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Last night, I got a comment on my slaskia.deviantart.com/art/The… piece that someone used the line art from the published version of the piece in their own piece, but only mentioned where they got it from, not who actually did the art (me).  I contacted her, mentioning that she really should have asked for permission first and that finding it on a wikia does not mean it's 'free to use'.  Then I went to bed...as it was late.

When I logged in this morning, I found a reply from her being all apologetic and that she wants to give me proper credit (which is fine).  I went to comment that her apology was accepted and how to give me proper credit, while noting that it was modified by her...only to find out that she blocked me and hid my comment (and no, she didn't give me proper credit)!  I admit I was slightly hostile in tone with my initial comment, hindsight I should have worded it better, but now I'm not sure what to do.

I've never posted the original line art on here due to the fact it was sent in for a contest (that I won) and is now published material in a book (Halo: Evolutions Vol 2) owned by 343.  Because of that and the fact it was modified (colored) by this person gives me the gut feeling that DA won't lift a finger.

I  just want proper credit for my work, though I admittedly don't know my legal standing due to what I mentioned above.


Edit:  OK, she gave me credit.  So I guess this journal is moot.

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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're worried about offending this person, don't be. This person is infamous among Halo artists, specifically anyone who draws Sangheili and other Covenant races. She has a well earned reputation for theft, tracing and uncredited manipulations of others' work, and she always blocks her nay-sayers rather than admitting to her mis-deeds.

She's a blight on this website and any artistic community, because she just does not get it. No matter how many times she's told "What you are doing is illegal, stop that", she persists. 
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Slaskia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Seriously?  I guess I should consider myself fortunate that she actually did link to the colored version of my artwork after I confronted her about it.


From what I've heard though, DA has become very lax in dealing with these kinds of people....

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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is not moot, this person stole and did some dumb shit before finally quilting out and giving you credit. Have they at all unblocked you or stopped hiding your comment. If not then they are still a fuck tard and you should be pissed.
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Slaskia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All I want is credit, which I got.  While the fact my comment is still hidden and I am still blocked does bother me (as I see it as a missed opportunity for further educating), I'd rather not this escalate into nastiness. 
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DraconicArmagon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You do indeed have a point there.
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