People "stealing" my projects and selling it on etsy

I was browsing through etsy and I came across this listing:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75161305/final-fantasy-moogle-kupooooo?show_panel=true


Needless to say this is MY project she took. Not only that, but she took my photos without permission and didn't even ask if she could use the pattern for profitable reasons.

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/amigurumi-moogle

I took down the pattern b/c some people are just selfish and think it's ok to make money off of it. This may not a big deal to some of you, but it's not such a great feeling knowing that someone never gave you credit for your project. I just can't believe how selfish some people are.

I wanted to share this moogle pattern b/c I wanted the world to enjoy making their own plushies, but apparently people like to abuse the art of sharing.

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10 replies since 10th September 2011 • Last reply 10th September 2011

Tell regresty and get this person known to everyone for being a stealer!! Happy

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wow...those are def your pictures. i know ppl steal project ideas and patterns that weren't intended to be sold...but stealing the picture too...UNBELIEVABLE. Contact etsy show both links and ask that the project be removed.

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I made an account on the website and reported her for you. I don't know what they will do about it but i told them it was not hers and that she had stolen it.

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I made an account on the website and reported her for you. I don't know what they will do about it but i told them it was not hers and that she had stolen it.

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Thank you Amber. I flagged that listing and literally typed up a Harry Potter book on why I flagged it. I read etsy's terms and services and what she did IS wrong. Etsy only allows sellers to sell things that are original and created (with the exception of selling supplies) by the owner of the shop. In this case, neither was the seller's original creations. She may have made the plush with her own hands, but she still violated etsy's terms.

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I just went to see the listing and the picture that's shown looks like her logo or something. So, it must have been taken down. It's really sad that people think they can just take something that doesn't belong to them and try to sell it. As long as one profits from dishonest gain (no matter how big or small) they will always lose out in the end. We see it on American Greed all the time.

BTW...your project is too cute

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there is always a good chance someone will steal your projects when you post them on the web. its sad but it happens all the time. a side from reporting her to esty there isn't much else you can really do.

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*sigh* I just hope Etsy does take her listing down. I messaged the seller and she said she's not willing to remove the listing b/c there were no copyrights to my project. (sadly enough, but now I should watermark ALL my photos.) It's horrible that people like that exist in the world. People are too money hungry.

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That is so lame, if she wanted to make something you did she could at least credit you, and trying to profit from stealing is pathetic. I probably drive Crafterella crazy because I always report people who post projects I have seen somewhere else.
I tried to see the copycats page and the plush has been removed, so hopefully this will help teach her a lesson!

BTW Photobucket.com has a easy way of adding watermarks without needing to download anything.

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The lady replied to my message and told me "life is life. I'm not going to remove the listing, so suck it up. I did do you the favor by removing the photos, so stop being immature by throwing a tantrum and insulting me." Tantrum? Insulting? There was no way I insulted her. I just asked her to remove the listing b/c she did not have my permission to sell my pattern. As for the tantrum part, I'm pretty sure anyone would be upset if it had happen to them. This lady really has a way to be rude and really likes to assume. I don't see how anyone can purchase anything from her. She doesn't care about her customers. She's all in it for the money.

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