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Well, to clear things: Usually I would never do something like that, but in this case it's absolutely necessary and I'm sure also helpful for all the honest web designers here on DeviantART.

I want to warn everybody here, not only the web designer, from the user "osec" here on DeviantART.

At the first impression you might see a well designed layout, but looking closer to his work you will see art thievery.

Sure, he removed it in the meanwhile but reading through the comments will show you what I mean.

Lets take his latest deviation as a example: osec.deviantart.com/art/easo-1…

Reading the comments will show you that he used photos from Sugarock99 sugarock99.deviantart.com/ without asking... clear case of art thievery.

Before changing it he also used the Vivid Ways logo (vividways.com/) which was designed by Chris Spooner (www.spoongraphics.co.uk/portfo… ... another case of art thievery.

So, what's so bad you might think. Reading his authors comment will help you understand:

"...will be for sale..."

Amazing, isn't it? He really tries to sell this stolen-puzzled "something" (you can really call it design, it includes to much stolen things).

But not enough. When telling him that he used copyrighted material he just blocks the comment for all users to have a clean slate.

If you want to know more about his past take a look at his journals...

Where he calls people idiots because they reported his artwork (sure with a good reason). - osec.deviantart.com/journal/23…

Or where he admits public that he was arrested for theft in "real life". - osec.deviantart.com/journal/22…

This last post is something special in my eyes. Back then people already told him that his theft will give him a bad image. And here we go, he started stealing online too.

Does he thing it's cool? If yes then he is a poor young guy who needs help immediately =/

Beware honest web designers, beware! (Also photographers!)
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Mr-Heli Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
oops :( now what :( is there a bit of honesty left in the graphics world or not? yes, sure, everyone is copying... but copy and theft are different... you learn by copying...

what should I think about this? It's too sad
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ilove-2-design Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
well I guess no one has a problem with inspiration.

but like you said, stealing artwork from others (and not even changing it) is very sad.
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Mr-Heli Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
yep, that indeed is
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kakkr Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Interface Designer
I only banned you from posting on my profile and you've just proved yourself why I did that.

And if you want to attempt to destroy my reputation go right ahead, see if i care.

I have better things to do with my time...

Have a nice day.
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ilove-2-design Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Oh I see you care.
You answered here ;)

Ironic signature by the way... thief
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