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.