Mission to take down a seller/thief

  1. Ok, you ladies probably read my other post about how someone was stealing my art and selling it. Well apparently she's still doing it. Can I please please please appeal to any of you with spare time to write an email to Disney reporting her theft of their artwork.

    If you can: Disney's vero email is tips@disneyantipiracy.com

    This is an email i wrote them:

    Please take the time to investigate seller armani1031
    aka Lisa Kuo is stealing your graphics to make little
    mermaid and winnie the pooh invitations. She is NOT
    buying Disney licensed craft supplies to make it, she
    is using downloaded clip art.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/birthday-party-invitations-disney-princess-thank-you_W0QQitemZ110143421491QQihZ001QQcategoryZ26393QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/birthday-invitations-disney-cars-mcqueen-thank-you_W0QQitemZ110143421532QQihZ001QQcategoryZ26393QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/20-CLASSIC-WINNIE-THE-POOH-baby-shower-invitations_W0QQitemZ110141586307QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3208QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/20-personalized-baby-shower-invitations-thank-you-cards_W0QQitemZ110142505805QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3208QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/winnie-the-classic-pooh-bear-tea-bag-baby-shower-favors_W0QQitemZ110142628962QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3208QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/CLASSIC-WINNIE-THE-POOH-origami-box-baby-shower-favors_W0QQitemZ110142784192QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3208QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/winnie-classic-pooh-Baby-Shower-Corsage-memory-binder_W0QQitemZ110142821065QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3208QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/personalized-baby-shower-candle-votive-favors-46-picks_W0QQitemZ110142842911QQihZ001QQcategoryZ3208QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/little-mermaid-ariel-birthday-invitations-or-thank-you_W0QQitemZ110142843228QQihZ001QQcategoryZ26393QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/birthday-party-invitations-disney-princess-thank-you_W0QQitemZ110143421491QQihZ001QQcategoryZ26393QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Birthday-mint-tins-party-favors-Pirates-Caribbean_W0QQitemZ110143628357QQihZ001QQcategoryZ102407QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  2. I'm so sorry to hear that your art was stolen by this seller. That really sucks. But are you sure she's violating policy if the art she's using is downloadable? I don't know much about Disney licensing, and what their policies might be. Could you explain a little more?

    Many thanks and again I'm so sorry that this person stole your original designs.
     
  3. it's not downloadable art. Pretty much anyone can download any image that has been uploaded. Just because you can pull someone else's image off of the internet, it doesn't give you the right to resell it as your own. It's the same principle as if someone stole your photos to sell the same purse they had... you put the effort into the creation of something, and they just took it.

    Q. Why does Disney care about small sellers on eBay?

    A. Disney works hard to preserve the integrity of its name and its copyrights, trademarks and logos. Among other reasons, the auction of infringing merchandise, which is often not of the same quality required of a Disney product, damages Disney’s reputation and leads to complaints from consumers and internet users about this poor quality. Consumers may attribute to Disney the inferior quality of unauthorized products purchased over eBay. Disney must be vigilant in protecting the goodwill associated with the Disney name and copyrights. For more information on copyrights see http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/copyrights.html. For more information on trademarks see http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/trademark.html.
     
  4. I am so sorry this happened. I will help you report her to Disney.
     
  5. Thanks Handbag Angel...
     
  6. OK, I understand. I thought the images that she took from the internet were somehow authorized as usable from Disney. I'll send an email along to Disney too.
     
  7. Sorry, I don't understand either, did you create those Disney images?
     
  8. no but eBay won't do anything about her stealing my art, i've tried reporting it. the stupid ebay people said that they couldn't find evidence of her copying my text even though i clearly said she stole my illustration. my stuff is next to the stolen disney art, so i figure if ebay takes it down for violatating disney's right, then she won't be using mine as well...
     
  9. Done.
     
  10. Well, she took down the listing. I asked her to make sure that she never uses my illustration again. Everytime she uses it, it's like a slap in the face. I feel sorry for the people that buy her stuff. Anything that's made from downloaded art on the internet is pixelated and crappy. So you're pretty much buying something you could have made yourself.
     
  11. This might be a dumb question, but is there anyway you can watermark your (display) images so they can't be stolen/reused?