Filed under: Life
Here’s an e-mail I received last night (re: my CafePress store). Apparently the word ‘glee’ is solely owned by Twentieth Century Fox:
Thank you for using CafePress.com!
In accordance with our Intellectual Property Rights Policy, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation provided us with a notice stating that your use of content related to the television show entitled “Glee” infringes upon their intellectual property rights (copyright/trademark/improper marketing). Please click here for more information about intellectual property.
Accordingly, we have set the content that is alleged to infringe the rights of the third party to “pending status” which disables said content from being displayed in your shop or purchased by the public. You may review the content set to pending status by logging into your CafePress.com account and clicking on the “Media Basket” link. The content set to pending status will be highlighted red.
If you believe that you hold the rights to the content alleged to infringe the rights of the third party, we encourage you to contact the alleged rights holder directly for a resolution to this matter. Below please find the contact information for the party alleging infringement.
Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising Legal Department
We apologize for any inconvenience that our actions may cause you. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Content Usage Associate
Filed under: Clippings
(Did anyone get my The Legend of Billie Jean reference with the title?)
Filed under: Life
Ready to hear about job scam #2? Again, the company in question contacted me via a resume I posted on a job-search site. To make this one appear more legit, it was actually for a job I applied for (secret shopper). I received an e-mail from (before it was over with) like 8 different people, all working the same scam. In reality it was most-likely one person using multiple names. Whatever the case, it became annoying after a while.
So, I skim over the e-mail and it’s allegedly for a secret shopper position. My first “assignment” is to go to Western Union and send money to some woman in Haiti. …um, yeah. I read on, and it goes into detail about not letting them know you are a secret shopper, what to pay attention to (the number of people working there, store condition, interaction with customers, how long it takes to conduct my transaction, etc.). Continue reading
Oh! I can’t believe I almost forgot to mention this: There has been one positive in the last 3 months: My online store (SeulBoy) has been doing gangbusters! I have to assume it’s because of it being Christmastime. In November alone, I had 1-3 orders per day! Of course since my customers are accessing my merchandise via the CafePress main page instead of through my actual store web page, I only get 10%, whereas if you order through my actual store, I get up to 90%. Continue reading