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« on: April 10, 2013, 20:32 »
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Boy was I surprised to find over a dozen different uses for my stolen art. Esty takes a hands off approach meaning they expect you to search for your files being used. Good luck with that, I have a series that people love to steal and sell and claim to be the artist and it is so identifiable that it is easy to search for, so I can find the jerks out there. But the other two thousand drawings I did are probably the same and I will never find them, if your a photographer it would be hard to sort though the thousands of pages with similar content. I am starting to hate companies that want to make money and don't want to be responsible for their content in any way. I mean before I found the image thanks to a fan I didn't know that ESTY would be somewhere I would be forced to visit regularly to find my own images they also prefer you contact the members your self directly.
So in the end I feel like an idiot for dreaming that I could draw people would buy it I could draw more, I could eat regular and stuff, I am a fool for ever uploading my images to be for sale, and now I am stuck with the obsession of defending my images rights. This image has earned me 45 dollars it took me a year, I find it everywhere. I want to not be filled with anger, yoga helps but I have to pay for it, I wish my images came with a tax for thieves so I could pay for my therapy.
I have sent this company a take down message for two years they just figure out a new way to sell it

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZestyGraphics


« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 20:13 »
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 20:22 »
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Noedelhap

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 09:20 »
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It's Etsy, not Esty.

But yeah, image theft and copyright infringement are tough to deal with.

EmberMike

« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 11:48 »
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Etsy is turning into a copyright infringement safe haven. How some of this stuff gets on the site is amazing to me. I'm seeing well-known band logos (Led Zeppelin among others), cartoon characters, other company logos, etc.

And of course lots of stock images that shouldn't be resold. Just reported some of my stuff.

Ron

« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 12:01 »
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The only site I know of that cares is Zazzle, they are close to anal about it. The lot are all  turning a blind eye just to get that juicy $teak on the table. If you send stuff to a printer and you check if its pixel perfect for printing, you might as well check for copyright while you are at it.


EmberMike

« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 12:12 »
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Is there ever a legit reason someone might be selling stuff with stock images on Etsy? Do any of the well-known stock sites permit resale in the license?


« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 12:22 »
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Is there ever a legit reason someone might be selling stuff with stock images on Etsy? Do any of the well-known stock sites permit resale in the license?

that is interesting, an EL allow resale but as a product, so a buyer getting an EL might be allowed to resale it on a market perhaps, why not online? hope someone jumps in and clears this matter :)


 

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