You remember that post about the homestuck t-shirt design contest collaborating with hot topic? And how Hot Topic are the biggest art thieves? This is recent. As you can see above, I stumbled upon Hot Topic’s website and they are selling a very popular fan art put on a t-shirt, and did not ask permission from the original artist (rismo).
This shows Hot Topic still continues their art thievery. Hot Topic are still taking art from artists without their permission. This is disrespectful and appalling.
EXCEPT YOU DID GIVE THEM YOUR PERMISSION.
BY AGREEING TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON DEVIANT ART.
THEY SOLD IT TO A THIRD PARTY ROYALTY-FREE.
woah oops deleting my deviantart account
*instantly puts logo on my best pictures*
6. Payment Unless otherwise agreed between Artist and deviantART in a writing from deviantART, the license granted to deviantART under this Agreement is royalty-free.
DeviantArt you literal piece of shit
That’s not okay
yo okay this is REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT and imma be deleting my DA very soon because of it.
And this is why I watermark everything with my url on it … Deviant art may have terms and conditions to sell my art to third party but they do not have permission to alter the piece
You should probably look the line RIGHT ABOVE THE GODDAMN LINE YOU PASTED because it blows your point right out of the goddamn dirty dog water:
5. Limitation Of Rights The rights and licenses granted to DeviantArt under sections 3 and 4 of this Agreement require DeviantArt to obtain Artist consent before DeviantArt makes any commercial agreement with anyone else to separately buy, license, re-sell or re-publish or commercially use any Artist Materials not in association with DeviantArt but as an individual work of art or as a group of works from a single Artist in isolation from any other works. No additional consent is required for any other licensed uses under this Agreement of Artist Materials either as part of the DeviantArt Site(s) or in connection with the distribution of content groups from the DeviantArt Site(s) and/or for uses of the Artist Materials made at the discretion of a visitor to the DeviantArt Site(s) or other users under agreements with DeviantArt. DeviantArt will contact Artist in writing about any individual commercial uses of Artist Materials instigated by DeviantArt.
In conclusion: ding dong, you’re wrong.