Thursday I received an email via Flickr from a fellow member noting a potential usage of my photo (Grace Cathedral HDR). I thank him very much for his time and effort to inform me. In his message, he even copied the link to this DevianArt site location and he noted my picture with my Flickr link. I immediately checked it out. It was my photo in a pencil style replica. Exactly! Just photoshopped. It had received somewhere around 900 views and 168 comments congratulating this robber of his work. He had some lame story that he penciled this work and it took him 3 years! What a load of BS!!!! I took this picture back earlier this year. I immediately reported it to DevianArt and made quite a few comments about how he had no approval for usage of my photo. Yes, I am creative Commons, but one is not allowed to take my photo modify it and post it elsewhere for sale! Totally Illegal. This is the second time, this has happened on this DevianArt site. It is always sad to see people stealing work and claiming it as theirs…especially when it is your own work. Within 1 hour he took it down and wrote a negative comment directed to me…he noted all I did was snap a photo. Blah, blah, blah. What a world sometimes. I am in contact with DevianArt…if he made any profit on my photo….legal action will be taken. Feel free to check out this guys site and comment on his work…if it is even his?? http://arbitterm.deviantart.com/ Thanks again to that wonderful Flickr Member! We have to watch out for each other!