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RATF TAKING A BREAK
Written by:  DWALKER1047 Founder, Ripped Art Task Force
RATF ANNOUNCEMENT

The RATF is taking a long breather at the moment due to some unfortunate circumstances with three out of 4 Administrators dealing with life-threatening illnesses, myself included.  So regrettably, I have decided that it would be in our best interest to take an extended break in order to recuperate and be able to resume our work for RATF at a later date, (sometime this summer is my goal).
As founder of RATF, I have decided that our page on DA and External website (http://rippedarttaskforce.cmptrwhz.com/) shall remain active as it is an excellent resource for all.  As the RATF page is still operational, we ask that you please continue your support of our project, and utilize the information contained on its pages to help to assist you with your art theft issues.  RATF has not forgotten about you...WE PROMISE!!!  We are committed to the pro
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A World full of Heroes
This is in no way either promoting or protesting any kind of war. It's simply supporting the heroes that put their life on the line to better our lives. Don’t forget to :+favlove: this article if you like it :D Thanks!!
Heroic Failure by TrappedChildReflection of Compassion by StareDecisisOver Watch II by aussie-soldierPissing on an Iraqi Sunrise by K-2Fire Fighter. by SunRayBeamFreshAirSniper by leonard-ART:thumb35644315:WWII Veteran by maverick2001Guard by leonard-ARTChillin by nemisis11Helicopter Raid by OCMarineNo Fly Day by jamezevanzThe Thousand Yard Stare by OCMarineEl Sup by tylerdurnen:thumb33808440::thumb12650949:Scouts Love Rain by mouthBlood Sweat and Tears by arkady001:thumb61341039::thumb23543813::thumb55713526:Free At Last II by twistoffateIraqi Civil Defense Soldier by simfolicpolice dogs 3 by kashadogA true Hero by haldethPolicia Motorizada by FiruL33T:thumb58761665:Uniform Inspection by jamezevanzTry wearing these yourself by melissamj4:thumb22920085::thumb62973012:Boston Firefighter by MirabileVisu:thumb39567161:Lines of Police by electronasizeVeteran Thomas Ernest Carr by xbatsatnightx:thumb60497158:Firefighter Series VI by vipersniper007Police by 0-Riano-0Thank You. by LadyAugustanaTo Serve and Protect by y-meRiot Police by tanya-n:thumb5459780
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Artist Relations Newsletter - August 27, 2007
:pointr: Director of Artist Relations
:iconMoonbeam13:

