From the Readers..

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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7 Responses to “From the Readers..”

  1. forum rubbernecker March 12, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    This is really offensive to those of us who use our own images in everything we design. I think it cheapens Etsy and makes them look like a knock off flea market. How great Etsy would be if they would get rid of this stuff.

  2. Baskecase March 12, 2009 at 7:37 pm #

    Here is an item for you. Does this infringe on Disney’s rights? http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=14490464

    To me this is Just as bad as using twilight items.

  3. wut March 12, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    So depressing. The very least Etsy could do demand proof of licensing when people are selling .pdf files of published work.

  4. Stephanie March 13, 2009 at 7:45 am #

    response to bookcase: She might be okay with this. She is using an actual Disney item and adding to it. Frankly, I think her whole shop is ‘different’…..but the money goes to charity.

    What the Twilight sellers are doing is 100% wrong! They are selling images that they either downloaded or scanned.

  5. koko March 13, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    yes about ro. Im sure ro has or can easily get permission anyway. I have items I create from copyrighted designs – but I have written permission. Have been flagged before and have a disclaimer posted now, and all the info for etsy staff when I get flagged, however, I am not using printed images or stealing them off the net. I am surprised how much is done on etsy and other sites as soon as a new trend starts…etsy needs a vero type program for these companies like ebay has…at least a little more policing. Not sure how well that would work…not real sure how yo uwould stop all of this w/o the company itself getting involved like how the Andy Warhol Ass. or Disney does..

  6. forum rubbernecker March 13, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    RO is making money off HER name, not Disney’s, because nobody would buy that from anyone else.

  7. 1come1n9eace June 14, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44738820/alice-cullens-luxurious-fingerless
    Ohhh, you mean like this listing?
    The actual item looks NOTHING like the one worn in this stolen photo of Alice Cullen.

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