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I'm actually ok with Deviant Art's stance on this one;  The Art Theft Discussion
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Now, I'm not minimizing your concerns at all given DA's choice of words on this one, but I'll try to give more context regarding this.

I agree that it isn't theft in the strict sense of the word, the reason why is that only what is legally and materially 
owned can be stolen. To own something you need a legal right claiming PROPERTY. Property can be meaningfully defined only if the owner can enforce the right to exclude others from consumption/use like material objects.

And here I go to the point. People often conflate copying or plagiarizing ideas with theft, in this case and context; digital art theft. Now, this line of reasoning contains a key mistake, and which is made only because of the mistaken presumption that ideas (or digital art being conflated with ideas and physical property) can be subject to the same economic laws as material objects. 

Ideas are non-material "objects" that do not get destroyed when consumed (as opposed to any material object) and whose "production" does not require direct consumption of material inputs (as what economists call "services" do). Therefore, the economic concept of "trade" on which all arguments about the efficiency of "markets" based on well defined property rights, simply cannot be meaningfully applied to ideas, it makes no sense to "steal" an idea, much less stealing digital art in the literal sense.

Of course, recognizing the originator of an idea or a piece of art is a decent thing to do, and taking attribution of another's work is something objectionable at minimum, but by no means can it defined as theft since the original work isn't lost, only copied.

Now here comes the part I disagree about DA's choice of words. It could have been more prudent on their part to differentiate between copying/plagiarizing and theft as the usage of the word implies a loss of property, which doesn't happen when someone copies something else. It was indeed a very poor choice of words as it may sound demeaning given the lack of proper context, which could have been a thousand times better explained, IMO, and of course the purpose of this journal is not to aggravate people, far from it, I understand the concerns derived by their ill-redacted journal, and such concerns are not unwarranted, I don't believe that's the case.

Will I remain here?

Yes, I know I've been on a long hiatus, but I have not forgotten you, I'll be back eventually when my personal issues have been dealt with, hopefully soon. Again, thanks for all your support in these 5 years, I appreciate it.

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: The sound of the rain
  • Reading: Nothing ATM
  • Watching: My computer screen
  • Playing: DBZ: Battle of Z
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Beer
Happy holidays to all of you guys watching me, I hope you all had a delicious dinner and a really good time with your friends/family.

Out of curiosity, what you guys had for dinner? I had some raviollis and pork loin. ^^

On a side note, I'm still alive and sorting out some personal issues, I have not abandoned you, more MLP related art is on the way.
  • Mood: Jolly
  • Listening to: The sound of the rain
  • Reading: My Twitter feed
  • Watching: My computer screen
  • Playing: Ragnarok Odissey ACE
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Indio Beer
After a long hiatus, I'll be comming back soon with more Pony-related art, stay tunned!


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dwarfworkshop Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
What be with author?
MagicMaster390 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cartman6x6 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
muy buenas, me gusta el arte que tienes en combinar diablo con MLP, quisa puedas ayudarme en la creacion fisica de unas ponis basado en el juego, tienes skype o facebook para hablar?
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
awesome diablo art
RaynebowCrash Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Bro! Hope you had a super-ultra-extreme-awesome-mazing day XD
MagicMaster390 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super Special Awesome!
MasterRottweiler Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
sakatagintoki117 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :iconapplejackishappyplz:
MasterRottweiler Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
Djmusicandcartoons Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
:iconpinkiebounce2plz::iconsaysplz:Over here, everypony! My Pinkie sense is telling me they're here!
:icontwilighthappyplz::iconsaysplz:Hi! Pinkie Pie invited us all to her friend's birthday party, and...
:iconpinkiepiesmileplz::iconsaysplz:And that friend is you! Happy birthday!:iconpinkiepartyplz:
:iconapplejackplz::iconsaysplz:Ah've brought an apple pie along for you, sugarcube!:iconapplepieplz:
:iconrarityplz::iconsaysplz:And I, speaking for all of us, wish you all the best in your life and all your endeavours!
:iconfluttershywinkplz::iconsaysplz:I hope that you'll have a wonderful time and that trouble will pass you by.
:iconcutedashsmileplz::iconsaysplz:And no matter what happens, remember that we'll always be your friends. Stay awesome!
:iconponyangelplz::iconsaysplz:May the magic of friendship and all it contains be ever with you.
:iconmlpspikeplz::iconsaysplz:And if you ever feel down, don't forget that that you're the hero of your life's story, and no-one else can be better at it than you!
:iconparty0plz::iconsaysplz:Now come on, you all, it's time to start the party for real!
MasterRottweiler Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D That would be the best freaking party EVER.
Armosk Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
:iconpinkieisexcitedplz::iconsaysplz: Happy Birthday!:iconpinkiepiecakeplz:
JellyMayCry Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Happy Birthday!! /)^3^(\
MasterRottweiler Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
an early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
:party: :iconcakeplz:
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