just because canvas lets them pass, doesn't mean you should. it's a matter of designer integrity. especially as a christian, you should have the highest integrity when it comes to your work.
maybe you weren't sure if it's illegal, which is fine, we're just keeping you informed. it is illegal, and it is wrong of canvas/c28 to sell them.
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Thank you DavidGaddy I appreciate the comment, I had so many little characters go through my head and I even thought of the coins too when designing this. But I totally agree with ya, I'll keep that in mind for the next one, thank you again.
The cool thing is your design doesn't need the copyrighted characters. Any cool looking 8-bit sprite would do and people would still dig it. In example, you could replace the characters with coins (which are used in many games) with say a "+1" on it. This way you still get the same effect without any copyright questions. Great concept and design by the way! I really like it.
Maher, you mistake this site for one that is well monitored. Everything gets through without screening here. Canvas has made it clear that they want this site to maintain itself. So, that said, your shirt or any like it (Star Wars rip offs) can easily make it to the voting stage. Canvas also assumes (rightly) that you've read the terms at submission. When you check the box that says you own/are the originator this concept and artwork, you assume all responsibility/liability for it. Like Reinecke said, the gamble is on your part. Many have won and have rolled the dice right along with Canvas/C28 that it will sell without consequence. We're not here to debate. We're here to encourage you to steer clear of the pitfalls that this approach may entail. Your "Hands of the Maker" design shows you have great ability. Your potential can reach well beyond this level of design. I look forward to seeing more designs from you in the future!
The reason why this shirt was created was because of the other shirts I've seen floating around on c28 or all over the web for that matter. For me this isn't to make a profit, it's to showcase a cool shirt design, c28 could have easily turned this shirt away but they didn't.
this is an example of one of c28's best sellers...
Maher— There's no debate. This is infringement, and so are the star wars tees. The only debate here, is the gamble of whether or not you will get caught, and prosecuted against. C28 has made it clear that all ownness is on you. If they print the shirt, they are not liable , but you are, 100%. Be mindful that large franchises have licensing fees for the use of their characters
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I think that's debatable because I've seen shirts get printed with star wars images on them as well as other video game images and logos.
Sorry, Maher, but this is copyright infringement.