Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tersa Sphinx Moth

Today, December 21, 2016, as I was heading out on a slightly chilly morning, I noticed a Tersa Sphinx Moth perched on my metal stair railing, next to my Florida Room, at the front of my house. I stopped to grab my digital camera to snap a few photos.

Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
I am a very patient, older gal, who had been waiting about six weeks to actually see this very moth. It never flinched as I snapped away at several photos.

Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
Over the past six weeks, I had the privilege to observe the various stages of metamorphosis of this species of moth, from caterpillar to pupa to moth. I am actually waiting to see if a moth emerges from a pupa I have observed for nearly six weeks.

Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
It was November 6, 2016 in Leesburg, Florida, that I first learned of the Tersa Sphinx Moth. I had probably seen that moth throughout my Florida gardens previously, but never knew it was the Tersa Sphinx Moth. That is such an interesting name for a moth that seems to have wings like a Stealth aircraft!

Tersa Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - November 6th

On November 6th, I actually spotted a most unique caterpillar in the corner of my carport, near my side entry door. At first look, it appeared to be a possibly dead millipede ... that was, until I touched it and it moved. Wow, what an amazing insect with those false eyes and the look of a black stinger at the top of its tail end.

Tersa Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Leesburg, Florida, November 6, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Leesburg, Florida, November 6, 2016
When I first saw this caterpillar, I had no idea that it was already preparing to enter the pupa stage. It was lethargic, making me think something might be wrong with it.

Tersa Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Leesburg, Florida, November 6, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth Caterpillar - Leesburg, Florida, November 6, 2016
Researching the Tersa Sphinx Moth, I learned that a host plant is the Penta. I actually placed that caterpillar out in my front yard, at the base of my periwinkles next to the penta.

Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - November 10th

Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, November 10, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, November 10, 2016
When I checked back on November 10th to see how the caterpillar was doing, I noticed it had begun to transform into a pupa. That was when I found a plastic jar in which I placed the pupa. I loosely placed the lid over the top of the jar to keep other critters out. I have checked on the status of the pupa daily, in that jar, since November 10th!

Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, November 30, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, November 30, 2016
The Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa on November 30th appeared fairly uniform in width throughout the length of the pupa.

 Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - December 21st

Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth Pupa - Leesburg, Florida, December 21, 2016
It has been over 40 days that I have observed the Tersa Sphinx Moth in its Pupa stage. Judging by the look of the Pupa today, it seems there is a bit of transformation. Notice the long dark stripe that extends from top to bottom on the pupa? I am wondering if per chance the sighting of the Tersa Sphinx Moth this morning, might signal that the new moth is about to emerge from the pupa stage?

Tersa Sphinx Moth - December 22nd

Twenty-four hours later, after the initial sighting of the Tersa Sphinx Moth perched on the stair railing, it is still there! How interesting that the moth looks to have not moved from that spot!

Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 22, 2016
I just took another look at the Tersa Sphinx Moth as it is perched on the railing. I can see a spot of white cobweb-like substance at its tail end.

Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 22, 2016
On Monday, December 19th, I pruned to the ground, a pink periwinkle plant that was nearby. That plant actually looked possessed or something as it was totally covered with a white cobweb-like substance.

Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 22, 2016
Tersa Sphinx Moth - Leesburg, Florida, December 22, 2016
It looked like the entire plant was moldy. Perhaps I shouldn't have pruned the plant just yet as it may have been in use by the Tersa Sphinx Moth? Checking on the pupa, there is no change from the day before. Waiting!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Polka Dot Wasp Moth

What a most magnificent moth is the Polka Dot Wasp Moth. Today was the very first time I actually photographed one of these wasp moths in my front yard garden. I am very sure I had caught glimpses of this wasp moth in the past month or so, but didn't realize how spectacularly colorful it is.

Polka Dot Wasp Moth - Syntomeida epilais
Polka Dot Wasp Moth - Syntomeida epilais
Photographed November 29, 2016, Leesburg, FL
It was just a bit past Noon on a most delightful weather day in Leesburg, Florida. The temperature was near 80 degrees although it might have felt a degree or two cooler with the winds of about 8 mph. There were lots of wispy clouds overhead that seemed to be moving towards me ... so the wind was out of the South.

