Posted Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:09PM
About half my initial submissions have been rejected due to copyright issues. Trouble is, I can't find the copyright issues. In some cases, there are some impossible to read, distant, posters that might be the problem. OK, so iMatch is very cautious (even though I maintain you can't read or see the actual products in the posters.)
But in other cases, I can't see any violations, unless the scene or building itself is copyrighted in some way. Look at the picture of the bikes for example:
medium size bike picture
Now, the surfboard is tricky. I guess they are assuming it is a copyrighted work or art or something, and they are probably right - I never thought of that. Shows how tricky it can be.
Posted Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:14PM
On the red bike in the foreground, you can see the brand, or company name...whatever it is its a name. The surfboard looks copyrighted. Someone drew that badboy and got paid for it, so its probably copyrighted, maybe by the owner of the signature there?
The poster shot I would have rejected for the purple flares that you see all over the place, but i would say that those names are visible enough to reject.
hope that helps
Posted Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:15PM
Here's what I can see from a quick glance...
removed all the logos/labels from...
the front bar that holds up the handle bars??
the cross bars from the seat to the front??
did you create the art on the board?? If no then remove it
all the posters in the background should be removed
Posted Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:18PM
1. escalator -- every single poster on the wall needs to be removed
2. bike picture -- every single trademark, logo, bike name needs to be removed
3. yellow and green stripes -- poster at the end of the hall needs to be removed
4. courtyard -- advertisements on the walls need to be removed
5. surfboard -- it has the company name on it, and is an original copyrighted design, yes.
It's not really that tricky. You will be able to sort it out with some more experience and doing just what you did here. Asking helps everyone!