I've been keeping a low profile lately due to being on my internship and generally not having time to do anything on here, but a couple of articles have recently been brought to my attention which I recommend you read if you have a chance:[link][link]
I totally disagree with dA's stand point on the whole copying issue and I could go on massive rant as to why, but I'm not going to. I am however considering shifting my attention to other art communities that seem to promote a better ethic in regards to issues like this. I have no plans as yet to completely remove my gallery, although I may be removing my prints (something I've been thinking about doing for a long while - as there are better opportunities and options on other sites)
One site I am particularly fond of is redbubble.com which to my absolute joy, seems to uphold a better standard than dA, and is not totally bogged down with Anime and Furries, I don't mean to cause offence to those who appreciate that kind of art, but it's just not my kind of thing. You can find me there: [link]
I'm sorry to hear that a number of great artists whose work I've been following on here are leaving because of this complete lack of respect from dA, and they will be sorely missed - but I'm not bound to this site, and although it's done so much for my artwork and my appreciation of art in general I may be inclined to move to better places if needs be.
**There's an interesting journal here - that voices in a much more concise way, that mirrors my own feelings about this article [link]
Please feel free to tell me what you think about these news articles