This reminds me of when I had to look up the difference between “copyright” and “copywrite”.
From grammarist.com :
Copyright is a noun referring an creator’s exclusive legal right to his or her work. A copyrighter is a person who secures copyrights. Other derivative forms include copyrighting, copyrights, copyrighted, and copyrightable.
Copywrite is a rarely occurring backformation from copywriter—which refers to a writer of copy, especially in advertising. It has never caught on, and some might consider it an error. If you want to say what copywriters do, say not that they copywrite but that they write copy.
There’s a pretty good description/definition of the two on this site: Copy Write Versus Copyright .
I have a Creative Commons copyright license on my site:
Sprawly by Carabiensplash is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://sprawly.wordpress.com/.
Which I’ve now noticed is NOT on every page.
Anyway… this brings me to the time that I bought two prints from someone on Ebay. I really loved this artist’s work. I got the prints and they were computer/printer copies. Clearly not authorized prints. Which pissed me off in several ways. I promptly contacted the seller, sent the prints back and got a refund. I also notified Ebay AND I wrote an email to the artist herself letting her know this was happening. I never heard back from either Ebay or the artist. I checked in on the seller several times to see if they were still selling pirated prints, which they were. I’m pretty sure I left feedback alerting other people that this is what she was selling.
I know it’s really hard to stop someone from selling fakes. I’ve known several artists that have gone after people selling fakes of their art. If you sue someone usually the only people that win are the lawyers; although you do get that one person to stop. But usually if there’s one person doing it, there’s probably others as well. It just feels so sad to me.