Hello!
The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you, and help you to hone your skills. The Gallery Directors are the first people you should go to regarding your galleries. They are the people you need to make gallery suggestions to, and ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from. They also act as your lifeline to the administration. They are here to support and listen, and I can tell you we've got incredibly talented, devoted and passionate people on this team, so get to know them!
New Features
:new: There are now links to daily deviations and scraps in user galleries
:new: The Artist Relations logo has been updated! Thanks to zilla774 we are now badass and streamlined and sexy.. very very sexy!
News
:bulletgreen: Please join us in sending our love and
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*Today's 30 WOWS ! - 8/23/07
:wave: Hello Deviants :wave:
:gallery: Welcome to another 30 Daily WOWS
from Wednesday to Wednesday! ~ 8/23/07
:confused: As you may have wondered, Wednesday's Wall was absent for a couple
of weeks because my computer crashed. But now that I'm back in full-swing,
I've been scouring all categories for the WOWS that I've missed while I was gone!
And with the ones I had already chosen to feature and the plethora of new ones,
I've got a ridiculous amount of art that I'm just nuts about! ;P
So, instead of trying to fit them all in one article, I've decided to feature
30 daily WOWS from Wednesday to Wednesday over seven days!  :thumbsup:
   That way, nobody gets left out...and I can catch up! :w00t:
So, be sure to check in daily for the new WOWS! ~ Here are your second 30~ ENJOY!
:love: With Love and Respect To All Artists, :rose: Sophquest
:wow: Today's 30 Wows ~ 8/23/07 :wow:
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Official Ripped Art Task Force External Website
Today we are pleased to announce a milestone in the RATF-the opening of our NEW Ripped Art Task Force External Site. :clap::clap::clap: YAY! :boogie: We received the proper permissions to accomplish this task and `cmptrwhz has graciously opened up a new subdomain on his website for the RATF to use to further our task. Now, instead of viewing several pages, you can view just 1 and get complete information. The link to the new External Page is--->http://rippedarttaskforce.cmptrwhz.com
We will use this site to publish full investigation reports. We have come to realize that the DA journals cannot handle the amount of information that needs to be placed on them. We will have a lot of information on the site so as not to bombard everyone everytime we update our rip information on DA. We will continue to use both DA Journals and the External Pages when we have new information.
On the external website and the DA journals, we will continue to fill up our resource area with any information that
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Party With Artist Relations!
Welcome to our 7th birthday extravaganza! Artist Relations is bringing to you a multitude of contests revolving around the Seven deadly sins and Seven heavenly virtues. So are you sinner or saint? Try your hand at one or more of these contests for chances to win great prizes!
:new: The Bolt Award
In honor of this new award and it's awesome recipient, I propose a contest!
Objective - Create chris fan art, dedication art, anything to honor the man behind the machine.
Deadline: - August 14, 2007
Submissions: - Link your submissions to this journal
Prizes: First place will be a devWEAR tshirt and 1 yr subscription and Second place will be a dA sticker pack, buttons and a 6 mos sub
Get to the chris loving!!!
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Seven Deadly Sins
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Clearing Up Misconceptions About the RATF
Clearing Up Misconceptions About RATF and Art Theft
By DWALKER1047 and 1arcticfox
Ripped Art Task Force RATF
Over the past 3 weeks, our team has taken many reports of ripped art from DA artists and posted information and done research as well. It has been a very rewarding experience thus far.  We hope to continue doing everything possible to get information out there to so many others, thus helping to make their work as safe as possible from thieves.  One of our prime purposes will be through Education. (We are currently working on that part of the site). There were many factors involved with forming the new site, many of which I will outline below.
My prime motivation for wanting to help other artists was my discovery of my work sold on eBay for a profit. I started learning everything I could about protecting my work so another predator could not take advantage of me or other artists.  I came to understand that it was not DA's responsiblitity to protect m
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Wednesday's Wall of Wows! 8/01/07
:wave: Hello Deviants~ Welcome to Wednesday's Wall ~  8/01/07! :wave:
:clap: Here is an incredible sampling of the multitude of great artists
and artwork available for appreciation here on DA! ~ :gallery: If you're like me at all,
these pieces will surely awe and inspire you! :blowkiss: I hope you will relax and take
some time to see the full view of many of them, as they are truly WOW-Worthy!
With Love and Respect To All Artists~ :rose: Sophquest

'Wednesday's Wall of WOW's' ~  8/01/07

New Version de Ma Rouliette by Lucius-FergusonThe Zodiac Capricornus by tinynarna
only hope by najmoSomething Like Me 7 by sick-snowangelPrisioner of love by mjdaluzLilac Moonlight by OchreJellyAmarald Portrait printsize by zetkaButterfly Evolution by nell-fallcard
The Zodiac Pisces by tinynarnaAngel guitar by SonNycZsomniare pt I by wordsriotingChristina Aguilera Vexel by ZiDaNe-CeNaKiss the moon by Lrme87:thumb60470937:
life support by FlamegfxMoon Angel by ZindyNight Wish by mainarainfall by naomiThink Pink by Divs-M:thumb58910949:
CERETER, Goddess of Fertility by LEONALEGRIA:
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FRESH-PAPER SITE IS DOWN-ALL OF THEM!!!!
I just went on Fresh-Paper to get all of the links to send the letter to make sure I had the most current information...the following is where I clicked on the following links....
fresh-paper.com - wallpaper - Toutes Catégories
- [ Translate this page ]fresh-paper.com. Envoyer un formulaire de recherche. Aléatoire. Accueil > Toutes Catégories > Voir. < PrécédentSuivant >. [ Taille originale: 1280x1024 ] ...
www.fresh-paper.com/view-wallpaper-spe-all-5156-fr.html - 12k - Cached - Similar pages
fresh-paper.com - wallpaper - Oscuro
- [ Translate this page ]fresh-paper.com. Envoyer un formulaire de recherche. Al Azar. Inicio > Oscuro > Visión. < AnteriorSiguiente >. [ Tamaño original: 1024x768 ] ...
www.fresh-paper.com/view-wallpaper-oscuro-4122-es.html - 11k - Cached - Similar pages
fresh-paper.com - wallpaper - Muchachas
- [ Translate this page ]fresh-paper.com. Envoyer un formulaire de recherche. Al Azar. Inicio > Muchachas > Visión.
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Written by:  DWALKER1047 Founder, Ripped Art Task Force

