I am very curious about Patreon’s stance on creators that are ripping off the intellectual properties of other people, and both curious and concerned what kind of legal issue this might cause Patreon as a company. I am also curious about how to report it, if it is not allowed, and if there is an incentive to do so. Thus, I have three basic questions and give examples:
Does Patreon allow for creators to use the intellectual properties of other people, corporations, and entities? (Examples would be Harry Potter, Spider Man, Luke Skywalker, Superman, Sylvanas)
If so, can the proprietary holders of those trademarks and copyrights seek legal action against Patreon if those people were reported to said companies since Patreon was also making their money off the infringed copyright? (Example: Disney or Blizzard get a report that someone with a Patreon is using a stolen intellectual property to make a lot of money and sues the creator and Patreon since both the creator and Patreon was making money off the infringed material)
If not, how would we report the blatant stealing of intellectual properties that might also put Patreon itself at risk for litigation? (Example: I report the creator, Patreon’s QA downloads and tries their game/looks at their art/watches their video seeing that it uses stolen material, their patron is shut down and I am given a $100 bonus that month as a reward for reporting something that could have led to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, thereby helping Patreon proactively)
Maybe asking the questions like this, in their own thread is the way to go!