Considering I've noticed that with some of my drawings, I have characters of mine uploaded that were ORIGINALLY MINE ALONE, that I MYSELF created, those characters will be copyrighted by ME AND ONLY ME. I can and WILL have the right to persecute anyone I please that decides to steal my characters and claim them as their own. I've had these characters with me for well over 5 years and I can do anything I damn well please with them.
Not ONLY were they created by ME, and have been drawn by ME, I am even writing a story based on them PLUS adding some of my friends' and loved one's characters in them as well. I will not tolerate any sort of action based on stealing at all, unless you wish for me to delete my Deviantart account altogether. The reason I am not REMOVING these art pieces, is because they have already been up for a year now, and a lot of my friends and watchers included have some of them favorited, and or used them as references to practice off of.
There will be name changes to art pieces that I have already uploaded, and the description in them will be edited to show the copyright symbol. If some dumbasses don't wish to read the description or are searching random ass pictures off of google, I will even include it in the name of the art piece. Those of who have drawn my characters, or used the name OF my characters, please at LEAST give me credit for thinking the characters up in the first place. To me, these characters are unique, and they are ALSO a part of my personality. It would not only be irking to me if you plagiarized my characters, but it'd break my heart really bad. The only thing I could ever ask is if you give me credit for my characters. That's all.
Of course this does NOT mean I will start putting up artwork on here that I find copyrighted to ME. Why? It's to further prevent the problem if one ever breaks out.
What kind of characters are copyrighted, you ask? I will only tell that in a note to my watchers and friends. IF need be at a certain time, I will announce my copyrighted characters if one such problem goes around. You'll get an idea of which one's which. They're very distinguished, actually.
Even though I'm not keen on uploading copyrighted material of mine on here, if people do take such an interest on what they look like and what to look out for, I might submit only picture of each person to give the idea. Whether it be headshots, full body shots, action poses, or whatever.
Just remember though: GIVE ME CREDIT FOR MY CHARACTERS!!