Making money off the work of others is thievery. And although some people have a hard time getting it in their head, this is true even in art. IAmAnArtThief.com seeks to expose those who would pass off the work of others as their own for a profit.
“Profit” being the key word here. There are many on the Internet who lift from other artists, but once they attempt to make money from their thievery, that’s when the line is crossed.
Speaking of which, here’s the legal stuff regarding what we do here:
IMAGE USE & COPYRIGHT
We reside in the United States of America and as such mainly refer to US law and its treaties re: the following. Images used here are for the purpose of criticism and comment as outlined in the following clause:
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.
This site does not accept advertising or other monetary contributions. Copyright is claimed only for the original commentary, critique and design elements specific to and created for this site. No copyright for any image portraying the work of others is claimed or intended.
NOTE: As described under section [512(g)], a counter-notice will be filed for any frivolous DMCA takedown attempts as the use described herein is clearly within the bounds of 17 U.S.C.§ 107. Further, on receipt of a counter-notice, the claimant will be require by law ([512(g)(2)]) to bring suit within 14 days. If no suit is filed within that period, the takedown is nullified ([512(g)(2)(C)]) and the claimant may then be liable for damages ([512(f)]) should we choose to pursue them.