5 things you can do if someone rips off your work

We know the feeling. First inquisitiveness: that looks a bit like my work. Then disbelief: that is my work! Finally, rage: I will bludgeon you to death with a Cintiq!

Your work's been ripped off. It happens and it's far more widespread than it should be, with businesses, stock libraries and even individuals misusing other people's design work. Here's what to do (put down the Cintiq).

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