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*
Oh for frick’s sake… ._.
I trusted you deviantart.
Fine print is so fascinating - - -
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW? THIS IS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF GOD DAMN FUCKING BULLSHIT I’VE EVER SEEN.
FUCK THIS SITE. SRSLY CONSIDERING DELETING MY ENTIRE ACCOUNT ON PRINCIPLE ALONE
This is basically why companies like Hasbro can get away with art theft, like the whole fanart theft thing that happened last year
This is horrifying and why it’s so damn important not to just gloss over the Terms of Agreement.
This alone makes me feel that people are better off going to another website. Deviantart is the biggest art website that I can think of, but if getting a DA account means agreeing to people selling your hard work without your permission and royalty-free, you have to wonder if it’s really worth it.
I think this needs to be spread.
I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.
Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water
After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.
Show you care & Reblog.
If you don’t reblog this at least once you’re a joke.
So, if we lie to the government, it’s a felony. But if they lie to us, it’s politics.