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  • What is Copyright?

    A copyright is a legal right that protects original works of authorship. Please check our Copyright Guidelines before start opening your store.
    Remember: A copyright only protects the actual things you make.

    Examples of things that can be protected by copyright are:

    • Visual art (like photographs and illustrations)
    • Written material (like text from a book)
    • Recorded material (like dialogue from a movie and song lyrics)

    It’s important to understand that Marpple cannot help you figure out which of your designs are problematic, but it’s safe to say that if you’re not sure, you should probably err on the side of caution and remove them.

    Some important things to remember:

    • Whether your account has been restricted or not, it’s always a good idea to pay special attention to any of your designs that use elements of other people’s creations.
    • As a general rule, you should continuously review your account whenever one of your designs is removed.
  • How can I copyright my artwork?

    You’ve automatically got a copyright. However you  might need to apply for copyright registration to obtain copyright protection (or registration might give your copyright greater protection).

    For example, in the USA and many European countries, you can register your copyright to create a public record and to potentially improve your ability to enforce your copyright in a court of law. For more information, check out www.copyright.gov and www.eucopyright.com (http://www.eucopyright.com/).
    In contrast, under Australian law, copyright cannot be registered.

  • I’m not sure that the designs I sell on Marpple don’t infringe someone else’s copyright.

    As long as you’re creating your own original art, and you’re not using any elements of others’ creations, you’re probably not infringing on someone else’s copyright.
    If your work includes something that you didn’t come up with yourself (for example a character from a video game or lyrics from a song, etc.), you might be infringing someone’s copyright

    If you have a specific question or concern about your artwork, it’s always best to speak to an attorney before you upload it to Marpple.com.

  • Someone stole my artwork - How do I report it?

    We at Marpple take the protection of Intellectual Property (“IP”) rights very seriously. Marpple.com is a service provider. Anyone can open an account and upload art they claim as their own to offer it for sale on t-shirts, hoodies and other apparel. Please click here to find more information. All requests for shutdowns must be made by submitting through the email via: info@marpple.com

  • Why was my design removed?

    If your design was removed from Marpple.com, it’s generally because a rights holder or their authorized representative identified certain content hosted on the Marpple marketplace as infringing.

    It is Marpple’s policy to remove allegedly infringing works in response to legally valid complaints under applicable law, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that, by removing your work, Marpple itself considers your work to be infringing.

    We are not your lawyer and this is not legal advice. We recommend contacting an attorney if you need an actual legal consultation.

Other Questions

If you have any questions regarding your order, please get in touch with our support team by emailing info@marpple.com and we will do our best to reply within 24 hours!