Yesterday I was informed about a certain company here in Poland (links below) offering stuff like mugs and t-shirts with prints of official game artwork and trademarked logos like Minecraft, BF3, ME3 and others. I highly doubt they have the license.
As if it wasn't enough, they took bunch of fanart that you can find here on dA, and offering it for sale as well, including mine. I can't speak for everyone else, but as I don't sell my fanart, I consider anyone who might buy a t-shirt bearing logo I designed as scammed. I was never asked for permission to use that particular artwork, especially for commercial purposes.
I declare that I never was and never will take money for fanart. I will never take money for something that I haven't created. I may draw stuff, but this character, item, logo, wasn't invented by me and I can't take credit for it (as in money). I don't care what do you guys say about it being an artwork, and I don't care if you call me stupid, just because others do so (sell fanart). I will never take other profit but satisfaction from my fanart. I will never buy fanart either.
First and foremost: Sole fact that whatever I post here on dA, doesn't mean that it's free to use!There's three things I require if you want to use my fanart anywhere
:1. Ask me about it.
2. Provide a link back to my gallery and information from where and who you got it (so called "credit me!").
3. Read 1 and 2 AGAIN.
It's mostly a thing of courtesy. I wanna know where is my stuff going to be displayed. How it's going to be used.There's two things I require when you want to use my original artwork anywhere:1. I do not permit of using my original artwork.
2. Read 1 AGAIN.
To my Polish watchers:
Jeżeli kiedykolwiek traficie na tego użytkownika, i będziecie planowali jakikolwiek zakup z jego oferty, proszę o przemyślenie sprawy. Wszelkie wzory, z których on korzysta, nie należą do niego.[link][link]
Guys, it's not that I consider myself "special", actually I don't think much of what I do, and this situation saddens me even more.