TTT for those that haven't read this.
Thanks for the info!
Thanks for sharing. I think, as has been said, this is similar to most malls legal-ease to keep them out of legal trouble. They have to honor their agreement with the shopkeepers to earn their percent. The shopkeepers signing to not offer/upload copyright infringing designs is pretty standard. Good to have the info about how to report. Hadn’t seen any copyright infringing designs there but will keep an eye out and not shop those stores. Also, won’t share links to Secrets here.
I think most of the malls have a policy similar to this. I have not spent time there since the new site. I will not post. Thanks ladies.
These malls are all about making a commission from the designers who sell designs on the mall. They don't even care about the quality of the designs. These days I only by from the tried and tested digitizers who have their own websites.
thanks for update!
For those that didn't get a chance to see this post and for those that find long post too much to read -- here is the end result:
Because of this policy, we as moderators will respectfully request no further links to Secrets of Embroidery until compliance with copyright issues have been resolved.
Thank you for your help with this.
Remember, all posts that contain links to websites that do not comply with US and International laws will be removed.
Be careful with that too. I know one shop (found on Secrets) that has very strict copyright policies and sells (or has sold) Disney designs and other licensed artwork from their own website.
Wow. Sounds like a bunch of legal verbiage that basically says that they are not concerned with copyright laws if the designer "ensures the design is their original artwork". They aren't going to do anything unless the big companies like Disney (or someone who can afford the legal fees) complain. How sad. Thank you for letting us know.
I understand them not wanting to be responsible for things their shops offer, but one could hope the burden of proof should reside with the one creating the designs -- not the customer reporting it.
They don't offer much protection to their customers do they? Thanks for looking out for us.
No, it seems they don't.
I guess I misses out on what was going on. Catch me up.
We had reports of designs offered on Secrets of Embroidery that were done without the original artists consent. When we asked about the situation and the steps to report such things to them -- this was their reply.
Got it. What country are they from?
I'm not sure. I haven't looked them up.