Polka Dot Wasp Moth - Syntomeida epilais
Polka Dot Wasp Moth - Syntomeida epilais
Photographed November 29, 2016, Leesburg, FL
I was just finishing up the washing of my white lattice work along the side of the carport. I noticed this wasp moth flying to and fro and thought I'd try to snap a photo or two. It was flying almost continuously, like it was aware a bird might be watching! I snapped a few photos as it lit on my Confederate Star Jasmine plant.

Polka Dot Wasp Moth - Syntomeida epilais
Polka Dot Wasp Moth - Syntomeida epilais
Photographed November 29, 2016, Leesburg, FL
The Polka Dot Wasp Moth is referred to as the Oleander Caterpillar in larva form. It was many years ago that I grew several Oleander plants in my small townhouse backyard in Jacksonville, Florida. I remember finding hundreds of these caterpillar lined up on the underside of the Oleander leaves. It was actually kind of creepy to see so many caterpillar. Alas, I did not wait for the caterpillar to become a wasp moth -- heck, I had no idea that the Oleander Caterpillar would turn into such a beautiful moth.

Action Shot of the Polka Dot Wasp Moth!

Action Shot of the Polka Dot Wasp Moth - Syntomeida epilais
Action Shot of the Polka Dot Wasp Moth - Syntomeida epilais
Photographed November 29, 2016, Leesburg, FL
The white polka dots on the wings of the wasp moth helped to create as most interesting action shot in the above photo. The wasp moth landed on my yellow car a couple of times and then flew back to the Confederate Star Jasmine plant.

The North American subspecies of the Polka Dot Wasp Moth is S. epilais jucundissima, which is locally common in all areas of Florida.The University of Florida has a neat reference guide for the Oleander Caterpillar with some excellent photos of the various stages of life.

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.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Amazon Design Theft of Zazzlers Art 3

This is my second follow up to my original post of May 15, 2016 about Amazon Design Theft of Zazzlers Art. The first follow up was June 1st and only encompassed copyright infringement complaints filed on the .com domain of Amazon. You see, I didn't realize that I had to complete separate copyright infringement complaints for each country that Amazon has a marketplace!! Holy smokes - I am told that may be 14 different domains with stolen images.

The Chinese sellers on Amazon have stolen my copyright art from my Zazzle Shops of JaguarJulieFlowers and JaguarJulieDesigns -- I'm not sure that they have stolen from my other Zazzle Shop of Attitude Shirts. It surely seems the image theft is out of control!

This story is focusing on the second wave of Amazon's bootleg sellers and is marked with the hashtags of #amazon #zazzle #stopimagetheft #stopcopyrightinfringement #chinesesellers

Here are artsy word clouds of the Amazon Sellers in the second wave with reported copyright infringements in their stores on Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.it which represent 255 stolen products removed from 74 different sellers stores.

Word Cloud of 35 Amazon Sellers Reported for Image Theft from Amazon.com
Word Cloud of 35 Amazon Sellers Reported for Image Theft from Amazon.com
Representing 106 stolen products removed
The roll call of Amazon Sellers from Amazon.com [U.S.A.] with the count of number of product copyright infringements removed in this latest wave: Beautiful-Girl (1), Belyouc (1), BuyIng (1), Cireurus (1), CloptonTEL (1), Constance Stores (10), Decorller (2), duminjun (4), Durian Crazy (5), Fannie Wilkinson (10), FRANCISCO RAMOS (6), G-Color Shop (1), ge ge (1), happy apple (2), Heart Of The World (24), Helen Bracewell (3), High quality shopping (1), Liang Zhiheng (1), liseny (1), MELONDAY (1), MNbrassfield shop (1), Mr. Sunflower (1), naide song (1), pillow case5 (2), pillow case-7 (2), pillow store (2), SBSaleStore (2), Schmidt Stores (5), shannea butler (2), Tony numb (3), uBobbyshop (1), X-Fond (1), xiao san store (2), YBbeautiful (1), zhuolan (3)

