[Crosspost] 4-ch merch? Would you buy, use and/or wear it? [Almighty Dollar] (3)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-07-19 05:52 ID:xXo/+uUc

Crossposted from a /req/ thread (http://4-ch.net/req/kareha.pl/1155783400/20 -- HTML anchor tags, still present there, removed due to overzealous spamfilters), which has not gotten any replies in the week since I posted there:
What would people say to the idea of 4-ch merch? I've been wearing the organic fitted tee version of this one for a couple years by now, but why not open an official shop on some printing site like Zazzle, Spreadshirt and/or Cafepress to help pay for hosting bills?

Also, am I correct in my assumption that I don't need to ask permission before I print DQN-kun AA onto a shirt for myself? How about if I want to sell one with "http://4-ch.net/dqn/" printed on the front, and said AA on the back? Or DQN-kun bumper stickers? Do tanasinn.info and/or SAoVQ have any official merch outlets and/or plans to start them?
What would you fine people say to the idea of wearing/using Channel4 BBS-themed t-shirts, hoodies, tracksuits, raincoats, vests, boxers, keychains, coasters, posters, dakimakura (my single greatest idea to cater to SJIS Art fetishists yet), tote bags, bumper stickers, button badges, etc.? What about print-on-demand collections of your favourite threads?

I would also like some official input from 4-ch mods and/or admins regarding permissions and where to forward any resulting profit.

2 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-07-19 16:40 ID:bGrlYDOW

DQN-kun and pretty much all our AA heritage comes from 2ch anyway, which is posted there without any copyright and is not owned by 2ch. So you're free to do whatever you want with it.

I would definitely buy some printed merchandise. And although the simplicity of AA makes producing your own designs pretty simple (I drew a large キタ━━(゚∀゚)━━ !! in marker on a white shirt), having them somewhat professionally done would be cool.

3 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-07-21 05:53 ID:xXo/+uUc

I'm not so sure about 2ch being fine with it in that case. They were quite angry when Avex started selling Giko/Monar derivative AA character merch in 2005 (cf. http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%81%AE%E3%81%BE%E3%83%8D%E3%82%B3%E5%95%8F%E9%A1%8C "Nomaneko Problem").

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