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« on: January 31, 2013, 01:20 »
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I received this email from Zazzle but I presume that ms agencies will receive sooner or later similar mail from Fender as well. I'm not affected but some of you may consider checking your images of guitars if they are not Fender - we all remember Yuri / Sunglasses case.


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We have some important news for you all. Zazzle has been contacted by legal representatives from Fender, due to an infringement claim. There are multiple reasons that products will be removed from our site, and we will be listing those below.
At this time Zazzle must abide by all requests for product removals due to this claim, products will be removed starting at Midnight tonight, Jan 30th. Below are the models we will be removing for your reference

The aforementioned models are:
         Stratocaster
         Telecaster
         Jazzmaster
         Jaguar
         Mustang
         Jagmaster

Anything on the following list can be cause for removal:
Brand Name
Model Names
Headstock Design
Instrument Body Shape

Anything on the website that includes a reference to these Fender models will be removed; images, tags, titles, descriptions etc.
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 02:07 »
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pretty soon the only the only thing we can take photos of is white flour

« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 02:12 »
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It did not mention "portion" or "part", so that's what you can only shoot. :D

ShadySue

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 06:29 »
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I received this email from Zazzle but I presume that ms agencies will receive sooner or later similar mail from Fender as well. I'm not affected but some of you may consider checking your images of guitars if they are not Fender - we all remember Yuri / Sunglasses case.

I have no idea about the other agencies, but iStock had a huge clampdown and purge of guitar images some years back.

E.g.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=220271&page=1 - there was a lot more discussion about deactivation of guitar images at the time, but the forum search is pretty pathetic.
Surprisingly, 'guitar' apparently yields no info in the technical wiki.

RacePhoto

« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 12:30 »
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Is it the lone subject or part of some other shot? If it's the subject, it should not have been allowed in the first place = No Brand Names and No Trademarks. If it's in someone hands and it's a photo of them or a band, you should be allowed to use the guitar in a shot.

Cut and edited:  Logos, trademarks, company names, and product names are not acceptable and must be removed from all images uploaded... This includes logos or company brands accompanied by a property release, as we simply cannot control end use to the degree required in this area.

Otherwise I agree, nudes on white, and stick figures, will be the shot of tomorrow.

The eye glasses and sunglasses claim hasn't been decided yet. I find the claim to be ludicrous. We wear glasses, we wear shoes, we wear a belt (well some of us?) and next the buttons on shirts or maybe our socks? Same thing. Accessory and not the main subject, the company shouldn't have a claim. (if their name, trademark or logo aren't used for commercial purposes)


 

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