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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 7:52 PM
I'm sure a lot of you know this already, but for those who don't, with Google you can trace back your pictures of the web. This is pretty scary as I found some of my works used a printed book cover, an electronic book cover on Amazon, cd covers, used on Youtube as cover images for music and on various other websites. Most of the time, copyrights and/or watermarks were removed, the images altered, etc. Well if you don't know how to look for your images, here's the link that's explain how on Youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99BfD… . Thanks to :iconmaliciarosenoire: who sent me the link in the past. To look for your pictures, you need the link of your work or you can upload your image directly to Google. To get the link of your image, go to your deviation's page, right click on the image and select properties (on PC at least.. not sure on Macintosh, I think it's "Get Info" instead of Properties), and copy the link that ends with the .jpg extension. For the rest, watch the video.

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tamaraR Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Sorry to hear that Dan. That sucks big time. :(
Hope you can get things fixed soon.
I actually found a feature on psdvault with my work. :XD:
Haven't found any illegal stuff yet but now I'm afraid... :(
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neverdying Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy for you that you did not find any illegal stuff, this is so frustrating. Now that I put watermarks on all my images, it seems to be less problematic. I'm seeing less and less illegal uses.
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ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
go sue for money? I wouldn't stress over it since there is a date for when it was made here on this site, I would go sue them for money :P sorry that happened to you though
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Sorry,DAN!!:laughing:
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:lmao:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
My god!!Thank you so much for sharing this,my dear Ned!!:clap::thanks:
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:iconneverdying:
neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ned?! :rofl: My pleasure :)
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okissop Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ça fait peur la photo de l'auteur avec ta création en couverture... J'espère que tu auras gain de cause. :sun:
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oui très peur! Merci
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EJJones Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Interesante!
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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XDimov Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   General Artist
yeap, several weeks ago I found some of my works all over the web too... but at least I didn't see anything used for selling actual stuff (like covers), that would really make me angry
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, glad you didn't find your works on sale somewhere! It is so frustrating.
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
De rien ! Moi je n'ose même plus regarder :(, j'ai vraiment peur de tomber sur des choses qui vont me donner envie d'arrêter de créer...
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Je te comprend, je dois prendre des pauses de quelques jours entres les recherches tellement ça me fruste! Et tout comme toi ça me donne seulement envie d'arrêter de créer :(
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:( blasant...
Dernièrement j'ai vu ça : [link]
Faut que je fasse quelque chose car là ce n'est pas possible !
Je m'en veux d'avoir fait un tuto et d'avoir donné toutes mes sources :(...
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Ana7hema Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
hello Dan, thanks A LOT. i was amazed at first cause i've found my paintings on chinese pages, indonesian too, blogs, even as avatars... that's flattering. but i've found a turkey one where it is for sale and i hate that. is there any "international police internet department" or something? who's regulating that? if i got a lawyer, which tools can he use?
have you gain something sending letters?
and thanks again! good luck.
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, Dan, thank you very much!
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure Dani :rose: I almost wish I didn't knew about this :no:
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Dainas-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for this!
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem!
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RazielMB Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure no problem
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diphylla Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for sharing this
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Deltamike Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Merci.. Je vient de voir que certaines de mes créations sont en ventes sur Ebay...
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sur eBay? :omfg:
Je sais pas comment il font pour avoir de la qualité d'impression.. c'est comme moi hier j'ai vu quelqu'un qui à utilisé mon image The Portals qui était 1000px à 72 dpi pour une couverture de livre imprimé... ça doit être assez pixelé!
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Deltamike Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oui clairement... C'est dingue.. C'est assez désolé que des personnes se fassent de l'argent sur notre dos alors que nous même ne pouvons pas en faire avec nos créa..
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Jespère que tu va porter plainte sur eBay. Moi j'ai rempli 7-8 formulaires de copyright infringement juste hier sur plusieurs sites. J'aime particulièrement cet écrivain qui tien son livre avec mon image!! [link] :angered:
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Deltamike Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Rageant! ><
Oui biens sur que je vais porter plainte! Mais j'ai peur que ça ne fasse pas grand chose et que les auteurs ne soient pas punis..
Tu sais si on a le droit à des dommages et intérêts quand des tierces personnes vendent des œuvres à nous?
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FictionChick Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Dan, this was really helpful. :)
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure dear!
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MariaBeloArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I know all about it and it's so annoying to see this keeps happening more and more, think DA should start looking into this more seriously, because some of us are paying for their services and the security matter is indeed a freaking joke on this site, I've seen people taking advantage from DD's even, they just search for them and steal it for everything you can think of and it's not cool at all, most people with their art stolen take hours, days, weeks even on a piece and it's very unconsidered to do such a thing....not to say that these freaking thieves get money out of other's people work....... :iconrageplz:
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it is very frustrating :angered:. But dA can't do much on this matter. Most artists here also post their works on Facebook, Shadowness and many other websites, so the images can be stolen from various places. It's up to us to post our works here (and everywhere else) in a smaller version with our own watermark, not at the bottom, but right on the actual image and very apparent. I hate those damn watermarks, but hell, I will change all my files here and put a huge web adress back to my page.
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MariaBeloArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah I agree with you :( it's a big shame to destroy such a wonderful piece like the ones you do with a gigantic watermark, but well if it's the only way you can protect yourself from the nasty thieves so be it right? :tears:
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mistersingh Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Thank you very much for this:)
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, no problem :)
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Walking-Tall Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You right-click on your image, click "Copy Image Location", paste into
the Google search box... search by image...
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ok is this for Mac or Pc? I don't have a copy image location when right click on an image.
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Walking-Tall Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not aware of Mac differences online.
I'm using PC, and one of the right click menu selections should
be to view the posted online file's properties...
It's the same as the web address you get if you, "View Image Info"
or within your posted online image's properties...
For instance, your avatar's location property address is,
http : // a.deviantart.net/avatars/n/e/neverdying.gif
(I added spaces so it would show up, instead of be a link)

So, you just paste that into Google, and you will see where all
else it has been also used or uploaded, and also on pages where
it appears, such as where it's shown you have visited on DA...
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etienne242 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem :)
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etienne242 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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odwild Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
They were used for what? Damn, that's serious... What the fuck is going on with these people? :iconimterrifiedplz:
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I know, it's very frustrating that people who aren't capable to create, are stealing artworks instead of asking the artist if they can use the image, or paying for the rights of the image.
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NeroVII Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this is very helpful.
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, glad it helps.
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HelghastPredator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Damn them sons of....I'm sorry to hear they used your works in stuff without your consent, but can you blame them? It's awesome! But still you should get credit/money/respect for your work!!
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks but it's still very frustrating that people who aren't capable to create, are stealing artworks instead of asking the artist if they can use the image, or paying for the rights of the image.
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HelghastPredator Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very true...and sad
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