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About Deviant Member Laura KlassenFemale/Canada Groups :iconelite-equine-artists: Elite-Equine-Artists
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Laura Klassen
I have too many interests and not enough time.

Current Residence: Canada
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite style of art: Traditional
Operating System: Vista
Favourite cartoon character: Leela
Personal Quote: My cat's breath smells like cat food

So after chasing down a few young people for identity theft on horse forums, many wallpaper sites for someone taking images, altering them then uploading to the sites for free downloads,  I decided to try a little experiment.  I left one horse pencil drawing without a watermark on it on DA to see how far it would spread.  This one in particular…  I never uploaded it anywhere but Deviant art.

Someone posted it up on Pintrest I figure first, they were kind enough to do an art by sunwolf29 on Deviantart link on it so I would find it with a conventional search.  But they downloaded and uploaded it again so people were able to take that version of it and run.

Now if you use the handy dandy Google image search you can see how far it has spread now - not sure if this link will work…


So one person on howrse misrepresenting it as their own work to sell commissions, one person on fanpop using it to, I don't know, make themselves feel better by trying to get admiration from people, someone else on some pony site using it to try and get commissions - pretending it is theirs, and someone using is as an avatar on blogs, and it on a bunch of web crawler wallpaper sites as free downloads.  It is also up on a bunch of spammy sites with the deviant art link for I'm not sure what reason.


If you think your art is safe online, think again.  Take steps to protect it.

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BLACKNIGHTINGALE81 Apr 9, 2014   General Artist
thanks for faving again!:tighthug:
HendrikHermans Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving !
DOLI125 Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the fave!
oceans-inferno Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for faving! :D
HendrikHermans Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav!
HendrikHermans Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for faving !
DOLI125 Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank for the fave!
Hunkinart Jan 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanx a million 4 the FAV!!!! 👍👍👍
Thanks for the Fav!
Woah! Thank you very very much for the watch! It's an honor for me :hug:
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