Friday, June 20, 2014
The Dreaded Post I've Been Putting Off...
I had hoped that this kind of post would never be necessary, but sadly it's time I bring it up.
A very considerate lady in Finland contacted me earlier today. It seems that an eBay seller has been plucking free printables from this blog and selling printed sheets of them without my consent. And I'm not talking about one or two. The entire store inventory consists of printables from Ephemera's Vintage Garden as well as other artists. This is really not ok. Alot of hard work goes into creating art, digital and otherwise and to show it online is a huge risk. But I think I speak for many of us who do it when I say that we are happy to share it with all of you in spite of that. We strive to make it easily accessible to you wonderfully talented crafters, but every now and then someone comes along and takes advantage of this.
I'm hoping to resolve this matter smoothly and I'm not naive enough to think that it isn't going on elsewhere as well. I just think it's important that I stand up for this and deal with it as it comes.
I'm happy to keep sharing freebies every week for the time being. I have seen the lovely projects you make and received countless emails and messages of appreciation - as well as the odd report of copyright infringement that you have seen out there. It warms my heart to know you have my back :)
If you're a crafter who sells, please know that I'm always eager to work out an arrangement to allow commercial use of these and other designs I create. I want people to have fun with these and to even profit from them, provided it's done through the proper channels. It just takes a simple email to ask me for details.
In the meantime, I thank you all again for hanging in there with me every week. I absolutely love what I do and I get to do it every day because of you guys.
Much love and gratitude,
Posted by Debbie-Anne Parent at 11:12 AM