Monday, March 17, 2008

Breathtaking Nerve

You know, I try not to get worked up too much about copyright violations, but this is just too egregious to ignore. Someone has stolen my Mermaid Garden and Seashore soap photos and product descriptions. Yeah, she's selling my soap with my photos and my descriptions, and for 75 cents less per bar than I sell it! She has registered the domain with a phoney email, address and phone number. But I'm on to her and have submitted a formal complaint to GoDaddy, who hosts the site. So have a whole bunch of other soapmakers whose work she's stolen.

You just have to wonder sometimes, about the balls some people have. What does this moron think will happen when people order soap and it doesn't look anything like my photos? People who do things like this have an unqualified optimism that no one will ever notice and a belief that the rules don't apply to them. They are usually the first ones to whine about other people violating their rights. Hopefully this person's site will be taken down when the complaints are all evaluated. At least long enough for the asshat to get another web site and do it again.

**Edited to say that all of the copyrighted material, including mine, has been taken down.**

1 comment:

trisha in portland said...

I've been seeing this on several blogs and soaping forums that I am members on. I'm sorry this has happened to you and I hope that they penalize this person for stealing descriptions and pictures.