For those of you who haven't heard of patreon (and I hadn't before yesterday), if you believe wikipedia:
Patreon is a crowdfunding membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, with ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or "patrons".Which sounds good until you read the fine print:
Patreon is popular among YouTube videographers, webcomic artists, writers, podcasters, musicians, and other categories of creators who post regularly online. It allows artists to receive funding directly from their fans, or patrons, on a recurring basis or per work of art.
By posting content to Patreon you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, perform, publicly display or prepare derivative works of your content.Quote from another knowledgeable blogger and author:
I've got enough problems in my life. I don't need more, and this service is good for Patreon - not for the end users.
Again, my thanks to the unknown blogger who posted the quotes listed above. If you read this, please speak up and I'll be more than happy to give you credit where credit is due.