Art thieves, i am SO ANGRYSo someone contacted me that my art was being sold on Amazon without my permission, and i submitted a report to have it taken down. Well, Amazon has sent me an email that says the following:
We decline your request to remove the listings at the end of this email.
We respect a manufacturer's right to enter into exclusive distribution agreements. However, we do not help to enforce these agreements. This is a matter between the manufacturer and the distributors.
Seller Performance Team
Are you f-ing kidding me? :iconareyouplz:
Now this kind of makes me angry. It's not ok to submit a report, and the company to sent me a copy paste email that they won't do anything about it.
Here's my art, sold in 4 diferent places, in case you want to see it yourselves:
So in short, Amazon gives you a "eff you!" response, in case you get your art stolen and someone else makes a profit from it.
I mean, not only the seller on Amazon makes a profit, aye?
So much for that.
The dim upside of this: a handful of people took the time to 1-Star-rate the products and feedback a clear message: stolen content.
If this makes other people not buy cannot be said, nevertheless you can at least piss at the sellers' legs.
We'd like to ask of you the following:
- In case you spot art you know from elsewhere (especially deviantart and other pages where artists show their work), notifiy the original artist. It doesn't need a formal letter, just message a link, add something like "found this, is this legal?" and they will see for themselves.
- If you can shame the product/thief/etc., do so. Remain professional, just point out the facts (illegal act, stolen art, etc.), less insults means more credibility.
This will never stop, so we can't affort to stop either.
The end of this will be watermarks on everything. Because people will not stop sharing their art, which contains their passion.
If no one else will act sensible, please be the one to do so.
Sundance & Stargaze