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DESIGNER

akartoge
2019-01-13
Edited 2020-02-01 by ajleroux (admin) permalink ANCHOR

Hello guys, I have a question. Actually, I've been banned from Logoground weeks ago, not really sure why though because I am certain that my logos are clean. Anyway, my other logos are closed as well even though it's not sold out yet. My question is :
is it safe to re-upload those logo from a banned account to a new account ?

Thank you so much for your reply.
Best regards.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-01-14

It is not our business, but what was the reason...?
I guess LG had a good reason to do this.
Maybe you have plagiarized others work many times (just an example). Then it seems not logical to reupload the same work. It is also a matter of trust... in this case, will they (the lg staff) give you a 2nd chance?

It depends on the reason for this ban...



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-01-14

Hi akartoge,

Creating more than one LogoGround account is not prohibited, but that's about the only good news I can give you. Our system is good at identifying and linking accounts that belong to one person. If one account receives a ban it has a very significant impact on other accounts by the same person, including future accounts. I would not recommend uploading the same logos again. You were banned for a reason.

The only remedy would be to show that you should not have been banned. LogoGround isn't obligated to reconsider a ban, but we're nice and we will probably reconsider :)

In the vast majority of cases a ban is for a copyright violation. Check your logos in Tineye, Google and Yandex. Figure out which logo is the problem. When you find the duplicate, send us a way to verify that you are the original author.



DESIGNER
citronneo
2019-01-14

Hi Andre,

My wife created an account a few days ago. Since we are logging from the same computer I am wondering if the system detects this like duplicate accounts from the one person. Please let me know if that can be a problem.

Thank you.



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-01-14

Hi citronneo,

Yes, it will probably be detected as a duplicate account and no, it won't be a problem. :)

If the system thinks you have a duplicate account it just notes it and does nothing further. Both accounts continue to function normally. It only flags the accounts if it detects a problem. For example, if you click 'like' on all your wife's logos, that will trigger a flag and an admin will take a closer look. And of course if one of you get banned, that will be bad for both accounts. But we also treat each case separately and your gold (almost platinum) status makes a big difference. So does the fact that you've been on LG for 3+ years. If we see a problem, your status and good track record signal to us that there is probably a misunderstanding of some sort and we'll get in touch with you before doing anything.



DESIGNER
citronneo
2019-01-14

Thanks for the clarification.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-01-14

@citronneo, I know there are more LG couples here, but your now officially a LG couple 😁

Do we actually have a LG baby? 🤔



DESIGNER
aefirit
2019-01-14

Good information to know :) thank you @citronneo and @ajleroux.

@brandmaistro jajajajaja :D it's a great thought. Would be great to have a designer life mate :') and a baby designer too.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-01-15

@Aefirit 😄👍



DESIGNER
Fbastiart
2019-01-15

I'm single 😢



DESIGNER
akartoge
2019-01-15

Thank you ajleroux for the answer. Much appreciated.
Best regards,



DESIGNER
Zemfir
2019-02-08

Good topic, learned a lot of useful



USER
2019-11-16

Hello LG Designers and Admins.. Me and my wife made few logos and we uploaded on LG... She was banned at her first upload without explanation! I'm impressed cause she has more experience than me !
Also my logo are declined.. Is there any way to rehab her!? cause she is really off set !



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-11-16

As a rule, those designers who flagrantly violate the rules of the site receive a ban. In such a harsh way punished for plagiarism.



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-11-17

AlexanderWolf-Developer,

You might mean "upset" instead of "off set". It's okay, English is not the first language for many designers here.

In any case, I doubt that there is a program for rehabilitating copyright infringers. So, to answer your question, I don't think there is a way for your wife to attend a rehab program. Okay, that was a joke (playing on the fact that you use the word rehab, which normally means "a course of treatment for drug or alcohol dependence, typically at a residential facility").

Okay, so... In all seriousness, it is important to understand that every logo you put up for sale (here or elsewhere), must be 100% created by you. Yes, every single anchor point. That is, you should always start with an empty art-board and you should not copy someone else's work to try to sell it as your own.

You should read this page: https://www.logoground.com/onestrike.php

If your wife was banned, most probably it was because of the one-strike rule above.

If you have not been banned yet, this means that your logos have been declined for other reasons (or it means that the LogoGround admin couldn't find the original source of a copy you submitted). On the page that lists all your logos, simply click on the red button with the word "decline" to see the reason for each declined logo.

One final piece of advice: You should not use someone else's work as your avatar (here in LogoGround, on fiverr or elsewhere). Currently, like many other copyright infringers out there, you are using a modified version of Jord Riekwel's excellent logo, which was created for Gray Wolf Games back in 2007: https://dribbble.com/shots/3787905

Hope this helps,

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
Dmitriy Dzendo
2019-11-17

Ortega Graphics :D

And I did not pay attention to the avatar!
Oh my god, I just don’t understand how you can try to be a designer and use someone else’s work in your avatar !?
That is, you already by this fact, tell us that you can easily plagiarize in your work.
After all, another designer (Jord Riekwel) made this logo for his customer, who paid him money. You didn’t pay for it. Therefore, you can’t use it. You have no copyright on the image of the wolf.

