"ETSY INFRINGEMENT NOTICE"
Dear hellointerloper,...no, to hell with your confidentiality.
We have deactivated some item listings in your shop per Etsy's Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.
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The following item listings have been deactivated:Wait wait wait... what? That doesn't infringe on anything! That was an original figurine! Who could have complained?
74985810 - Loud and Angry Little Guy - Polymer Clay Bird Figurine or Decoration
Etsy received a notice from Jussi Hakanen (email@example.com), Legal Counsel for Rovio Mobile Ltd. The notice said that "The game Angry Birds is developed and published by a Finnish company Rovio Mobile Ltd. All intellectual property rights to Angry Birds are owned by Rovio Mobile Ltd, including but not limited to copyright to the game characters and internationally registered trademarks. Rovio Mobile Ltd's copyright to the Angry Birds game characters and international trademark registrations of the word "ANGRY BIRDS" and international trademark registration of the graphical representation of the game characters provides Rovio Mobile Ltd with certain proprietary rights. This includes the right to restrict the use of copyrighted works and/or trademarks, or a confusingly similar works or trademarks, in association with confusingly similar products or services. Rovio Mobile Ltd's trademark registrations include, but are not limited to registration of graphical representation of game character by European Union Community Trademark (no: 009205221) and international trademark registration in several jurisdictions (no: 1052865) including United States (WO 1052865) and China (WO 1052865). According to the notice, certain material on Etsy is not authorized.
The letter stated that these listing(s) incorporate designs, symbols, language, images, or photographs that infringe upon the concerned party's copyright or other intellectual property right.What the flying fudgebucket?! ANGRY BIRDS?
Let me put this simply... I did not make a clay representation of anything from the game.
First of all... MY BIRD HAS FEET.
My bird is not a legless ball whose only forms of transportation are hopping, and of course, slingshot.
He also has wings, which the Angry Birds lack.
NONE of the birds have any purple, anywhere.
Oh, but there is a blue bird you might say? Well guess what. THE BLUE BIRD ISN'T EVEN ANGRY.
The Angry Birds don't have yellow eyes either.
My bird is just a bird. A bird that is angry.
NOT AN ANGRY BIRD.
Honestly Etsy, honestly Rovio...
WHAT THE BLOODY HECK.
Is this little figurine really all that threatening to you guys?
You'd think that THESE would be a little more dangerous, wouldn't you think?
Thanks for picking on me, bastards.