Question: Is selling BTS fanart illegal?

Selling something with BTS on it, is illegal. According to a recent issue over such a contract involving BigHit and BTS, the fees payable to BigHit for the Rights of Publicity of BTS in this case was a monthly fee of 300 million won (nearly 300 000$ or 250 000€).

The answer is, if you are creating fan art whether for profit or not, any copyrighted character or use of trademark in a description or title without prior written consent from the copyright owner, then selling fan art is illegal but making fan art is not illegal.

Is selling kpop fan art legal?

Its legal. Theres a lot of fan artists who sell their own handmade merchandise based on their favorite groups or dramas. Such thing also happens in other type of fandoms like perhaps a Movie fandom, anime fandom, and such.

Can I draw BTS and sell it?

Selling something with BTS on it, is illegal. According to a recent issue over such a contract involving BigHit and BTS, the fees payable to BigHit for the Rights of Publicity of BTS in this case was a monthly fee of 300 million won (nearly 300 000$ or 250 000€).

Is anime fanart illegal?

Is Fanart of existing Characters illegal? Fanart itself is not illegal. You can draw whatever you want in whatever way you want. Don´t worry, if you draw a character from your favorite Anime you won´t be making yourself punishable by law.

Can you sell a drawing of a celebrity?

You can sell a fine art painting of a celebrity as long as it is a transformative work of art. The painting cannot copy an existing work of art (including a photo), and cannot interfere with a celebritys “right of publicity”.

Is it illegal to draw Mickey Mouse?

Disneys characters are copyrighted. You cant use a drawing of Mickey Mouse and sell it on a mug, unless you have authorized consent to distribute the image. Disney has a reputation for being ruthless about protecting its intellectual property (example stories of folks getting sued here and here).

Can you sue Disney?

Not only does Disney hold substantial intellectual property rights in its characters, it strictly enforces those rights. A simple Google search reveals a host of lawsuits brought by Disney against those who tried to use its characters names or likeness in infringing manners without permission.

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