Word Cloud of 23 Amazon Sellers Reported for Image Theft from Amazon.ca
Word Cloud of 23 Amazon Sellers Reported for Image Theft from Amazon.ca
Representing 79 stolen products removed
The roll call of Amazon Sellers from Amazon.ca [Canada] with the count of number of product copyright infringements removed in this latest wave: Blue-Classic (2), Celesteyl (1), Comi (2), Coolbox (4), D.i.Y (31), DecorModern (1), Diweina (2), Durian Crazy (5), Easy Fashion (1), Easy life (1), Fly Eagle (1), kengcong (5), KristiDye (1), Master (3), Maychoco (1), Mydesigner (2), Poster the worldCA (5), SKUPCT (2), Smilty (3), Tshirts-Online (1), Welcome home (3), YOuHOme (1), Zgpader (1)

Word Cloud of 8 Amazon Sellers Reported for Image Theft from Amazon.uk
Word Cloud of 8 Amazon Sellers Reported for Image Theft from Amazon.uk
Representing 29 stolen products removed
The roll call of Amazon Sellers from Amazon.uk [United Kingdom] with the count of number of product copyright infringements removed in this latest wave: Depadder (13), Goopader (1), HDSAFGHSFSAC (1), klolMl (2), Reikolen (1), Set Up Fov (2), Togethering (8), XWJDFVH (1)

Word Cloud of 8 Amazon Sellers Reported for Image Theft from Amazon.de and Amazon.it
Representing 41 stolen products removed
The roll call for Amazon.de [Germany] includes: Depadder (6), Goopader (1), Pillower (5), Togethering (7), XWJDFVH (1) and the roll call for Amazon.it [Italy] includes: Depadder (1), Pillower (19), Togethering (1). You might notice that there are the Amazon sellers with the same names across the U.K., Germany and Italy -- and probably Spain too.

When I was using the online copyright infringement form of Amazon for the respective countries, I encountered push back from Spain! It took some back and forth to have them honor my copyrights for about two dozen products. I haven't included the list of sellers from that country, but hope to include them with the next update.

reported copyright infringements on Amazon Spain

The first wave of massive copyright infringement complaints filed with Amazon.com included these 158 sellers representing 658 stolen product removals:

4693 8035 5671 4639 (1), ALEJO PEREZ (27), ANTONIO MOJICA (4), anweiwei (14), Asonc (1), B Lyster shop (1), Baby Sweat Dream (2), bai sheng (7), beautiful home (2), Beautiful-Girl (2), bestonling (1), Betterforyou (10), Chantelletion (3), chenhui223 (1), Cireurus (14), Constance Stores (2), Custom Made Shop (4), Custom Print Shops (3), daS store (1), Dashentai (1), DavidOnlineStore (1), DecorModern (4), diys center (1), diys-vips (1), Douubt (1), DreamStage (3), Dream-VX (2), duminjun (2), Durian Crazy (8), Dushawn Stores (4), East Sunrise Store (6), EDHW (10), EDWIN MAY (2), EJEJ (2), Encoin (12), Endoune (2), fangzuming (4), Fashion casual Clubhouse (14), Fashion Simple Shop (3), fashionshopshop (1), Fashionstores (2), Feer- time (1), feifang (2), FIGUEROA IVELISSE (9), FRANCISCO RAMOS (12), GARY GODWIN (1), GASWOMAN (4), G-Color Shop (2), GLORIA HOFFMAN (5), good of the shop (2), gulancai casyou (5), happy apple (2), Heart Of The World (26), heiheishop (3), HENOWN (6), HFC Case (2), High quality shopping (2), HKYY (6), holoshop (5), hong chen (2), Hope home (8), HSLDT (30), hua kai (4), hui xu store (30), Humpherys-SH (1), ILRussellBoy (5), Internation (2), JAMIE SMITH (1), JeremyArtStore (5), jerrod randle (6), JHEU (3), jiajiahuishop (3), JIMMY WEBB (1), JJJ-earth (5), JMacleanStore (1), JuliesDeal (4), Keep us happy shopping (2), Kenneth case (1), Kieffer shop (2), Ksudng (3), LENVVO (7), Levionlinesale (2), Liang Zhiheng (3), liseny [Pillowcase] (5), Little-Dreams (2), Lox (1), luckyshop123 (4), LYDIA RIVERA (2), M and T (1), MALAIPO (1), mancool (1), Melissa Caffey (4), MELONDAY (1), Mixixibilly (1), MMSBY (11), MNbrassfield shop (2), MorningUp (1), MOVIEGAME (3), NANCY CABALLERO (4), NORMA RIVERA (2), OHADHA (3), Pillow case store (3), pillow case5 (1), Pillowin (1), Poppy-Baby (2), Poppy-Love (4), pposhop (2), Qimei Commodity Co.,Ltd (1), Rainy man (5), Raymond Stores (1), RAYVEI (1), Reed Lolly (1), Riydne (1), ROSE EMILCAR STORE (1), ruizhongshop (7), RYHJRT (4), SAasdfaZSD (1), SAUL SHAPIRO (3), Schmidt Stores (7), Shane Croft (1), shannea butler (3), Showcas1e (1), silili (1), skllaq (2), Slater Stores (4), SnapRoof (3), SOFIA VELEZ (2), Some Done (2), song shi (7), Super Sellers AAA (3), Teding (2), Times os (1), Trendsetter Show (4), Tshirts-Online (2), ttatta (1), us-90 (2), VENUS BURGOS (3), Vogue Online Shop (7), Vogue Shop (1), WENDY MORALES (2), WildFree (22), williams5665 (3), Women boutique (19), Women's fashion store (2), wuqilong (5), X-Christy (1), X-Fond (3), xilanxin (13), XKSCHU (2), yangziyi (2), YAOYAO (13), YBbeautiful (2), yeaystore (1), YOuHOme (1), Youkuj (1), yqy2016 (1), ZFSaleStore (1), zhanglifeng (2)

