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New month, new sales (in the previous month). I have sold one photo of my daughter unwrapping Christmas gifts 🙂

High angle view of cute girl putting toys by Christine aka stine1

High angle view of cute girl putting toys by Christine aka stine1

It’s part of a whole series under the Christmas tree – cute as a button on her first Christmas.

I must admit I had and still have mixed feelings about uploading her (and her brother’s) photos to EyeEm and to Getty Images. And I currently have two copyright battles going on with websites that stole my kid’s photo without permission. I just hope it’s worth the hassle… I do recommend Copytrack in order to find copyright infringers, let me know if you are interested in more info on their free service 🙂

How to know Christmas Season is coming closer and closer? The thiefs on Amazon are adding more and more Chinese cheap trach knock-offs of our products with our designs on them!

I have just filed the possible biggest ticket to Amazon US in my own history of image theft war ever:

This is abso-fu**ing-lutely un-fu**ing-acceptable!

Update September 29: Did browse Amazon Canada and did you know you can only report 50 ASINs in one form? Guess what, one of my designs was stolen on more than 50 products. Reported them all!

I keep reporting for most of the day on all Amazon country pages. Whack-a-Mole deluxe… They even have the audacity to copy Zazzle’s Christmas Tree Ornaments!

About three years ago I thought it would be wise to open an account and store on Design by Humans to sell my artwork and photos to a broader customer base. And now I must admit it was a mistake. DBH does NOT add watermarks to your works and makes it very easy for copycats to download your images in full resolution!

I am currently reporting copyright infringements like crazy on Sunfrog, where all my DBH pieces can be bought. Without me agreeing to this, without me getting any compensation for it!

So after Sunfrog will have removed my work from their shady website, I will delete everything on Design by Humans to hopefully put an end to this very soon.

I cannot recommend DBH anymore!

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.

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

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