Simpsons challenge thievery
Any of you who entered the Simpsons challenge have gotten an email changing the terms for your participation. The summation is that even if you win nothing and get no payment for your entry, you can never use ANY part of that design again. 20th Century Fox OWNS your design now. Here's the full text of the email from Threadless if you didn't see it yet:
Thanks for submitting all of your amazing Simpsons designs. We need to
inform you that the terms and conditions initially posted on The
Simpsons Design Challenge page were incorrect. The correct terms are
on the page now and can be viewed here.
In the originally posted terms, Threadless had 90 days to decide
whether or not to print your design. After that period, all design
rights would be returned to you. In the updated terms,
Twentieth-Century Fox, as a licensed partner (much like Marvel,
Nickelodeon, etc), will own the rights to your submitted design
We realize this can be a sensitive issue and we apologize for our
oversight. If you do not agree to the updated terms and would like us
to remove your submission, please reply to this message and we will
take care of it. If you agree to the new terms, there is no need to
take any action on your part.
I urge you to respond to Threadless and have your design removed like I did. This is not OK. Don't put up with it.