Digital Art Patrol (DAP): A Creative Collective Fighting Against Copyright Infringement & Art Theft: Join Us!

OUR MISSION: Amplify counter-copyright infringement efforts of creatives to combat online art theft.

If you see something, tweet something. Tag @digiartpatrol #DigitalArtPatrol

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DAP CREATOR PLEDGE: If you are as infuriated as we are at the audacity of thieves to repeatedly steal art and sell on third-party platforms, join our Digital Art Patrol (DAP) collective! We are solely fueled by our anger and goodwill toward fellow creatives. Here is what we pledge to do, creative to creative:

SUBMIT DMCA & NOTIFY FELLOW CREATIVES: Upon confirming an infringer, file appropriate DMCA and notify at least 3 artists who may have been targeted by the same infringer. (TIP: Choose art that you wouldn’t have minded sharing had you discovered it outside of this particular context).

NOTIFY THE PUBLIC: Notifiy the public by tweeting the hashtagged username of the infringer and the #hashtagged name of the print-on-demand (POD) platform (e.g., Amazon, TeeSpring, etc.). Also hashtag the notice with #DigitalArtPatrol and tag @digiartpatrol for further amplification.

RETWEET: Retweet notices of art theft and copyright infringement of fellow impacted creatives. If you like their art, also retweet links to their original art.

DAP CONSUMER PLEDGE: When purchasing art online from independent artists, we pledge to the following, consumer to creative:

REVIEW PORTFOLIO BEFORE PURCHASE: Before purchasing art, review the portfolio of the “seller” for consistency. If other art listings appear to have been created by multiple parties, or multiple sellers offer the same art for sale, consider searching for your desired art outside of the current platform and on other websites.

CONDUCT SEARCH OUTSIDE OF PORTFOLIO/PLATFORM: Search either by the name of the art or by conducting a “reverse image search.” If you cannot determine who created the desired art, consider delaying your purchase and contacting those offering the art (honest creatives will often have their social media information on full display. If they don’t, they may be trying to hide their identity or they are a really really tired and out-of-touch artist).

TIP THE CREATIVE: If you fear you may have purchased art from a copyright infringer, consider tipping the original artist so you can wear/display your art guilt-free. (Note: This gracious tip came from attorney Erin Dwyer-Frazier.)

If you see something, tweet something. Tag @digiartpatrol #DigitalArtPatrol

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