The TOTAL, not including Spain, of 232 Amazon sellers across the various domains with 913 stolen product removals.

I "bookmarked" in a list on Amazon.com, some of my stolen products from my Zazzle shops of JaguarJulieFlo​wers and JaguarJulieDes​igns. The majority of the stolen designs were appearing on throw pillow cases.

my stolen products from my Zazzle shops of JaguarJulieFlo​wers and JaguarJulieDes​igns

Mouse pads are another popular bootleg item on Amazon using my copyrighted images and designs.

stolen copyrighted flower image of jaguarjulieflowers appearing on amazon

Other bootleg items on Amazon with my copyrighted images and designs include t-shirts, wrist watches, pet tags, and trucker hats.

amazon bootleg product stolen from jaguarjulieflowers
amazon bootleg product stolen from jaguarjulieflowers
 amazon bootleg product stolen from jaguarjuliedesigns
 amazon bootleg product stolen from jaguarjuliedesigns
#stopimagetheft on #amazon of #zazzle artists and designers

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Amazon Design Theft of Zazzlers Art 2

This is a follow up to my post of May 15, 2016 about Amazon Design Theft of Zazzlers Art. Since the middle of May, I have submitted over 275 copyright infringement complaints on Amazon. You can't imagine just how much time that takes to research the products on Amazon by primarily Chinese sellers who have stolen the designs from Zazzle. Then, to take time to find the original listing of mine on Zazzle and then complete the infringement complaint form, populating it with all the corresponding product IDs from Amazon.

I have found so many products on Amazon with my copyright art stolen from my Zazzle Shops of JaguarJulieFlowers and JaguarJulieDesigns that it seems the image theft is out of control!

This story is marked with the hashtags of #amazon #zazzle #stopimagetheft #stopcopyrightinfringement #chinesesellers

Word Cloud of 158 Amazon Sellers Reported for Image Theft
Word Cloud of 158 Amazon Sellers Reported for Image Theft
This morning I prepared a word cloud with the names of all the 158 Amazon sellers who were reported for image theft of my designs from Zazzle. I compiled all the notices received back from Amazon in response to my hundreds of infringement complaints filed.

Listed below is an alphabetical listing of all 158 Amazon sellers who have used my stolen designs from Zazzle. At the end of their seller names, in parentheses, is the count for how many stolen designs were removed in this time period from their stores.

