oh wow, there's no mistaking that one.i'm sorry - that sucks =(
again... this really sucks!
Just curious, but do you ever contact the seller and/or Etsy in a case like this?
Hi Valerie,I contacted the seller. She told me it was commissioned by another etsy member. Which in my eyes makes it 2 insults instead of one. I don't think Etsy can really do anything about it, it has already been sold. I contacted the commissioner as well and told her it is NOT OKAY to have other people's work reproduced.
That makes my blood boil.
Yours is so much nicer ... the fake one just looks angry, as if it knew its whole existence was based on deceit - who knew softies were so insightful?!
So sorry to hear that. Always a risk isn't it. Very crappy for you.
That REALLY REALLY sucks! Good for you for contacting both parties!
So was it made for a lot less money? Because why didn't they just contact you to make them one? That really sucks, sorry.
No, it was just slightly less. They didn't know who I was till I angrily e-mailed them about this. The person who commissioned it found my photos somewhere on the internet and asked the etsy member to copy it. They both didn't know who made it.
sad...You really should put your name or pseudo or webadress onto your pictures. It could save you from some of those bad adventures.
that's shocking and really terrible! lately i've been so frightened of having my stuff copied that i've been scared away from putting stuff in my etsy store. i've just seen a few too many blatent examples of copying. i know copying can happen anyway but etsy just seems to be a breeding ground for this sort of thing lately. i'm so sorry this happened to you. thanks for telling us about it though.
Hi Krissy,I agree with you about the breeding ground. If you even mention copyright infringement in the Etsy forum you get attacked with hostile comments claiming that no one is original. It just seems like everyone (in the forums) is so desperate to make money that if they see that something is selling they go out and try to replicate it. I'm not talking about being inspired by say color combos or materials and wanting to try them out (I do this all the time). I'm talking about flat-out stitch for stitch rip-offs. When I get a chance I will open my own separate shop.
Gah I'm sorry, I've been wondering so much about copyrights and the legality and illegality of sharing, etc. etc. I'm going to post a link to your issue on mine.
oh my!!! i really love,love,love all your creations but fret not. please do remember that "what goes around, comes around". this particular person will get back what he/she did. just believe.~blackNoir from SouthEastAsia
at the very least, they made horrible color choices and their version is like bizarro superman - same but totally wrong! what a douchebag.
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