Regretsy. All’s Fair in “Arts and Craps.”
The Rise of the Parody Blog   2001In the beginning there was…
2005Then came the funnier…
With the Start of “Target:                                             2008       Everyone”        Everyone gets the privi...
2009Bloggers Began to Aim Like Sharp Shooters
Enter:April Winchellaka Helen Killeraka Regretsy
And the Source of “DIY meets WTF”
The Etsy Story•A nurturing platform for “very, very small businesses”•A community for crafting entrepreneurs and their sup...
The Etsy RulesHandmade                Supplies“Items must be          “A commercial craftingcreated by the          supply...
The Etsy OutliersSelling anything and calling it “one-of-a-kind”
The Regretsy Story        To make people laughTo raise money for charity                               To help sell items
The Controversy              -Regretsy, 2012
Letters from the Hurt
And the Escalation to Cease and Desist
Regretsy’s Rebuttal
Copyright Law Confusion                            And the struggle to define ownershipEtsy Artist – Vector filter on famo...
Copyright Law – Section 107The fair use of copyrighted work […] for purposessuch as criticism, comment, news reporting, te...
The Etsy FAQ“While Etsy has permission to use content that our members post on Etsy.com,our members may retain certain int...
The Etsy Blessing    “I got a letter from Etsy’s lawyer. They figured out who    I was. He gave me their blessing. But the...
Final Thoughts•Etsy and Copyright Laws support Regretsy•Regretsy is rough, but being featured leads to the ultimate Etsy g...
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Com 558 - Regretsy Examined

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  1. 1. Regretsy. All’s Fair in “Arts and Craps.”
  2. 2. The Rise of the Parody Blog 2001In the beginning there was…
  3. 3. 2005Then came the funnier…
  4. 4. With the Start of “Target: 2008 Everyone” Everyone gets the privilege of being humiliated on the Internet, not just the rich and famous
  5. 5. 2009Bloggers Began to Aim Like Sharp Shooters
  6. 6. Enter:April Winchellaka Helen Killeraka Regretsy
  7. 7. And the Source of “DIY meets WTF”
  8. 8. The Etsy Story•A nurturing platform for “very, very small businesses”•A community for crafting entrepreneurs and their supporters•A mission to sell handmade, vintage and supplies
  9. 9. The Etsy RulesHandmade Supplies“Items must be “A commercial craftingcreated by the supply is an item that isseller operating primarily used to makethe Etsy shop” handmade items you might find for sale on Etsy” Vintage “The Vintage Category is for items that are at least 20 years old”
  10. 10. The Etsy OutliersSelling anything and calling it “one-of-a-kind”
  11. 11. The Regretsy Story To make people laughTo raise money for charity To help sell items
  12. 12. The Controversy -Regretsy, 2012
  13. 13. Letters from the Hurt
  14. 14. And the Escalation to Cease and Desist
  15. 15. Regretsy’s Rebuttal
  16. 16. Copyright Law Confusion And the struggle to define ownershipEtsy Artist – Vector filter on famous photo, then claiming copyright Regretsy – “If I run her image through a different filter, I own it!”
  17. 17. Copyright Law – Section 107The fair use of copyrighted work […] for purposessuch as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching(including multiple copies for classroom use),scholarship, or research, is not an infringement ofcopyright Regretsy = parody Regretsy = pirate Napster
  18. 18. The Etsy FAQ“While Etsy has permission to use content that our members post on Etsy.com,our members may retain certain intellectual property rights for their work. Pleaserespect the artists rights if contacted about use of material” (Emphasis added) The Regretsy FAQ“If someone asks to have their piece removed from the site, I will usuallycomply. However, there are a few exceptions:- If you create a Regretsy account and start posting in the comments, I consideryou to be a participant.- I will not remove a post if you bring attention to it yourself, either by bloggingabout it, tweeting about it, starting a thread in the Etsy forums or flaming theFacebook group.- If you have already removed your piece, you can no longer be identified orfound on Etsy, so I consider the post to now be completely anonymous.- I will not remove Alchemy Requests as they do not link to anything. No onewill know it’s you requesting that Star Trek buttplug unless you tell them.”
  19. 19. The Etsy Blessing “I got a letter from Etsy’s lawyer. They figured out who I was. He gave me their blessing. But they want it to be obvious that we’re not associated with them. So they want me to change some of the colors. Otherwise, they’re fine with it” – April Winchell, Regretsy, 2009Regretsy Etsy “Butthurt” Artists
  20. 20. Final Thoughts•Etsy and Copyright Laws support Regretsy•Regretsy is rough, but being featured leads to the ultimate Etsy goal: sales•There will always be commenters. Cherry-picked censorshipof negative comments is not the answer•Advice:

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