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... I don't come to dA that much, anymore. At least, it's part of the reason (others being that I'm in the middle of planning my wedding, wrestling with work, and trying to see family more), but seeing folks continually selling FanArt that they don't own the copyrights to, Drives Me Crazy.

For anyone who sells, creates, or is even thinking about making Fan Art--you should read this article and watch this video (the video is by one of dA's very own lawyers): Is Fan Art Illegal?

This article explains it very succinctly and for those who won't click the link it can be summed up, as such:

"Fan art and copyright infringement might seem complicated, but really it isn’t:

Do you own the character in question?

  • Yes? Do what you please!
  • No? You have no legal right to profit from work featuring characters without permission from copyright holder.
  • No? You have almost no rights to create such works not for a profit, either."

So... Fan Art and copyright law--not as complicated as folks want to make you think. If you make Fan Art and sell it, you CAN be sued because you ARE creating and selling work illegally. Just because you don't hear about it much doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

I've given up telling deviants that their work is illegal because no one cares what another deviant really has to say about it... but this is my little corner of dA and my own rant. :P I sincerely hope that more folks agree with me on this, but I fear that I am in the great minority.


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Becky Chapin
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
I've been dreaming up and creating art ever since I can remember. Admittedly, there have been large swaths of time where my focus simply wasn't on the creative process, but life does have a habit of spinning things around. Right now, I'm very happily making my art my focus and priority. I have wonderful support and I'm very excited to be (finally) joining deviantART since I've eyed it on and off for a number of years.

I've tried digital media and somehow the process just feels very disconnected to me. I adore seeing other's digital work, but it's not a medium that I prefer to work in. I'd much rather have my pencil to the paper and work like that. I love colored pencils and the richness they can evoke and I love straight graphite, as well.

Drawing is my strong suit while I would consider painting to be one of my weaker mediums. I recently acquired some oil paints to try my hand at them, though. Mostly, I love exploring and trying new things--whether it's a new medium, subject matter, or even style.

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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Ooops by humpy77:iconfaveplz:    Thank you, Becky. :excited::rose:
LizanaBee Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! 'Twas a pleasure to see. :aww:
vericone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You very much for favin' on my jewelry :)

Have a nice day  
CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for Faving!! :hug:
LizanaBee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! Thank you, as well! :hug:
CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome too!! :hug:
DorjeJampel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the lama!
LizanaBee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! And happy early birthday! :D
DorjeJampel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) thanks a lot!
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's November 27th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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