I posted this on Tumblr and want to have it here too, because this is very important. All of this is something I think should be obvious to everyone but I've noticed it's not.
Just in case these things aren’t clear for someone yet:
If you steal someone’s art/character/idea/basically steal something, it it still stealing after you say
“I didn’t mean anything bad with it.”
What did you mean with it then?
“I didn’t know I was doing something wrong.”
Have you been living/raised in a barrel if you don’t know stealing is wrong?
“I wouldn’t mind if someone did this to me.”
a) I don’t believe you and b) you should. You definitely should.
“It’s just a drawing/character/design.”
It’s still not yours and as it is not yours, you have no right to take it.
“I thought no one would find out.”
This only shows you did it intentionally, hoping to get away wi