From the Readers: Disney

13 Mar

Along these lines…
This user:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6333164
steals copyrighted images and admits it, AND tells the people that buy her the images from her that is OK for them to do the same.
“I do not own the rights to these pictures. You are paying for the time it took me to collect, resize, and edit these images.
**You may use these for all your craft projects and sell the FINAL PRODUCT.*”

And this user:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?ref=pounce&user_id=5087914
claims that she has paid a resale licence for some images, and those images she won’t/can’t resell. But it’s fine for her to steal copyrighted images and sell those?

Some day Disney’s going to come down hard on these people.

UPDATED WITH CORRECT SECOND LINK. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

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13 Responses to “From the Readers: Disney”

  1. flaggingdoesnothing March 14, 2009 at 3:48 am #

    Hey you’ve got the same shop link in both parts of that post. The second link should be:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?ref=pounce&user_id=5087914
    Thanks!

    And here’s another one who advises the people who buy her stolen images that they can use them in a commercial way:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5226886

    There are just so many. It’s disheartening. Some day someone is going to go vigilante on these people and start calling Disney et al.

  2. Ooh-rah March 14, 2009 at 4:56 am #

    OOPS! You have the same link to both shops! Cheers…

  3. imwithya March 14, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    Almost 400 sales too. Disgusting. Why do I work so hard coming up with my own designs when all I have to do is resize others art work to sell? I wish Disney would go after these people. And I don’t even like Disney!

  4. dumbfounded March 14, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20227941

    pro ana stuff seems to have found new life on etsy…

  5. ashleyleigh March 15, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    that is disgusting. i can’t believe the 401 sales that lady has of copyrighted images. big thumbs down.

  6. Stephanie March 15, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    I’ve already sent emails to people who’s images she is using.

  7. Stephanie March 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm #

    Well, I’ve emailed many of the people she’s stealing from (gotta love google images). They are NOT happy. All are the process of emailing her and Etsy to get her to stop using the photographs. Would not be surprised if she got sued over this. Do I feel sorry for her, NO. I’ve had my artwork stolen and it’s not fun. Sorry for the rant, but this whole thing really ticked me off.

  8. wut March 16, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    You can email links to pirated Disney properties to:
    tips[at]disneyantipiracy.com

    The larger Etsy gets, the more small artists are finding their work ripped off and sold there. It’s sad. Etsy could easily educate sellers, but they won’t.

  9. elizabeth March 17, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    I was searching for collage sheets on etsy today and came across this shop:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5673269
    the entire shop is copyrighted images. go figure.

  10. charlotte March 17, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    I sell collage sheets on Etsy and you have *!!NO IDEA!!* how mad this issue makes me. I work really hard to provide images that are legal to use for other artists and I have to compete with sellers who are piggy backing off billion dollar corporations, whhich spend tons of money to advertise??? There are new sellers everyday almost, and Etsy could and should at least set some boundaries for the sake of the few honest sellers, and their own reputation as a handmade, warm and fuzzie, “altruistic” site. They COULD actually refuse to let anyone sell obviously copyright protected images. I can understand their fence sitting position when it comes to materials they can’t determine copyrights for on their own, but seriously! Disney, Twilight, Hello Kitty, Hanah Montana,
    Nickelodeon….My 9 year old knows better than to use those in artwork, and Etsy knows darn well they have not been given permission to sell that junk! Trademark permission doesn’t come easy, and anyone applying for permission would have to prove how much profit they are capable of making selling it, and I do mean *PROVE*, not “I think I can”. Also they would have to meet rigorous standards to even be considered for permission. aaarrrgggghhh!<<rant over for this time! thanks,
    keep up the good work 🙂

  11. forum rubbernecker March 17, 2009 at 11:16 pm #

    They need some sort of warning on the listing page that includes, among other things, a notice that “you may not list the artwork of others unless you have a license to do so”. I think that would go a long way towards stopping this. And then if Disney or someone comes after them and has Etsy remove the images, Etsy can do a swift shop shut down for violation of the TOUs (listing art that does not belong to them). If they shut down shops fast for this, you can bet nobody would be doing it again. Ever.

