This just came in from the Mailbag, too good to not share:
A month or so ago, I sent a note to Community@etsy.com and, of course, it was ignored.
I asked if they realized that anything with Olympics, or Vancouver 2010, or the rings, etc. on it is in serious violation of their copyright/branding regulations. I sent this link and told them that they shouldn't promote people that misuse the Olympics as a way to sell more stuff.
I researched it last winter, thinking that it would be cool to design a line in time to promote it for the Olympics. Reading how strict they are, I gave up on it. Not only did Etsy blow me off, but now they are promoting it in the Voter, encouraging more people to violate it. Sure I'd like to promote my own hats, scarves, etc. but I just can't believe that they're pretending not to know about it and are, instead, encouraging it.