$11 earrings on Temu shock Algonquin beader who says they’re her design – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 202413 Views

Jul 04, 2024

Advocates say intellectual property theft a common problem for Indigenous artists

An Algonquin beader says one of her designs was stolen and sold on a massive online retailer without her knowledge for nearly a year.

Melody Markle saw a post from a fellow beader warning artists about copies of their designs appearing on retail websites without permission.

So Markle went onto Temu, an online retailer (similar to Etsy or Amazon) that offers products through third-party sellers, to see if any of her work was there.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/temu-indigenous-artist-designs-copyright-1.7252701

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