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After almost one year with not many mentionable pirate copies and bootleg products on the Amazon.com Marketplace, Chinese copy cats strike again and this time they are fighting with self-adhesive window stickers and door stickers. They ripped the image off a glass coaster (it says so in the title) and I have reported LOTS of them today. I have an up-to-date collection of them – using Amazon’s Wishlist feature to keep them together so that I can check their status without having to bookmark anything:

Do you search for pirate copies and report them?

Update 2020-06-30: Amazon.com was very fast this time. It took them less than 12 hours to remove all reported copies!

A few days ago, I had written that I will order some copyright infringements from French Amazon to whip someone’s a$$. I have also ordered four doormats from Spanish Amazon and am looking very forward to checking the quality, leaving  reviews and most of all: report them for copyright infringement!

I will keep you updated.

I have had to fight so many copycats on Amazon marketplace all over the world, I cannot count them anymore. Filling out Amazon’s reporting form is so tedious *sigh* I have been made aware of a new way of reporting copies of your work: Order the infringing items from Amazon and after having them received, fill out the form with your order number as reference. Amazon does take customer satisfaction rather serious. It seems that in all cases (you still have to provide proof that you are the owner of the art/photo) you will get your money back. Plus can keep the item to use it, donate it, burn it, whatever… You can use the unrightful copies to take photos of the poor quality, rate it negatively or make comparison videos with your product. Endless possibilities…

I have ordered three doormats from French Amazon since there have not been ANY copies on German Amazon. Wow, almost a pity… They are still on their way over to little me – all the way from China. I cannot await receiving them!

I will keep you updated on this, I promise 🙂

Q4 (4th quarter of the year) is here, usually the biggest sales will hit us in the print on demand industry so please do not give up reporting copyright infringements on Amazon Marketplace and other websites!

Reporting Copyright Infringements to Amazon

Reporting Copyright Infringements to Amazon

I often hear artists complaining that reporting those copycats will not earn them money and they have to do productive things to earn money – time is money. This mindset is wrong. The more copycats with copyright infringements are selling YOUR designs, the less YOU might sell yourself! And in addition we have to show the world that it is NOT OK to steal our work, our money, our business, our ideas.

Keep reporting, keep reporting, keep reporting!

https://www.amazon.com/report/infringement

eBook: How to easily Report Your Stolen Zazzle Designs to Amazon.com by Christine aka stine1

eBook: How to easily Report Your Stolen Zazzle Designs to Amazon.com by Christine aka stine1

Are you a designer on Zazzle, Society6, Cafepress, Design by Humans or any other print on demand shops and a victim of blatant (often Chinese) copycats who sell cheap items with your original designs on Amazon.com? Many of us are affected – if not most! It happens with our most popular designs and our least popular designs alike. Anyone can be their victim and Amazon does little to help us.
Society6 and Cafepress do nothing to help us either. As far as I know, Zazzle is the only print-on-demand website that really cares and tries to help their designers with more than useless watermarks. They have understood that these cheap (and I mean CHEAP in both quality and price) copies also hurt Zazzle’s reputation and earnings. We are not alone in this battle! Zazzle has even managed to make the process of reporting copied designs a bit easier for us, there is no need to repeatedly fill out Amazon.com’s online form over and over again.
I am writing this manual on how to find unwanted copies, how to easily report those copies and what else there is to do so that you can fight back. Be warned, it will be tedious and annoying – even with an easy process like this. You might even cry because it seems to be impossible to solve this but do remember: The worst is to not even try it!

Buy it on Smashwords in all kinds of formats (even PDF!) or directly on Amazon.com.

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