I'm going to mention a website. I urge everyone reading not to visit this website because it is rumoured that simply visiting this site will slip phishing software onto your computer. I'm not entirely sure if that claim is valid, but that's probably a good reason not to visit the site at all. I'm only mentioning this website to generate awareness on this matter, and to protect my own copyrights while giving fellow artists a chance to protect their own.
Many deviant artists have complained over the last several months that a site named Wallpart has been stealing their artworks to sell as prints without their consent, let alone their knowledge. I just so happen to be a deviant who has dozens of their own artworks posted on this site for sale. This is illegal, and I have no part in this. The website has a DMCA claim page, and it is non-functional. You can't even get to the form. I tried emailing these people in an effort to make them cease and desist only to be given the silent treatment. Deviantart staff has made it clear that this issue is beyond their jurisdiction, and hiring a lawyer to dispute this case to defend a non-profit artist is absurd.
I would like to make clear for future reference in the event that my right to own copyright over these works of fan art is disputed or nullfied over this ordeal. I HAVE NOT granted permission to this website to sell my artwork or appropriate it for their own use. I do not associate with Wallpart; I've never even received so much as a scrap of credit. I have tried to file a DMCA claim and an email against this site, only to be received with silence. What this person/organization is doing is unethical, and I sincerely hope they get what's coming to them. Chances are if you're a Deviant artist with a significant following you might have your own artworks posted on this site too, and that's not good for anyone.
I'm aware this journal's been a bit of a downer; it's been a long streak of bad luck for me lately. My computer broke down and I've been trying to get it back up over the last week.
Oh what the hey, here. Have some Super Smash Bros.