Copyright War: – Crafter’s Companion gives automated response of calling the company in regards to Crafters’ question “if they(crafters) can continue using the Sheena Douglass’ Stamps that have been bought?” Crafters go into detective mode and add more images to the already 31 making them 45 images

Crafter’s takes to the internet to search for more images in respect to Sheena Douglass’ stamps as Crafter’s Companion gives an automated reply;

” If you do have any questions please get in contact via email at customerservices@crafterscompanion.co.uk. “

Here are 44 of the images so far.

Update: Merlin from season 5 of BBC and Netflix  series adds to the list to raise the images to 45.

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Image may contain: 6 people, people standingImage may contain: birdImage may contain: one or more people and cameraImage may contain: textImage may contain: cat, cloud and textImage may contain: house and outdoorImage may contain: bird and textImage may contain: textImage may contain: outdoorImage may contain: bird and textImage may contain: bird and textImage may contain: ocean, outdoor and water

Image may contain: 1 person, text

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Image may contain: 2 people, close-up

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Image may contain: 2 peopleImage may contain: 2 people, people smiling
Image may contain: 1 person, shoes, child and outdoor
No automatic alt text available.Image may contain: 3 people
Image may contain: textImage may contain: sky, tree and outdoorImage may contain: 2 people, people standing and hatImage may contain: 2 peopleImage may contain: 2 peopleImage may contain: 1 person, bird and textImage may contain: carImage may contain: outdoorImage may contain: 2 people, drawingImage may contain: 2 people, hat

7 Comments

  1. If I go to Goathland station (as many do) and sketch the scene or take a photo, am I breaching copyright because someone took a photo before I was there? How can you copyright a scene or building?

    • The problem is using someone else’s photo without permission.

      Incidentally, on a FB group a professional photographer has said that some buildings cannot be photographed, even from a public place, because the architect still holds the copyright!

    • It is when it has been copied so exactly, but even that woudln’t matter (as far as copyright goes) if permssion had been granted, or a fee paid for commercial use, or a copyright-free photo used, or one with a suitable Creative Commons licence.

      The other issue that some people have is that Sheena claims to draw them all herself. If she has used a software filter to make a photo look hand drawn then that is blatant copying. However, if she has copied the image by drawing it again herself (even using a digital medium) then I’d give her a bit more leeway.

  2. The photographs used to make the stamps were used without the copyright holders permission. They were then traced with a computer and made into a stamp. They were then sold.
    That is copyright theft and making money by deception.

  3. From what I can see on one of the pictures, it has a ‘Shutterstock’ brand on it, and on their websites, you have to pay for these photographs before you have the permission to use them, otherwise, you’re in breach of copyright. It’s all about selling them for commercial purposes, so it’s not surprising that those who own these pictures sees these as an issue.

    • Some have the Alamy brand, another image supply company. Nothing wrong with using them for inspiration *provided* the fee was paid. If it was paid then it should be easy enough to prove.

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