I created this image right after the match that Brazil lost against Germany by 7×1.

I only shared the Portuguese version publicly and for my greatest surprise it went viral in a few hours, shared by thousands and thousands of people all over the internet for many days. It was even mentioned by Fox Sports Brasil as one of the most shared images during the 2014 World Cup!

Unfortunately, many people shared it cutting off my credits from the image. To think I was ashamed of the Brazilian performance in the World Cup… Now I’m ashamed of this people.

So, in order to protect my work legally, I just registered my copyright for this illustration. And now, I’m considering stamping all my images with a watermark again from now on, so it makes more difficult for people to share them improperly.

Now, I’d love to hear from you: what do you do to protect your work on the internet?

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