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REDBUBBLE GETS SUED BY THE POKEMON COMPANY

Please see the news article by Sarah Danckert / Business Courts Reporter / Sydney Morning Herald 08/05/2016 Pokemon, Hells Angels share common enemy

It turns out that Pokemon claim that RedBubble are impacting their sales by “flagrantly” selling Pokemon related products.


Quotes from the SMH news article:

Pokemon alleges the names and the images of its characters, in whole or in part, are its copyright and Redbubble’s actions have crimped its sales in Australia.

“Redbubble has infringed Pokemon’s copyright …The infringement was flagrant,” according to Pokemon.

Fairfax Media identified hundreds of Pokemon-related products including T-shirts and hooded jumpers available for sale on Redbubble this week.

Pokemon alleges searches of Pokemon products on

Sold a Greeting Card!

Usually I only ever sell t-shirts.

I’ve never sold a picture before (at least never sold one that I didnt guilt-trip someone into buying!) (Hiya George!)

This week, I sold an image which gets no love. Its not exactly received a lot of views… but after being featured on the FOUND page, it has mysteriously got some love, some comments, some faves, and even a sale!

So here it is… one of my personal faves:

COLOSSEUM 1


Many thanx to RedBubble for the Found-Page-Feature!!!

WHY URL'S ARE NOT COVERED BY COPYRIGHT

THIS TUTORIAL IS INTENDED AS AN EXPLANATION OF THE CONCEPTS SURROUNDING “COPYRIGHT”.

 

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE.

 

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUES OF COPYRIGHT THAT MAY RELATE TO YOURSELF, THEN YOU SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.

 


An interesting question was posed today in the Learning Centre / RedBubble 101 Forum … Are URL’s protected by copyright?
Its a good question, and certainly different from most of the questions I get asked about copyright.

Usually we are concerned with what is covered by copyright as opposed to what is not, so today I am going to cover the topic of what things are not covered by copyright and how that applies to URLs/Domain Names.

Time to get back to basics…

Let’s first look at w…

Is Copyright infringement REALLY a big problem?

So… you think its ok to upload someone else’s Intellectual Property (IP) without their permission, you even think its ok to sell it online too (because why shouldn’t you make money off someone else’s hard work, right?).

Its only you, and you hardly sell anything, and besides the companies that own the IP make millions of dollars every year… so who are you really hurting… right?

Well here is an indication of the impact that your illegal ripped-off stolen shit is having…


Lance Whitney at CNET has reported that Google gets 76 million DMCA Takedown Requests per month… double the same time as last year.


Yep.

Its not a typo.

Seventy

Six

Million

per

Month

SEVENTYSIXFUCKINGMILLIONPERMONTH!!!!

Holy poo on a popsicle Batman!

2,533,333.333 per day
1…

Toby Fox / Undertale: Fair Use policy

For those of you who don’t know, Toby Fox is the creator of a very popular game called “Undertale” link1 link2

And as with anything that is popular these days, thousands and thousands of people who call themselves “fans” felt it was ok to show their love and adoration of a creators work by ripping it off and selling it so that they can make a profit.

… aint love strange, huh?

Well, in a rare move these days, as a copyright owner, Toby Fox has publically declared how fans and artists may use his intellectual property.

How rare is this?

Pretty damned rare…

I actually spend a lot of time trying to find such things when investigating copyright infringement… and they are not exactly easy to find. So far, I know of three – including this one…

Another Photo Tour Holiday!

Excitementyness…

I have just booked a spot on a Photo Tour of Jordan for next year! (click on the image to go to the Dream Photo Tours website)

Highlights: Amman, The Citadel, Roman Theatre in Amman, Greco-Roman Ruins of Jerash, Abu Darweesh Mosque, King Abdullah II Mosque, Floating on the Dead Sea, The Desert of Wadi Rum, The Dana Biosphere Reserve, The Lost City of Petra, Petra by Night, Learn how to Cook a Jordanian Meal, Hot Waterfall Spa, Hot Air Balloon Ride.

Now I just need to buy a new camera, it will probably be this one, the Sony a99ii:

Why Parody is not an exemption to Copyright.

THIS TUTORIAL IS INTENDED AS AN EXPLANATION OF THE CONCEPTS SURROUNDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW.

 

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE.

 

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW THAT MAY RELATE TO YOURSELF, THEN YOU SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.

 

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS…

 

Like “transformation”, Parody is also widely misunderstood when it comes to copyright infringement.

A large part of this misunderstanding comes from a confusion caused by the usage of the word “parody” itself.

To most of us, parody means to make fun of something. But in a legal sense that is closer to “satire”, and satire as you will shortly see has very little defence against co…

Transformation and Copyright Exemption

THIS TUTORIAL IS INTENDED AS AN EXPLANATION OF THE CONCEPTS SURROUNDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW.

 

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE.

 

IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW THAT MAY RELATE TO YOURSELF, THEN YOU SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.

 

I have had several discussions recently with members who have been struggling to understand the concept of “transformation” when it comes to copyright exemption.

The general understanding of transformation, amongst many RB members, goes something like this:

“If I change or modify an image then Fair Use law says that I am not infringing copyright because it is ‘transformative’”

Before I get into a full explanation…

FOR ALL FANS OF POKEMON !!!

Pokémon copyright lawyers demand $4,000 from party planner.

 

LINK to the news article

The Pokemon Company recently sued a cafe worker for planning to organise a Pokemon-themed party to co-incide with the start of the PAX Gaming Convention in Seattle.


From the news article:

As soon as Ramar Larkin Jones got wind that lawyers from The Pokémon Company objected to the Pokemon-themed party he had planned in August, he shut it down.

But that’s far from the end of it. Pokémon’s lawyers aren’t letting go—they refused to dismiss the case against Jones unless he coughs up $4,000 by mid-November. Jones, who described his plight to Geekwire, says he just hasn’t got the money.


This is interesting because it was just a local event, and Ramar didn’t even make any mo…

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