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« on: July 17, 2017, 11:27 »
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Yesterday I discovered an Etsy shop selling two of my photographs illegally.  The shop owner apparently had purchased two of my image files from one of the stock agencies that I sell through, and is currently reselling the digital files on Etsy.  This is clearly illegal, and understandably Im quite furious!

Heres the link to the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorldPhotographies?ref=l2-shopheader-name

A lot of the work looks very familiar to me as stock imagery, and I wouldnt be surprised if all of this guys listed items are being sold illegally.  Ive contacted Etsy and hopefully theyll shut this a-hole down.  In the meantime, Id strongly suggest that everyone check out this shop to see if your work is being sold there illegally as well.



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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 12:18 »
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Funny that I just posted about RF licensing confusion and that some buyers dont understand the license terms and some dont care

niktol

« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 13:21 »
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The shop owner apparently had purchased two of my image files from one of the stock agencies that I sell through, and is currently reselling the digital files on Etsy.  This is clearly illegal, and understandably Im quite furious!

Heres the link to the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorldPhotographies?ref=l2-shopheader-name



Digital or prints? I only found prints.

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 13:58 »
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There are sections that say "downloads" on the left - he is selling them for $7 each - more than we make ...

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 14:30 »
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The shop owner apparently had purchased two of my image files from one of the stock agencies that I sell through, and is currently reselling the digital files on Etsy.  This is clearly illegal, and understandably Im quite furious!

Heres the link to the shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorldPhotographies?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Digital or prints? I only found prints.

That would still usually be illegal without an extended licence, but the title is 'digital downloads.
I also only found prints.

« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 14:46 »
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When you click on the guy's website, scroll down to where you see "Items" on the left-hand side.  Under that list you'll see the following categories: "Animals download," Beach download," "Flowers/Plants download," etc.  That's where he's selling my files in various jpeg sizes.  Truly despicable!

ShadySue

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 15:44 »
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When you click on the guy's website, scroll down to where you see "Items" on the left-hand side.  Under that list you'll see the following categories: "Animals download," Beach download," "Flowers/Plants download," etc.  That's where he's selling my files in various jpeg sizes.  Truly despicable!
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Let us know what Etsy says/does.

« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 14:44 »
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I filled out the necessary copyright infringement forms, and to their credit Etsy deleted the illegal listings within minutes.  However, the shop is still open, and I'd be willing to bet that none of the guy's listed work is his own.  I strongly urge other MSG members to take a look at the site to see if they recognize any more illegal work.  In my opinion, Etsy should have shut down the guy's entire shop.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorldPhotographies?ref=l2-shopheader-name


« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 00:42 »
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I did a quick search of etsy in general. I had no idea the place was such a sty.

My wife buys stuff from there from genuine artists and craft types but from a general search it seems like a big percentage is copyright infringing material of star wars characters and the like. Depressing.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 01:00 by Justanotherphotographer »


 

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