I received this lovely note in the back room and thought I'd share with all of you. It holds truth to it, so feel compelled to make a difference.
Hello to the Founders and Co-founders,
This is a matter that can no longer go unattended here on DeviantART. We as writers are not given the same basic rights and protections to our works as the other “artist” here on DA. This matter has troubled me for a long time to the point I left DA for 2 years my wife was the one who got me to return. Things have only gotten worse in my absence. Writers as a whole myself included have to favorite art work across every spectrum to even get noticed on a small scale; most of our fellow writers won’t even favorite other writers work again myself included. Our work is allowed to be freely downloaded and there is nothing we can do to stop this from happening. All we can do when submitting our art work is click a button not allowing our work to be shared on social networks. We have no form of water stain to protect our work, and we pay the same fees for less of a service. DeviantART was once a place that artist of any style could come and promote our work in a safe environment but our rights to that have been cast aside. Our work of art are stolen on an epic scale because of this and we say nothing; this needs to change my friends we need to finally unit and come together as a true community here on DA we need to offer challenges if they agree for your members to write and express their contempt for the why writers are overlooked by DA. From there we send our works of rebellious art to the powers that be so in one united voice we demand equality.
This act may also ignite the writers of DA to break free of the stigma and repetitiveness we can all suffer from. As writers we live in our minds more so than anyone else; rarely do we see something and feel truly inspired, but we sit back close our eyes and shut out the world and that’s when the visions play like movies and words form. This is also one of the greatest faults most of us have, because we don’t always see what simple and important things have been taken from us. Now that does not mean we can’t see a sunset a field caught in the early morning and it inspire us to create works that will bring tears to someone’s eyes. If you agree with a small fraction of what I have said then please post journals so we can change the way writers are treated here on DA with many words but the message will ring out with one voice.