|Tue Aug 22 2017 16:54:03|
New Marketplace Targets US Sellers for Copyright Infringement
By: Ina Steiner
A new company is going after US sellers on Etsy, Shopify, and other sites for copyright infringement, according to fashion-news site Fashionista.com, but it's not the type of brand enforcement common across ecommerce.
Fashionista says Ethical Fashion Guatemala is a new marketplace run by two owners of Guatemalan tour business, James Dillon and Kara Goebel.
"The people behind Ethical Fashion Guatemala aren't just stopping at setting up an e-commerce website, however - they're also going after thousands of American sellers who are either hawking fakes or just blatantly ripping off the Guatemalan artisans they buy from," Fashionista writes.
"As of the beginning of this month, Ethical Fashion Guatemala also began "perhaps the largest series of copyright and trademark protection filings in history for the artisans," Dillon says, in order to give legal weight to their efforts."
According to a Facebook post by Dillon
, the new marketplace will give 90% of all proceeds to the Guatemalan artisans, but he grew defensive when a reader asked questions about the business model and the First Sale Doctrine.
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