Search This Blog

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Copyright has been abused!

Hello dear followers,

I promised in my last post that I would start sharing more of my work with you but unfortunately that will have to wait for just a little while until I can organise a "copyright" watermark to put on each piece of my work. I have never worried about this before but in recent days it has come to my attention that someone has taken so much of my work (from here, my blog) and put them on her website. She did this without my permission and when I asked her to remove them she said she would in a few weeks time. Not Acceptable! The date she said she'd remove them has passed and still she has my work there. She ignores my emails and the emails from many of my craft friends. I don't know what else to do to make her respect my requests.
Had this person asked me for permission to display my work I would have given it but she didn't. Not only has she used my work but it still has my own personal naming on it.. that is for example, on a card for my grandson, it is called FOR ADAM... and she still has that.  The same with all the other pieces of my work.. TWELVE of them in all!
I've been advised that one way to show her what she is doing is wrong is for as many people, from all over the world, to write to her and tell her she is breaching copyright and to remove my work. If you would like to write to this woman, please email me and I will send you the link to her site. Email me on Perhaps if I took the advice of the Duchess I might get further with this Fergie says "scratch her eyes out" but that would involve me flying to another country.
I'm organising a watermark and will show you work real soon. I PROMISE.    Ooooh one more thing.  I have just added a 'gadget' to my blog whereby you can 'FOLLOW MY BLOG' ... I do hope I've done it correctly, if someone could let me now I'd be grateful.  I will post something.. anything in a day or so just to see if this works for you.
Thanks for your support. Angie


mommaidwf said...

ANGIE!!! I am so sorry this is happening to you. What a rude and disrespectful person. I hope that she will rectify the situation.

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Hi Angie!

Wow! I can't believe she is displaying your work with your name on it?? THA'TS WEIRD OF HER LOL!

Oh she better take them down before she gets flooded with angry emails. You have loads of friends that won't be happy about this,YIKES!!

Hope this gets resolve ASAP sigh...

Hope you are well Angie ,((HUGS))

Love crafts forever said...

So sorry about it. Isn't blogger people can make her to shut her Web site for good? I know some of my friends had problems about digi images, and Web company email to that person and made them remove images from there's site in minutes. If you like me to get you that address, please email me.
nataliya dot 15 @ hotmail dot com.
Hugs Nataliya

chillin with Quillin said...

its really a shame, what does she get out of doing that, hope it gets resolved soon!!!!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh Angie this is terrible hope you can get this resolved very soon.

Love Sheila xx

Trish said...

Thats so disrepectful,i love your work .....hopefully she wont do it anymore,good luck with the watermark,Cheers Trish from FC

Donna said...

Angie that is horrible, I can't believe someone would do that!! I feel so bad for you, your work is awesome and for someone to take that without your permisson is so wrong, I hope she removes it soon. I would gladly send her an email as well if it would help at all, just let me know if I can help.
I am an avid follower of yours, and have signed on to follow, gladly, think I had looked to follow your previously and did not find it.
Anyway, again let me know if I can help.

craftysals creative corner said...

hi angie

I am sorry your being abused by the scumbags that seem to be popping up more and more these days on the net,. because they are not talented enough to show their own creations they have to steal someone elses work, hope you get this matter resolved soon, your work is stunning and so inspiring many thanks for showing us

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Angie,

I am so sorry that this has happened to you. I too, have had a similar thing happen when someone took my work and had it as a sample on their online store (much like EBay) to help sell a stamp which was the same stamp I had used on my card! The person had initially asked if she could use my card and I had said "no" but they used my card anyway! So rude and I was sooooooo angry. I actually filed a DCMA Notice to the website and the listing was pulled within an hour. DCMA stands for Digital Millenium Copyright Act and is for online work and you fill in the form and email it to the website or the person and it is a proper legal document. I can give you some more information about it - it isn't difficult to fill in and doesn't require that you consult a solicitor - you do it yourself. If you wish, you can email me via my email link on my blog and I can give you more details.

Hope your back is getting better - nothing more disabling than a back injury :-(

(former DT member at Fat Cat's Card Corner)

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Angie,

Just me again! If it's OK, I would like the link to the lady's website so I can follow up. Thanks :-)


birthday flowers said...

It's a awesome post.

Anonymous said...

Legal action can now be taken against this person. You can also be compensated for use of your photos/work since she was warned and did not have your permission to do so in the first place. This is called copyright infringement, and you wouldn't necessarily need a paper stating copyrights, as long as you can show proof that it was yours to begin with. All you would have to do is... Prior to publishing anything on a site, just email a copy of it to yourself. This will have the date you created this, the time and a sample of the item it's self, and your good to go. I'd like to see you compensated and the idiot who posted your items without permission PAY up the ting yang!!!