Politicalsculptor Left Shark Fund
As You know Certain Celebrity send their lawyers after me. Not going to say who it is but rhymes with Merry. Anyways these lawyers who also happen to represent people trying to supress marriage equality in florida ( http://seminoledemocrats.blogspot.com/2014/12/tallahassee-regime-defies-same-sex.html) Claim they own the rights of anything depicted in a half time show.. including a Blue aquatic figure also know as a shark.
This really sucks because i spend a lot of time and efford creating a 3 inch 3D printed desk figurine of the shark to be placed in my shop. Which was deleted because of a cease and desist. http://politicalsculptor.com/ my store can be found here too http://www.shapeways.com/shops/amznfx?section=Politicalsculptures&s=0
I'm a 3D printing artist that makes his work right here in the old USA. My work is usually political oriented and usually attacks homphobes. (not so profitable) So i don't have a legal fund or a bunch of fancy lawyers. All i want is to be able to sell my artwork that apparently people seem wanting to buy.
However, i need a lawyer to help me respond and fight this copyright claim. Or even better just get permission to sell it by the Lady that rhymes with Merry.
So Please help me raise money for my legal fund or contact This artist and encourage her to let me sell this figurine. Please be nice i bet she doesn't even know her lawyers are doing this and i bet she doesn't know her lawyers are also representing homophobes in Florida.
Here is a picture of a #drunkshark and thanks for your time. please share and tweet this and help me fight this
No resolution just yet still waiting on lawyers to work something out. in the meanwhile I have about 3 new color print designs now available. Also i have Tshirts, iphone cases, coffee mugs, pillows etc at
Also my favorite Tshirt Design is this one http://www.redbubble.com/people/amznfx/works/14218491-left-shark-cease-and-desist-this?p=t-shirt&ref=artist_shop_grid
Some people mocked me for setting the goal so low. however, when i made this campaign I honestly wasn't aware of the costs of legal representation. This is my 1st time trying to fight back.
I'm hoping i won't be needing this fund but looks like Katy Perry's law firm is not backing down. Please keep sharing this campaign in social media or my personal page. Hopefully we can make Katy Perry herself aware of this so she can tell her lawyers to back off.
Geez, a lot of sheeple think you should just roll over and let the lawyers claim the copyright to this design. For starters you are not mass producing it. This kind of copyright trolling affects so much more than just one artist. Grow some xxxxx people!
Thanks for your Opinions but I'm fighting this fight because Greenberg and Taurig has yet to prove copyright in this uncopyrightable item. When they claimed copyright without actually having it is what is known as copyright trolling. They shut down dozens of entrepreneurs trying to monopolize a public created meme. This is not right and should be fought. So I'm fighting this fight with or without your support. I will focus focus back to my artwork after I'm done with this case of corporate bullying.
I agree with Clayton. This isn't worth the fight. There's so many better things you can do with your talent. Technically that shark had to be designed by character designer, then a costume designer had to come in to make it wearable, then it had to be built by a team of people. That design belongs to someone else, legally. Focus on YOUR art!
Dude, I love your shark. But, I think you are wasting a lot of time fighting for a project that was surfing on a buzz... and is now pretty much un-interesting. You are a talented 3DP artist, you could design other satirical, controversial, buzz related models.