Friday, October 18, 2013

Alleged Copyright Theft Goes Viral

If you've ever had your designs ripped off, then you know what it feels like. Lisa Congdon did and she isn't going to take it anymore. To read more about what happened and what she's doing about it, click on the title above or copy and paste the following links into your browser:
http://www.artsyshark.com/2013/10/17/alleged-copyright-theft-goes-viral/
http://lisacongdon.com/blog/2013/10/my-art-was-stolen-for-profit-and-how-you-can-help/

To see some of the products companies like Cody Foster rip off (they've removed their items from general internet viewing), be sure to check out this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/105498342@N02/

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Look up Brian Sherwin's blog The Art Edge. He thinks that Lisa may have infringed on several photographers. I found this linked on Etsy as well. Someone did a comparison of her work with one of the photographs Sherwin mentioned in his article. http://imgur.com/TllHXTq

SuzyQ said...

I read a number of comments about who was entitled to what image first. What I find poignant in all of this is the rampant copyright infringement that goes on, online. It permeates everything, particularly beadwork. In fact, it is so bad, that a number of bead artists have formed a collective against it.
I rarely post my work online any more as a result. It has hurt me financially that other artists have taken my work, put their own twist on it, and then sell it on places like ETSY. Such behavior has driven many talented artists away from beadwork and away from the online community.
The internet community sadly has a very dark side to it.