Why are icons in Zazzle considered copyright?
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 10:21:42 AM
Hi everybody! I'm a new designer. I was making my own design and added a Zazzle icon (an anchor) and now it won't let me sell it. Why do they let us have access if we can to use them for our designs?
Thanks for any help! -April
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 10:23:52 AM
April Ramirez wrote:
Hi everybody! I'm a new designer. I was making my own design and added a Zazzle icon (an anchor) and now it won't let me sell it. Why do they let us have access if we can to use them for our designs?
Thanks for any help! -April


They are only "on loan", so to speak, to Zazzle and are meant for customer use only. Designers can create with them for purchase, but not to sell.

This message is within the Icon tab:

Icons are for consumer use only. You cannot post a product for sale if the design contains an icon.
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 12:14:00 PM
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You can upload your own icons and start your personal icon library.
Here is a forum thread that is dedicated to the icon format SVG: Getting the hang of SVG

Love
Happy Designing
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 1:53:21 PM
The difference is that the customers can use the icons to purchase products for their own use, whereas we designers profit from what we use the icons on. Kind of like we can sing a popular song, but we can't sell it.
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 2:45:38 PM
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Not all icons rise to the level of originality that there is any copyright actually attached to them, but since they are a 3rd party product just accept that they are not available to designer for their products.

Again any shape like a simple anchor you can easily create in any vector progam or get from site like https://publicdomainvectors.org

Here is an anchor: https://publicdomainvectors.org/en/free-clipart/Anchor-vector-graphics/3821.html
You need to remove the logo, which you can without violating the term and use it as an icon in your designs. You can use inkscape for that.

You can use it as a starting point and create your very own anchor so you have your copyright attached to it.

Happy



Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:09:47 PM
Wow you guys are so helpful! Thanks for the great advice and tips! I ended up drawing my own anchor so now I’ll definitely check out those sites. Thanks again!
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