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Just curious if anyone has ordered a custom coffee mug, hat, shirt, or anything else that had an image from another source that wasnt theirs? Or tried to but were told no? They all have those little disclaimers about 'intellectual property' and such for legal reasons. My guess is that for easy to spot stuff, like Mickey Mouse or the Batman logo, it would be denied. But for more obscure stuff no idea. These days I am sure there is a service that will take an uploaded image and look for matches on the internet. Who knows if they would actually do it however.

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I haven't tired to do it with copyrighted images. I've only done it with personal images and photoshop projects. 

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Thought about ordering a baseball cap with an embroidered logo from a tv show / movie (an SMS logo for those that know Macross) that few in America has even heard of or would recognize. Unless they did an internet search of it using the png/tiff/etc if any search engine actually did that kind of thing with an uploaded image.

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I'd say go ahead and try it, the worst that can happen is they decline your order. 

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I have many times,,it funny how you can buy say fabric with mickey mouse on it,,make something and sell it,,but if you painted mickey and sold it they want their money,,,but I see ppl doing this stuff all the imte,,no one cares,,they want their items,,lolol I have had t-shirts printed with stuff on them

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On 7/16/2021 at 8:56 PM, Sammy said:

Just curious if anyone has ordered a custom coffee mug, hat, shirt, or anything else that had an image from another source that wasnt theirs? Or tried to but were told no? They all have those little disclaimers about 'intellectual property' and such for legal reasons. My guess is that for easy to spot stuff, like Mickey Mouse or the Batman logo, it would be denied. But for more obscure stuff no idea. These days I am sure there is a service that will take an uploaded image and look for matches on the internet. Who knows if they would actually do it however.

My experience has been they don't seem to care as long as it's just for you/low volume and the folks producing it don't have a contract with the entity who's IP you are coopting.

 

Here is an example.

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When I've had t shirts made for XI fests, there were online vendors that wouldn't print "XI" because it didn't follow their standards, but I never got a better explanation than that.  I've also tried to use images on Zazzle, who declined to print them, so I ended up making some holiday calendars myself.  I suppose it all depends on the vendor and the design, always worth a try to see if they'll do it though. 

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1 hour ago, Timmah! said:

I'm thinkin' a Chinese vendor might have looser standards.  Or google customized apparel & make some calls, emails.  

Pretty sure most of my customized low volume stuff has come from the US lately, unless it's higher priced or volume doesn't really make sense to get 1 off or few off from over seas.

ie: T-Shirts are from the US, critters are from China

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We have two large flea markets south of us and the amount of counterfeit clothing and ladies accessories is crazy !!   At least once a year the feds bust vendors there.  But the following week the vendors are back.  🙂   Catch and Release !!!!

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17 hours ago, KaptCrunch said:

this will help the ATI /AMD grarphics user's for Nvidia has shadow play

i've  tested this with win10 and no hardware of Xbox was used. just play any game  from desktop, only need the Xbox side bar loaded with windows. ALT-Winkey-R  will start recording press agian will stop  or use  G-Winkey to open Game Bar.

The Gaming category from the Windows 10 Settings app

I think you posted this in wrong chat!!lol

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Been looking at Etsy. There are US based patch makers that use copyrighted stuff in their display ads, If they arent simply selling copyrighted stuff they already made. Mickey baseball caps etc. So you never know.

As for why they wont print something with XI, the first reason that comes to mind is 'Xi Jinping'. Chairman of the Chinese communist party. And maybe they think its related.

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