Senryu : deplete

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deplete my patience
companies steal history
claiming dead folk’s names

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

I get frustrated sometimes.  I did a t-shirt with a quote I saw attributed to Oscar Wilde.  I love Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” so did a search on his quotes on several quote sites.  I put the quote on a t-shirt and Zazzle banned the design because I put Oscar Wilde’s name under the quote. They are fine with me using the quote as long as his name is not under it.  Apparently a company has trademarked his name.

I am doing a self-challenge of a design a day.  I have a new blog on the travails, trials and triumphs of said challenge. Currently I put them up on Zazzle to sell although I will post some designs in other places. So today I vented on a post about it’s ok to use a quote but not attribute it on “Design 7 & 8 : Be Yourself and Zazzle’s weird copyright issues“.  The illogic of corporations and laws make me a little crazy sometimes.

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