I’m sort of in dire straits at the moment, financially speaking. I’ve been pretty much living paycheck to paycheck for the last six months and now I’m in a very bad situation…my car needs repair work, over $1,400.00 to get it functional again. I’ve been tossing around…
I hate to rain in on the parade but isn’t that… illegal? I mean it’s one thing to use the characters and world that someone came up with and play in that world for the fun of it but quite another to get monetary compensation.
It’s just like paying someone for fanart.
It depends who you’re paying for that fan art. Some artists have rights to create derivative work from the copyright holders. That’s legal. Other people don’t, that’s illegal.
If someone writes OUAT fanfiction, it’s technically against the law. It’s ignored most likely because they don’t want to alienate fans and they aren’t losing any money allowing it. Someone sells their work? A massive no-no.
I just don’t want anyone to think that it’s ok because someone somewhere has seen it done before.
Better to ask for donations and as a thank you, write them a story or something. But I highly suggest people to avoid words like buying, selling, having a set price or mandatory donation.