FanArt Protection Policy

Hi Fanficcers!

As you may have noticed, we’ve started featuring FanArt on our blog and social media material! We’re so hyped to start spreading the word about the incredible artwork we’ve so fallen in love with.

However, there’s a dark side to featuring FanArt that we’re working hard to mitigate:

Fanart theft happens. A lot. It gets plagiarized and exploited and we don’t want to be involved in that scene in any way or to open any fan artists up to more of it.

So:

We’ve put some protections in place everyone should know about.

Here’s the most important one:

1)  Opt – Out

We contact every artists we feature with the option to opt out – we’ll make sure you’re not on any of our content, now or in the future.

To opt out, contact us at O[email protected]

Next:

2) Technical Protections

We only use images sized 600 x 600, 600 x 900, or smaller.

Why?

Well it’ll look the same to you on our website, but it’s a heck of a lot less tempting for art plagiarists. And that’s good news for everyone.

You can read more about that in EmptyEasel’s amazing article on FanArt protections. 

Next, we put frames on all our featured art that prominently lists the artist’s name so proper attribution cannot be easily separated from the art itself.

You can check out what that looks like in this example below:

If you have any ideas on how we can better prevent FanArt theft and promote Fan Artists, let us know at

[email protected]!

Thank you all and Happy Reading!

Gwen & Ronnie