4693 8035 5671 4639 (1), ALEJO PEREZ (27), ANTONIO MOJICA (4), anweiwei (14), Asonc (1), B Lyster shop (1), Baby Sweat Dream (2), bai sheng (7), beautiful home (2), Beautiful-Girl (2), bestonling (1), Betterforyou (10), Chantelletion (3), chenhui223 (1), Cireurus (14), Constance Stores (2), Custom Made Shop (4), Custom Print Shops (3), daS store (1), Dashentai (1), DavidOnlineStore (1), DecorModern (4), diys center (1), diys-vips (1), Douubt (1), DreamStage (3), Dream-VX (2), duminjun (2), Durian Crazy (8), Dushawn Stores (4), East Sunrise Store (6), EDHW (10), EDWIN MAY (2), EJEJ (2), Encoin (12), Endoune (2), fangzuming (4), Fashion casual Clubhouse (14), Fashion Simple Shop (3), fashionshopshop (1), Fashionstores (2), Feer- time (1), feifang (2), FIGUEROA IVELISSE (9), FRANCISCO RAMOS (12), GARY GODWIN (1), GASWOMAN (4), G-Color Shop (2), GLORIA HOFFMAN (5), good of the shop (2), gulancai casyou (5), happy apple (2), Heart Of The World (26), heiheishop (3), HENOWN (6), HFC Case (2), High quality shopping (2), HKYY (6), holoshop (5), hong chen (2), Hope home (8), HSLDT (30), hua kai (4), hui xu store (30), Humpherys-SH (1), ILRussellBoy (5), Internation (2), JAMIE SMITH (1), JeremyArtStore (5), jerrod randle (6), JHEU (3), jiajiahuishop (3), JIMMY WEBB (1), JJJ-earth (5), JMacleanStore (1), JuliesDeal (4), Keep us happy shopping (2), Kenneth case (1), Kieffer shop (2), Ksudng (3), LENVVO (7), Levionlinesale (2), Liang Zhiheng (3), liseny [Pillowcase] (5), Little-Dreams (2), Lox (1), luckyshop123 (4), LYDIA RIVERA (2), M and T (1), MALAIPO (1), mancool (1), Melissa Caffey (4), MELONDAY (1), Mixixibilly (1), MMSBY (11), MNbrassfield shop (2), MorningUp (1), MOVIEGAME (3), NANCY CABALLERO (4), NORMA RIVERA (2), OHADHA (3), Pillow case store (3), pillow case5 (1), Pillowin (1), Poppy-Baby (2), Poppy-Love (4), pposhop (2), Qimei Commodity Co.,Ltd (1), Rainy man (5), Raymond Stores (1), RAYVEI (1), Reed Lolly (1), Riydne (1), ROSE EMILCAR STORE (1), ruizhongshop (7), RYHJRT (4), SAasdfaZSD (1), SAUL SHAPIRO (3), Schmidt Stores (7), Shane Croft (1), shannea butler (3), Showcas1e (1), silili (1), skllaq (2), Slater Stores (4), SnapRoof (3), SOFIA VELEZ (2), Some Done (2), song shi (7), Super Sellers AAA (3), Teding (2), Times os (1), Trendsetter Show (4), Tshirts-Online (2), ttatta (1), us-90 (2), VENUS BURGOS (3), Vogue Online Shop (7), Vogue Shop (1), WENDY MORALES (2), WildFree (22), williams5665 (3), Women boutique (19), Women's fashion store (2), wuqilong (5), X-Christy (1), X-Fond (3), xilanxin (13), XKSCHU (2), yangziyi (2), YAOYAO (13), YBbeautiful (2), yeaystore (1), YOuHOme (1), Youkuj (1), yqy2016 (1), ZFSaleStore (1), zhanglifeng (2)

Amazon Sellers with the most Stolen Zazzle Designs
Amazon Sellers with the most Stolen Zazzle Designs
The Amazon Sellers with the most stolen Zazzle Designs of mine in their stores: HSLDT 30, hui xu store 30, ALEJO PEREZ 27, Heart Of The World 26, WildFree 22, Women boutique 19, anweiwei 14, Cireurus 14, Fashion casual Clubhouse 14, xilanxin 13, YAOYAO 13, Encoin 12, FRANCISCO RAMOS 12, MMSBY 11, Betterforyou 10, EDHW 10

My analysis of all the notices I received back from Amazon in May, 2016, showed 658 instances of my copyrighted designs appearing in one of these sellers' stores. Although quite a few of the sellers only had one or two designs stolen from my Zazzle shops, that doesn't mean they won't have more that will suddenly appear on Amazon.

