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:bulletred: Joining Requirements :bulletred:
1. You must NOT have any copyright infringement or other dA violations in your gallery or with your account.
2. You must have a good attitude; bad attitudes towards violators or other members may result in an automatic declination of your membership. This means no harassment or arguing.

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"Renders" (AKA cutouts)
This deviation is not a render but a cutout of _____. This deviation also violates FAQs
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?
Art Theft
This person uploaded someone else's work without permission. Therefore, this submission violates FAQs
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
Collages/Photomanips using (c) works This user made collages out of works of other artists without permission. Therefore, this submission violates FAQs:
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #94: Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
Icons/Banners from (c) works
This user made icons based off other people's works. Therefore, this submission violates FAQs.
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #94: Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
Fanart Graphics using (c) Works This user used copyrighted fanart/official art in their work with no written permission. This deviation by default violates:
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #94: Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #572: What does DeviantART consider "Fan Art" to be?
Preview Images/Fanfic Cover This deviant used a copyrighted image they do not own as a preview for their work/fanfic cover. This deviation partially violates:
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #63: What sort of things can I use for Preview images?
FAQ #94: Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
Screenshots This deviant uploaded a screenshot/screenshot meme/demotivational with a screenshot that is copyrighted and not for desktops. This deviation violates.
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #578: What does deviantART consider to be a proper desktop screenshot?
Traces and Manga "Linearts" This deviant traced from another user's work/traced from a copyrighted comic series for coloring purposes. Therefore, this deviation violates;
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want? "Renders" (AKA cutouts)
This deviation is not a render but a cutout of _____. This deviation also violates FAQs
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?
Art Theft
This person uploaded someone else's work without permission. Therefore, this submission violates FAQs
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
Collages/Photomanips using (c) works This user made collages out of works of other artists without permission. Therefore, this submission violates FAQs:
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #94: Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
Icons/Banners from (c) works
This user made icons based off other people's works. Therefore, this submission violates FAQs.
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #94: Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
Fanart Graphics using (c) Works This user used copyrighted fanart/official art in their work with no written permission. This deviation by default violates:
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #94: Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #572: What does DeviantART consider "Fan Art" to be?
Preview Images/Fanfic Cover This deviant used a copyrighted image they do not own as a preview for their work/fanfic cover. This deviation partially violates:
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #63: What sort of things can I use for Preview images?
FAQ #94: Can I use the works which I find on deviantART?
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
Screenshots This deviant uploaded a screenshot/screenshot meme/demotivational with a screenshot that is copyrighted and not for desktops. This deviation violates.
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
FAQ #578: What does deviantART consider to be a proper desktop screenshot?
Traces and Manga "Linearts" This deviant traced from another user's work/traced from a copyrighted comic series for coloring purposes. Therefore, this deviation violates;
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission
FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?
FAQ #193: How do I prove that I had permission to use someone's work?
FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
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:iconangelcandy100:
angelcandy100 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Artist
Found a art thief! 
yanakotikmeow.deviantart.com
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:iconjayworx:
JayWorx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i have a user who unfortunately directly copies other peoples works but prefer not to openly mention them. if you want to know who then please tell me and i will note you the user (and why i would not like to openly mention them)
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:iconagu-fungus:
Agu-Fungus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconcatsupy:
Catsupy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015   Digital Artist
doodlesyugioh.deviantart.com/

-Stealing images from google (and similar), and "making" Yugioh cards out of them.
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:icondrowningnight:
DrowningNight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconniwinoodle:
NiwiNoodle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Person stole a Foxy image

Stolen: toyblizzard.deviantart.com/art…

Original: ink-leviathan.deviantart.com/a…
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:iconniwinoodle:
NiwiNoodle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stealing a bunch of anime images, leaves no credit

lefuka.deviantart.com/art/Kane…
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:iconmysteryelf:
MysteryElf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
captainofcatsforeves.deviantar…
Art theft and poor editor 
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:iconchiefmageddon:
chiefmageddon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This person is reposting/editing art from tumblr. More specifically, Doublepines from what I know.

chiefmageddon.deviantart.com/j…
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:iconniwinoodle:
NiwiNoodle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This person is tracing over screenshots

theft: sweetiextonythespy.deviantart.…

original: i.ytimg.com/vi/XNcIW5a2tao/max…
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:iconnotyoureverycat:
Notyoureverycat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  New Deviant
:iconjoanluck: is stealing from NanoMortis notyoureverycat.deviantart.com…
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:iconslender-stee:
Slender-Stee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
teirukamaiameii.deviantart.com… 

Recoloured screenshots from How To Train Your Dragon (number 2 if I'm not mistaken). 

