I got a sweet email from this lady tonight informing me that ANOTHER one of my basic Grey pages is posted ON EBAY with an ad to sell product. NORMALLY I would be flattered. BUT This person is just going on the bg site and saving layouts to her hard drive and USING THEM WITHOUT PERMISSION In her ads. NOT paying or any type of compensation but most of all WITHOUT PERMISSION. IF SHE HAD READ THE FINE PRINT SHE WOULD KNOW once Basic Grey publishes your work on their website. IT IS THEIRS! THEY HAVE rights to that page. SO that makes it ILLEGAL for her to do this. IM NOT TALKING ABOUT scraplifting and making a page similar with someone elses kid or whatever I MEAN IT IS LITERALLY MY PAGE, MY KID, (or my DOG in this case) MY SUPPLIES. copied and pasted into her ad. THIS IS ME SOOOO ANGRY right now. Being a freelance scrapbooker THAT is how I make money and product. WHAT GIVES ANYONE the right to do that ESPECIALLY if it is on Basic greys gallery. THE NERVE of some people. I wrote her a note VERY NICE saying IM FLATTERED THANK YOU FOR LIKING MY PAGE BUT.... IT must be taken down because of copyright laws. SHE went off saying it was posted in a public forum. well THAT IS TRUE.. BUT.. that public FORUM IS COPYRIGHTED which equals ILLEGAL.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO with that said IM gonna have to put a clause up on my blog as well since this is NOT the first time it has happened.
IF you use my pages as scraplifts or as inspiration THIS DOESN't EFFECT YOU. IM flattered seriously. OR I woulndt post it on here in the first place. WHat it does mean.. is business owners CANNOT go on, copy and paste my layouts to use in their advertising to sell their product WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT.
Hope that makes sense and I NEVER DREAMED I would have to do such a thing. Plain pathetic. OK My rant is over. IM just so dissapointed and angry that this has happned AGAIN. BUT I had to get basic grey involved since they own the rights to the page now SO IT WILL BE TAKEN DOWN. sad sad sad.
I DO have to add HUGEEEEE accolades to Basic Grey for their speedy work with getting the page down! Literally an hour ago I sent them email re it and they contacted EBAY and it IS NOT THERE. SO I THANK THEM SO MUCH for their help with this. Pretty sad you have to do it though huh?
What is your opinion on this? WHat do you think should be done in order to protect pages? should you just not post them? I hate to not do that I do like the companesation, I like to share my work with my friends and family online.. just hate it when People think JUST BECAUSE it is in a gallery they can use it for their personal use.