  12. Stephanie March 18, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    Charlotte, I feel your rant and you have every right to be angry! I have emailed etsy over and over again. They JUST DON’T CARE! At least I got Utah Scrapping Momma to STOP using photographs she STOLE from the web. She no longer is listing the flower and horses sheets…. I’m going to keep an eye on her.

  13. fedup!! March 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    Here is a list of collage sheet sellers on etsy.com found using the search terms Disney Collage Sheets ,
    links to the shops and to some of their products are provided.

    We found 25 results for disney collage sheets

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    marlanaleigh.etsy.com
    printable digital collage sheet seller
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5854585

    Disney characters – Digital collage rounds
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22919400

    In the item description
    —Please Note: Original copyrights are maintained to their rightful owners. You may not alter, share, redistribute or sell the images in their original format. Thank you!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    SimpleTouch.etsy.com
    printable digital collage sheet seller
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5673269

    The Disney Princesses- Bottlecap Digital Collage Sheet
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_3&listing_id=22770502

    Disney Princesses- 1×1 inch Digital Collage Sheet
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22361038

    The Disney Princesses- Bottlecap Digital Collage Sheet
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22230562

    In the item description
    The Disney Princesses come to life in this collage sheet. These tiles are perfect for personalizing just about anything, all images shown are included. Page three is a sample of actual sheet you will be emailed.

    With this sheet you may print off as many copies as you would like, you are permitted to create and sell any of your own creations with them. You may NOT resell this sheet however in digital or print format.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    DigitalPerfection.etsy.com
    printable digital collage sheet seller
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6598204

    Vintage Journal de Mickey French Magazine Covers 1 inch squares – DigitalPerfection digital collage sheet 237
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22740443

    In the item description
    Purchase of this collage sheet entitles you to use the images for crafts and artwork, but does not entitle you to reproduce the images in original form for resale or redistribution to others.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    uPrint.etsy.com
    printable digital collage sheet seller
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6499657

    Disney Princesses 1×1 inch Squares Digital Collage Sheet
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22733945

    In the item description
    With this sheet you may print off as many copies as you would like, you are permitted to create and sell any of your own creations with them. You may NOT resell this sheet however in digital or print format.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This shop is full of Disney images and items made using Disney images and items made using Disney images

    CourtyardCraftsGifts.etsy.com
    printable digital collage sheet seller
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=55681

    3 Disney Princesses Image on Dog Tag Necklace with Ball Chain Disney Princesses Image on Dog Tag Necklace with Ball Chain
    http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_55681&search_query=disney

    Sheet A Winnie The Pooh 1 Inch Circle Digital Images for Bottlecaps
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11561802

    1 Inch Circles Digital Collage Art Sheet B Winnie The Pooh, Eeyore and Piglet Images for Scrapbooking
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11561897

    In the item description
    You are paying me for finding, enhancing, coloring, creating, designing and sizing these images on the collage sheet for your personal and commercial use. The digital file you purchase is NOT to be shared, distributed or sold.

    I am not affiliated with Disney or anyone who may hold a copyright or license on these images or facsimiles; all images are the property of their rightful owners.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    dollarstoremadness.etsy.com
    printable digital collage sheet seller
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6337812

    Princess bottle cap image collage-8×11 digital sheet-18 assorted
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22703459

    Princess collage-disc its-three quarter inch circles-8×11
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22725951

    In the item description
    This is for a digital sheet of 3/4″ circle collage.
    Princesses
    You are paying me for my time to create these circles and make a collage.
    This will be emailed to you as a jpg attachment.
    Thanks!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    QBTots.etsy.com
    printable digital collage sheet seller
    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5226886

    Disney Images in this shop
    http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5226886&search_query=disney

    Dog Tag Digital Images Disney Princesses 21 IMAGES
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22415845

    In the item description
    Terms of use: You may NOT share, sell or claim these digital images as your own. You may print these images and use them in any other personal and commercial way.

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