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Unbelievable… after copycats still stealing our designs from Society6, Cafepress and Zazzle the next can of worms has just been opened! Are you a designer/artist on Design by Humans (DBH)? Then you should definitely check out these Society6 members and “their” designs since they have stolen images right off DBH!

https://society6.com/search/prints?q=DBH+artist

I have just searched through one user (Isabeli) and clicked through over 80 pages of stolen and copied designs to find mine. And I have reported them to Society6, maybe you would like to do the same?

Here is the link to Society6’s contact page:

https://help.society6.com/hc/en-us/categories/200300807-I-m-an-Artist

I have chosen “Intellectual property concerns” and here is the message I have sent to Society6 so that you can use it as an example hoping to make it easier for you, especially when you are not good in English:

 

Dear Society6 Team,

I have been notified of other artists that the artwork we have uploaded to designbyhumans.com (DBH) has been stolen and uploaded to Society6 to several accounts.
Please take a look at my DBH profile and then find all artwork uploaded by Society6 user “Isabeli” as direct links. I request that you remove his/her account immediately. I will also send this message to DBH.

My profile with my artwork on DBH:
http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/stine1online

My profile with my artwork on Society6:
https://society6.com/stine1

Copies by Isabeli:

https://society6.com/product/blue-wormhole-in-spac_print#s6-6190177p4a1v45
https://society6.com/product/santa-monica-pier-pop_print#s6-6194315p4a1v45
https://society6.com/product/ghostly-green-santa-m_print#s6-6194299p4a1v45
https://society6.com/product/chichen-itza-temple-o_print#s6-6191658p4a1v45
https://society6.com/product/abstract-rainbow-palm_print#s6-6215856p4a1v45
https://society6.com/product/blue-seattle-space-ne_print#s6-6215632p4a1v45
https://society6.com/product/sparkling-grey-santa_print#s6-6213051p4a1v45
https://society6.com/product/blue-and-turquoise-ic_print#s6-6212160p4a1v45
https://society6.com/product/isla-saona-caribbean_print#s6-6211259p4a1v45

Please note that Isabeli is not the only one stealing our work, here you can find all infringing accounts:
https://society6.com/search/prints?q=DBH+artist

I surely hope that Society6 will do something about this case of copyright infringement. DBH is informed and they say that they have also contacted Society6 on this topic and are waiting on a reply. I will try to keep you posted here, too!

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Fight against Image Theft on Amazon! #stopimagetheft

Fight against Image Theft on Amazon! #stopimagetheft

So, you would like to help us raise awareness of the problem we independent artist from Zazzle and Society6 have with the Chinese copycats in the Amazon Marketplace? (Read about the issue HERE)

Here is a list of useful links. It includes an online petition and supportive Facebook groups you are free to join. Let’s work on this together 🙂

  • Online Petition on Change.org
  • Facebook group “Who stole my images?” for information on what to do. It’s closed but you may request to join
  • Facebook group “Amazon1Stars” to exchange low 1 star reviews on counterfeit Amazon products. Very supportive! Request to join, it’s closed 🙂
  • I have put up a Pinterest pin you may like and share into different groups to make other artists and the public aware of the issue
  • Wheen tweet or pinning or writing on Facebook and Google+ about this issue, please use the hashtag #stopimagetheft – maybe we can make it viral? 🙂 You can also start by retweeting other tweets about this topic, just follow the link to the hashtag, it will lead you to Twitter.

Please let me know if there are noteworthy links I should add. Thank you!

Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Society6‘s latest artist promotion is here, get free international shipping when ordering through my shop links. This offer is valid until May 8, 2016 at Midnight Pacific Time for all products and to all countries. Why not check out some of their latest product lines from my store 🙂

 

About two months ago, Society6 offered free international shipping and a few dollars off their products. I could not resist and order another coffee mug (the three mugs I had ordered for Christmas 2014 came as a puzzle due to poor packaging), a tote bag with their all over print and a comfy blanket.

They sent the mug separately and it arrived within 2 weeks without any problems or extra fees for customs. It was also very well wrapped in bubble foil and therefore arrived safely.

