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Copyright infringement on Amazon

Posted by Kim Haskins on

Some of the following images are featured illegally on products (mainly cross stitch kits) currently being sold on Amazon, and I am attempting to report them. Excuse the watermarks - they're just for proof of ownership on this blog post: Posie and Domino Charlie Flash Mog Multicoloured Purrenting by Kim Haskins, 2012 Knickerbocker by Kim Haskins, 2014 Seacat by Kim Haskins, 2011 Godzilla by Kim Haskins (pictured here as a signed print) 2012 Bess and Boots by Kim Haskins, 2014 Butch by Kim Haskins, 2011 Plum by Kim Haskins, 2012 Foss by Kim Haskins, 2011  Spartacus by Kim Haskins, 2012 Felines For You Ginger Family of Fur Maisie...

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Copyright infringement on eBay

Posted by Kim Haskins on

Images of some of my paintings are being used on products like embroidery kits that are being sold on websites such as eBay. I'm currently trying to report some of the illegal use of these images to eBay and Alibaba. Keep an eye out for the following images (sorry about the obtrusive watermarks - some of the image files had to be watermarked for reporting copyright infringement to Alibaba) and please report website links to me if you see them on products: Bert Purrfect Christmas / Perfect Christmas Two Blues   Mouse! Zala and Mau Mau   Can I Help You? 2012...

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Instructions for reporting copyright violation to Alibaba

Posted by Kim Haskins on

As promised in my previous blog post (20 Sept '16), here are some guidelines for reporting copyright violation to Alibaba. This is relevant to any artists or designers who have discovered that their artwork is being sold on products without their permission. It happened to me on a massive scale and the reporting process was, as best described by my assistant, kafkaesque to say the least. Stage 1 If you're an artist or designer and you've ever shared your images online it's worth doing a Google image search to check whether your artwork is being used anywhere without your permission. Click on the...

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Alibaba art theft update

Posted by Kim Haskins on

For anyone who's interested (artists and retailers in particular) I am - or rather my brilliant assistant is - finally having some success in getting Alibaba to remove hundreds of products from its massive online retail platform that illegally feature my artwork (i.e. images of my artwork that have been lifted from the internet and placed on products). These products have mainly included mobile phone covers, soft furnishings and embroidery kits. Sellers on Alibaba have, up until now, been selling these products to retailers all over the world. Under advice of a lawyer specialising in intellectual property, we are also painstakingly...

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Art theft: 'You're Purrfect'

Posted by Kim Haskins on

Here a two similar, commonly-stolen artworks. Both are entitled 'You're Purrfect' but one has a red heart and the other has a black heart on it. I created both in 2012. They are most commonly copied (without my permission) for use on mobile phone covers and cushions and sold via Alibaba and Aliexpress. From there, these products are found in retailers around the world, but I have seen most of them on Facebook, eBay and Etsy.If you see any products featuring these artworks please inform the retailer that the products infringe the copyright of Kim Haskins and that you will...

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