The Amazon Image Thieves Take Down Process - An Unexpected Twist!
So here's the deal.
I sat on Sunday and filled in the Amazon Take down form to try and get them to shift their backsides and take down my 'T-rex' character that has been posted onto 92 (at the moment - the number seems to fluctuate!) t-shirts - you know the kind of thing - a few different colours, and in all sizes, from kids, to adults, men and women - i'm only surprised they haven't popped it on a t-shirt for dogs, cats, budgerigars, or spiders yet!
If you think thats quite a lot of notices, then trust me, it isn't - it is in fact only 1 of 3 pages worth I had to submit, and that's just for that 1 design!
I've already had to submit take down notices for a few other different designs, as already explained here.
So far, all i've had is an automated response for each one - fab way to fill up an inbox, but necessary.
The funny thing about this take down process for t-rex, is that the seller on the form shows up as Amazon.com (New) (see pic).
I sent an email to the copyright office at Amazon to ask if that meant Amazon themselves were selling my image themselves...now that would take the biscuit.
Obviously I still haven't heard back.
Maybe it's time to give Amazon's press office in the UK a message.
Thanks for coming on the journey with me so far folks!
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.