Today I had a take down notice from Redbubble for my “Trap!” t-shirt (see below) requested directly from Lucas Films. Does this not fall into the ‘parody’ category? Do they have the right to call foul on my design, given that its a pretty basic (and poor) drawing that only roughly resembles one of their characters? It could be any amphibious looking Alien creature, really…
There are sooooooo many Star Wars related designs on the site, and not just on Redbubble… Star Wars parodies are everywhere, the majority of which are much closer to the copyrighted material than my crappy drawing is… Are they going after the whole internet?
Should I kick up a fuss? I don’t think i’ve even sold one of these, and it was just a drawing for my girl friend, so i don’t really mind if it goes down, it just bothers me that it has been picked on considering some of the other works I see daily.
Cookie for a thought?