This year I went through all of my blog posts and pulled a lot of photos due to bloggers being sued by the owners of the pictures. Yes, I admit I have also left a lot of pics, and have since used Creative Commons and link back to the origins, but I’ve also used many of my own.
If I can photograph it, then I copyright it, as many of you would have noticed.
One of the reasons I went back through my own photos and copyrighted them was because several people had used my personal pictures of my Samantha Wills jewellery in their eBay sales pages.
I had to email three sellers last year to remove my pictures from their listings or I would report them to eBay. They all complied.
And this is your first step to getting your pictures removed from their listing. Email them asking to remove it and give them a 24 or 48 hour time frame and if they don’t comply you will report them to eBay.
Step two, if they don’t comply within your time frame, click the report button on the listing page itself and fill out all the details. Ebay will get back to you when they go through the motions.
So I thought this time, since I had posted copyrighted photos then the problem would be solved.
I have no issue with bloggers or Pinterest boards showing my pics if the link back to my website is there (as long as it’s not for political or personal garbage), but to use other people’s personal photos to sell your own jewellery on eBay is ridiculous.
Especially when you also put your own pictures in the listing as well.
This morning, the 11 th of December, I was scrolling through the listings for Samantha Wills jewellery and saw ANOTHER of my photos in a listing, on the listing page itself.