Hey, y'all-- Facebook recently announced they're launching a "Patreon killer" service.
Regardless of your thoughts on Patreon, FB's alternative is TERRIBLE!
⚠️ 30% gross revenue fee
⚠️ Automatic LIFETIME IP rights to ANYTHING you put on the service
even if you quit!
⚠️ FB wants to give discounts and freebies whenever they like, w/o creator approval, and then deduct it from creator revenue
⚠️ FB will also control WHO sees your content and how many views you have
I know facebook is pretty hated here (with good reason), but I hope as many artists as possible hear about this and stay the FUCK away from it.
Those of us who are a bit older may remember TokyoPop. That seemed like a dream opportunity for young creators-- get your work published! But it was all a scam designed to prey on people who weren't experienced enough to know a bad creator deal.
A LOT of folks got burned by TokyoPop. And this FB thing looks even worse.
So PLEASE tell your art friends!
@katwylder a lot of people (even fairly well known pop celebrities of Gen X era) have been stitched up by handing over their IP rights to a gatekeeper (who often doesn't then let them have/share archives of their own creations and/or even even destroys them if they cost too much to keep). There are whole gaps in my/our cultural history (of things that should be online) because of this and it sometimes takes the patience of a saint and mind of a sinner to get past some of todays "IP protection.."
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