This morning i had a message from someone saying they'd seen my little srp pin for sale on wish. that pin listing showed my photos, as well as there own, along with a photo with dimensions on. the kind we get from our manufacturing partners as a proof.
so that kind of confirms it's not a one off resale, it's a full b**w copy. and they're on aliexpress again, brill 😒
i registered my designs with the intellectual property office and am registering complaints (aliexpress don't make it easy!) and my manufacturer is applying pressure from their end.
but here's what i want to know... are any of you fellow artists in facebook groups for art theft specifically or where art theft is common topic? what websites and/or resources would you recommend for fellow artists? what steps have you taken to protect your work?
this conversation is one we're having again and again and i'd really like all us creatives and makers to share our knowledge and experience to help those who are going through this for the first time and feeling swamped.
it's very unfair whenever this happens. it's unfair when big firms like @newlook steal art by @ladyaxolotl and it's unfair when dropshippers buy copies from aliexpress and sell everywhere. it's unfair when it happens to the "big" small indie brands and it's unfair when it happens to the super small indie brands.
the first time someone stole leia, i'd barely sold 500 of them myself. i felt like someone was selling more of my design then i was.
fuck that, let's work together and take them down. like arty avengers! 👊
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