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aka Josh Foreman
is a 38.67 year old
and has been a part of the Threadless community for 8 years, 6 months!
has scored 5881 submissions, giving an average score of 3.21, helping 66 designs get printed.
On the shirt color known as Silver would be my preference.
posted 2 years ago in The Last Everything
A collection of the Last... Unicorn, Air Bender, Starfighter, Mimzy, Mohican & Samurai. AKA the Last Unibenstarzycanurai.
Haha... and why do I have rnrnrnrn scattered throughout my post?
The last:rnrn1. Unicornrn2. Airbenderrn3. Starfighterrn4. Mohicanrn5. Mimzyrn6. SamurairnrnI need some help understanding something. I submitted this and got rejected... rnrn"because it contains copyrighted material. Pop-culture inspired designs sometimes have legal issues we would rather not flirt with. " Then I get a link to their page about parody which says the following:rnrn"Parody is also considered one of the â€œfair useâ€ defenses. Parody, in the eyes of the law, is applicable when the new work calls to mind the original work (the original authorâ€™s design or trademark) and criticizes or ridicules the message of that original work or trademark. There is a common misperception in the blogs that Parody and Satire are the same thing. Satire is different in that a satire piece (new work) uses the original work as a mere vehicle to criticize something else. The fine line distinction here is that the parody creates more of a new original work that could stand alone whereas the satire is reusing the original without any substantial change and thus not falling under the aforementioned fair use factors.rnrnThat being said, while parody can be deemed a fair use in certain situations â€“ that is by no means an absolute truth that all parodies constitute a fair use. This is a very complicated area of law and many courts interpret the fair use factors differently."rnrnSo I think I understand where they are coming from... until I see all the shirts they sell that are for instance a stormtrooper helmet. Or that one that just said something like Gryphendor from Hogwarts in the Harry Potter font. So how arbitrary is this? Is there an appeal process? I really just want to know if there is anything I can do to salvage the design? I took the arrows off the Airbender and replaced them with circles, thinking maybe that was the problem? But it may be more fundamental and I just don't understand it. In my mind, the fact that there is a group of a bunch of Last-Ofs crammed together on the Last Unicorn is clearly a silly parody. Where am I going wrong? Any pros or staff care to chime in? I'm not angry or anything... just sincerely baffled. rnrnrn