Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Sad State of Affairs

One of the things I love so much about crafting and blogging is the caring and sharing nature of the people involved. However, recently there has been a shocking case of someone out there in cyberspace removing watermarks from copyright digital images and posting them on a blog. Once this was brought to the various well known artist's attention these images were removed from the blog and the person responsible has been reported. But now the stolen images have been re-posted elsewhere. There is no other word for this than THEFT!

Theft is increasingly becoming a problem for any artist trying to make a living from digital images and for ALL our sakes we NEED to find a solution! Talented and respected artist Mo Manning tried to set up a "stamp out stamp thieves" campaign over a year ago and got lots of support from both fans and stamp companies. The thefts seemed to slow down so unfortunately the campaign did too.

But now we NEED YOU to check it out and help if you can!

The site is HERE

 Let's make this a happy and fair place for artists and crafter's alike!
Also, please pass the link along to any "pros" artists, stamp companies or shopkeepers who might like to join.



Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

totally agree
thanks for spreading the word

Lynda said...

I cannot believe that gall and balls of those contemptable fiends out there Debbie. On the upside...there are hopefully enough of us good folk out there to hunt out the bad and report them to the powers that be!! Blurfers of the creative world unite against the mongreals out there!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Debbie
Did you realise that this site link has been disabled due to breach of terms of service???? You might need to check it out! Hugs xxaxx

Kristine said...

UGH! That just STINKS! The nerve of some people!! I reported someone once for an unknown person asking ... no TELLING me to send her digi files from certain companies. I just don't GET IT! Okay... better move on to something else or I'll be in a bad mood all night. LOL! Thanks for posting this Debbie.

Marlene said...

I so agree...and I've posted the badge on my sidebar, too.