Now I'm fully aware that my work is quite simple in its execution and I'm under no illusions that I'm some van Gogh or Picasso but even so. I can't help feeling quite upset that people would not only have the audacity to copy my work for themselves but to actively encourage others to do so via the internet.
Whilst my paintings themselves are quite simplistic, the idea behind them took some work to develop & get right . As other sellers know, it also takes time & costs money to promote my items so I feel quite upset and taken advantage of that people would effectively steal my ideas and do so in such an arrogant way.
Has anyone else experienced this? Is there anything I can do? I feel like posting a comment but I think it would probably end up with me just looking petty and bitter.
Is this a copyright infringement? Can I complain & request that Pinterest remove it? They seem to be very reluctant to remove posts on the basis of copyright and insist that I write to them by post rather than reporting online as with other issues.
Any help would be very much appreciated.