'Anime wolves' stolen artwork for commercial gain
So this is a trend that's come to my attention through SEVERAL journals by artists whose art has been stolen without their permission and used.
This affects not only the artist but also the character owners if that artist has done art for them on a commission. Both the artist and commissioner (character owner(s)) should be asked for permission to use the art before it can be used. This wouldn't be too big an issue except NO credit is given, no links provided and these people are making MONEY through the google adsense option.
Where can you find these videos? Just search 'anime wolves' into youtube and have a look. You'll likely find hundreds of stolen artwork all being used to make money by people who pieced the videos together.
So if your an artist or character owner go and have a look, if you see art you recognize even if its not yours; challenge it and report the video (especially if they have comments disabled).
Help spread the word about this if you have friends and artists who may be affected! I'm going to be tagging people I know whose artwork I've already seen stolen or people who I think may be at risk and I'd advise you all to do the same.
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