tgentry


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Guys, I know this bothers you as much as it bothers me. Someone grabs a Shirt.Woot design and puts it for sale somewhere else. Sometimes A LOT of Shirt.Woot designs. We want to make sure our artists are getting properly paid and credited for their work. We have a good legal team who want the same thing.

I was pointed to a site this morning that (again) has a lot of our designs for sale. It started with one, but after a little browsing it's snowballed into a lot more than that. We have to compile a good bit of data on each design to hand off to our legal team, and that can be very time consuming. I feel like if we work together as a community we can get these kind of situations resolved for our artists a lot quicker.

So, I'm asking you, the community, that when you find a Shirt.Woot design being sold elsewhere that you post the link here. If you want to go a step further to help us expedite the process, you can post it in this format:

- Daily Design Name
- Artist Username
- URL to the design on our site
- Date originally ran
- Link to the design on the other site

- Derby Design Name
- Artist Username
- URL to the design on our site
- Date originally submitted to the derby
- Link to the design on the other site

We take this seriously and want to make sure our artists are taken care of quickly. Anything you can do to help us and our artists is very much appreciated.

tgentry


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As I said above, I started cruising this site and began finding a lot of our designs (again.) I only got a little ways into the animals category. Like a good Pokemon trainer, I want to catch them all, but I need your help.

The Cat in the Box
Nathan Pyle
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/the-cat-in-the-box
Originally ran 9/5/12
http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/the-cat-in-the-box-womens-t-shirt-77506

Nightmeow on Elm Street
Droidloot
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/nightmeow-on-elm-street
Originally ran 5/17/12
http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/freddy-cat-womens-t-shirt-63654

Cow Tipping
Colin Lepper
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/cow-tipping
Originally ran 7/31/12
http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/cow-tips-t-shirt-67483

Marsupial in my Pocket
Ramyb
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/marsupial-in-my-pocket
Originally submitted to the derby on Nov 11, 2011
http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/koala-t-shirt-45602

Forever Toasty
Ochopika
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/forever-toasty
Originally ran May 28, 2012
http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/fire-bird-t-shirt-62749

tgentry


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tjschaeffer wrote:Doing my part!



That's awesome, thanks so much. I really appreciate it and I know the artists will to.

tjschaeffer


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And here are a few more. It's kind of sad how many stolen designs are to be found on the interwebs...

The Formula for Success
Jason Tracewell
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/the-formula-for-success
April 5, 2012
http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/-a2b858ee9f4688cadde1b12d94988fd1-/sheldons-bazinga-t-shirt-77507?__utma=1.1381166067.1362764526.1362773552.1362773557.3&__utmb=1.1.10.1362773557&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1362764526.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=164352959

Heavy Lifting
Andy Pitts
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/heavy-lifting
Aug 27, 2012
http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/-a2b858ee9f4688cadde1b12d94988fd1-/be-aware-migratory-bird-t-shirt-69924?__utma=1.1381166067.1362764526.1362773552.1362773557.3&__utmb=1.4.10.1362773557&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1362764526.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=196114348

ChupaCabana
bassanimation
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/chupacabana
Aug 25, 2012
http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/-a2b858ee9f4688cadde1b12d94988fd1-/chupa-cabana-t-shirt-69922?__utma=1.1381166067.1362764526.1362773552.1362773557.3&__utmb=1.4.10.1362773557&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1362764526.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=196114348

taternuggets


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I'm just curious, when you find this sort of thing on a site that is hosted in another country, what recourse does woot have?


Nothing follows.

Narfcake


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taternuggets wrote:I'm just curious, when you find this sort of thing on a site that is hosted in another country, what recourse does woot have?


Recourse, I don't know, but if there's one aspect from the merger, it'd be Amazon's legal department they'll be dealing with.

taternuggets


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Narfcake wrote:Recourse, I don't know, but if there's one aspect from the merger, it'd be Amazon's legal department they'll be dealing with.



Well for as much as the Amazon (or Woot) legal department would mean to me... I'm not sure how much they would scare Qui-Gon Jinn or Kim Jon Un or whatever his name was if his country was printing our shirts...


Nothing follows.

ochopika


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taternuggets wrote:I'm just curious, when you find this sort of thing on a site that is hosted in another country, what recourse does woot have?



It seems like woot has a chance since the both the U.S and the U.K are part of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention_for_the_Protection_of_Literary_and_Artistic_Works
I mean... unless I'm misunderstanding what the agreement means.

tsukitensh


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May I suggest that people take screenshots, in case this company takes any or all of these shirts down before legal action can be taken?

