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Ok guys I know I do not come here anymore, basically I really don’t have time! I don’t even get to take many photos these days! However I like my work on here and today got this email.

“Dear Celia ,

We are contacting you in accordance with Redbubble’s IP/Publicity Rights Policy and as a result of having received a complaint in relation to the following content:

Drogo Castle : http://www.redbubble.com/works/show/7411548

As you will be aware from our IP/Publicity Rights Policy, Redbubble requires a certain amount of information before it acts on such a complaint, including that:

the relevant content is specifically named;

the complaint came from the owner of the respective rights (or someone authorized to act on their behalf); and

they have a good faith belief that the use of the relevant content is not authorized by content owner, its agent or the law.

On the basis of that information and in accordance with our User Agreement and IP/Publicity Rights Policy, we’ve removed the above-mentioned content from Redbubble.

If you believe that removal of the above content is the result of a mistake (for example, that you have authorization to use the relevant content from the content owner) or misidentification, you can send us a counter notice. Such counter notice must provide the following information:

an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the relevant matter;

a description of the content which we have removed, including the URL on which the content was located on the Redbubble site;

your address, telephone number, and email address;

a statement by you that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court, Santa Clara County, California, United States and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification described above or an agent of such person;

a statement by you that, under penalty of perjury, you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;

If you would like to send a counter notice please email the required information above to dmca@redbubble.com.

A sample counter notice can be viewed at http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca/counter512.pdf

Please note that in some circumstances, if the work does not comply with our User Agreement and/or IP/Publicity Rights Policy, we may not be able to send your counter notice on to the complainant, rather we may inform you at the time of receipt that we cannot reinstate the work. We may also request further information from you in order to determine whether the work can be reinstated.

However, you should be aware that in most circumstances we will inform the complainant that you have provided a counter notice, as well as provide the complainant with a copy of your counter notice, which will include your personal contact information. The complainant will have 14 days to bring legal action against you in the United States. After 14 days, if they do not bring legal action and you would like your content restored to the Redbubble site, you may contact us to request that we reinstate your work. Redbubble may restore the content at that time if it otherwise complies with our User Agreement and IP/Publicity Rights Policy.

Further information regarding Redbubble’s IP/Publicity Rights Policy can be found here: http://support.redbubble.com/kb/top20/copyright...

Regards, Redbubble Content Team"

What does this actually mean? What is the reason they removed it? Does anyone know?

Thank you Celia


  • linaji
    linaji12 months ago

    what did the image look like Celia? I cannot give opinion till I see it,

  • Squealia
    Squealia12 months ago

    They have removed it! I am trying to find it on my harddrive!

  • Squealia
    Squealia12 months ago

    I didn’t understand what the email was actually saying! Or rather whether it said there was a reason!

  • Squealia
    Squealia12 months ago

    The image is of a castle. I have just received this back from RB

    “Thanks for being a valued member of our artist community.

    Redbubble has moderated the content that was reported in accordance with our IP/Publicity Rights Policy, as it was specifically named in a complaint received from The National Trust, the claimed copyright owner or licensee of the related IP"

    Now my question now is can the National Trust stop anyone posting images of their properties? They certainly don’t have copyright of the image which is actually two images joined together as I took it in 2011. However I do not understand the licensee of the relates IP bit! Anyone who can enlighten me?

  • Squealia
    Squealia12 months ago
  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuits12 months ago

    Loads of people on here have had images removed of NT properties. They certainly are having a purge.
    The only thing to do is to form a Photographers/artists action group (preferably those who are members of the NT) and not bother to renew their membership.

  • I just found this on GOOGLE "Last month, picture library Alamy contacted photographers who were syndicating photographs of National Trust properties through the agency, telling them that the images would be removed from the picture library in just twelve days claiming that they breached NT byelaws.

    At the time, Alamy wrote: “We have recently been working with The Trust to identify problematic images on the Alamy website. As a result of this we will shortly be contacting a group of contributors who have images taken on National Trust property without permission and advising them that these images will be removed.” In total 17,000 images were said to be affected.

    According to the National Trust, landscapes and even photographs of plants and animals on open land, are criminal offences under a 1965 byelaw. While the National Trust claimed that they were simply enforcing their legal rights, many photographers saw this as a move to increase the value of the National Trust’s own commercial photo library by creating a near-monopoly on stock photographs. There is also considerable doubt whether this byelaw applies to stock photography.

    Several Alamy contributors spoken to by EPUK said that they had been asked to remove images which had been taken from public land or with permission from the National Trust and which they were fully entitled to market themselves." So according to this the National Trust have some byelaw stating it’s a criminal offence???? Sounds like blarney to me! Anyway I have decided that is their loss, I won’t be visiting anymore of their properties……………

    – Squealia

  • This thread here explains all! Basically if you take any picture on NT property DONOT state where it is or where it was taken! http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/national...

    – Squealia

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigital12 months ago

    RB have not been very forthcoming about why the works were taken down. Their standard email implied it was something to do with plagiarism (which couldn’t be further from the truth) and no warning was given. There is more info here and here