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Concerning the recent post on Art Theft and claiming that "Real Thieves steal Real Artwork," stating that if someone copies your digital art that it isn't considered "stealing" or a "criminal offense," then I can't be bothered to post my artwork on here anymore. I don't like feeling insecure about the possibility that someone can take my art, which I worked so hard on, and claim it as their own-- or even sell it for a profit, like I've already seen some users try to do with more popular works.

I'll admit that I easily misinterpret things people say. Okay, so "theft" is the proper word for physically stealing, and "copyright infringement" is the proper way to term the theft of digital work. But even when they say they will work with their users and take down anything that infringes copyright (in other words, copies other artists' work and posts it as their own, traces over it, recolors it, etc), they don't. Even when artists SHOW EVIDENCE that their work was copied or traced, admins do not care, and that is just wrong.

Misunderstandings aside, DA's still dug its grave for me long ago. This place just isn't safe anymore. Most users on here think that reposting others' art and claiming it as their own is okay when it's not, which is a load of malarkey. The site is too carefree about this and it's about time I do what's "right for my art" and protect it by posting it someplace safer.

So, I can say with utmost confidence that I hardly will be on DA anymore (at least on this account). The site obviously does not care for its users and their work, despite trying to look like they do, which is absolutely atrocious.

I'll be storing all of my deviations, now, and I won't be posting anything new here. If you really want to see any future work from me, or want to be able to contact me more efficiently, send me a note and I will give you my art tumblr. I'm gonna be hiding all of my links because I feel I can't trust any users on DA, either, knowing that more and more art thieves appear on this site and go unpunished as the days fly by. I'll only be lurking around now. Take care of yourselves, everyone.
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shadowswat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just felt like stopping by and saying Hello!

It's really been forever.
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shunuko Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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LaylaLightstar2500 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Thank you very much, sorry that I responded so late!
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Gondile Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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LaylaLightstar2500 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Thanks muchly, Gondile uvu; I know this is a late response aaah
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Gondile Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem man.
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Derhel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
thanks for the fav
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LaylaLightstar2500 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
No problem vuv
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ice-cream-skies Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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LaylaLightstar2500 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
It was nothing :>
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Hunter134 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey very thanks for you favorite >u<!
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LaylaLightstar2500 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
You're welcome! Sorry if I didn't comment, I can get shy vuv Splendid coloring~
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Hunter134 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very thanks you, aww. no rpoblem no very problem serously hehe you shy?...ohh well.. no problem.. and well im very why XDu 
ohh seriously..my coloring.?? .aww thanks  im happy for the comment!
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Mischievous-Ekoro Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
what the fuck is this shit

not only do I know you due to knowing your cousin, ~kirbykrew...

your icon is Death from Gregory Horror Show...

...AMAZING.

YOU ARE AN AMAZING PERSON.
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LaylaLightstar2500 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Oh wow uh, thank you ;u; ahahahah
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Mischievous-Ekoro Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
so hello there! I am Eko Finder!

And you're Layla (just assuming here)?
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LaylaLightstar2500 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Well, you can call me Erii, too <:3 Layla's just a fancharacter of mine that my username's based on

But hello there~
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DaiGunsou Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Happy birthday, Erica! :D Another year, another birthday. Hope your day is a great one! :iconballooonplz:
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LaylaLightstar2500 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thank you~ >u<
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LizDraws Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :D :party:
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