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Default How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

Etsy's DMCA page says that if a shop is repeatedly reported for copyright violations, their shop can be shut down. How many violations does it take for that to happen?
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

There is not going to be an exact number. It will depend on a lot of factors.
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

What's concerning you Monicca? Selling infringing items?
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

If you sell copyrighted items, it will go down, sooner or later. May be 1 issue, may be 2, depends on different factors.
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

eBay tend to base it (primarily) on how established you are as a seller, amongst other factors. I would assume etsy does something similar.
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

A few years ago I sold some infringing items. I had 1 notice in 2014 and also 1 notice in 2015. From the second notice I deleted all risky products .. but I have a printable ticket that includes a playstation controller( a simple vector graphic.. no name ) and today I got an email from Etsy that they received a notice of copyright infringement from GameTruck, LLC alleging that certain material on Etsy is not authorized..

So I have 3 copyright complaints now :( I was just curious that how many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down? If this has happened with someone maybe can tell me..

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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

I am Etsy seller from 2014 October and sold 6000 products already .. The products are non copyrighted products , not risky products.. maybe Etsy takes into consideration that I am a relatively busy shop ..
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

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So I have 3 copyright complaints now :( I was just curious that how many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down? If this has happened with someone maybe can tell me..

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There is no set number that I am aware off - you are playing with fire if you continuously rack up more complaints :(
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A few years ago I sold some infringing items. I had 1 notice in 2014 and also 1 notice in 2015. From the second notice I deleted all risky products .. but I have a printable ticket that includes a playstation controller( a simple vector graphic.. no name ) and today I got an email from Etsy that they received a notice of copyright infringement from GameTruck, LLC alleging that certain material on Etsy is not authorized..

So I have 3 copyright complaints now :( I was just curious that how many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down? If this has happened with someone maybe can tell me..

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Account is marked now.

Used to buy off a seller from Riga. We discussed this issue. They had 2 notices within 6 weeks as well as delivery issues. Account was suspended.

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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

I personally had 5 issues before I was shut, however.

2 came from the same source, and 1 was not so much a "don't sell stuff with our logo!" more a "If you are going to use our logo, please use it on our terms. Here is how... blah blah blah"

So honestly not sure, could be 5, could be 3. My account never had any other issues at all.

I personally assumed it was 5. Et.sy saw I had 5 counts of bad behavior and didn't care about the details.
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

Thank you so much for your quick answers.. ohh better when I never experimentalise with risky products.. :-(
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

unless this single product is going to make you a millionaire, then it's useless.

et.sy has no set number of warnings. it's simply at their own personal discretion, which makes it even worse than EB.
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I've been up for 6 months received 8 notices I'm still up but received a final warning
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Its 3. The 4th they will shut you down.
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

It seems everyone has a different answer, maybe there is some sort of formula. How much trouble you give them compared to how much money Et.sy earns off your sales
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

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It seems everyone has a different answer, maybe there is some sort of formula. How much trouble you give them compared to how much money Et.sy earns off your sales
that's why i said it's their personal discretion. ive had stores shut down at varying frequencies of warnings. anyone claiming otherwise is talking out of their a$$ and has little experience selling there. test it out for yourself and look at et.sy's own forums for more examples
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that's why i said it's their personal discretion. ive had stores shut down at varying frequencies of warnings. anyone claiming otherwise is talking out of their a$$ and has little experience selling there. test it out for yourself and look at et.sy's own forums for more examples
Well if that is the case then I have to wonder how long one of my current Et.sy shops will last after having had 2 notices, I wonder if its time to merge that product into my main brand.
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I've been up for 6 months received 8 notices I'm still up but received a final warning
Lucky to have continued.
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

It really does vary, I received my final warning after 3 notices. On the other hand, my previous shop had about 5 notices before it was shut down and it was linked to another account that had about 4 notices. It really does depend. I think they are giving final notices before shutting you down now.
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Lucky to have continued.
I second this. To have 8 notices within 6 months and still be open is a freakin miracle.
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Okay, here to share. I stealthed E.tsy and have only been on for 4 months. Received 2 notices in 2 weeks and then 2 months go by and I received a "final" email saying the shop will be closed if I get another infringement. I DID NOT sign up for outside advertising and I DID NOT promote, DID NOT use "caution" tags, DID NOT use anyones pics (they are generic of my own). Sales so hot, over 700 sales in 3.5 months! SO COMPETITION IS OUT TO GET YOU I'M PROOF. How else did I get found? I'm only inside E.tsy walls therefore, competition had to point me out. Beware if you want to go back!!
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Default Re: How many copyright complaints before a shop is shut down?

They will shut the acct. down after 2 reports if you are selling copyrighted material and you don't have resell rights.
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