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MeiChiLok at 9:30PM, Jan. 6, 2006
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Are Doujinshi's allowed on DrunkDuck? If you don't know what a Doujin is it is a fan comic based off another already existing and copyrighted story, like Deathnote or Pokemon.
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Black_Kitty at 9:58PM, Jan. 6, 2006
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As far as I'm aware, yes it's allowed. To be on the safe side, make sure you make it clear it's a fan comic. As long as you don't claim someone else's work as your own, then it's all good. :)

Moving this thread~

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Black_Kitty at 11:11PM, Jan. 6, 2006
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So say I wanted to make a manga based on Half life 2… is that legal or are there copyright issues?

There probably are copyright issues since you're taking someone's creative property and using it without permission. However, we've allowed sprite comics on DrunkDuck in the past and we all know about the shakey legal grounds that sprite comics exist on.

Based on personal experience, the only time I ever came down on a comic account or contacted anyone is when they misled people (either intentionally or unintentionally,) into thinking that what they uploaded is completely their own original work. So as long as you don't claim someone else's work as your own (or mislead people into think it's your work,) then to me it's pretty much like sprite comics.

Don't take my word as legal advice though. I'm not a lawyer. :)

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LostPriestess at 11:25PM, Jan. 6, 2006
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Technicaly, yes, it is. All fan works are a violation of UNited States copyright laws. It does not matter if you make money off of it or not, if you use someone elses characters or ideas in a way that does not fall under fair use (and most fan comics don't), it's illegal, and there are cases of people being sued over it.

For more information, check out :

However, as most of us have probobly observed on the internet, most authors and artists don't do much about it. It simply isn't practical or worth the trouble for them. Some artists encourage it and even see such works as free publicity. Others discourage it or even go after those who use their characters.

All in all, people do it all the time, most writers don't mind or will never find out. However, it's always best to be informed about the posibilities.
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Enef at 2:07AM, Jan. 7, 2006
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I don't think bleedman got permission but hisis one of the most awesome and successful webcomic/doujins i know
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