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    Thumbs down WTF Zazzle-type people?

    So I started a Zazzle account about 3 years ago, promptly forgot about it until recently when someone actually bought something. So I though, "Hey, why not?" and put up some more recent work for posters and cards. Then I started skimming through the other stores...

    Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, Batman, clip art- this place is FULL of shamelessly ripped off images. How... is that legal? I mean... you can't do that, right? I know usually for a site like this you would have some sort of copyright monitor who flags and removes things like that. But Zazzle doesn't seem to give two shits. I'm starting to think I should close my account. :/

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    Disney has a zazzle account.

    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    Hmm I wonder if it's cheaper that way O_o

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    Orly? I've been thinking about uploading stuff there. I'll have to do some more research first.

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    Yeah, a lot of that stuff is licensed: http://www.zazzle.com/brands


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    You got it backwards, M -- Zazzle is so stupidly anal retentive about IP that it's almost a deal breaker. Example: when the movie Twilight came out, they pulled all products with the word "twilight" in the description. As in, "a photograph of a waterfall at twilight."

    All those brandnames are licensees. You can actually make a bit of money just referring customers to other people's shops, including the Disneys of the world. Me, I've managed to make a few bucks scrabbling around in the humiliating world of t-shirts and coffee mugs.

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    Ah I see, it must be referrer pages that I was confused about. I thought that seemed fishy! That's amazing about how strict their policies are! I suppose I'll keep my page then.

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    There are people making an honest-to-goodness, quit-your-day-job living at Zazzle. But to make it pay like a real job, you have to work it like a real job -- put in the hours, deal with marketing and search engines, gear up for holidays and special events.

    I just bump along and make a bit of pocket money. I'm as entrepreneurial as a potato.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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