I don't get mad too often, but this is the kind of behavior that is so disrespectful I can't help but get upset. Luckily, I received 2 emails today from readers telling me they saw my 'ABC KIDS print' photos being used on an Etsy store. I had someone write to Etsy this morning on my behalf letting them know my images were being used without my consent. Not to mention, technically stealing my design & descriptions. We as artists/designers work hard at what we do, so when someone thinks its ok to do this, we need to make sure they know its not! I tried looking for Etsy's phone number but had no luck. As of right now we've asked the seller to cease and desist as well as filed a complaint against the seller. I wonder if the other art/images in their Etsy shop are being used without permission. This is the link to their shop. All I ask is that you 'do not buy' from them, because they are breaking the law and cannot be trusted. Thank you.
*UPDATE: The seller has written me an email, stating they thought the images belonged to someone else. I don't get it? Does that make it right? It seems they removed their shop. The name of their shop was 'Bella Bub' (items for babies).
**UPDATE 9/16: Apparently this person has more then one shop, a blogger just informed me the shop is still up at this other Etsy address, you'll notice if you click on their sold items, they sold 3 posters with my design using my images. So far they have removed my images, we'll see if they try to add them again. Their shop here.
Can you believe this?