At RedBubble we place great importance on issues of copyright and intellectual property. Aside from the legal issues, respect and recognition of other artists is a fundamental principle on which the RedBubble community is built. As more works are added to RedBubble, the job of managing content becomes increasingly more involved. With that in mind we’ve sought advice from people who tackle these issues for a living and we’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about how best we can manange this responsibility in the future.
We will shortly be introducing DMCA policy for copyright reporting, bringing us in line with a number of larger sites who face the same kinds of issues relating to the management of content. DMCA reporting gives artists a great deal of protection and enables us to quickly and efficiently deal with takedown notices. It’s a system that has been tried and tested elsewhere on the web and it’s widely recognised as the industry standard for sites like RedBubble.
The introduction of DMCA policy further demonstrates our commitment to effectively dealing with copyright and IP issues, as well as the importance we place on respecting the rights of artists who put their heart and soul into creating artistic works. For further information on RedBubble’s copyright policy, please see our FAQ on copyright, trademark and DMCA.