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I'm not sure if this is against UA, so I won't mention specifics. I asked someone to make an anti-book/curriculum sticker for my car. Its a popular mainstream book/curriculum and can be very detrimental to infants. Anyhoo, her design got pulled b/c it violates copyright law, assumedly because it has the title in the sticker. So, I already ordered though and its on its way here. If I put it on my car, am I violating copyright law? Could I get in trouble for defamation?
 

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I have absolutely no experience or knowledge, but I can't imagine you'd get in trouble. At the very worst - you'd have to scrape it off your car. And first, they have to find you!<br><br>
But, YMMV and I'm no lawyer.
 

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I am pretty darn sure that simply citing a title of a book does not violate copyright law. That's actually pretty ridiculous, if you think about it. All book reviews would be in violation!
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Disclaimer: I'm not an intellectual property attorney. The following is not legal advice; I could be totally wrong.</span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
The design could be copyright/trademark protected. If the person who did the design for you had to pull it from her website, it's probably at the request of the company that makes the product. I assume she got a C&D letter. Basically, they've probably told her she has to give them all profits she's made on the design and get all copies of the materials she sent out back and destroy them.<br><br>
You probably can't get in trouble, but she can, because as the purported infringer it's her responsibility to recall/destroy what she created that violated their copyright/trademark.<br><br>
It's unlikely anything further would happen, and I doubt they'd find you, let alone give you trouble for it, but she can get fined, sued, etc. if they were aware of your continued use of the product she made that they claimed violated their copyright.<br><br>
I'm also assuming that she didn't want to fight the C&D letter and just did what they asked. That's what usually happens, even when it actually might be "parody" or some other legal use of a design/logo/copyrighted material.<br><br>
Sorry for the long explanation. Again, I'm not an intellectual property attorney, so I can't say for sure. Just my best guess. And not legal advice. If you're curious about some relatively recent negotiations over a similar matter, you could check out the Lactivist's website/blog. She recently had a run-in with the National Pork Board over a t-shirt she was selling to raise money for the Mother's Milk Bank of Ohio. She posted a copy of the C&D letter she got and a lot of other details. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><a href="http://thelactivist.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html" target="_blank">http://thelactivist.blogspot.com/200...1_archive.html</a> Bottom of the page.<br><br>
Julia<br>
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