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Default How to find out if you've got copyright infingement strike?

I've got a tiny hobby shop selling artwork and was ok for several years until I recently made a stupid mistake.

I tagged a listing of a mermaid with "Disney" (not actually Disney's Ariel but I thought it would be of interest to Disney fans) without realising it would get me in trouble.

So one day I realised I had no sales, and my total listings were missing one. I eventually figured out it was the mermaid and I could still see it in my listings to edit. I immediately took out the references to Disney.

Next day my shop is back to normal and I can see the mermaid listing again.

But now I'm worried I have a copyright infringement strike on my account, but etsy didn't contact me or anything? I want to ask etsy but thinking that will just get me banned completely.

I'm also scared that Disney is coming after me now with their lawyers. This is my real account and they have my address. Will I receive a letter to go to court and how much do I have to pay? I didn't even sell this mermaid yet, but I googled and it said registered copyrights can sue you for $30k+
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Default Re: How to find out if you've got copyright infingement strike?

Did you get an email or message of it in your message box? If not, no strike.
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Default Re: How to find out if you've got copyright infingement strike?

No they didn't contact me. nothing in my etsy inbox and nothing in my email account, even checked the junk folder.

but something happened to my shop for sure. I think they unindexed my listings so no one could find me in search. I guess maybe I had already taken out the Disney references by the time the human reviewed my shop.

I considered maybe it was a tech glitch but it's too much of a coincidence that the only missing listing contained Disney.

Lesson learned, don't mess around with Disney!
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Default Re: How to find out if you've got copyright infingement strike?

Disney is one of the more active IP holders on Etsy, so yeah I’d avoid that. Even if you aren’t selling items with the IP on it avoid using tags of their trademarks.
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Default Re: How to find out if you've got copyright infingement strike?

I was emailed about a Disney item so they would give you a warning or an email. I wonder why sometimes you get a warning and sometimes they just close your whole shop with no warning?
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I was emailed about a Disney item so they would give you a warning or an email. I wonder why sometimes you get a warning and sometimes they just close your whole shop with no warning?
If you get too many warnings or strikes they just close the shop.
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Default Re: How to find out if you've got copyright infingement strike?

Similar thing happened to me as well. Just don't do it again and you should be fine.
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Default Re: How to find out if you've got copyright infingement strike?

I got banned in 2 days using Kitty tittle and tags. Don't use Disney word also
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