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11 Mar

Ugh – the loads of shops that slap movie stills from Twilight, etc. all over everything. Hello… copyright infringement?

malenahandbags
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6128774

she posted on the forums about how she used the money to make her own album – that’s great, really – but any happiness I feel for her about that is sort of sullied by the way she made that money. The thread is called “I am shameless” – in more ways that one, dear: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6070267&page=1

pinkladydesigns
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=82103&section_id=5811510

I love how so many call their items “Twilight inspired” when all they’ve done is stolen images.

Digital collage sheets:
http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title_all&search_query=twilight+digital+collage

QBTots: http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5226886&search_query=twilight

calicocollage: http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6308941&search_query=twilight

garbo8design: http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5641445&search_query=twilight

tastethenight: http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6898385&search_query=twilight

clothing:
http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5335550&search_query=twilight

Soap:
http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5345838&search_query=twilight

Notebooks:
http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title_all&search_query=twilight+notebook

theblueforest has loads of items: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5843715

totallytwilight: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6876847

erikasjewels: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5971769&section_id=5789267

collages, etc using copyrighted photos:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6762499

etc etc etc

Ugh – so frustrating. And it sells – I can see why it is tempting. Maybe we should all just start selling bootlegs out of the trunks of our cars.

And I don’t buy Etsy’s claims that they are just a venue – people have been getting direct emails with tips or ultimatums about things they should change in their listings. Come on – Etsy admin could do a search on “Twilight”, “Harry Potter” “Disney”, etc anyday and delete the items. At least TRY to make the site less of a flea market.

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