Monday, January 31, 2011

Help TGF!

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I have some very sad and bothersome news. Since the new year has started I have received an overwhelming amount of email regarding people stealing TGF images, digis, replication, etc. There have been some dishonest persons actually tracing our images and producing them on clear/red rubber as well. It's starting to be a really big terrible issue and I'm having a hard time keeping up.

So I would like to ask that if you run across someone's blog or ebay or etsy auction and you see any suspicious selling our our images, please please please let them know that you are a friend of the farm and request they stop their infringement on our copyrights. I would really honestly appreciate your help in this. Of course you can always email me regarding any copyright infringers as well. :)

Thanks everyone for looking out for us.

Love & Hugs!

30 comments:

jenlynnie said...

you should talk to mo manning. she was able to fix some issues with google. email her. she was happy with the results.

Paula Irvine said...

Argh! That is horrible! I am so sorry this is happening to you! I think it stinks after all your hard work to have to deal with something like this. I will definitely do my best to keep a more vigilant eye out!

Cathy said...

I will also keep an eye out and let you know if I see anyone doing this! Some people have NO integrity! Terrible! :(

Tricia said...

I just LOVE your stamps and will keep my eyes open!!

Leanne said...

It's awful. My friend actually found someone who did this and I'm pretty sure she emailed you about it. Will definitely make sure to help keep an eye out on this.

Tash Daly said...

This is terrible. I will definitely keep a look out for any such dodgy stamps, however, I tend to purchase the bulk of them directly from you. I hope you get the issue sorted out soon.

Sammi said...

It's so wrong! Can't believe some people.. Am definitely keeping eyes open!!
xxx

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

I hate hearing about people taking advantage of such a fabulous company makes me sad! I will keep an eye out.
Kristy xo

Susan said...

I cannot believe that people are so low that they would be stealing like this! To actually be making their own copies of your stamps astounds me! Will certainly keep my eyes open.
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

fairymadjo said...

wow that soo sad that ppl do this ,i know mo manning was having trouble with some put her digi in a site .
i do have tgf stamps and digis and i love them. i hope you stop these ppl do it.sending big huggs jo x

Mary Friederichsen said...

I just don't understand how people can do this and still sleep at night!!
I to will keep an eye out!

Just remember karma can be a .....:)

Hugs,
Mary

♥Rach♥ said...

I haven't seen anything. There are a few people selling TGF on eBay but they all look like some sort of business, not someone stealing anything.

SO sorry that someone would steal your time and effort like that, it's horrible and so unethical. Will keep my eyes peeled!

~*Joni said...

Grrrr! That makes me so angry. I don't know if Jess got my last email regarding an issue abroad that had Marina's images. I will definitely keep my eye out!

Elena said...

Oh dear it's horrible!! Every single stamp from TGF is the result of hard work and it's amazing believe that there is someone who can does this thing...

Hugs,
Elena

Jenn Borjeson said...

That is disgusting. I have found people selling other artists images, too, and was shocked. Someone actually asked me to be on a design team and then provided me with an image from an artist that I recognized as someone else's...I told her, and she passed the word along and I "think" it was taken care of, but I was so surprised, I guess I just can't believe anyone would do something so low!
Will keep my eyes open.

Shazza said...

this is so annoying for you. Mo Manning got someone for doing this to her images, give her a shout x

judy said...

OMG that's horrible!! I was part of a group and they traded images. I told them not and copy and pasted the policy. I got out of the group so i'm not sure what happened. But that's just no cool...sorry this is happening to you.

Cynthia Vasquez said...

So Sorry to hear this. I pray this problem is resolved.

Nat said...

It is disappointing that you can't expect to find honesty among the stamping world. Your stamps are some of the best priced out there, and are worth every penny! Seems like an epidemic among all the stamping websites. So sorry, I will keep my eyes out! :)

Lisa T said...

Ugh! I hate when people do that. So many digital artists are having that problem. I worry that companies won't offer digis any more and that would be terrible for those of us who are honest.

Tosha said...

I will definitely be on the look out.

Dawn said...

So sorry to hear someone is doing this to you! I haven't seen anyone doing this but will keep my eyes open.

Anne-Marie said...

Lookin' out for ya! Some people....ggrrrr!

Denice said...

I'll definately keep you posted if I see any. Arrrrrgh....hope this gets settled quickly!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a shame. I really am upset that this is happening to you. I'll be sure to keep my eyes open. I've reported some to Jessica in the past, this issue isn't a new one but it is getting increasingly more practiced. People either don't understand theft or sadly, just don't care.

Best wishes,
Gwen

Katie said...

This is so upsetting! I just don't understand how people justify doing this...I promise to keep an eye out!

ceciliareyes said...

Is very sad to acknowledge this, but it is the true and happens in real world most often than you think. In e-bay and other sites, like Mercado Libre in LA, there are people selling bundles of copyrighted images from Hello Kitty, Peanuts, Precious Moments, Gorjuss, and so on. The moment your brand becomes recognized, there are the unscrupulous people who want their easy gain. The only thing you can do is protect your electronic images, so it becomes much more difficult to copy them. You know that the last book of the vampire saga was stealed by the very close friends of the writer... What can we expect? But anyway, let's try to enforce the moral values in our families to avoid the spread of this..

Tasha said...

Ive never seen this before, but i have heard abotu it happening alot!
Some people have no morals!
love tasha xx

Thistleblue said...

This is very sad to hear, I've commented on another favourite blog of mine this morning with the same problem. I shall be keeping my eyes peeled now.
hugs
Michelle
x

etdevlie said...

I am so sad to hear this. I will be on the lookout for you and help any way that I can. Emily