Episode 27: True Life I was Flagged for Infringement on Etsy


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Etsy infringement flag: a true story

It may or may not surprise you to know many shops have been dinged for infringement on Etsy. I spoke to two sellers who experienced this first hand and they are sharing their stories during this episode! An infringement notice doesn’t necessarily mean your shop is doomed, but you do want to be aware of the various levels of severity and steer as clear as possible – and always, always make sure you are not interfering with any copyright or trademark that isn’t your own!

In this episode:

What I found out:

DMCA – the basics

Etsy’s post about DMCA notice requirements

Related reading: BONUS Episode 2: True Life I Got Sued for Infringement on Etsy (a seller’s story)

What is Etsy’s role with copyright infringement and policing. Aka their IP policy

*This post is written and published by The Merriweather Council. The Merriweather Council is not affiliated with Etsy Inc. Etsy is a trademark of Etsy Inc. We write about Etsy, from our own experiences, not for Etsy.


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