Has anyone noticed this weird trend on this site that usually involves the plagiarism of someone else's work?
What usually happens is, users on this site will upload someone else's art-work from a different artsite, but underneath the image will have link to some movie-watching website, usually to watch movies that have recently come out. This trend has been going on for years, usually showing in the thumbnail what movie it is supposedly linking to. But has only recently evolved into this new tactic of using other people's work as a way of hiding their manner of "advertisement" as it would seem.
So there's no way I'm the only one who's noticed it. I must say, it's pretty sneaky. But it's annoying. All I want to do is view good artwork done by real people, and I'm instead seeing this sort of thing happen.
When I can tell that the artwork in question is not theirs, considering that each and everyone of their submissions have a drastically different art style from each other, I feel disappointed on the inside. I genuinely want to view original artwork done by their respective owners, that way I can see their own passion and talent put into it and admire it. It's also because I'm an artist myself, and I know that putting effort into your own work means everything when making an art piece. So viewing art is also a relate-able experience for me.
It's just starting to get a little annoying here. And I've noticed that it's also getting worse, as more and more users are doing it. And I don't even know who's art is truly original anymore. I also don't know if anything can be done about it, but I'm mostly wondering if anyone else on this site have noticed the same thing.
I know this wasn't an update, but I just felt like I needed to make mention of this.
17 October 2019 at 11:01:37 MDT