Facebook takes on Patreon, but its terms enrage artists

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Yesterday, Facebook began opening up its Fan Subscriptions service to more creators, and its potential fees and licensing rules have caused a storm within the digital art community. 

Announced back in March 2018 and touted as Facebook's answer to Patreon, Fan Subscriptions was originally a limited-availability service that allowed creators to give fans exclusive access to content for a monthly subscription fee of $4.99.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.