What do you think of creators who try to enforce fanwork bans? I understand copyright law but to me this attitude is kinda dickish since they are effectively criminalizing people who just want to express and share their love for their work. As an artist and writer who would kill for that kind of attention, this attitude honestly angers me since the creators in question come off as very ungrateful and snobbish. That's just me though. I would love to hear your opinion on the matter. Thanks :)
Well I dont like bans either because I see fanart as free advertising of your product, however theres a few things that really bother me about fan artists,
one is that if a company wants to make merch they need to copyright the design and that can be tough with 40 million people already making merch, secondly you are not entitled to make profit off of someone elses work, a lot of creators are screwed over by fans basically taking their content and making money off their ideas.
As a general rule I say dont sell fanart of independent creators stuff. Big name stuff is okay.