I have no right to sell the above Baltimore Oriole t-shirt, which I had put up for sale a couple of weeks ago thru my Zazzle store.
"Unfortunately, it appears that your product, Baltimore Oriole, contains content that is not suitable for printing at Zazzle.com."I got the above note in my email in box last week.
Sure, as you may remember, I drew my own color sketch of the Baltimore Oriole that I had seen in my very own yard. The bird drawings drew a lot of comments and so I put some of those images on t-shirts for sale via Zazzle. Why not?
Well, that was NOT a good idea according to the Zazzle on-line store:
"Design contains an image or text that infringes on intellectual property rights. We have been contacted by the intellectual property right holder and at their request we will be removing your product from Zazzle’s Marketplace due to intellectual property claims."
You can still buy it, now renamed as No Name Bird.
Wear it in protest to an Orioles game.
Note to the lawyers: the Baltimore Oriole bird had the name FIRST, dang it!