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#1 posted 09-17-2011 11:00 PM

Robin, it sound like you cut a deal with him, which is fine. In my case, he copied a photo of an item I have for sale on Etsy, placed it on his web site, and is offering it for sale in multiple sizes. He didn’t ask permission to use my photo and he is representing my work as his by doing this because there are no credits. I wouldn’t have an issue if he had made one just like it, photographed it, and then put it out there for sale. It’s not that unique, just pretty.

So, if he sells one or more of these using the photo representing my work, who makes it? Obviously not me. He didn’t take the time to make one, or photograph it. The only way he is able to offer it for sale is because he was able to steal my photo.

I don’t feel the least bit threaten by it because my business is moving along quite nicely. What he does or doesn’t do has no effect on me. It just irritates me that this guy would do this. Yes, we exchanged a couple of emails, but he doesn’t have the capacity to see what he did was wrong.

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