Pleeease, everyone. If anyone posts fanfiction here, that's great. Literature is another great form of art and people work hard on writing too.
But please please pleeeease, do no use Japanese fanart (or anyone's for that matter) as illustrations for your fanfic if you don't have permission to do so.If you don't know who drew it, you do not have permission to use it!!
And again it's against deviantART's copyright policies! Please take a moment to review their policies: about.deviantart.com/policy/co…
Especially this part!"Also do not confuse the fact that a work is publicly available with the idea that it is in the public domain or free for use. Being easy to find on the internet does not affect a work's copyrighted status.
Please refer to the Japanese Online Fanarts Protection: www.geocities.jp/onlinefanarts…
Again if you don't know who drew a picture, you definitely don't have permission to use it! If you really want to find out who the artist is, please use resources like Saucenao.com and its browser extensions saucenao.com/tools/
to assist with locating the artwork you like. And even with the source available, you need to ASK for permission to use the art!
Please keep these things in mind. If you really need a cover illustration for your fanfic, please draw one yourself or ask a friend to draw one for you.
Thank you for your time.