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Major Art Thief

Mon Jun 17, 2013, 6:28 AM
I have almost had enough of this!  This person themariogamer has apparently been reported MULTIPLE times for at least 6 months or so - almost since he has been here on DA...

I just filed a report with DA - this is what it says:

This fellow:  themariogamer has been repeatedly reported by many people over the past 6 months or so that I know of.  He is posting other people's work and those posts have been continuously reported.  Yet he is still here, he is still posting stolen works, the reported images are still there, even ones who have been reported BY THE OWNERS!!!!!

I've been a member of DA now for 6+ years, and I make 100% of my living from my artwork, yet I always hear (out in the real art world) that DA is NOT the place to be if you are serious about your art...  that the place is fraught with art thieves, and other equally horrid things.  In talking to people why they feel this way, I find out it is precisely because you CHOOSE TO DO NOTHING!!!  This is precisely why DeviantART has such a pitifully poor reputation in the art world, especially among professional artists.  I have even spoken to certain professional artists in the film & entertainment industry where DeviantART is known as "photobucket on steroids".

"20. Suspension and Termination of Access and Membership

You agree that deviantART may at any time, and without notice, suspend or terminate any part of the Service, or refuse to fulfill any order, or any part of any order or terminate your membership and delete any Content stored on the deviantART Site, in deviantART's sole discretion, if you fail to comply with the Terms or applicable law."

I do know from various people that this themariogamer has been reported for at least 6 months!  He has an inordinate amount of comments on his posts with links to where the originals came from as well, and people accusing him of theft and even some asking him to take down the offending materials - all he does is hide the comments.  He has no favorites, the only comments he has apparently made are on deviations he has posted, anyone who makes a comment on his posts such as "this isn't yours, the original is here: ______" only get blocked and the comments get hidden, therefore he is NOT a benefit to the community spirit.

Apparently this guy has had multiple posts removed over the months for copyright infringement, yet he is still here.  WHY?  It's not like he's a premium member, it's not like you are making any money off of him that any of us can tell.  Why is he still here?  Why do absolute idiots like this keep on being tolerated by staffers yet almost every day actual artists, many of them professional, leave this site in droves due to YOUR INACTION!?!?!?!… where a friend of mine reported this guy back in April for 'selling some of his artwork as prints'

a piece stolen from a professional aviation artist by the name of Gareth Hector (the top/newest comment is from Gareth asking him to remove his work - this themariogamer just hid the comment)

Above is shown a stolen piece of work from Adam Burn the original is below:

Engage by AdamBurn… a huge discussion about this thief.  People are getting pretty pissed, DeviantART you NEED to do something about this, about the art thieves on here!

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Tdecks Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello everyone!
SMOKEYoriginalHD Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Such talent should never be wasted! :D

I'm truly glad you like to share it! :painter:
Gigglezalotz265 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
incredible artwork :heart:

you sir have some massive skill :D
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fearles357 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome to my watch list :)
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