I have a copyright/rip off “artist” to call out.
First off, Etsy Callout is a secret pleasure of mine as I can never believe how outrageous some Etsy sellers can be. Though I would prefer to remain anonymous, I would like to point out the fact that a dear friend of mine’s item is being blatently copied. I know there are hundreds of copy cats out there, and that copying is the highest form of flattery, but.. seriously??? Check this out:
Sparkly Pony’s Item (which was named one of Etsy’s top 5 Valentine’s Gifts for 2011 and will be featured in an Israeli design magazine) “Boyfriend in a Bottle”:
This person’s attempt to copy is so lame, but what really bothered us is that they actually copied and pasted the exact measurements that the sparkly ponies took the time to write out (including the manner in which they were written out in fractions with spaces!). The funny part is that they are using very cheap plastic people from China that are actually smaller than the size they are claiming. Anyway, we just thought it was super lame and that you could come up with something clever to write about it if you needed some material. We would really appreciate it, as I know the sparkly ponies would too since they aren’t sure what to do (other than laugh).
thanks so much for the great blog— you are really doing good work as I can tell by the “Uh Oh Page does not exist” links! 🙂