Anti-Tracing and Vectoring with out Permission sign now

This petition is to protest DeviantArt's policy that Tracing or Vectoring over a copyrighted or already existing image without permission from the creator is considered allowable material on their website.





Let it be shown that there is a very large difference between 'Referencing' an image and blatantly tracing it, and that original artists, whether they be anonymous or members of DeviantArt itself, should be considered when their art is used.





This petition is not meant to induce verbal conflicts that may occur over this issue on DeviantArt's website, and let it be shown that neither the petition's creator nor it's signers promote such happenings.





This petition is to hopefully find a middle ground which can be discussed upon the acceptance of the petition.

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Latest Signatures

  • 31 December 2015600. Samantha
    I don't understand, that even if you say in your guidlines and rules that you dislike people putting up traced work, you do nothing about it. I believe that this would be categorized as Hypocritical.
  • 25 December 2015599. Joey F
    i am boomer-anonymous of devart and this is not art it is a knock off and it doesnt belong on the worlds greatest web site
  • 13 December 2015598. Marina Davidson
    Tracing,Vectoring and Editing must stop NOW!!
  • 04 December 2015597. Brianna Herman
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015596. Alicia R
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015595. Jessica F
    If I trace the Mona Lisa... can I get credit for it? It is theft, plain and simple.
  • 20 November 2015594. Lisa Davenport
    Ugh, I hate people who trace. The "I'm not good at drawing," doesn't work, because we all start out bad. It's the ones who practice who are good.
  • 18 November 2015593. Jennifer M
    I support this petition
  • 20 October 2015592. Alevan Benton
    I am not an artist but fully support that tracing should be banned. A true artist would not try to copy from another but practice on their own.
  • 09 October 2015591. Adrienne V
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 2015590. Mari Hines
    Tracing is definitely NOT art!
  • 05 October 2015589. Heather W
    animation is my chosen profession, I actually like fanart, I think it encourages art, business, and can be creative, but allowing tracing in the manner which it is being allowed on dA at the moment is rediculas. An allowance for beginners was a very nice
  • 02 October 2015588. Danielle E
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 2015587. Megan Turner
    This does seem to be a problem, and I for one don't like vectoring.
  • 23 August 2015586. Ellyniichan Horne
    Tracing and vectoring without permission is the same as STEALING D:
  • 16 August 2015585. Kel Bullock
    jaysus dA :(
  • 15 August 2015584. Maud Goodman
    I support this petition
  • 14 August 2015583. Emily Beshlianakat
    В
  • 19 July 2015582. Amy Rasmussen
    Real artists will never agree with it
  • 15 July 2015581. Moreah Johns
    This needs to stop. dA is a place for ARTISTS! Not EDITS!
  • 08 July 2015580. Karolina S
    I support this petition
  • 27 June 2015579. Gabrielle Shaffer
    I'm shocked and severely disappointed nothing has been done regarding these repeated violations.
  • 26 June 2015578. Julia S
    I support this petition
  • 08 June 2015577. Beth Congdonhogg
    I SO agree! I had it done to me and it sucks! They didn't give me any credit for any of it and the worst thing is they were one of my real friends in real life!
  • 08 June 2015576. Dylan B
    I support this petition
  • 06 June 2015575. Kinsey J
    Please sign this if you believe Tracing is wrong and should not be allowed on DeviantArt for artists' sakes.
  • 30 May 2015574. Joyce
    I support this petition

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