Ok, I’ll be honest I’m also a member of other POD sites like zazzle, society6 and redbubble… And with that last one I have a problem… which might also be an issue in my Spreadshop and spreadshirt shop.
The included images are deleted in my Redbubble webshop due to a complaint about intellectual property by the Piaggio group. These images are also for sale in my Spreadshop and spreadshirt shop.
This is the email from Redbubble:
We’re sorry, but we had to remove your artwork from the Redbubble marketplace, because it may contain material that violates someone’s rights. The owner of these rights has provided us with guidance describing the type of content they consider infringing that should be removed from the marketplace. In most cases, this means that the rights holder did not specifically identify your work for removal, but that Redbubble has detected potential similarity between your removed work and one or more words, phrases or images included in the rights holder’s removal guidance.
Rights holder: Piaggio & C. S.p.A. Subject matter: Piaggio
I don’t get this … because this drawing has nothing to do with “Piaggio”. Ok, they sell scooters… but how can this cartoon drawing offend any intellectual property of Piaggio? There is no scooter from this company who looks like the scooter on my drawing. When I made this drawing I had never heard of Piaggio. It could be any scooter from any company.
If I draw a red cartoon car, will Ferrari tell me that I offend their intellectual property because it’s a red car? Maybe it’s Piaggio who offend my rights.
I have tried to send an e-mail to Piaggio but haven’t received a reaction.
So as this drawing is also for sale in my shops overhere, I want to know the opinion of Spreadshop and Spreadshirt on this case.
Greetings from Holland.