Please note that we have received several complaints pertaining to your digital designs and suspected digital piracy. After reviewing the designs we do believe that the complaints are valid. There are several kits on your site, all fairly new, that mimic VERY
closely designs of several other digital designers. While the specific designs being referred to may or may not be for sale on the same site(s) as those
being mimicked, we do feel that there is obvious piracy on your behalf. The elements and papers of several kits are or are almost identical to the kits
being mimicked and violate the codes of digital piracy. At this time, we politely ask that you remove those collections from any/all stores for which
they are available for purchase, etc. Furthermore, to maintain the integrity of our craft, we ask that you please remember that future collections offered
for sale be your own original work and not the replication of another designer's. There are numerous forums and blogs dedicated to stopping digital
piracy in the digital scrapping domain. Designers who are suspected of and/or are known to be digital pirates are made known to blog and forum
members, and their work is reviewed regularly to ensure that further violations are not being committed. Please note that digital piracy is illegal and
punishable by law at the discretion of the designer whose designs have been replicated.
Again, out of respect for the original designers of the designs you have replicated, we ask that you remove these collections immediately from any
stores/sites for which they are available. In addition, they should not be made available to the public as freebies, etc. because the designs are
still pirated work. Copyright law states that you may not take credit for work which is not your original design(s). While the digital scrapping domain
is competitive, you may not infringe on or take credit for designs other than your own original creations. This includes altering or replicating digital
images (i.e., papers, elements, etc.) with slight changes and selling them as your own original creation.
As of this time, your name and website has been added to our list of suspected digital pirates and will be regularly monitored for 6 months. If the
pirated work is removed and no other violations are reported or committed, your information will be removed at that time. For future reference, you
may want to review the following blog: http://jenjen.typepad.com/stoppiracy/2005/11/what_is_piracy.html. While we are in no way affiliated with
this blog, we do use it as a reference point for new and seasoned digital designers to review for updates on digital piracy.
We appreciate your attention to this matter and ask that you respect the creativity and originality of fellow digital designers so that we can all put
an end to digital piracy. Digital piracy is WRONG and an infringement of copyright laws.