As Strawberry Prince we've always wanted everyone to get along and enjoy themselves – freely supporting and enjoying our content however they choose. Like sharing fanart, and even making their own goods.
But lately there have been many complaints of accounts uploading other people's art to social media, or selling their fan-made goods for money.
So to clear up any confusion in what is allowed and what is not, and to allow fans both new and old to more easily work together in enjoying Strawberry Prince, we have put together this page.
We have tried to answer everyone's questions, including a legal explanation, as well as a small list of rules and requests we'd like everyone to keep in mind when interacting with us, each other, and everything Strawberry Prince.
As creators there are various rights that we are entitled to. If these are not honored, unfortunately that becomes a law violation.
This has to do with someone's privacy. Putting it simply, it's the right to not have your image freely produced and/or shared without your permission.
This includes face or body, in the form of photographs, video, art, sculptures etc. Also called "Portrait Rights".
This is the right to not have photographs or video of you, or your personal life, shared on the internet or anywhere else without your permission.
Not only us as creators, but you, your friends, and your family all have this right too.
This forbids the sharing or upload of pictures and videos taken of you without your permission.
Public figures (like celebrities or famous people) are considered to have "Economic Value" to their name or image.
This right means that value is treated as belonging to them.
You cannot use that person's name or likeness to promote something, product or otherwise, without their permission.
Music, TV and Film, Text and Books, Art and Photographs, parts of Live Performances even…
The rights to all these things belong to the person who created them. Called the "Author".
Here are some examples of Copyright.
Text, Art and Photo
Can I upload pictures or video screenshots to social media or YouTube if they're from Strawberry Prince's public accounts and sites?
Normally it wouldn't be allowed. But we don't mind as long as they're used to spread your love of Strawberry Prince and its members!
Just make sure not to use them in any way that could harm or upset your fellow Strawberry Prince fans.
Also, we don't want anyone to be confused for an official account, so it's best to not use them as your profile picture.
Can I upload my shots of Live Events to YouTube or social media?
Filming or taking footage of Live Events is prohibited. That would be a crime.
If that video or picture ends up on social media or YouTube, it's serious business! Don't even think about it.
Can I upload Strawberry Prince fanart that I didn't make?
A. If it's not an official piece of imagery, it's up to the original artist.
If you really want to use it, make sure to get their permission first.
Can I make and upload fan videos (covers, dances) using songs from Strawberry Prince's official pages?
As long as it's a song owned by Strawberry Prince and its members and not anyone else, we usually won't forbid it. We're happy to see everyone having fun and expressing their support with our content.
Can I make art and goods using pictures from Strawberry Prince's official pages as references?
As long as they're just for you and full of Strawberry Prince Love, no problem!
Can I sell any Strawberry Prince goods I make?
Sorry, it's illegal. You cannot use Strawberry Prince's image for money, so please be careful.
Can I use Strawberry Prince's names, logos, or goods for campaigns and promotions on social media or YouTube?
Sorry, it's illegal. It could lead to trouble, and you could be mistaken for an official account. Please don't do anything that could cause that sort of misunderstanding.
Warning: All official Strawberry Prince campaigns will be run by the Strawberry Prince Official Twitter Account (@StPri_info), or the Strawberry Prince Store Page (@STPR_records) - and no one else. So always check the source.
Can I pretend to be Strawberry Prince or one of its members on social media or YouTube?
Firstly, this is a violation of social media user policy. You would lose your account, and it could lead to other, even bigger problems. So definitely avoid any actions that could confuse you for Strawberry Prince itself.