Tag Archive: theft

I have posted a White House Petition asking for Congress to address the problem of Amazon thieves.

It reads:

The stolen work of many artists is uploaded to Amazon.com and sold on many products.
When an artist proves ownership of his work Amazon retains the image, claiming it has rights to it. Such open invitations do not go unnoticed by those looking to make a fast buck

Artists endlessly submit infringement reports for images, which have been removed many times.

Not only American artists are affected; this is an international problem. Most are lesser known artists, beginners, or even hobby artists.

There are now so many stolen images on Amazon that it is impossible to keep up. Mass fraud gives the impression that business standards in the U.S. have fallen to a very low level.

The artists have requested relief from Amazon, many times without the courtesy of a reply.

Please help us stop this.

Please sign the petition here.


Internet Art Thieves

Due to the growing problem of Internet art thieves the images in all future posts will be marked, defaced, with a copyright mark.  The images in existing posts will also be replaced with those bearing a copyright mark. This will prevent anyone from using the images, selling them without my permission. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Most artists do not make a great deal of money from practicing their craft, however, what we do receive is important.  Thievery will drive many artists away from making art; certainly we will stop sharing it with the public on the Internet.

Please sign this online petition urging Amazon.com to help prevent the sale of stolen art on their site.

You may also want to join this Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/442213309304038. It is open open to all artists, photographers and designers.

Look here for more information on how you can help us stop art theft in the future.