A while ago, my friend who lives in Germany walk into this poster for some opera show and took picture of it. If you didn't see this before, my original artwork is on the right.
My first reaction was anger of course, some people just don't bother being creative or painting something when there is plenty stuff on the net. I don't know is this is happening to other artist and how much. I am still unknown artist from a small country, and maybe it's just easy to steel from someone like me. One thing is sure; if you put your artwork on the net, there is always a chance that someone will rip you off.
I had one more interesting situation, there was this guy, and he was bragging to me about making one specific peace of art and not knowing that it was actually mine! LoL