kerravonsen: Severus Snape silhuetted inside the image of Hermione Granger: secrets (secrets)
You know the saying "those who trade Liberty for Security deserve neither"?
I have another one to add to it: those who trade Privacy for Convenience deserve neither.
kerravonsen: Almost anything is fixable in fanfic (fanfic-fix)
(from [personal profile] yvi) Interesting article about (lack of) privacy: Betrayed By Our Own Data

From multiple people on my flist:

If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
— Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do readers immediately look for?
kerravonsen: Hermione: "You won't like me when I'm angry" (angry)
This is part of the letter I got in response to my first query (but not my second, they haven't responded to that yet)

Generally speaking, we cannot fulfill any orders containing a copyright or trademark protected title, name, or image. Examples of infringing material include:

--pictures or names of celebrities
--names of characters from books, films, or television shows
--titles of books, feature films, television shows, or magazines
--images from films, television shows, video games, or the internet


So it seems that they are applying their TOS - "pictures or names of celebrities" and "names of characters from books, films or television shows" and "titles of books, feature films, television shows or magazines" - but they are still applying it unfairly and inconsistently.
kerravonsen: Hermione: "You won't like me when I'm angry" (angry)
Zazzle, in their "wisdom" have removed every single one of my designs for "content violation". Even my "I'll explain later" shirt, which doesn't even contain illos. Apparently (according to their form letter) "Design contains an image or text that infringes on intellectual property rights. We have been contacted by the intellectual property right holder and at their request we will be removing your product from Zazzle???s Marketplace due to intellectual property claims"

WHAT?

Someone can have multiple designs which say "BOB is a sacred name" and I can't have one that says "I'll explain later"?

I suspect it's because I tagged it with the phrase "doctor who". Colour me confused, considering that redbubble has a completely different attitude to things like that - they even have a Doctor Who themed "community" on their site.

So, sorry everyone, you can't buy t-shirts from me, because they've removed them all.

Sh*t.

ETA: What is so completely unfair is that there are other people on zazzle who have Doctor-Who themed things, which are tagged as "doctor who" and they haven't been attacked. The "BOB is a sacred name" is tagged with "doctor who", and "This is a detonator" is tagged with "doctor who", and I think I even saw one with a Dalek on it (but I can't find it now). NOT FAIR!

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