This really bothers me... a LOT of artists (many of whom are my friends) have had their art ripped by this site.
I'm very certain that this behavior is illegal.
Most of the people whose art has been ripped are from deviantART, at least to MY knowledge.
Here are some links I found to stolen art:
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/45485 -- drawn by druihd of deviantART, who is not a member of this site, to my knowledge.
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/45486 -- also drawn by druihd of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/53681-- drawn by Katie Williamson, also known as -patches- of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/63719 -- drawn by giovannag of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/63724 -- drawn by devikuro/sato of deviantART/ear-tweak.com, and I KNOW that Kuro does NOT let others distribute her works. She's stated that many times. This person is pretending to be Kuro's friend.
http://www.animegalleries.net/album/1508/img/0 -- drawn by giovannag of deviantART, same applies to her as what I said about Kuro. And this artist even referred to Kuro and Gio as the same person, tsk tsk
http://www.animegalleries.net/album/1508/img/3 -- drawn by majinthing of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/album/1508/img/4 -- also drawn by majinthing of deviantART, and it's even ALTERED. Also, one of the commentors complained about not getting recognition for posting the unaltered pic (http://www.animegalleries.net/img/66589) - well, actually, NEITHER of them should get credit.
http://www.animegalleries.net/album/1508/img/5 -- since every other picture in this person's album was stolen, I have to assume that this one was, too.
However, I do not know myself who the actual artist was.
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/66592 and http://www.animegalleries.net/img/67377 -- drawn by majinthing of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/70232and http://www.animegalleries.net/img/70452 -- drawn by pineapplebes of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/70233 -- drawn by nillia of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/70241 -- drawn by druihd of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/73906 -- (look familiar?) drawn by druihd of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/73932 -- drawn by druihd of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/74064 -- drawn by dragonboy-mt of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/75544 -- drawn by celesse of deviantART (the chibi thumbnail) and druihd of deviantART (nude Kagome)
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/75545 -- drawn by druihd and dragonboy-mt of deviantART, for the most part
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/75549 -- drawn by dragonboy-mt
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/75686 -- drawn by messa of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/76550 -- I've seen this on dA before, can't remember the artist.
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/76577 -- drawn by yanagoya of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/76620 -- drawn by dragonboy-mt of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/82980 -- drawn by nillia of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/82985 -- drawn by giovannag of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/83359 -- drawn by giovannag of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/83383 -- drawn by giovannag of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/84064 -- drawn by the artist who owns grey-space: http://www.grey-space.net/kns/main.html
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/85031 -- drawn by messa of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/85197 -- drawn by druihd of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/89867 -- drawn by giovannag and devikuro of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/90252 -- drawn by druihd of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/91917 -- drawn by jessdoor of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/91880 -- the chibi is drawn by celesse of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/93818 -- drawn by -patches- of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/94238 -- drawn by giovannag of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/94239 -- drawn by giovannag of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/95221 -- drawn by giovannag of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/95223 -- drawn by nillia of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/95268 -- drawn by giovannag of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/95269 -- drawn by druihd of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/95270 -- drawn by devikuro of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/95271 -- drawn by devikuro of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/95272 -- drawn by devikuro of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/95273 -- drawn by devikuro of deviantART
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/96705 -- the top-left was drawn by devikuro of deviantART, and I've seen the top right picture before, but can't recall the artist name
http://www.animegalleries.net/img/96706 -- drawn by devikuro of deviantART
I probably didn't find all of the stolen art, either. And I was only looking for InuYasha art; I'm sure I'd find a lot under other animes as well.
I'm really disappointed to see so many thefts. Especially the ones where the original picture was altered.
No matter HOW MUCH you desire to use a pic, and even if your intentions are fine, you CANNOT post another person's work unless you get permission. I know that most of the above artists are adamant about not letting thieves steal their art. There are no excuses for this.
I hope something is done about this. Even if your policies don't ban this from occuring, copyright laws do.
That's all I have to say.