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Tail-Wags Helmet Covers Blog — Copyrights

Ouch!

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I recently received an invoice from Getty Images for $1800.00 for 2 images I used on my blog site without realizing they were licensed images. Of course, I removed the photos immediately and replied to Getty Images with the following explanation: I found the 2 images as a result of a deliberate search for royalty-free images, and in a location I genuinely believed was open source/royalty-free. Needless to say, the matter did not end there. This experience has left me feeling extremely vulnerable because it’s becoming increasingly confusing and complicated determining which songs, images, logos, and tag lines are licensed...

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No Respect for Property Rights!

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As the artist and creator of my own designs, I am particularly disturbed when I hear about large companies ripping off the designs of individual artists. The recent controversy surrounding Urban Outfitters and the work of Indie artist, Stevie Koerner, is an excellent example. Stevie created some unusual and attractive jewelry with the following theme, “I ‘heart’ the US” or “I ‘heart’ Canada”. Urban Outfitters reproduced her designs without her permission and didn’t even compensate her for her creativity. The jewelry designs are just too close to be an accident. When Urban Outfitters was challenged about this issue, they claimed...

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