I want to smack the people who continue to sell stamped images when it is clearly stated in our Angle Policy and it is a blatant violation of our copyright. I feel very strongly about this, it is hugely damaging to the stamp companies and I have discussed this subject only last week with the representative of Penny Black. I know that Hanglar & Stanglar feel the same and I do read other stamp companies Angel Policy to see if they too are aware of this bad practice.
I have today emailed 4 Internet sites to make them aware that they are in fact violating our copyright. If the images stay on their website for sale I will name and shame them.
I did not wish to bring this to your attention but the disrespect shown to us, our artists and you our paying customers has angered me greatly.
How can we grow and flourish when other people take advantage of our hard work. Copyright is a can of worms but in our case it clearly says NO SELLING OF STAMPED IMAGES, how much clearer do we need to be, or are these "cowboys" not interested in rules only making money by selling our artwork and that of other stamp companies against copyright law.
Sugar Nellie welcomes artists who would like to use our stamp images in their own hand-stamped craftwork that they produce to sell. Therefore, we give permission in the form of a limited license to use any Sugar Nellie stamp images for the purpose of creating craftwork for sale, under the following criteria:Each craftwork created for sale must be personally and individually hand-stamped by the selling artist and may not be reproduced or copied in any form by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying. Mass production, assembly-line construction, production by workers for hire, or syndication of hand-stamped craftwork for sale is strictly prohibited. This includes selling stamped sheets. All Sugar Nellie images are copyrighted, which means that they may not be copied without permission.