EDIT: shop owner has now removed artwork! Thanks everyone
I suppose it never ends! Despite putting watermarks on all my work now, these little thieves still manage to sink their grubby claws into it.
Today, it's this person: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PhoneFluf…;
If you have a moment, please report her shop. Even though the other stolen art is familiar, I'm not sure who the artists are, so if you know them, please inform them! Or tell me and I'll inform them
I am writing to bring awareness to an Etsy seller who has stolen so much artwork from various artists to use as product. I did not want to sign up for an Etsy account just to report this, as I am strongly opposed to the policies where time and again I have seen artist colleagues blatantly ripped off by sellers on Etsy with no consequence, so I am writing my complaint to you.
Here is an example of this seller’s infringement, much like so many I have seen in the past year:
Actual artist on DeviantArt:
Upon reviewing the seller’s artwork being sold for phone cases, etc, I see TONS of artwork that is from other artists. As the provider of the service who is also making money from the products, Etsy is enabling this fraud and is responsible and accountable for controlling this theft.... You are NOT a third party to the issue. It’s time to change your policies. In the meantime, please investigate this one case.
I don’t expect a response. I have thousands of followers and I will continue advocate against using your site.
to resize and work with the art to make the phone backs. Still it sucks
... Stupid people.
Stupid lying thieving people!!