Amazon Sellers changing titles on my Stolen Zazzle Designs
Amazon Sellers changing titles on my Stolen Zazzle Designs - Sunflowers
It is a time-consuming exercise for me to daily search on Amazon to see what "new" is appearing. Just today, I was finding several of my sunflower designs appearing again although they were supposedly removed by Amazon. A fellow designer in the same boat as me has labeled the process "whack a mole." You take out a design here and it pops up there! The bootleg sellers are getting more clever in that they are changing the titles to throw off the bloodhounds! I found several of my 2014 sunflower designs labeled as 2016.

Favorite products of the Amazon Sellers with my Stolen Zazzle Designs
Favorite products of the Amazon Sellers with my Stolen Zazzle Designs - Gerbera Daisies
The two screen captures above are from my Amazon Wish List of Stolen Products from JaguarJulieDesigns and JaguarJulieFlowers. Another Zazzler suggested we impacted designers add the products as we find them to such a list so that we can follow the progress of Amazon's removal. And, so that others can easily see what is being stolen from our Zazzle shops by this despicable Amazon sellers to use in their many Amazon stores.
Artsy Gerbera Daisy Watercolor Throw Pillow with Zazzle Watermark
Artsy Gerbera Daisy Watercolor Throw Pillow with Zazzle Watermark
How do all of us Zazzle designers protect our copyright images from the unscrupulous Chinese thieves? It is not clearly understood if the Zazzle watermark will stop those unscrupulous image thieves. It was only recently that I enabled such a watermark on my Zazzle designs. You see, I thought they already had a watermark in the large image view! There are RSS feeds of Zazzle products which may not have this protection.

P.S. Some of the Chinese sellers are sending apology emails to us Zazzle designers asking us to withdraw our copyright infringement complaints from Amazon as they did not know what they did. Really?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Amazon Design Theft of Zazzlers Art

On May 11, 2016 I received an email from a fellow Zazzler alerting me to the fact that one of my designs from my Zazzle shop was appearing on a product in a Amazon store of a Chinese seller. OMG! Once I started viewing more products on the Amazon website, I discovered hundreds, if not thousands, of products with my copyright art stolen from my Zazzle Shops of JaguarJulieFlowers and JaguarJulieDesigns! This story is marked with the hashtags of #amazon #zazzle #stopimagetheft #stopcopyrightinfringement #chinesesellers

art stolen from JaguarJulieFlowers and JaguarJulieDesigns - Zazzle Shops
JaguarJulieFlowers and JaguarJulieDesigns - Zazzle Shops
Copyright Art of JaguarJulie Ann Brady
Some of the stolen art from Zazzle appearing on Amazon's marketplace
I initially filed one infringement complaint on May 11th and then wondered, "what about my sunflowers and gerbera daisies?" This floral art is my main passion in that I raised sunflowers from seeds for 4 consecutive years. Day after day, I toiled in my gardens to nurture the seedlings and then plants. Then, photograph the thousands of blossoms; edit the photos; upload the photos and design products on Zazzle.

And, what is my reward? Chinese content thieves plow through our product portfolios on Zazzle to unceremoniously take our copyright art for use in stores on Amazon! Why hasn't Zazzle protected our images with watermarks?

I have now spent three consecutive days filing my infringement complaints with Amazon and also writing one star reviews on the products with my copyrighted art. It is a thankless job. Why is Amazon enabling all these content thieves? Greed??

Infringement Complaints Filed with Amazon

Infringement Complaints Filed with Amazon

Infringement Complaints Filed with Amazon

Infringement Complaints Filed with Amazon

I find that spending hours searching products on the Amazon marketplace, matching then up with our copyright images being offered on Zazzle, and then populating the information into a copyright infringement form on Amazon, is the most thankless way to spend my time. It is a buzzkill in that it zaps all creative juices and makes me kind of testy. Is all this reporting going to do anything to nip this thievery in the bud?

Roll Call of Amazon Sellers - Content Thieves
Of the various infringement complaints I filed on Amazon, a good majority of the products with my copyrighted art were being offered by multiple Amazon sellers. And, many of those sellers were just launched! I compiled an initial list of Amazon sellers who are offering products with stolen copyrighted art of mine that I uncovered in the past couple of days. There are many, many more who launch probably daily. When you review the Amazon sellers information, most of them state China, while a few are now showing locations in the U.S.A.

