked this only a FEW DAYS after I submitted mine. Not cool. So please report it. Spam the reports.
DA needs to stop focusing on making this site into a twitter/tumblr wannabe and actually do something to support its artists because right now its basically giving me the impression that it's okay for people to do this shit.