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Funny - this person just does not get it - look what she posted on my comments area (Underlines are mine): --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"I purchase ALL of my images from ebay and other online sites, or from public domain websites, and up until now I have had legal use of all images I use. The CDs I purchased did NOT have copyright information of any sort on them and there was no indication that the artist did not want to sell these images for commercial use. As soon as the artist told me which images were hers, I removed them from the site. I do not steal images, I buy them. Perhaps this person should have noted that the images were copyrighted - a simple procedure, yes? It certainly would have saved her all this grief and anger, and she should get over it. Jackie Garbarino"
Purchasing images does not give you rights to resell them UNLESS THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT SPECIFICALLY STATES YOU CAN! You are wrong, wrong, wrong - it is NOT up to the creator to make you take responsibility for your own actions.
Reselling images off CD Roms you buy without purchase of a reselling license IS THEFT! I want to see a list of all the CD Roms where you purchased "legal rights to resell." I know you did not on all of the collage sheets you purchased from me, which you are still reselling on your site. I really believe you actually belive you are in the right, and you are ignorant of copyright laws.
So please, stop selling our images and go read the law. Just in case you do not, it says in a nutshell: By the act of creation, an object (art, image, invention, etc) inherently has copyright which is retained by the creator. An item need not carry the copyright symbol or notice to be copyrighted.
I notice you are not reselling on ebay, etsy or lulu. Perhaps that is beacuse those websites prohibit it and you would be bannned.
I still suggest to anyone who created collage sheets or images ane sells them, check her site and make sure your materials are not there. If you read her comment, you can see she is admitting to doing exactly what I described - but she does not think there is anything wrong with it. However, there is no excuse now...
She seems to take tcollage sheets and scan or copy digital files, make some changes and sell. There are many copyrighted images. She is quite belligerent, saying she bought collage sheets and has every right to resell. Sometimes she changes one picture on a sheet and resells. I explained to her the law says items are copyrighted from creation, even if images are public domain, the collage sheets are created and a slight change does not allow reselling, even if copyright is not written on the item.
I did the work on creating my collage sheets and do not want her selling my work. She told me she bought off ebay and resold them, and other places too like Lulu (she should not have told me, since some are mine and I caught her red handed.) There are original photos I took and are published, and when I pointed them out, she pasted images over them and pretended my photo was not on it. I did this on purpose, and then told her several were mine, and again she was busted. One of the photos is of my grandmother!!
I have an angel policy, but this is not part of it. I am so irritated.