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« on: February 12, 2009, 16:35 »
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I've just seen an image of a doll, a type of copy of Barbie, accepted in IS.  The description says isolated *generic* doll.  Just because this doll is maybe made in China and not patented by Mattel, is it ok to have it?

Moreover it is not isolated (it has uneven lighting and vignetting resulting in an uneven background), but it has isolated and isolated on white as keywords.  Of course, it's from an exclusive. ;D  But mind you, this is not my concern, the copyright matter above is.

Regards,
Adelaide


RT


« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 17:12 »
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bittersweet

« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 17:13 »
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This doll looks nothing like Barbie, and the red headed one even less so, but that one especially should not have the "isolated on white" keyword.

The copyright policy for mass-produced "generic" items is a little gray, but based on this ancient wiki entry for "toys", I am also surprised this was accepted.
http://www.istockphoto.com/tutorial_copyright_list.php


« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 17:40 »
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Whatalife,

I didn't mean the doll was a copy of a Barbie, but a doll of the same type of a Barbie or a Suzy or a Polly, but possibly not a US-brand one, therefore the description as "generic". I just don't find it correct to have this accepted, especially as this is just the doll, not a girl playing with a doll or something like that.

RT, I have wikied the "isolated" terms, and in a note I commented about the copyright.  It is not my problem if this is copyrighted, I just don't understand how can this be accepted these days.

Regards,
Adelaide

e-person

« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 10:14 »
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Poor people war. Microstockers against microstockers. Why don't you just mind your own business? Is your life too easy that you have got the time to complain and wiki other people? Live and let live.

RT


« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 13:16 »
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RT, I have wikied the "isolated" terms, and in a note I commented about the copyright.  It is not my problem if this is copyrighted, I just don't understand how can this be accepted these days.

Regards,
Adelaide

Sorry when you wrote:

 "But mind you, this is not my concern, the copyright matter above is."

I presumed you worked for Barbie or Mattell or whoever makes the doll and wanted to do something about the copyright infringement, if it was just curiosity I suggest you never look through Dreamstime they have the worst selection of copyrighted images I've ever seen.

In this instance maybe you should PM the contributor and give them a heads up, maybe they didn't know.


 

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