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Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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Hi and greetings to all!! I recently retired (and moved) and am getting to sort through photos, as well as starting new photo adventures (with old equipment and computers) and resume some contributing to Adobe.

 

Two photos of the American and POW MIA flag were rejected for intellectual property violation.

When I  search American flag I get "455,740 results for american flag in all"

When I search POW MIA flag I get " 154 results for POW MIA flag in all" which is very few.

 

I have searched online and cannot find any intellectual property protection for the POW MIA flag.

I found this from the history of the POW MIA flag:

"The National League of POW/MIA Families made a conscious decision to not place any intellectual property protection around the design, allowing it to have widespread use."

 

I do completely understand the POW MIA flag is also the center of some controversy.  Should I resubmit as editorial?

 

(I did not attach a photo as the subject is self explanatory)

 

Thanks for your help and I hope you have a wonderful day!

 

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Adobe Employee , Oct 05, 2020 Oct 05, 2020
The rejections were in error, the files are now online. Cheers! Mat

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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Try resubmitting along with a link to Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_League_of_Families_POW/MIA_Flag

 

For your own reference:

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/property-release.html

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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Thank you Nancy!

I perused this forum in the past looking for answers, but never felt comfortable joining!

 

I decided to join today because I couldn't find a relevant answer in the Adobe knowledge base. 

 

I have submitted both property and model releases, but am a long way from "knowledgeable" on the subjects.

 

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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Unfortunately, there is no way to add a link as a message to the moderation team when submitting. Please post the image number here of the rejected file and I'll take a look and get back to you sometime next week.

 

Best,

 

Mat Hayward 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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Thank you Mat!

I don't find a way to post a link, at least not from my tablet...so here are just the image numbers

 

File ID: 382034164

File ID: 381977427

 

I was just recently able to watch some of your webinars. Thank you!

 

Cheers,

Marleigh 

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Perfect, thanks. I'll get back to you on Monday with an answer.

 

-Mat

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 03, 2020 Oct 03, 2020

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I did find two additional seemingly contradictory statements regarding the POW MIA flag. I am attaching the screenshots. I also reached out via email to the National League of POW MIA Families for clarification. 

Screenshot_20201003-224132_Chrome.jpgScreenshot_20201003-224746_Chrome.jpg

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Oct 05, 2020 Oct 05, 2020

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The rejections were in error, the files are now online.

 

Cheers!

 

Mat

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Awesome! Thanks so much for you help!

 

Cheers!

Marleigh 

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Community Beginner ,
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Just FYI, I had some wonderful email correspondence with the Chairman/ CEO of the National League of POW/MIA Families in part:

 

"(The)...article correctly cited the League's lack of legal restrictions on our POW/MIA logo/flag, but did not include our standing policy of hoping that all who opts to use it for commercial purposes will choose to donate a percentage of proceeds above costs of their products to our nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization. 

...Thank you for checking to ensure legitimacy, and best wishes," 

 

Just information for future reference.  🙂

 

Cheers,

Marleigh 

 

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