Exactly! Now Etsy seems to have a 'let's pretend it's not here, after all, the copyright holder isn't complaining, why should we' policy which can be taken to mean that as long as you're not caught, you can do whatever you want here.
Etsy's attitude towards this is hurting every single one of us. It does not take long before Etsy gets a very very bad name allowing sellers to sell copyrighted material. And we all know a bad name sticks far better than a good one.....
wow...if etsy spent as much time looking for the non handmade sellers as they did closing threads we would all be in good standing!
This only proves the point i made in my original thread - we are shut down if we say something negative about etsy....and we are still expected to flag sites for them...weird situation!
Cover up please
The TOS dont mean jack. They are a blanket of a bunch of let's-cover-our-assisms.
I wish Etsy would start to realize that their sellers actually DO know what their talking about.
Not before coffee
Don't make me quote law at you, please, it's too early in the day for that...
Theft by any other name
Well you can blame evil corporations if you want but in the end mickey mouse is still mickey mouse and someone else created him so you will need permission to use mickey. Is it okay to use mickey because he's owned by a corporation, but not okay to use Etsy seller's creations because they are not a corporation. There is no difference, it is theft.
If you were quoted, congratulations and thanks! You can find your
celebratory "I've been Quoted" (and other EB avatars) by clicking here.