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Microbius

« on: March 02, 2010, 06:50 »
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http://graphicleftovers.com/blog/design-inspiration-12-great-illustrated-t-shirt-designs/

What do other contributors think about this. Other sites don't allow selling stuff on print on demand sites even with an extended license, costing 2x plus the merchandise license price here, right? or have I misread the license terms on the bigger sites?!


« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 08:40 »
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That's not good. I had an extended license yesterday which netted me $44,2 ! That's a great commission, but if buyers can use my work on Cafepress and Zazzle, I'll have to opt out if that's possible.

« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 08:45 »
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Yes this is a bit confusing legally. Practically if you sell a t-shirt of whatever on zazzle you receive royalties. By definition royalty is: payment to the holder of a patent or copyright or resource for the right to use their property ( defnition from princeton.edu). It's clear that if you buy a merchandise license you don't own the copyright. Other stock agencies strictly prohibit print-on-demand usage. Also zazzle has a share of the sell price so thus this can be interpreted as reselling the image.


I think GLO should seriously look into this.

Microbius

« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 11:45 »
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I thought it seemed a bit unusual. I get the feeling that they have good intentions but are still finding their feet.
Maybe someone from the agency could chime in?

« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 13:48 »
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Hi,

We amended our legal agreements so they are in line with the other stock sites that sell merchandise licenses. We've added the following line to our merchandise license legal agreement to make it more clear to our buyers:

You may not resell the Image on Print on Demand sites such as Zazzle or Cafe Press.

I hope that clears up the problem.

Microbius

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 15:04 »
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thanks for that, but the blog entry linked to in my original post still reads:
"......buy a Merchandise License and sell your creations on popular sites like Cafepress.com or Zazzle.com"

« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 17:11 »
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Oops, missed that. We removed the line from the blog article.


 

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