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Copyright kid's opinion on the tracing fiascoI stumbled across this link earlier today describing an artist's experience with the deviantArt staff, in which a report regarding a trace of the artist's work was dismissed callously.Copyright kid's opinion on the tracing fiasco by viralremix
Well, you all know how much I love yapping on about copyright...
PART THE FIRST: THE DMCA TAKEDOWN
In the description of the tumblr post, the artist indicates that they submitted a DMCA takedown notice to deviantArt regarding the traced piece. In the screenshot you see that the admin simply disregards the request and refuses to remove it.
Before getting into the issue of tracing, this part had me confused. I'm no stranger to sending DMCA takedown notices to DeviantArt regarding members making use of my intellectual property, and I've never been met with a response like that. In fact, I'll copy and paste my most recent response from the admin damphyr:
Thank you for contacting deviantART,
Bunnyhat is my artist pen name, but my real name is Alexander. Just call me Alex!
About me, I'm an aspiring artist whose dream is to one day be able to publish his original stories! I like drawing while listening to RPG Game Soundtracks (even if I have never played all the games they were made for, as long as they're good!). I particularly like Shimotsuki Haruka's songs and the GUST Team's music that was for the awesome games of the Atelier Series and for the Ar Tonelico games.
Other details about me are: I'm very shy in real life. I can't live without chocolates, Dr. Pepper, Coca Cola and a fruit from my homeland called Chirimoya (︶ω︶)
Nice to meet you! I hope you like my gallery ヾ(｡･ω･｡)
<- Taikobo from Houshin Engi, the character that was the origin of my artist pen name "Bunnyhat".