For the last 10 years, I’ve run my own shop with Zazzle where I have over 3000 different designs. During the last few years, I found at least 5 different shops who are stealing tons of designs from me, plus a lot of ebay sellers who are doing the same.
The problem is that I have never registered my images for copyright, and I don’t plan to. It would be way too much money and time wasted to register 3000+ designs
However some shops are stealing HUNDREDS of my designs.. A single eBay seller have around 2000+ stolen designs from me. I really need to do something.
Also, I have lack of legal experience and legal battles really makes me anxious, so I would prefer to hire a company to send the takedown notices for me. I found websites like ImageRights and ImageProtect but the problem is that their FAQ seems to be telling that you have to register copyright in order for their service to be effective.
Just to be clear, I don’t care about seeking legal damages or whatever… I just want the thieves to stop stealing my images and I don’t want to pay thousands of dollars just for this.
I tried contacting eBay myself but they never helped me, they were just asking for the trademark/copyright details.
Most of the shops stealing my images are running on platforms like Shopify and eBay. Is there some service that can help with the takedown notices? Any suggestions?