I have been thrown into another arena of hell by someone who has privately emailed me about an image I purchased as Vintage Stock and used to create a greeting card with. While the woman states she bought the framed print she owns from an Ebay seller, she also states she wishes to use it for an organization she belongs to, and wants to know if it is copyright free, did I own the image?. She says her print has no signature, and she traced the print to me through my website, and happened to see my article on copyright infringement. So she wondered if I could give her permission to use the image!
Well that made no sense, as my website only links the Greeting Card I created to my second website here, Yesteryears and I only sell Greeting cards there, nothing bigger, or my Zazzle account! The image was created only large enough for a card. It does not link her to this site(Naturecrossing*) on RB, which is where I posted the Copyright Issue! Hence I suspect she is lying to me for some reason.
I chose to check her out some, I Googled the ORG she tells me about and surely there is such and org, but I do not see her listed on it and lo and behold they use an image I know is copyrighted as it is from the same artist my issue first began with! They use it on their website home page! I took careful notice to check out all the works from the young lady who was in my original issue of such use…she does gorgeous work and her images are unique… and the one on this website is hers!
I then Googled my image and yes it does show for my other RB account but I was floored as to why RB would put such a thing under it as detail. It READS AS FOLLOWS:
Vintage Elf Card-Elf with Guitar by Yesteryears – Redbubble
www.redbubble.com › Yesteryears › PortfolioBuy ‘Vintage Elf Card-Elf with Guitar’ by Yesteryears as a Greeting Card. … image ratio of 3:2, but any image size can be printed—we just leave a white border.
Any size can be printed??? I surely hope not as when I loaded any card on that site it says it is too small for anything but the card…this is how it should be…so why lie to the public about getting it in a bigger size???
I am so upset this morning with all that is going on, I just have mind enough to smash my computer and leave this arena forever! All of the joy has been stolen from this site…it just makes me sick! RB is now undermining our sales by lying to the public in their search queries WHY???.