For the second time I’ve received a legal notice through a product manufacturer that Autism Speaks has taken down my items meant to show autistic people disapproving of the way they don’t actually include autistic people in their mission. The items for sale have the words Autism Speaks with Autism crossed out and your name substituted for Autism. They then say, I have Autism. I can speak for myself. An example items is below. Click to enlarge.
Today I received the emails below from Zazzle indicating they were removing the items on the basis of a copyright complaint. With it being World Autism Day this is a great way for Zazzle and Autism Speaks to treat an autistic individual who advocates for themselves.
UPDATE: My Reply to Zazzle
I just send an email to Zazzle requesting a copy of the complaint that Autism Speaks has filed an an address in which I can send a counter notification indicating my product is covered under fair use provisions specifically Criticism and Commentary provisions of the fair use provisions. Below is that email.
After my response to Zazzle on the takedown they have restored access and the items are now once again available to purchase. Thank you to Zazzle for the quick response.