Digital Artistic TheftDigital artistic theft has been an issue in creative communities ever since networking technology has allowed artists to place multimedia on their web space. People can plagiarize images and other art that they find in cyberspace as easily as a few mouse clicks. Unfortunately plagiarism of art isn't often considered as a great crime outside of academic circles, and as such, often people don't understand that plagiarism is more than copying words out of books or from internet sources, it is copying ideas and intellectual property of others as a whole for personal gain, be it egotistical or economic. Forgery of art is often not considered as a major issue as proving the theft is an extremely hard process, particularly while using digital mediums as proof of creation is difficult to ascertain due to the very nature of the medium. As a result, law enforcement agencies are sometimes reluctant to pursue a case in fear of prosecution of an innocent party. Exceptions are when plagiarism occurs
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