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:iconaltean-prince:
Altean-Prince Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  New Deviant
Don't give them too much attention.
its a troll account, so commenting won't help tbh 

Stolen: totallynotstealinart.deviantar…

Original: www.deviantart.com/art/Impatie…
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:iconniwinoodle:
NiwiNoodle Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
shes stealing art
shadowandravenlove11.deviantar…

you can see the gloves and sweater were part of another picture

recolors over an existing sonic character
shadowandravenlove11.deviantar…

shadowandravenlove11.deviantar…

and stolen fanart and recolored over it
shadowandravenlove11.deviantar…

the original fanart is here: orig11.deviantart.net/b0f6/f/2…
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:iconirri-kirrillee:
Irri-Kirrillee Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello yes I'm just commenting in rebuttal of deerenjoy's comment on CraCraadoptablelady.
CraCraadoptablelady does not trace I actually live with her and watch her draw everything she makes. She only takes inspiration from things such as tinierme and other clothing from the Internet. Which I have never heard of as being illegal.
If you have any questions regarding this matter you are free to ask CraCraadoptablelady or I about anything.
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:iconninhonorcode:
NinHonorCode Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2015  New Deviant
I really hope this kind of art counts. There is one I've been keeping an eye on for the past two to three weeks.
moxleyprowler.deviantart.com has been claiming credit for photos and costuming work that clearly belong to someone else. Every TMNT costume photo he has submitted to his gallery has been claimed to have been taken recently, either the same day or the day before at the time it was posted. However he appears (as tipped off by his journal) to be ripping these off from another person's Photobucket account. (s914.photobucket.com/user/deri…) The owner of the Photobucket account fortunately uses their screen name on other websites and it has been VERY easy to see that these photos and costume work belong to someone else and the photos posted online date back to 2013, in some cases 2012; not recent like moxleyprowler claims.

Many of the photos moxleyprowler has submitted to his gallery can be seen in the same dated thread posted in the forum at this link.
www.therpf.com/showthread.php?…

As mentioned, because of the real owner's screen name (dericrw) Google has been easy proof; these photos are in multiple places, plenty of them dated.
www.google.com/#q=dericrw+ninj…

A recent example is this image:
moxleyprowler.deviantart.com/a…

He is claiming it is a costume for an OC character that he was currently working on - however that exact image is also at this link:

Moxleyprowler has altered the color of the mask to claim it's an OC when the costume is in fact Donatello.

I was able to find the art work-type page on Facebook of the real owner which includes many of the same photos and have sent him a message. I did hear back with a thank you for letting him know.

I understand that it's now in his hands, however moxleyprowler continues to submit and claim photos and work that is not his.

I had avoided outright calling moxleyprowler on it, rather instead having opted to try to hint that he's not fooling people - at least not me - and that what he's doing is wrong, in foolish hope that he might wise up and cut it out. It was not and is not my wish to get into it with anyone or make a scene. At this point I have stated that it is agaisnt the TOS and he has denied it, saying that the images are his and claiming that other people could prove it (though never saying he himself could), and now since I mentioned the TOS his "friends" have jumped on me despite my having remained civil.

Additionally, there are two new accounts made in recent days that he says are his IRL friends, though I suspect he may be behind them. One of the accounts swagnardo.deviantart.com has already posted a TMNT pencil drawing that appears to be stolen.

I found it on a site for sale here: fineartamerica.com/featured/le…

I was suspicious and with some work I was able to track down the real owner of it and found his DA account. (richie6686.deviantart.com/art/…) This person has been contacted. Unfortunately it looks like he has not been active for the past six months so I'm unsure if he will get the note.

My apologies if this became long, I have been watching this one for a while and pouring over various conflicting/damning evidence/information, but thank you, I am grateful that a group like this exists and to see there are people who DO care about this kind of issue.

My problem with this one is two fold - I hate seeing wrongful claims made on someone else's hard work, but ethically I also hate seeing fellow TMNT fans being duped by these and other big claims made by moxleyprowler. He is clearly doing it for attention and based on info/journals I've read I suspect may be a pathological liar.

TMNT fans might strongly consider putting copyright/water marks on their work.

Thanks.
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:iconaltean-prince:
Altean-Prince Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  New Deviant
Anime Hentai, stolen images keita-hentai.deviantart.com/ga…
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