Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The power of the internet never ceases to amaze me! I received an email from an administrator at the web site where I have been selling my craft items. They said that they regretted having to do it, but they had to take down some of my listings. Apparently, they had received a letter from the attorney for Dale Chihuly, the glass artist who had a show here last February. Everyone in Phoenix with a camera was there, I swear. I used some of my photographs to make greeting cards and one pendant necklace. I thought it was a good idea because fans of Chihuly's work would want to buy these beautiful images. And I was right - I sold a bunch!
But they said it was copyright infringement and I couldn't sell anything that used a photograph of his work. Of course, I searched the etsy site and found many more people selling photographs of other exhibits that Chihuly has done around the country and apparently the attorney hadn't found those. Maybe he only searched for items that had actually sold. Who knows? Anyway, if you've seen the cards I've made and are interested in having one, email me. Can't sell them online anymore. In case you haven't seen them, here's what they look like.