RATF ANNOUNCEMENT

RATF KNOT-TRANS by RippedArtTaskForce
The RATF is taking a long breather at the moment due to some unfortunate circumstances with three out of 4 Administrators dealing with life-threatening illnesses, myself included.  So regrettably, I have decided that it would be in our best interest to take an extended break in order to recuperate and be able to resume our work for RATF at a later date, (sometime this summer is my goal).

As founder of RATF, I have decided that our page on DA and External website (rippedarttaskforce.cmptrwhz.co…) shall remain active as it is an excellent resource for all.  As the RATF page is still operational, we ask that you please continue your support of our project, and utilize the information contained on its pages to help to assist you with your art theft issues.  RATF has not forgotten about you...WE PROMISE!!!  We are committed to the protection of our artwork.

Since its inception, the RATF has been responsible for 80,000+ pieces of artwork removed from various sites, and at any given time we had over 100+ open cases to assist in their resolutions.  Even if we had only 1 piece of work removed....it was worth it!  So, that is at least, 80,000 works of art thieves cannot rip from DA members.  Everyone of our Admin and volunteers was constantly gathering information passing it along so we were able to update to our page and external site 24 hours a day from all over the world.  Plus RATF was coordinating efforts in dealing with all aspects of copyright infringement to the best of our abilities.  Our dedicated volunteers spent thousands of hours combined to assist us with our project.

I would like to at this time encourage everyone who has had their art stolen:

1. If it happened on DA, then Report it to DA.

2. If your artwork is stolen off-site-REPORT IT TO THE SITE ADMINISTRATOR using the copyright letter on the RATF site (rippedarttaskforce.deviantart.…), and keep on them until your work is removed!

3. If you have a question, we will still try to answer them as best we can, and may take some time to get to you due to our current limitations.

4. Take action yourself to help yourself by placing watermarks on your work…adding a copyright notice in your comments, utilizing the DA watermark, and when you find your work stolen do something about it!

I personally would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their outstanding work, dedication and devotion to the RATF, and its principles. We applaud your efforts for the countless hours of research behind the scenes, to help stop art theft from DA members.  If any of  you ever have the opportunity to speak to these awesome people, please take a moment to thank them for their efforts towards our community and art theft.  Thank you!
     
=laurengary
`1arcticfox
anjaleck
`cmptrwhz
=LonesomeFaery
=Almoace
*MouseRunner
opinionatedelf
beigebuddha and her son Damien
pantherwitch4982
=SethraLavode
~KainApophysis

****A note will go out to ALL RATF Team members when we resume operations and begin to assemble our teams.****

IT WAS WORTH ALL THE EFFORT OUR WONDERFUL RATF TEAM PUT INTO IT!!!!!!  AS THE FOUNDER, I MUST SAY I AM MOST PROUD, HONORED, AND PRIVILEGED TO HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE ALL OF YOU AND AM THE BETTER FOR IT.  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND EFFORTS IN REPORTING, RESEARCHING, INVESTIGATING, LETTER WRITING, GRAPHICS DESIGN, WEBSITE DESIGN, and UPDATING.   WE APPRECIATE IT TREMENDOUSLY!!!  

AWESOME WORK EVERYONE!!!  :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

*******ONE OTHER NOTE TO THE ART THIEVES OUT THERE.………WHEN WE ARE RECUPERATED, AND RETURN TO RATF.....IT WILL BE WITH BOTH BARRELS BLAZING!!!!......."IT AIN'T OVER UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS!!!" AND THAT.....YOU CAN TAKE TO THE BANK!