Narfcake


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Whose legal department works the fastest? TeeFury/TeeTurtle's, or Woot's? The one relevant to here:

(derby)
- The Choice Was Not Hard
- BootsBoots
- August 31, 2008 @ 3:54 AM
- The Choice Was Not Hard
- http://www.redbubble.com/people/tsubasawb/works/9976494-waterslides?p=t-shirt

j5


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Narfcake wrote:Whose legal department works the fastest? TeeFury/TeeTurtle's, or Woot's?http://www.redbubble.com/people/tsubasawb/works/9976494-waterslides?p=t-shirt

I thought Teefury didn't retain the rights to a design.

I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

Narfcake


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j5 wrote:I thought Teefury didn't retain the rights to a design.


Good point. The thing was that the design was lifted when TF still had it up.

j5


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Narfcake wrote:Good point. The thing was that the design was lifted when TF still had it up.

Thieves love shirt-a-day sites. It's guerrilla thievery. There is no recourse.

I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

fishbiscuit5


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Found "Donut Panic!" on RedBubble today, don't be fooled by the new name they've given it. Thanks for setting up this thread, Travis! It's so frustrating to find your work "borrowed" out there on the Interwebz.
http://www.redbubble.com/people/10naruto23/works/10097131-dougnut-murder

*Edit: He has one of sekiyoku's designs for sale in his store too.
http://www.redbubble.com/people/10naruto23/works/10093659-rabbit-in-the-penguin-flock










februarystar27


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My boyfriend's parents are visiting us in Boston this week, and we took them to the Museum of Science today, where I saw this shirt.



The art isn't an exact lift, but it's basically the same shirt with their logo slapped below it.

februarystar27


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februarystar27 wrote:My boyfriend's parents are visiting us in Boston this week, and we took them to the Museum of Science today, where I saw this shirt.



The art isn't an exact lift, but it's basically the same shirt with their logo slapped below it.



Sorry, info Travis requested:

Some Motivation Required
nrarmen
http://shirt.woot.com/catalog?q=Some+Motivation+Required
Originally ran 2/2/2009
It's at the Museum of Science gift shop, but I can't seem to find it listed in their online shop.

rglee129


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februarystar27 wrote:My boyfriend's parents are visiting us in Boston this week, and we took them to the Museum of Science today, where I saw this shirt.



The art isn't an exact lift, but it's basically the same shirt with their logo slapped below it.



I saw this tee at the Orlando Science Center, too. I asked the clerk where they get their tees, and he said they make them themselves and that they are a company which runs gift shops for museums all over the nation. Thx for posting.

tgentry


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We've passed the gift shop tee to our legal team. Thanks guys.

blk909


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Moloko Plus is printing on Qwertee. I took a screen shot, but I don't know where to send it.
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/moloko-plus
by ISO30
1st place in Derby #61: Movie Titles Re-Interpreted, with 1172 votes!
First printed on Woot
Sep 26, 2008 12:00 AM


tsukitensh


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tgentry wrote:We've passed the gift shop tee to our legal team. Thanks guys.




I didn't have my phone with me and therefore couldn't take a picture, but there is a version of the "Motivation Required" tee with a shark and a swimmer rather than a dinosaur and a runner. I discovered it at the aquarium I volunteer at. I can get a pic next week if needed.

tgentry


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blk909 wrote:Moloko Plus is printing on Qwertee. I took a screen shot, but I don't know where to send it.
http://shirt.woot.com/offers/moloko-plus
by ISO30
1st place in Derby #61: Movie Titles Re-Interpreted, with 1172 votes!
First printed on Woot
Sep 26, 2008 12:00 AM



Thanks guys, I've passed it along to the appropriate parties.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
tgentry wrote:Thanks guys, I've passed it along to the appropriate parties.



He's got it on RedBubble also.

http://www.redbubble.com/people/ismyth22/works/8817347-clockwork-orange

I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

vivbot


quality posts: 29 Private Messages vivbot

Just ran through the Animals category and found all of these. Didn't take a close look at them, but it seems like the shirtcity ones are all a little "modified."

- Escape From The Cold
- ramyb
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/escape-from-the-cold
- Ran 6/30/12, subbed 6/22/12
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/cool-penguin-t-shirt-64927

- All Tangled Up
- ramyb
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/all-tangled-up
- Ran 11/26/12
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/cat-entangled-in-christmas-lights-womens-t-shirt-76345

- Winning The Race
- sekiyoku
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/winning-the-race
- Ran 12/11/09, subbed 12/4/09
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/armed-turttle-t-shirt-65077

- Warm And Cozy
- ramyb
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/warm-and-cozy
- Ran 11/13/10, subbed 11/5/10
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/christmas-tourtle-t-shirt-64689

- Don't Even Ask
- ramyb
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/dont-even-ask
- Ran 12/19/10, subbed 12/10/10
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/inflated-rabbit-kids-t-shirt-65146

- I Claim This Land For France
- geekfactor12
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/i-claim-this-land-for-france
- Ran 8/14/08
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/wrong-island-t-shirt-56360

- Some Motivation Required
- nrarmen
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/some-motivation-required
- Ran 2/27/09, subbed 2/20/09
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/t-rex-exercise-t-shirt-49136

[I also found a couple Threadless designs in that category =___=]

vivbot


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From Food & Drink...

