DMCA notice from Redbubble

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year when it comes.

For the first time since I joined Redbubble and many other sites I have received a DMCA notice.
The notice is in reference to an iphone picture I posted many years ago in which I am holding my vintage 1954 Rolleiflex camera.

The DMCA notice from redbubble was:- “We have removed the following content from Redbubble as a result of having received a complaint or in response to past complaints from ROLLEIFLEX, who has claimed to be the owner or licensee of related intellectual property.”

Now I cannot see anywhere where I have infringed the Rolleiflex brand. as all the content within the photograph is either me or my owned products. So I have decided to write directly to the company who is/was in charge of the Rolleiflex brand name to see if in fact they did receive a notice regarding my photograph and under what claim they made it.

To be brutally honest with my own work, it is not a particularly good photograph as it was taken on a very old iPhone and I have never sold anything from it being posted, but to me at present it is the indignance of being accused which has actioned me to take stock of what I have posted on Redbubble and whether redubble is the best place for my artwork anymore. Plus, if all else, my work and site need cull and a good bit of housekeeping would not go a miss for 2018.

Has anyone else had a randomly selected DMCA notice and how difficult was it to get your your restored if found the DMCA notice was unfounded?

Having lost many friends on Redbubble to mistaken DMCA notices asserted by Redbubble I am wondering if this is the beginning of the end of my relationship with them.

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