Just received an alert form a fellow artist that they noticed while they were browsing Etsey what appeared to be my art and gave me the url.
And low and behold it is my art! And they're claiming it as their own handmade art!!!!! and are making $ selling it on Etsey!!! WAH-h-h-h-h! I'm so-o-o angry I feel ill.
So I report it as not their handmade art and e-mail the store to please take down now. First I had to join Etsey to report the store. Crazy- huh? Then I posted & vented my grievance on Facebook and Twitter to alert my fellow artists about this offending store.
Have just received a form letter from Etsey for how I can claim to be the rightful creator of said piece. It is a 2 page document. I hate paperwork but need to deal with this.
Anyway if you're an artist check out the above Etsey store to see if they're stealing your art. Let's close down the offending store!
Will keep you informed on if I get satisfaction and how fast my art is removed. This is day 1.
After much activity on Twitter and all, the Etsy store is now down. Only took a few hours. Not sure if Etsy took it down or the store owner closed shop.
More details in a future blog.