But as @e[dingar has not posted any of his thefts here on IB, the staff won't do anything to prevent any further thefts. This makes it seem that it's OK to steal artwork posted on IB, modify it, claim as yours, and post it somewhere else.
I hope this is not the case.
The fact that bo-gilliam does not have it in his FA gallery (which I checked), but probably does in his dA gallery (which I have not checked) doesn't help matters.
This is not fair to the artist, bo-gilliam , who owns the copyright as an artist, to have his artwork stolen and modified without permission. This also is not fair to
, whose fursona is the one pictured, and of which he commissioned this pic some years ago.
So, if you are an artist who draws male wolf fursonas, please be on the guard for any pilfering from this user, who is found not only here on IB, but on FA, SoFurry, dA and Facebook. He HAS stolen art from other artists and wolf fursona owners!
And we must make it clear that art theft, no matter where it's being done or posted to, is not tolerated by anyone, anywhere, EVEN IF IT'S NOT POSTED HERE!
This makes IB look bad.
SoFurry already got hit with a similar fiasco, just weeks ago, and a mod there OKed it-- The admin, tournal , had to correct the situation.
No, it is NOT OK to steal artwork, even if it's not posted here!