I own two shops on etsy both of which pay for my full time living(I feed my family with these shops). They are now sending me messages saying I stole someone's copywritten artwork that I designed myself and copyrighted.
Even after I sent them a counter notice with my copyright info they will not respond. They continue to listen to this other shop owner who doesn't own the copyright. What's even better, because this shop owner is competition, he has been buying items from store having them shipped to the local Home Depots, Lowe's,etc near him(I didn't know this until I looked into it)just to leave me negative feedback and destroy my store. Competition erased in his mind.
I received the packages back, unopened and I called the Home Depot's manager who informed no one there ordered it and sent it back without opening it yet the "purchaser" left several negative feedbacks about how the products were *** without ever seeing them because obviously they went to a home improvement store. With all kinds of evidence in hand I went to etsy with this and after bugging the *** out of them because they don't give two craps about the sellers, I finally went on their twitter and blasted them and FINALLY got their attention. Well the woman from etsy said "I'm sorry, I know you have valid evidence but our hands our tied." "He ordered it so he can leave whatever feedback he likes." So basically this other shop owner is destroying the way I feed my family and etsy doesn't give a ***. All my hard work, the long hours, the family times missed to build this business, all of it just to give myself a stress induced heart attack from this ***?
Etsy is absolutely a scam. They do not care about being ethical or their shop owners.