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Confused about what marketplace integrity means? Etsy wants to make sure that people are following the rules and policies they have established. Even though there have always been those links to click on to report an item to Etsy, there were a lot of complaints about a lack of results. Etsy is increasing the number of employees handling those reports so they are handled quickly and efficiently.
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When you bought that fabric with NFL logos on it to make blankets, pillows, aprons, or teddy bears for your Etsy shop, did you notice the fine print on the bolt of fabric that prohibits anything but personal use of the fabric? What about those shops that incorporate photos/images from the latest hot movie or TV show? It's copyright/trademark infringement. Disney has quite a reputation for going after day care centers who show Disney movies to the children. They win because they claim the day care center is essentially making money using Disney's products to enhance their business.
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I'm just one little shop - why does some humungous corporation want to go after me? They have to. If they don't enforce their copyrights and trademarks, they won't be able to hold onto them. Letting you get away with it makes it harder for them to go after others. Etsy will be responding to more of the reports on copyright infringement as well as going after those who resell the work of others. Reselling isn't illegal, but it's not welcome on Etsy.
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