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How to report plagiarism

I don't want to go into detail in the forums, but any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. The words from my listings have been literally copied and pasted.
Thank you,

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The listing has a "Report this item to etsy" link at the bottom. I think there's a "my intellectual property" choice. You can also email etsy about it (contact is through the Help link at the top of the page).
I would also contact the offender and ask them to remove what they've copied.
Thank you Helen! I'm also wondering if anyone has had success in pursuing a matter like this.
I did contact the seller, but the response was "do what you have to do".
I have no idea about success rates with this, but I'd email etsy and keep at it until something is done.
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Inactive Etsy Member 7:58am May 27, 2012 EDT edited
I've had images stolen from another website I run off etsy. When I reported listings using my images (digital collage sheets), they were usually removed within 12-24 hours. Hopefully you will have the same luck.
Thank you Jen! I have reported this to Etsy admin, so I hope this is taken seriously. It is so sad to look at someone else's listing and read MY ad.
Etsy may ask you to jump through some hoops to get the offending material removed. If it looks a bit complicated, it's because it's a legal process. If you can show Etsy that you had the material first, Etsy is *required* to take it down.
Good luck Janine, it is disheartening to say the least...and it appears the copier lacks common manners & ethics..

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