Anime Expo Cracks Down HARD on Artist Alley?!

Anime Expo is cracking down on IP owned by Viz Media and Crunchyroll. And if you’re caught selling bootleg goods… you get a write up. Social media is furious. Is it overreach or just a company trying to protect its assets?

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Anime Expo is cracking down on the sale of fan-made merchandise in the exhibitor hall and artist alley due to copyright concerns, potentially impacting small artists and their sales.

00:00 Anime Expo cracking down on artists selling fan art, potentially affecting small artists in the exhibitor hall.

01:30 Anime Expo is cracking down on artist alley vendors selling fan-made merchandise that infringes on copyrights and trademarks, and failure to comply may result in expulsion.

02:20 Anime Expo is cracking down on certain anime and manga merchandise being sold in the main Expo floor and Artist Alley due to copyright concerns.

03:44 Anime Expo cracking down on Artist Alley for copyrighted material, with Viz and Crunchyroll enforcing rules and potentially targeting Ruby artwork.

05:03 Anime Expo cracking down on fan art in Artist Alley and on Etsy, taking down items for copyright infringement while official art and unlicensed items are still being sold.

05:57 Anime Expo is cracking down on exhibitor’s Hall for mass producing unofficial prints, but artist alley may be next.

06:55 Anime Expo is cracking down on fan-made art in Artist Alley, but it’s a bad look and not worth the negative feedback and damage to their reputation.

08:00 Anime Expo cracking down on artists selling copyrighted material in Artist Alley, impacting their sales.

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