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Fan art, screen shoots and copyright?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by bihguy, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. bihguy

    bihguy Power Member

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    I'm thinking of creating a few tumblr accounts, they will be entertainment related. Now my question is:
    I'll fill it with screenshots and fan art and occasionally put a link here and there to drive traffic, am I allow to post fan art without crediting the one who made it?
    When I was on FaceBook I saw a lot of pages posting fan art, but they said "Credit goes to owner". Is that enough? Should I add a DMCA option on my tumblr?
    All tips are welcome.
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  2. bihguy

    bihguy Power Member

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    I'm asking this because I heard people got their accounts banned for using other people's images.
     
  3. mxrtxn

    mxrtxn Newbie

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    bihguy

    Probably not.

    Fan art was made from original art. ThereĀ“s this guy who made thousands per month on Patreon making fan art of anime. Never heard of Kadokawa or any other anime company shiting on him...

    Artists are not as net sawy as the wh guys here.

    The DMCA and other disclaimers just in case the worse happens but is highly unlikely to happen, dunno if anyone here has heard about issues using fan art.
     
  4. richestmaninbabylon

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    WHATEVER you do make sure you are aloud to use the images you have. You do not want someone coming after you for stealing their work. Sites like BigStock and Shutterstock are invaluable here.

    There must also be sites with great fan art that works just like these two.
     
  5. darkoltree

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    There's a reason why BigStock and ShutterStock both have "STOCK"in their names. FAN arts are definitely not something of STOCK right...

    To OP: I think it's best if you seek for permission before using them. Can never go wrong asking, anyway right?
     
  6. mhassni

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    I think by law if you change the products original by 60% . Then it hasn't got copyright.
     
  7. ChanzGrande

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    Just put the DMCA notification on your site and honor it. If someone says you are using their fan art without their permission just take it down.
     
  8. darkoltree

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    Yes, this too.

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