Heraldik - which products of yours were rejected? Was it a Zippo or a stamp or shirt or mug or...?
Nothing from this store. And no it's not a zippo. Another store that I just started for the Flying Spaghetti Monster. And maybe other readers can help me with this. I might have missed something some how.
For those of you that don't know, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a made up religion. A parody. It's been said on the internet for years now. It's about as common as tacocat or any other internet phenomenon. No one owns the rights to the idea of it, because not one person came up with it. It's a collective.
Now there is an image that I copied the basic form of to make my own version. It's pretty similar, just more cartoonish. But that image is public domain. I got it from wikipedia. It says the following:
"This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Niklas Jansson. This applies worldwide.
Niklas Jansson grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law."
So I'm lost on why those products were removed. No one owns the idea of Flying Spaghetti Monster and the iamge I used is released to the public by it's creator.
One of my products that got rejected was simply letters that I created with the zazzle template. It was "WWFSMD?"
Did a search on http://www.copyright.gov/records/
No one owns "flying spaghetti monster"
No one owns "the flying spaghetti monster"
No one owns "flying spaghetti"
No one owns "spaghetti monster"
No one owns "wwfsmd"
So there is no reason that I can see for the products to be removed.