Journal Entry: Fri Jul 13, 2012, 7:10 PM
as we all know this delicious new function has been enabled by DeviantART recently which allows you to sell content for points and keep the amazing amount of 80% of your share.
Overall this is a nice new function and we can't wait to see what you will do with it. We just want to warn you to be careful about one certain thing:
You should not sell high res files of your work for a small amount of points.
The few dimes people will spare by not having to pay shipping costs can do you badly.
There are a lot of companies, that take your dear work and print it on T- Shirts, books, posters and what not.
And in the past those companies at least had to put the efford into taking your art and retouching it. But shall you think about selling high res files for a small amount of points, greedy companies as that will have it even easier to take your art, distribute it big, and give you nothing of your share!
Companies from different countries, (especially countries with "vague" laws about copyright) are usually almost impossible to sue, and they know that.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT 1 point is = 1.25 CENTS!!!
So before sharing your dearest high res files for points, please think twice. It's really not worth the unhappyness it could cause you once you see what those companies are doing with it.
Please share this information with your friends since they might not be aware of this issue yet!
We removed refering to countries with which we have had major problems in the past. (Please keep in mind that those two were just examples and that we are talking about COMPANIES, not people, and refer to our experiences. We can, of course, also name the Lieberman incident for an example, of which there clearly exist too many.)