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TheKrimsonKit Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This person's, :iconpassionheart43:, entire gallery is full of stolen artwork. They refuse to take down the artwork and block and ignore the people who tell her to take it down. One of the original artists even asked her to at least give him credit and she simply ignored him and hid his comment. Here's an example:

Stolen: [link]
Original: [link]

Please I would really appreciate it if you could do something about this person. It's not fair to all the artists who actually put time into their work. Thanks!
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DrunkenDuckling Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
:iconhipstalife: has stolen work from :iconliedeke:
stolen: [link]
original: [link]

She has not responded to the request of the artist, maybe we should help out? :)
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DarkRukia91 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if you guys do outside DA but this is a big problem. This page on Facebook [link]

Is taking random artwork and not giving credit to the artists at all. A couple of people told this person in a reasonable way that they have to credit the artists. BUT the people of the page (and a few fans) were giving excuses saying that-Its the artists fault, they can defend themselves, its not stealing etc. But people dont know that their artwork is on there, so how can they complain?
And then made a post on their page making themselves seem innocent after giving these excuses. here is a couple of things that they said on Ameilia Cubes post: "Jake Jr the Rainicorn Pup: It's on the internet. It ain't stealing. lol.
~Bonez"
"If the artist's truely wanted us to say they were the artists they would ask us to remove or tag them. Even so you dont need to make a deal out of it. If you dont like the fact that we take pictures off the internet then simply unlike the page. The artists of these pictures can stand up for themselves. So yeah, dont make a big deal out of it because its just not necessary, plus we are not saying that we are the artists.
~ Beemo"
Please stop this if you can thanks.
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SpikyFeather Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
There's nothing we can do about it. Facebook can upload whatever it wants; their rules are different from ours. We can only take action here, not in the outside. (Sadly.)
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DoomTay Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Both of ~strawberry-kiwi's images were taken from elsewhere. For example, [link] came from [link]
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DJandManaphy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
[link] This person CLEARLY stole several pieces of art that were not theirs. I told him/her to take them down but he/she ignored me. Please do something about this.
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ProudRyukin13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
An adoptable species of mine was stolen by :iconpikachurules:
Mine: [link]
Theirs: [link]
She blocks anyone who accuses her of theft… Can you please help me? :( I don't know what else to do! I've never been stolen from before! :(
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a-ka-neArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Have you heard of www.dramakoreatebaru.com? A lot of people have been complaining about their stuff being posted there without permission. I filed a report with what information I was given but between the journal with said info and now the site has changed to atlushost. Firefox's web of trust app gives it a low score for being unresponsive with malware and theft complaints.
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SilenceYourFears Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This deviant called ~mimatolover has traced; basically ripping off the original artwork of a manga called Rocking heaven.

Please don't encourage this deviant; she is a tracer, she traced ALL of these manga pages from a manga called Rockin Heaven I have all the proof here.

Traced: [link]
Original: [link]
Traced: [link]
Original: [link]
Traced: [link]
Original: [link]
Traced: [link]
Original: [link]
Traced: [link]
Original: [link]

... and there's more...

Traced: [link]
Original: [link]
Traced: [link]
Original: [link]
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Original: [link]
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harbingerz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This girl: [link]

Claimed she painted this beautiful piece of art:
[link]

She said it is her "first arts" (?) and it took a year. >_>

Welllll; the real artist is a man named Lee Bogel, who is an acclaimed artist and has painted many romanticized paintings of Native Americans before. This one is titled "Sacred Bond;" not "my first arts."

She stole his art from somewhere and I believe is selling it. Somebody seriously needs to bring attention to this and stop her from stealing anybody else's art. So please; can you all go there and report her to help dA see it's a serious issue that she is making money off of somebody else's work.

Thanks guys! I really hope we can get this all sorted out. I sent a nice little warning message that she could be banned and I could use some backup. :3 Maybe large numbers of people kindly telling her to stop will get her attention.

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