Amazon sellers with stolen copyright images from Zazzle

A list of those Amazon sellers with stolen copyright images from Zazzle: 0RMD0y, 1Croninoutlet, BCUASBCOBNIAnic, BsdeRd, Cireurus, classic pillowcase, CONINIENEN, Cool Martha, creative pillowcase, Cuban energy, deardeer, Douubt, DreamStage, Dream-VX, E3jOiY, Endoune, Fashion pillow DIY, Fashion Tee, fashionluckypillowcase, gk3Ugvg, happy pillowcase, haweh1, HDUOV8R, HEATO, heiheipillowcase, Honey Pillowcase, JamieSaleStore, JeremyArtStore, jiajiahuishop, PILLOWLIEPUAACOCO, Plankey, Poppy-Love, qhT7fI8, Qos, Rainy man325, reyrhr3, UjjoUc0, vvI0D2, XBSHEBC, Xilinx, YAOYAO, Ywo25ue, ZFSaleStore

Amazon Seller DreamStage selling my copyrighted art Bright Sunflowers
Amazon Seller: DreamStage selling my copyrighted art "Bright Sunflowers"
It seems there is a big market for using other people's copyrighted art on pillowcases! Amazon Seller DreamStage has this information on a pillowcase product B013DYT6PO showcasing my Bright Sunflowers copyrighted art from my Zazzle shop. They suggest you send them YOUR pictures/photos with images not small than 1000 pixel.

Amazon Seller DreamStage selling my copyrighted art Bright Sunflowers
DreamStage posting of my copyrighted art
My Zazzle original art of Pretty Yellow Orange Sunflower of 2014
One of the products with my copyright art stolen from Zazzle actually sold several with a variety of reviews. You see 13 reviews given for this product -- 11 are from verified purchases!

Pretty Yellow Orange Sunflower Of 2014 Throw Pillow Case 18x18
Pretty Yellow Orange Sunflower Of 2014 Throw Pillow Case 18x18 by Apexshell
My Zazzle original art of Pretty Yellow Orange Sunflower of 2014
Some of the more positive reviews of this product by Amazon customers with a verified purchase.

 
 
 

My initial reporting of copyright infringement complaints focused on my Zazzle throw pillows art being used to sell pillow cases / pillowcases in the Amazon stores. Searching on Amazon this morning revealed over a million products; specifically 1,103,879 results for Pillow Cover Pillowcase! Oh my, can you imagine how many of those are stolen copyright art? I started with pillowcases and will be looking at other products!

1,103,879 results for Pillow Cover Pillowcase
Amazon products: 1,103,879 results for "Pillow Cover Pillowcase"
This morning, I added my voice to the discussion on the Zazzle Forum about Zazzlers and Amazon design theft.

Zazzle forum discussion Amazon design theft

Over the past couple of days, I have also penned dozens of one star reviews of those products being offered on Amazon using my copyrighted art without my permission. In the three screen captures below, you see a thumbnail of the Amazon product with my copyrighted art. Each caption shares my original Zazzle art. I did not provide a link to the bootleg products on Amazon though!

Amazon one star product review of products featuring stolen Zazzle art
My original Zazzle art of Two Amazing Autumn Beauty Sunflower Blossoms
Amazon one star product review of products featuring stolen Zazzle art
My original Zazzle art of Artsy Gerbera Daisy Watercolor
Amazon one star product review of products featuring stolen Zazzle art
My original Zazzle art of Boldly Sunny Sunflowers
On the Amazon marketplace, some of the products, featuring my copyright art by a Chinese seller, actually have multiple sales. Some of the customers' reviews state that they are pleased with the item while a few are not so pleased by the quality. Hey, show me the money! These sellers have reaped the rewards from my hard work. I am retired, living on below the national average social security payments. These illegal sales have stolen money out of my pocket.

Will this ever end? I don't think it will unless Zazzle and Amazon actually get aggressive and do something now to stop this thievery. 

Sign the Change.org Petition to Jeff Bezos -- There is a online Petition that you can sign. "Petitioning Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon.com. Tell Amazon to stop its third-party sellers from stealing intellectual property and selling it in the Amazon Marketplace. --Cindy Bendel Centreville, VA"