Today's been fun!
I set up my greenscreen to have a little 'dance' about in front of it to line up shots etc for the new video.
It's a video detailing what happens when you find your artwork has been stolen by 'Image Thieves' and put up for sale on T-shirts, pillows etc on the Amazon Marketplace. Some of which has been on sale for over a year! There's so much information to get through, that it may need to be split into a couple of videos. Depends how fast I talk..and trust me, with my Scottish accent, you don't want me talking too fast!
Don't get me wrong, I don't think Amazon are the font of all evil. I just think they need a kick up the backside to do what's right by independent artists.
For a global multi-billion dollar company, they could surely have better procedures in place for taking down stolen artwork. They should also have coding that recognises images going up onto their marketplace, bouncing back ones that have already been taken down.
I really do think it's time for Amazon to talk to artists about its 'Image Problem'. Trust me, we do have a knack at coming up with creative problem solving solutions, and you'll find we are always willing to talk.
In my next blog post i'll go into detail about what I think Amazon could do.
I'm off tomorrow filming, so if I don't see you over the weekend, have a fantastic one!.
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.