- Rock'N Rollz
- fftkrazee
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/rockn-rollz
- Ran 1/4/11
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/sushi-band-t-shirt-65376

- How Rainbows Are Made
- TYH
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/how-rainbows-are-made
- Ran 5/21/10, subbed 4/24/10
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/drunk-cloud-t-shirt-64553

- Misfortune
- tjost
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/misfortune
- Ran 7/18/11, subbed 6/5/11
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/bad-news-t-shirt-71646

- An Exhaustive Guide to Cuts of Meat
- thatrobert
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/an-exhaustive-guide-to-cuts-of-meat
- Subbed 10/29/10 (can't find original run date)
- http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/cow-meat-t-shirt-64688

Came across a couple cake/lie ones too, but I dunno if the more similar one is close enough The Cake Is A Liar to warrant any concern: http://www.shirtcity.co.uk/cake-is-a-lie-t-shirt-7697

Narfcake


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(Daily)
- The Cat in the Box
- Nathan Pyle
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/the-cat-in-the-box
- Ran 9/5/12
- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Cat-In-The-Box-T-shirt-T-Shirt-Funny-Dr-Dr-Schrodinger-Science-Physics-/390468284623

mlovesr


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This one looks familiar. And it's available on a tote. Bummer...

wirdou


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Sorry not to use the asked format...but here there are too many stolen designs from shirt.woot and other sites here....They even have Unstealthiest Ninja 3 on the main page....

LINK

graywh


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vivbot wrote:Just ran through the Animals category and found all of these. Didn't take a close look at them, but it seems like the shirtcity ones are all a little "modified."



One one of the modifications, you can see where the thief forgot to change the background color in a couple of places.

And it's been 2 months, but these designs are still up.

fishbiscuit5


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Found "When I Was Your Age" by keyser520 selling on RedBubble by a different user.

Original: http://shirt.woot.com/offers/when-i-was-your-age

RedBubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/onlythebest/works/11156527-when-i-was-your-age










j5


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Not sure if this counts, but...
- Reflections on Pi
- ThatRobert
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/reflections-on-pi?ref=cnt_ctlg_dgn_4
- Feb 9, 2011
- http://www.6dollarshirts.com/product.php?productid=12229



I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

agingdragqueen


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j5 wrote:Not sure if this counts, but...
- Reflections on Pi
- ThatRobert
- http://shirt.woot.com/offers/reflections-on-pi?ref=cnt_ctlg_dgn_4
- Feb 9, 2011
- http://www.6dollarshirts.com/product.php?productid=12229



I think it's been a pretty common concept, I'm not sure we'd win that fight. I always think of that shirt tho when I go to the pie truck here in Seattle.

rattieonwheels


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rattieonwheels

This Woot shirt:

http://shirt.woot.com/offers/world-domination-for-cats

as a pin back button on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/184625250
(sigh)

rattieonwheels


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So it's not the exact same design, but this:

http://www.textualtees.com/collections/new-designs/products/coffee-right-meow#.U6C-MRa1wzY

is clearly based off of the Woot design currently sitting at #1:

http://shirt.woot.com/offers/catffeine?ref=cnt_top20_1_tl

(sigh)

rattieonwheels


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rattieonwheels

Here we go again.

Long-time Woot favorite It Came Out Of Nowhere http://shirt.woot.com/offers/it-came-out-of-nowhere

on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/157826242

(sigh)

Narfcake


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The Cat in the Box by nathanwpyle

Stolen (though rearranged) art:
- http://www.cafepress.com/dd/81531247

sonofafish


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I don't know if it counts, because woot never actually printed LPyne's "That's no moon", but nonetheless:

http://www.bustedtees.com/deal/thatsnomoon

tjschaeffer


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sonofafish wrote:I don't know if it counts, because woot never actually printed LPyne's "That's no moon", but nonetheless:

http://www.bustedtees.com/deal/thatsnomoon



To be fair the idea existed before LPyne did it.

That's No Moon


I only know this because the existence of said shirt kept me from doing a similar design in Derby 351 (LPyne's was subbed in Derby 353).