Hopefully, this will ‘fix’ things.. again.

I fully understand “Intellectual Property Rights” and copyright. Kind of have to.

So, the 1st time I was accused via Redbubble Email of IP violation, it shocked the beejeebus out of me, and pissed me off, as I was ‘guilty until I proved myself innocent”.  (UBISOFT claiming my “Assassin’s Guild” photo series, the one that predates their games by over a year was an IP violation. I shuffled through all the legals and hoops, proved myself innocent, my work was reinstated, as UBISOFT does NOT own copyright of the word “Assassin”.

Last month, I get hit with another one.  For an original artwork.  Fighting this one too, because:

1: It’s an original artwork. A digitally created portrait, using an art program.
2: Song titles themselves are not copyrightable
3: There is no music involved, no audio, no video (see #1)
4: There are literally HUNDREDS of other portraits of the same person on the same site.

What really gets me burning is the “Guilty before you prove yourself innocent” bullshit.

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About Sandra

Passenger on a blue marble, circling yellow star. Dancer, astronomer, technogeek, coffee lover, pagan, photographer.. not necessarily in this order.
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