You Might Be Wearing Stolen Art

It’s dangerous being a lauded digital artist. As your work grows in popularity and your wares start to sell, so does the probability of having your art stolen by third-party vendors looking to make an easy profit off of beautiful illustrations. You might be wearing stolen art.

I wrote about this awful practice for Medium’s OneZero. An excerpt:

In this age of copy-and-paste design, imitation often isn’t the sincerest form of flattery — it’s outright copyright infringement. Last week, the internet was abuzz with news of a revenge bot that called out artwork thieves, but the bots aren’t just looking for people tweeting about wanting art on a T-shirt. They’re everywhere.

Check out the article on Medium. And be sure to follow me if you haven’t already.

Lead image courtesy of Virginia Poltrack/Medium 

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