Mansfield, United States

A child of the 50’s, a survivor of the 60’s, my main artistic outlets are stained glass and photography. I have operated my glass studio...

Mea Culpa

from Wikipedia: Mea culpa is a Latin phrase that translates into English as “my mistake” or “my fault”. To emphasize the message, the adjective “maxima” may be inserted, resulting in “mea maxima culpa,” which would translate as “my most [grievous] fault”

I received a letter today from an officer of the company that manufactures ‘My Dad’s Nutz’
I had posted an image of their product and also a design for a t-shirt (and stickers) derived from that image.
I had not noticed a small TM (trademark) symbol on the label of the bag of nuts {which are very tasty as well as humourously named}! That is inconsequential. RB removed the T-shirt design from my portfolio and rightly so. I removed the image of the bag of nuts, although the company had not requested that action. I have also gone through all my images and products presented here on RB and removed any image that might constitute a trademark infringement. Heaven knows these companies need the revenue more than I. Let me also state that not ONE image, T-shirt or sticker was EVER sold and not ONE penny was received by myself from any of these images. That, also is inconsequential! One cannot stand against fraudulent use of another’s product, art or creation and also commit the same act (however unintended it was).
I pledge to look more diligently at objects I photograph in future and if any doubt is present, the image in question will not be posted!

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

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