What is scarier my dear Mo is that there are 21 people on line viewing that site!
Yep, scary indeed! I can't even begin to imagine how many are even in that stack. If they are ALL in fact a stamped image. Sad!!!
I didn't even know these places existed online. Unbelievable. My question is, how many of these people KNOW that what they're doing is illegal? You'd think that having a site like this would expose them to their shenanigans. Is it that more education that is required, or are these people that immoral and that ballsy? If the former, then we need to do a better job at getting the word out. If the latter, then Lord help us all.
I cant believe what im seeing mo and it annoys me that I used my hard earned cash for images I cherish and people do this its disgraceful !
It is sad. Some people think that just because they bought the stamps they can do anything they want with the images.I´m so glad you created the FB page, I just clicked like, I know I´ll gained few enemies, but i don´t care.
WOW REALLY!!! I DON'T DO SWAPS AND I DO GET TOGETHER WITH SOME FRIENDS ON FRIDAYS AND WE CREATE TOGETHER AND SHARE IDEAS, BUT I THINK THAT INSTEAD HELPING A CAUSE YOU ARE DRIVING POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS AWAY WITH THIS NON-SENSE! IF SOMEONE USES YOUR ART BE PROUD, DON'T HATE, BE PROUD, YOU ARE SPENDING NEGATIVE ENERGY INTO SOMETHING THAT IS JUST DRIVING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE GROUND. I DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR YOU, BUT I DO FOR THE CONSUMERS, BECAUSE YOU ARE LIMITING PEOPLE! SO, WHEN YOU BROUGHT YOUR CAR DID THE DEALER TELL YOU THAT YOU COULD ONLY DRIVE IT ON FRIDAY'S, BECAUSE IF THAT WAS THE CASE I'M PRETTY SURE YOU WOULD NOT BUY IT. THE SAME GOES FOR YOUR STAMPS, IF YOU POST ON THERE NO SWAPS OR TRADING THEN THAT WILL DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM BUYING THAT SET OF STAMP, WHO IS IT REALLY HURTING YOU OR THE CONSUMER. I DON'T KNOW BUT I WILL NOT BUY SOMETHING THAT HAS A RESTRICTION ON IT, BECAUSE IF I DON'T LIKE IT WILL GIVE IT TO SOMEONE THAT COULD DEFINITELY USE IT! I DON'T THINK THERE IS ONE PERSON ON HERE THAT CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT THEY HAVE NOT COPIED OR DUPLICATED ANYTHING IN THEIR LIFE, BECAUSE EVEN ARTIST LIKE PICASO WAS INSPIRED BY OTHERS. SO, WHY SIT HERE AND BASH TEACHERS, STUDENTS, ETC...WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS? IF SOMEONE IS STEALING YOUR IMAGES THEN DON'T POST THEM WHERE THEY CAN BE STOLEN. IF SOMEONE IS USING YOUR STAMPS THEN DON'T MAKE THEM. IF YOU ARE SO ANAL ABOUT YOUR STAMPS BEING SWAPPED THEN WHY CREATE THEM. I DON'T AGREE WITH PEOPLE'S ART WORK BEING COPIED OR STOLEN, BUT I DON'T AGREE WITH THIS MESS!!!! I THINK THIS BLOG IS FULL OF TOO MUCH OF NEGATIVE INFORMATION AND I KNOW THAT I HAVE PURCHASED FROM SOME HERE, AND I WILL NEVER AGAIN PURCHASE FROM YOU.
Hello R y Mas -- again you don't understand the issue. These images are by the Swedish Company Magnolia. Not only are various people making HUGE stacks of their copyrighted art for swapping online, but they are also selling piles of stamped images, illegally digitizing hundreds, even thousands of stamped images and selling them on CDs on Ebay, REQUESTING people to send them images saying they "just need one!" so they can digitize and have an entire collection without paying for any of them, and posting huge galleries of images online so anyone/everyone can go and grab them freely.If you don't think this hurts companies -- even long established ones like Magnolia or Penny Black (who don't even SELL digital art) you are very, very short-sighted. xoMo
I've bought ALOT of Mo's ART, and even though it is very reasonably priced, I've saved to buy it.Especially when she starts one of those collections, and you just have to get them all ... LOL ! I remember stalking her page for when she used to drop freebies on us - then greedy awful horrible people take advantage of technology and then stomp all over the work of good artists like Mo. A LONG time ago, I admit I did participate in image swaps on Splitcoaststampers, but stopped because it was wrong, and people were so picky about the images, now I feel like I contributed by doing that and it makes me sick. ever again.