I was permanently banned from DeviantArt today just for using an image for a cover for my stories. The image is from an artist who allows for alteration of their work so long as they are credited.
And guess what they did? They didn't even message me asking me to take the cover down, they straight-up DMCA'd me and got my account permanently banned. The artist has recently apologized to me in a message on another site, telling me this was the result of a misunderstanding, but still, this is an absolute nightmare. All that hard work for an account I had for over ten years, GONE. This is ABSOLUTELY WRONG, I am so beyond upset with DA.
Edited by CloudMistDragon