You know what's heartbreaking? Struggling to make a living as an artist, then opening a catalog or website and seeing your work reproduced. WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION.
Again? Cody and Foster and Co is still ripping off the ideas of independent artists. Shame, shame shame. It's hard enough for artists to make a living without huge retailers blatantly stealing their designs.
Artists typically don't have the time or funds to pursue legal action in cases like this. It's not realistic for the average Etsy artisan to spend thousands of dollars and months in court dealing with this nonsense. They're too busy trying to make art and often holding down full time day jobs, too.
The latest victim of their chicanery is Lisa Congdon. Isn't this unbelievable?
There is inspiration, then there is outright theft. This? Outright theft.