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by bbloke
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Thanks for being a voice of reason. :D

My partner and I got quite spooked by the whole etsy situation!
by bbloke
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Hi again, Sorry - you must be sick of hearing from me! My partner and I have been arguing about which designs to get rid of and talking in circles about where to 'draw the line'. We're settling on purely text designs with simple phrases. However we're worried that some of our designs could still be ...
by bbloke
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Are Tenniel Alice in Wonderland images still under copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 12953

Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I've just spotted that Disney have several registered trademarks for 'Alice In Wonderland' on the IPO website. Does that mean they have effectively blocked people from using these public domain images commercially? Can anyone use them and describe them as 'alice ...
by bbloke
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Thanks, again, AndyJ.

Food for thought...

:D
by bbloke
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Thanks AndyJ. I'm giving up on Etsy. They said I couldn't appeal the decision and will not reinstate my seller account - even if any claims were withdrawn. It's really galling 'cos Etsy is full of people selling knock off stuff and I do my best to avoid that kind of thing. What seems to have caught ...
by bbloke
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

More news! I'm afraid my Etsy shop has been closed because of another complaint about infringement. :( After recent events I went through all my listings and removed anything that I thought would be a problem. However, I got a 'trademark infringement' email to day because of a pac-man design that I ...
by bbloke
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Further to all this... After much email discussion with Etsy they have told me that I must comply with all US copyright/publicity rights/trademark law no matter where I am and no matter where any customer is. It's in their terms of use and by using their site I acknowledge that I agree. So there you...
by bbloke
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Hi! I thought you might like an update on this. Etsy refuse to process my counter DMCAs as they say - and I find this ironic - that "it's not a DCMA issue". They recommended that I contact the complainant and resolve it with them. I did contact the complainant, but they never bothered to reply. As f...
by bbloke
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

That's set my mind at rest.

Thanks for the comprehensive response, AndyJ!
by bbloke
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

Hi AndyJ, Thanks, again, for your response! There's one thing I'd like your opinion on. On the Etsy DCMA counter notice, I have to agree to the following: "You consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which you are located, or if your address is located outside t...
by bbloke
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'
Replies: 16
Views: 9978

International and UK law regarding individual 'likeness'

Hi again, you lovely people! Got a bit of an interesting international issue for you to ponder... I sell a badge that simply says 'Every Day Is Like Sunday'. The phase is a song title by Morrissey. I think I'm right that in UK law a song title can't be copyrighted. I also know that both 'Morrissey' ...
by bbloke
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Campaign body demanding compensation and accounts info.
Replies: 2
Views: 3059

Thanks for the advice, AndyJ!

:D
by bbloke
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Campaign body demanding compensation and accounts info.
Replies: 2
Views: 3059

Campaign body demanding compensation and accounts info.

I've been selling a slogan badge for several years which says Bring Back British Rail. Apparently there is a campaign group of the same name and they have contacted me to say that I should be donating all the proceeds from the sale of the badge to their campaign. They also want to know how long I've...
by bbloke
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Counterfeiting on Amazon
Replies: 7
Views: 5088

Thanks for that, much appreciated.

In this instance my persistent emails to Amazon and the sellers in question has reaped rewards.

All of the counterfeits have now been removed from Amazon!
by bbloke
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Copyright Infringement
Topic: Counterfeiting on Amazon
Replies: 7
Views: 5088

Thanks again. :D It's great to know I have options.

The good news is that my campaign of firmly complaining to Amazon and directly to the infringing sellers seems to be working. The number of my products being counterfeited has dropped since this morning!