Re: Using a Character for Profit. . . .
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on June 08, 2001 at 05:06:52:
In Reply to: Using a Character for Profit. . . . posted by Lindsay on June 07, 2001 at 17:24:51:
: Hello, would someone please help me?
: I like to draw fanart from various anime series like Sailor Moon and CardCaptor Sakura. I have never used the fanart pictures for profit, only as a tribute to the original artists' artwork and only privately to further my own drawing skills. Recently I got on Ebay and Yahoo! auctions and I discovered that people were selling fanart (hand drawn copies of original artwork) of Sailor Moon for money! One drawing went up to $50.00!
: I know that these drawings are unauthorized and they did not receive permission from Naoko Takeuchi (the artist)! Isn't it illegal?
I could have sworn that I saw and answered this before.
Even if not caught it looks like looking for trouble.
M. Arthur Auslander
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