Closed Forum - Problem Resolved

AlexNoir AlexNoir 3 posts

Closed Forum – Resolved

Lois Romer Lois Romer 962 posts

have you tried sending the seller a copyright message on ebay?

© Joe  Beasley IPA © Joe Beasley... 3915 posts

Copyright protection does not extend to titles, names, slogans or short phrases

Plagiarism is unethical but not illegal :(

Copyright does not protect names, titles, slogans, or short phrases. In some cases, these things may be protected as trademarks. Contact the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 800-786-9199, for further information. However, copyright protection may be available for logo artwork that contains sufficient authorship. In some circumstances, an artistic logo may also be protected as a trademark.

MLabuda MLabuda 6968 posts

You and the other party are in the U.K., so, I would think contact a solicitor there for the best advice.

“it’s my layout and idea.”

You will have to prove those points.

UK eBay copyright info

Creator and first owner In the case of written (including software and databases) theatrical, musical or artistic (including photographic) works, the author or creator of the work is also the first owner of any copyright in it.

I’m not an attorney, but, the Creator and first owner is interesting, but, is the cost to litigate worth it?

© Joe  Beasley IPA © Joe Beasley... 3915 posts

prbimages prbimages 1899 posts

Joe: Copyright protection does not extend to titles, names, slogans or short phrases

Especially when, as in this case, the phrases in question have been taken directly from a movie. I’d say the rights owners to Scott Pilgrim Vs The World have more right to be annoyed than you have …

© Joe  Beasley IPA © Joe Beasley... 3915 posts


Any rights would be those that the creator of Scott Pilgrim

BYRON BYRON 12650 posts

Yeah, its not really possible [generally] to copyright words or phrases… even those from movies… as for your design and layout… I doubt whether you could successfully claim that either, especially as the layout of your design is similar to other “university” t-shirts that can be found all over the web.

This may be one that you just have to accept.

D R Moore D R Moore 2784 posts

Looks like all this sellers images are from redbubble

AlexNoir AlexNoir 3 posts

I know that the main idea is from “Scott Pilgrim” so I guess the whole idea as a whole isn’t mine. That’s understandable. So I guess I should just let it go I guess. Anyway, thanks everyone for your opinion. I do appreciate it.