I have ordered this design:

Santa Monica Pier Bursting Colors 11oz Coffee Mug by Christine Aka Stine1

Santa Monica Pier Bursting Colors 11oz Coffee Mug by Christine Aka Stine1

It’s one of my own very colorful Santa Monica Pier photo edits 🙂

And this is the new mug with its first coffee:

Santa Monica Pier Society6 Coffee Mug

Santa Monica Pier Society6 Coffee Mug

The quality is good, the print is excellent and shiny. There was a little greenish spot on the rim – you can see it in the photo – that I had to rub away. Probably just some color. I really love this mug and how it came out. Regular price is $15, I got it for $11.25 since its my own design and I won’t earn royalty from it 🙂

During November 2015, I have sold quite a few pieces on Society6 and I had 6 referred sales through my Curator link which also earned me a few bucks. Here is an overview of what I have sold:

Vintage Retro Telephone Throw Pillow / Indoor Cover (20

Vintage Retro Telephone Throw Pillow / Indoor Cover (20″ x 20″)

Love Philadelphia Sculpture Framed Art Print / Vector White MEDIUM

Love Philadelphia Sculpture Framed Art Print / Vector White MEDIUM

Prismatic Palm Canvas Print / MEDIUM 16

Prismatic Palm Canvas Print / MEDIUM 16″ x 24″

Santa Monica Pier Pink Grunge Throw Pillow / Indoor Cover (16

Santa Monica Pier Pink Grunge Throw Pillow / Indoor Cover (16″ x 16″)

Rainy Day in NYC Art Print - various sizes

Rainy Day in NYC Art Print – various sizes

Love Philadelphia Sculpture Throw Pillow / Indoor Cover - various sizes

Love Philadelphia Sculpture Throw Pillow / Indoor Cover – various sizes

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Throw Blanket / 68

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Throw Blanket / 68″ x 80″

Rainy Day in NYC Rug / 4' x 6'

Rainy Day in NYC Rug / 4′ x 6′

Funny word play with a fluffy lamb cartoon for animal lovers and fans of fast sports cars. Clever pun that will make everyone laugh, available on many photo gifts to buy online from my various print on demand shops. Here is a selection of some of the products from Zazzle, Cafepress, Society6 and Redbubble. Check them out to see a bigger selection of products available or visit my Pinterest board:

Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Car Bumper Sticker
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Car Bumper Sticker by stineshop
Look at Lamb borghini Bumper Stickers online at Zazzle.com
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Greeting Card
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Greeting Card by stineshop
View Lamb borghini Cards online at zazzle
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Car Air Freshener
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Car Air Freshener by stineshop
Look at Lamb borghini Air Fresheners online at Zazzle.com
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Boxers
Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Boxers by stineshop
View more Lamb borghini Men’s Undergarments at zazzle.com

Lamb Borghini Sticker Lamb Borghini Sticker

Lamb Borghini Trucker Hat
Lamb Borghini Trucker Hat

Lamb Borghini Hitch Cover
Lamb Borghini Hitch Cover

Lamb Borghini Keychain
Lamb Borghini Keychain

Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Duvet Cover

Lamb Borghini funny Sheep Pun Duvet Cover

During September 2015, I had three sales on Society6:

Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

 

Sparkling pink Santa Monica Pier Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Sparkling pink Santa Monica Pier Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6 (sold twice)

Three sales are not much but better than nothing. I can’t really complain and I am pretty happy to have sold wall tapestries 🙂

 

October 2015 had another three sales on Society6 for me in store. As always: it could be worse *lol*

Sparkling pink Santa Monica Pier Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Sparkling pink Santa Monica Pier Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

 

Golden Bokeh vintage Santa Claus iPhone Case by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Golden Bokeh vintage Santa Claus iPhone Case by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

 

Prismatic Palm Framed Art Print / Scoop White MINI (12

Prismatic Palm Framed Art Print / Scoop White MINI (12″ x 12″) by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

For the third time in my Society6 life, one of my new designs has made it to their frontpage over night and earlier today and YEAH, I am proud of it 🙂

Here is a screenshot as proof (yes, I am so proud I keep them all just to brag and remind me of my small success *g*):

A click on the screenshot or on the link beneath it will bring you to my “Rainy Day in NYC” travel mug with various other products to choose from, e.g. art print, canvas print, pillow, tote bag, allover print t-shirt or regular t-shirts, regular coffee cup, wall tapestry and so on. Why not check it out yourself? 🙂

I have no idea what happened to this year’s Christmas gift shopping season online, but my sales on all print on demand websites are a huge disappointment so far – on all websites.

No matter whether it’s Zazzle, Cafepress, Society6 or all the others, sales are way behind 2014 and not at all typical for Christmas season. The sales are even lower than the average of all months before. What has happened?

Is it Google’s Panda update? Is it Zazzle’s new zRank feature and the fact that many older products do get removed from the marketplace (the 180 day rule)? Then why does it also affect Cafepress and Society6?

Cafepress has decreased their product variety as they are financially struggling and had sorted out less popular products. Society6 has changed the way customers get search results presented – showing less results than before.

But could these changes really be the only reasons?

I’d love to hear from you how you are doing. Yes, it’s only the middle of November but would this be a “normal” Christmas time, sales would be skyrocketing and now I am trying to get to the cash out limit on Zazzle??? Haven’t been struggling since March!

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