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Google + Tee Spring = Money?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by IceePolarBear, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. IceePolarBear

    IceePolarBear Newbie

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    Hey guys! So, recently I came up with an idea. Well, I am decently good with Photoshop, and I was wondering that if I used free stock images from "pexels.com/search/animals or Paid ones from another site, could you make a shirt out of it on Tee Spring? (Suggesting that you modified it a little to look better on the shirt)

    I am probably an idiot, but free stock images are used for a variety of purposes. Also, I found it when I selected "Labeled for reuse."

    Hopefully, this is a "Legal Idea." I don't mind blackhat, but I would imagine getting caught with this method.
     
  2. kasumi009

    kasumi009 Newbie

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    Yes. i guess so. And try free iStock photos. Best of luck with your journey.
     
  3. Jibberish Jones

    Jibberish Jones BANNED BANNED

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    You will have copyright issue on teespring mate.
     
  4. kasumi009

    kasumi009 Newbie

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    Nope. I went through some professional ebook and they advised to seek for free iStock photos to avoid copyright issues.
     
  5. goblinsystems

    goblinsystems Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Amazon Merch is a new service like tee spring that might be worth checking out. It's technically in a beta stage so I think you have to request an invite.

    I think if stock pictures say 'free for commercial use' then you should be good to go, at least legally speaking. Unless it somehow violates teespring TOS
     
  6. Paul Straham

    Paul Straham Newbie

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    Be sure to purchase an extended license on iStock if you decide to continue with this plan. Here is an excerpt from their license agreement:

    "No Products for Resale. Unless you purchase an extended license, you may not use content in connection with any goods or services intended for resale or distribution where the primary value lies in the content itself including, without limitation, cards, stationery items, paper products, calendars, apparel items, posters (printed on paper, canvas, or any other media), DVDs, mobile applications or other items for resale, license or other distribution for profit. This includes "on demand" products (meaning products in which content is selected by a third party for customization on such product on a made-to-order basis), including, without limitation, postcards, mugs, t-shirts, posters and other items (this includes the sale of products through custom designed websites, as well as sites such as zazzle.com and cafepress.com)"

    iStock is owned by Getty, one of the most aggressive pursuers of copyright infringement. Google "Getty extortion letter" if you want to get an idea of their tactics. If your product is ever "successful", Getty will make sure to collect their fine for improper use of their media. Which usually comes in the form of letter threatening to sue you.

    I hate lawyers. You have lawyers. We all hate lawyers.

    So read thoroughly.
     
  7. IceePolarBear

    IceePolarBear Newbie

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    Thank you guys. I appreciate the replies. I will be sure to read the fine print and actually purchase if needed.