Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
The copycat problem has become a chronic issue in the crafts community.
The thieves are every where, yet we whisper about the problems embarrassed or afraid of the negative publicity.
It is time WE RAISED OUR VOICES IN A CHORUS of awareness about the copycat thieves.
To this end I wrote a post on the American Craft Council blog titled:
Alibaba and the Copycat Thieves
Click on title. Read the post. Become informed.
Please consider sharing this post with a link to the original source.
Until awareness saturates the craft community into every "craft corner", manufacturer, retailer, consumer, and becomes a public discussion, the copycat thieves will continue as pirates of our work, our ideas, our content.
"The solution can’t come from me alone, or a committee, or even one organization. The solution is everyone in our craft community. The power lies in the community to create an expectation or social moiré for ethical, moral and legal behavior."*
*Quote from the lecture, "The GOOD, The Bad, and The Ugly in the Age of the Internet."