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    Default Just Had Someone Steal my work on Zazzle... and it's Kinda Big

    There's a LOT to this one.

    Back in 2007, I decided it would be cool to have a piece I had done earlier go out into the world and speak for people who were censored. The piece was called "Government Censorship: Protecting YOU From Reality". It was an obvious parody of the Parental Advisory sticker, and at first I wasn't happy with how it looked. It took a while for it to grow on me, and I decided to put it on my Zazzle account to try and sell a few posters, and an image of it was posted on my website.

    After that, my image started to pop-up in a few places. I periodically would do searches and sometimes see it up. I would let the person using it know I was the person who originally posted it, and to please give me some attribution, and that was about it. Since it was going on so much, I decided to post it on my DeviantArt account and make it fairly clear what the rules on it were; you can use it as long as I got credit and you never, ever, tried to sell it.

    You can see where I'm going with this.

    So on December 2nd, I decided to just check how my stuff was doing on Zazzle. I did a search with the name of my image and noticed that my piece was showing up on something I didn't create. Shocked, I checked it out and, lo and behold, someone else was selling it!




    Here's the image on my site:
    http://www.morisecomics.com/portfoli...CENSORSHIP.jpg


    The original image being used on Zazzle, complete with date of creation:
    GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP Poster from Zazzle.com


    The piece uploaded on DeviantArt with the license:
    GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP by *luvataciousskull on deviantART


    And the offending person using my image on their products:
    http://www.zazzle.com/sovereigns/government+censorship+protecting+you+from+reality+ gifts


    The full details are here:
    Larry West Productions: The Blog: Someone Stole My Work, and I am NOT Happy!

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    they have a "report violation" link on zazzle.

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    I already contacted Zazzle about this, and so far its going nowhere fast. More than anything, the fact that I contacted him already via e-mail and he ignored it is the reason why I'm so annoyed.

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    Just send him legal document with an impressive lawyer logo on it.

    -loco

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    Ask Andy about Mean People Suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by standard View Post
    Ask Andy about Mean People Suck.
    heh, almost every sticker i did in the 90s was bootlegged.

    this piece of shit company still bootlegs a lot of the phrases i came up with like this one:

    Search Results

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    Andy, you're the one who came up with "Mean People Suck"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post
    heh, almost every sticker i did in the 90s was bootlegged.

    this piece of shit company still bootlegs a lot of the phrases i came up with like this one:

    Search Results
    YOU SIR.... ARE A GOD IN MY EYES!

    Dude, you came up with that?! AWESOME! Tell me the story!

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    Andy came up with the phrase "Search Results"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9pod9 View Post
    Andy, you're the one who came up with "Mean People Suck"?
    No, a friend gave it to me and he didn't tell me till six months after i started making them that it was from a NOFX song. They never seemed to mind, hell we still print for Fat Wreck and still print stickers for NOFX. I came up with a bunch of other ones like the "if you're not outraged..." one.

    I was ever really mad about the bootleggers of mean people suck since mainly its a common phrase and it was a nofx song lyric, i was only pissed when they ripped off the look of my stickers,

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