For over a year, I filed hundreds of copyright infringement complaints on Amazon, through their various country website locations. Probably hundreds of different sellers were using my images stolen from my various Zazzle stores. They were selling inferior products at cheap prices to unsuspecting customers who didn't know they weren't buying the originals, but unauthorized duplicates.
Content and copyright thievery isn't new! It's been going on for years and years. Think about that Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, or Coach handbag you might have bought in NYC from a sidewalk seller with a large pillowcase of merchandise. You might have actually visited a small warehouse or store off some alley and up a flight or two of steps. Consider yourself lucky you came away unharmed.
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Checking out the Wikipedia page on Copyright, there is a lot of legal-type language. It's interesting to read the information about the duration of a copyright. "Typically, the duration of a copyright spans the author's life plus 50 to 100 years (that is, copyright typically expires 50 to 100 years after the author dies, depending on the jurisdiction)." So, I think I have maybe 15 years left in me ... which means that my copyright might expire as soon as 2082 or maybe 2132!
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