Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Amazon Not Honoring Copyright Infringement Complaints

There is a real issue with Amazon not honoring copyright infringement complaints across their various country domains. The countries I have noticed that are resistant to removing infringing products include Canada, Germany and Spain.

Let us look at this one copyrighted image of mine of an Artsy Gerbera Daisy Watercolor. This is a flower that I grew in my flower garden in Jacksonville, Florida. After nurturing the flower until it was blossoming, I photographed it and then did a design of it in Photoshop. I produced a series of artsy watercolor images on various backgrounds and added to exclusive products in my Zazzle shop of Jaguar Julie Designs. I did not give usage rights to any other sellers, let alone to all the bootleg Chinese sellers on Amazon.

ILLEGAL USE OF COPYRIGHTED IMAGES ON AMAZON

The following images are screen captures of illegal products that are listed on Amazon Germany, Canada, and Spain. I searched all departments for "artsy gerbera daisy watercolor" and found all these products still listed despite Amazon telling me they would honor my copyright infringement complaints.

Illegal use of my copyrighted image on Amazon Germany
Illegal use of my copyrighted image on Amazon Germany
Illegal use of my copyrighted image on Amazon Canada
Illegal use of my copyrighted image on Amazon Canada
Illegal use of my copyrighted image on Amazon Spain
Illegal use of my copyrighted image on Amazon Spain
Today, I once again completed my copyright infringement complaints using the designated forms of Amazon through the various countries.

Report Intellectual Property Right Infringement on Amazon

The following three images are screen captures of the filed copyright infringement complaints on Amazon Germany, Canada, and Spain of June 21, 2016. These are the second such filings of these same complaints as it seems Amazon through its various country domains are providing lip service to the rights owners when they say they will remove the infringing products, but yet they remain on their sites!

Report Intellectual Property Right Infringement on Amazon Germany
Report Intellectual Property Right Infringement on Amazon Canada
Report Intellectual Property Right Infringement on Amazon Spain

Do not support the many thieves on Amazon! If you purchase one of these stolen designs, you will get inferior products with pixelated images.

These products have been reported for copyright infringements:
https://www.amazon.ca/Artsy-Gerbera-Watercolor-Throw-Pillow/dp/B0170AAT1W
https://www.amazon.ca/Pillows-16Inch-Artsy-Gerbera-Watercolor/dp/B01709WKS8
https://www.amazon.de/Pillows-16Inch-Artsy-Gerbera-Watercolor/dp/B01ETJHQPO
https://www.amazon.de/Generic-Pillow-Gerbera-Watercolor-Pillowcase/dp/B01F4X2MH6
https://www.amazon.de/Pillow-16inch-Gerbera-Watercolor-Pillowcases/dp/B01EI6PEQG
https://www.amazon.de/Artsy-Gerbera-Daisy-Watercolor-Pillow/dp/B01ETJ0RPA
https://www.amazon.de/Artsy-Gerbera-Daisy-Watercolor-Pillow/dp/B01ETJ115K
https://www.amazon.es/Artsy-Gerbera-Daisy-Watercolor-Pillow/dp/B01ETJ115K
https://www.amazon.es/Pillows-16Inch-Artsy-Gerbera-Watercolor/dp/B01ETJHQPO

The sellers who seem to be protected by Amazon on the various country domains of Canada, Germany and Spain include the following:
  • Throw Pillow Cover
  • Pillow
  • Coolbox
  • Gankering
  • Pillower
  • Richardutz
Email Acknowledgements from Amazon for Copyright Infringement Complaints

Email Acknowledgement from Amazon Germany for Copyright Infringement Complaints
Email Acknowledgement from Amazon Spain for Copyright Infringement Complaints
Email Acknowledgement from Amazon Canada for Copyright Infringement Complaints

Please support the original artist and not these counterfeit sellers! You can find my original designs on Zazzle.

THE ORIGINAL ARTSY GERBERA DAISY WATERCOLOR

Artsy Gerbera Daisy Watercolor by JaguarJulieDesigns
Artsy Gerbera Daisy Watercolor Throw Pillow by JaguarJulieDesigns
Notice the watermark of Zazzle on my original design? Wonder why that isn't protecting my copyrighted image? Amazon needs to stop protecting the thieves of original designs.

This story is focusing on the lack of cooperation from Amazon to deal with all the Amazon's bootleg sellers and is marked with the hashtags of #amazon #zazzle #stopimagetheft #stopcopyrightinfringement #chinesesellers

Read more about the issues Zazzle artists and designers are having with all the bootleg sellers with stolen images and designs on Amazon. I've written three blog posts, part of a series, to discuss Amazon design theft of Zazzlers art. With well over 480 million products being sold on Amazon, there's no telling if what you are buying is authentic and "legal" to sell or if it is some counterfeit or stolen design! Buyer beware.
  1. Amazon Design Theft of Zazzlers Art
  2. Amazon Design Theft of Zazzlers Art 2
  3. Amazon Design Theft of Zazzlers Art 3

I was a staunch supporter and brand promoter for years of the Amazon marketplace. It was my go-to for pretty much any item I wanted to source online. I have actively been an Amazon affiliate as well. At these crossroads, I have opted to not buy through the Amazon marketplace. In addition, I may soon be ending my affiliate status as well.