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frankwolffnl
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I uploaded a few files that had social media icons in them. One got soft rejected and the others got rejected because of intellectual rights. But when i browse Photodune i see alot of other photo’s that have these icons in them. Why do mine get rejected?

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LuisFaus
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They basically changed the rules this year, so any copyrighted material such as social media icons, now, they cannot be submitted unless they are your own creations/look alike and not perfectly matching clones of an specific trademark.

You can read more about this here: http://graphicriver.net/forums/thread/using-products-and-trademarks-in-your-items/116328?page=1

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frankwolffnl
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What do i have to change to resubmit the one that got soft rejected? Maybe remove the trademark names from the description and tags? Or does the image itself has to be changed?

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LuisFaus
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The image itself

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frankwolffnl
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Thanks for the reply. So if i understand correctly, 20% of the icons have to be ones that i created myself and the other 80% can be actual social media icons?

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JTLegg
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No. The way copyright law works is that the product has to be 20% different from copyrighted material. So in other words if you were to use social media icons, each icon would have to be 20% different from the original copyrighted logo. 20% is a relative term, good rule of thumb is they have to be different enough where people can tell its not the copyrighted logo. Make sense?

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KingDog
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The 20% of the icons must be your own work only applies to GraphicRiver logo packs. Your photos cannot contain any visible logos or clearly identifiable manufacturer. Please see this flow chart – http://s3.envato.com/resources/legal/product-trademark-help-guideline.pdf

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