Hi there !
I started a Print on Demand journey on Amazon & Etsy,
for now I am getting like 10 orders a month & still growing.
I have a question, I tought maybe others persons here experienced this :
To make my designs, I inspired myself a lot from graphics made by brands or famous artists,
I am pretty sure that my designs are in infrigment with some copyrights made by big companies.
Sometimes my designs are even deleted by Etsy or my P.O.D platforms.
But after some searches, I noted that :
- A lot of seller sells thoses same type of designs, with no copyright ( they says it is “inspired”, “fan version” etc etc…)
- Their products are online & selling since long times (6 month to 4 years from what I saw)
- They are selling a LOT
- They are not necessaraly based in China, they are mainly in USA, so under the US law ( or maybe it is some Chineese resident that are using US accounts idk… )
I know that according to the law, design copyright infrigment can cost a lot ( revenue made by the sells of the design + sometimes penalty )
But I want to know if some of you had concrete experience of running that kind of businness for a long time and what they can tell us about that ?
Do some of you ever had lawyer, legal expert etc… contact them concerning a copyright problem ? If yes, what did they asked you ?
Per advance thank you !