Archive for July, 2012


 

Ok, so I have received an email from Zazzle support about one of the images I had used yesterday to create new products in bulk (through quick create templates) and I honestly do not understand the reason. This is the email they had sent me:

Dear stineshop,

Thank you for being a Zazzle Seller.

You recently used our Quick Product Create tool to upload a number of new designs. Unfortunately, one or more of your designs is in violation of Zazzle’s content guidelines. Because of the way that our Quick Product Create tool works, we are unable to accept parts of an upload. We must either accept all of it or none of it. Therefore, in this case, we cannot accept the entire batch of products in your recent upload.

Below, we have listed all of the products in your upload and have identified, with reasons, the image(s) that are a problem. If you make corrections to the products with problems, or delete them from the batch, we will be happy to accept your products and designs.

We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment that you may have experienced. Please see our User Agreement, Content Guidelines and Copyright Policies for a more detailed explanation of our policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at content_review@zazzle.com and reference the Batch ID below.

Best Regards,
The Zazzle Content Review Team

 

Reason Not Approved: Intellectual PropertyDesign contains an image or text that may infringe on intellectual property rights. We have been contacted by the intellectual property right holder and we will be removing your product from Zazzle’s Marketplace due to infringement claims.

Batch ID: 2467952
Number of Products: 86
Product Title: Lone Cypress Tree – California Coast
Image(s):

Do you understand how a photo of a (famous) tree can violate intellectual property rights? We had shot this exact photography ourselves during May 2010. We were on our USA vacation and this tree is a famous photo spot on the 17-Mile Drive along the Californian coast.

 

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Ok, I just had a very good laugh when checking my emails.

Zazzle has removed one of my new designs. You can see it attached to this topic.
It is one of the altars from Cologne Cathedral.

Guess what the reason for deletion is?

“Design may contain nudity, depicts artistic nudity and/or be considered sexually suggestive, pornographic or obscene”

Uhm, yeah…

Am I the only one not understanding this?

What do you – Zazzler or not – think about this?

I must say, I have learned to love templates on Zazzle as they make it so much easier to create products with the same photo or piece of art. I cannot thank Barb enough for helping me and giving a great guide on how to create templates.

The only negative thing I can report is that you 1) cannot use more than 100 templates at once and that 2) items with more than 1 side (e.g. many new skins) are not really compatible and you need to add the photo manually to the other sides.

What do you think about the templates?

Hurray, this has been one of my first postcard sales and the first ever with my pretty popular photo of the Capitol of California in Sacramento.

This postcard was sold to Debbie in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. And although I only earned $0.06 in royalty, I was very happy about this purchase. Why? I don’t know, but I think the photo that we shot during 2010 really is nice and the best photography of the Capitol available on Zazzle.

I also made it into Top 10 Postcards Views of Zazzle on February 26, 2012 with this design. Hurray!

Here it is:

What do you think about this photograph? Isn’t it lovely?

(Last updated: 2018-06-06)

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