PS
Why do many people think that if the image is on the Internet, then you can appropriate it.
You do not steal paintings from the gallery (museum) yourself.



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-11-17

The real designer of that wolf logo knows what is going on here... oooops!🤭



USER
2019-11-17

We are sorry, we are only young millenials without experience
But we have no time for this things
Thanks anyway for your help
Bye



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-11-17

I thought you told us that your partner was more experienced. But she was banned, Now it looks like you are also going that way.

But now you are exposed as a copycat, because of stealing/using a logo, at least one logo, but how many logos are copied before? So now you say just sorry. Leaving this site. And that’s it?



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-11-17
Edited 2019-11-17 by Brandmaistro permalink ANCHOR

No time for this? What does that mean? That you don’t mind copying and stealing logos? So stealing logos is okay, but only if nobody knows. But if they know then you think you can get away with it. Just say sorry and your are gone...

And that you are a millenial does not mean you can steal things that are not yours. “I am a millenial so I can take a bread I like from the bakery, yup, because I am a millenial.”

🥴



DESIGNER
Ortega Graphics
2019-11-17

AlexanderWolf-Developer,

You (and your wife Kate) are using that aforementioned design illegally; not only on your own two websites, but also on various marketplaces, freelance platforms, social media, etc.: Udemy, Shutterstock, GraphicRiver/Envato, Gumroad, TemplateMonster, TurboSquid, CGTrader, Frippa, Mojo, LogoGround, Ebay, Upwork, Fiverr, Cad Crowd, Guru, Freelancer, BÄ“hance, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Quora, LinkedIn and Twitter to name a few.

Not only does this goes against many user agreements, terms and rules on those websites, but also this is against international copyright law.

Even though most of these profiles are empty and even though it seems that you are not making any money on these profiles, you should immediately remove that graphic from all those websites.

You had the time to illegally add those graphics, so you must also have the time to remove them.

Ortega Graphics



DESIGNER
Brandmaistro
2019-11-17

Outch!

Like Phill (Collins) said before:
It's in the air tonight...

I feel that a DMCA storm is coming...
Dark clouds stick together, I can already hear the noise of thunder...
*** closed doors and windows and put my car and bicycle safe ***

Hi @Jord, als je dit leest (wat je vast doet) dan staat je wat werk te wachten. Sorry mate ;-)



USER
2019-11-17
Edited 2019-11-18 by ajleroux (admin) permalink ANCHOR

Good evening,
Tomorrow I’ll get to work on changing all logos.
Anyway, it wasn’t violation of copyright , because I got inspired by people more experienced than me!

[Comment removed - forum rules.]

But for my education, I don’t come here to cause you problems like this is happening in this discussion!
Thanks for having me understand so many things!

PS: stop fake accusation - stop bullying - stop rudeness
Good life to all!



ADMIN
ajleroux
2019-11-18

Hi AlexanderWolf-Developer,

Learning about copyright can be a little daunting when you are new to logo design, but it is absolutely required. Every logo designer must understand how copyright works. You cannot say "it wasn’t violation of copyright , because I got inspired by people more experienced than me". There is a difference between being inspired by a design and copying it.

I don't see any fake accusations, bullying or rudeness above. The same designers you are talking to here have freely given their time to help fellow designers (browse other topics in this forum). Copyright infringements are different though. Designers put countless hours into creating unique designs and when we see someone trying to unfairly benefit from the work of another designer, the conversation will change from friendly and constructive to "how dare you" very quickly. Pointing out a copyright violation is not bullying and it is not rude.

Regarding the ban:
This was for a clear copyright violation. Using an existing design as part of a logo is not allowed, even if the existing design is flipped upside down and stretched.

Best of luck to you and your wife.



DESIGNER
rahmanID
2020-01-25

Good morning
I'm a beginner at logoground, I want to ask about the issue of a blocked account.
When I first uploaded the logo I thought the upload failed because in the Recent sales dashboard my logo didn't appear, then I uploaded the same logo again four times. Does that cause my account to be blocked ??
I did not know that the uploaded logo was immediately displayed for 24 or 48 hours.

Can I upload the previous logo on this account?



DESIGNER
kassymkulov
2020-01-25

Blocked account usually means you were copying someone else's logo.



ADMIN
ajleroux
2020-01-26
Edited 2020-01-26 by ajleroux permalink ANCHOR

Hi rahmanID,

We hardly ever ban people for something other than a copyright violation. If you received a ban, that is the reason.

Creating a new account is ok, but we can see when someone creates multiple accounts and if one of those accounts receive a ban it is bad news for all the accounts. Your only real remedy is to send proof that the logos you previously uploaded were not copyright violations.



DESIGNER
IpanRepiana
2020-01-26

nice topic..


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