As of today, we are no longer able to sell our white Adama for President T shirts. Apparently Zazzle has chosen to interpret copyright and other law so narrowly, they have decided to take down our white Adama shirt, even though we do not really violate any laws. It’s a satirical piece, if anything we’re mimicking the Obama Campaign’s logo more than anything else, and Zazzle had no problem with this issue before. But now they’re screwing us over – again.
If you were thinking of buying something, anything, go now and buy it before they figure out the rest of the stuff is still up there today!
It’s really annoying though, to see so many fan shirts at Zazzle that mention “Adama”, “Roslin”, “Cylons” and the like and THEY don’t get taken down, but Zazzle’s CSR droids felt the need to screw us over for making a fan shirt. It’s as if we’re being singled out for being popular.
Here’s the text of their form letter. If you don’t like what they’re doing, why not send them a note and tell them why this is a terrible, and misguided, decision?
Your Zazzle Product
Support (Darrin) – 08/12/2008 11:14 AM
Thank you for your interest in Zazzle.com, and thank you for publishing products on Zazzle. Unfortunately, it appears that your product, “New Adama ’08 Tshirt Design – June 2008”, is in violation of Zazzle’s Copyright policies. Specifically, your product has violated in the intellectual property rights of Universal.
We will be removing this product from the Zazzle galleries shortly.
A detailed description of Zazzle’s content policies is available at http://zazzle.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/zazzle.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=143
We are always trying to improve our process. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org