PLEASE Sign this CHANGE.ORG Petition for your RJ ARTISTS

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    Nov 11, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    Update: Even if you don't sign the petition (which I hope you do), please at least go to the link and click on the Share on Facebook button on the right. Thanks.

    I posted this today about how cafepress.com is screwing artists out of royalties from their designs. Please read, sign, share with your friends. You might not know this is happening, but your friends are really losing out on royalties by Cafepress greed. Read at:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/cafepress-com-pay-artists-original-royalties

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    Nov 11, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    Done
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    Nov 11, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    Thanks Dustin!
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    Nov 11, 2013 10:09 PM GMT
    Done; though I think I already signed it.. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 11, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    As expected, Cafepress removed my post for artists to go sign the petition on their site stating "currently under moderation".

    I want to say something. Sometimes when people see people's requests to sign petitions, they don't take them seriously. They think it's just one or two people complaining, maybe. But this has been going on at Cafepress for years and the artists feel helpless. I read the forums.

    Cafepress is the largest site for artists to have their designs printed on T-Shirts, mugs, etc. The artists truly do feel like they are being screwed. They have no recourse. People are talking about how income that once supported them is now costing them their homes.

    PLEASE, I beg you to just sign the form. It means a lot, and this is such a blatant example of corporate greed.
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    Nov 11, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
    This is how evil cafepress is. I encouraged artists on their site to sign the petition if they were in agreement. Cafepress moderators suspended my forum account to stop the bad publicity. People, you really need to make an effort to support artists against companies like this. The worse thing you can do is stand on the sidelines and ignore it. Get with it, help your fellow RJers and artist friends. Thanks, Vic

    "Regardless of how inappropriate you may think CP's decision was, this forum isn't an appropriate place to organize against CafePress or their decision. It's their forums, not ours. I'm sure you can find places without too much trouble where you can discuss such things full out. Since you are not fully intent on posting here losing your posting privileges shouldn't be too difficult for you. I am basing that on your post count and the fact your main intent is to distract."
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    Nov 11, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    We need 95 more signatures to get this up in view. PLEASE sign, it takes so little effort.
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    Nov 11, 2013 11:56 PM GMT
    Done, but not the one I signed last week. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 12, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    Done.
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    Nov 12, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
    Bump
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    Nov 12, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    Thanks, we need 91 more supporters for this to go public and, hopefully, viral. This will set a large precedent for how online resellers treat artists, and could have major ripple effects in the industry. So I continue to plead with everyone to sign the petition. Thank you!
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    Nov 12, 2013 3:06 AM GMT













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    Nov 12, 2013 3:18 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidThanks, we need 91 more supporters for this to go public and, hopefully, viral. This will set a large precedent for how online resellers treat artists, and could have major ripple effects in the industry. So I continue to plead with everyone to sign the petition. Thank you!


    I signed because the cut in pay is too drastic.
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    Nov 12, 2013 4:15 AM GMT
    Signed. Think you should spread this petition to more art based places though! Try DeviantArt.com, or ConceptArt.org maybe. This isn't just an issue affecting gay artists if this be the case, so make sure you're getting the message out to other artist communities!

    Personally I don't use Cafepress--and I'd be looking for a different company to promote/sell my art if I had discovered this.
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    Nov 12, 2013 4:35 AM GMT
    If anyone is a member of any artist site, feel free to post this text and link in their forums:

    I encourage every artist or persons with friends who make a living through their art to sign and share this change.org petition about how cafepress withholds full royalties from artists. http://www.change.org/petitions/cafepress-com-pay-artists-original-royalties
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    Nov 12, 2013 5:55 AM GMT
    Gladly done .icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 12, 2013 7:43 AM GMT
    DONE!
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    Nov 12, 2013 3:46 PM GMT
    U should post ur petition on my Calling All RJ Artists thread icon_smile.gif .....
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    Nov 12, 2013 5:01 PM GMT
    Signed. Glad to support fairness.
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    Nov 12, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    Again, I encourage artists to SHARE the link on art forums and Facebook and Twitter. It's the only way it will go viral.

    We need 82 more signatures.

    Copy and paste:

    I encourage every artist or persons with friends who make a living through their art to sign and share this change.org petition about how Cafepress.com dupes artists out of royalties. http://www.change.org/petitions/cafepress-com-pay-artists-original-royalties
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    Nov 12, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    Keep them coming! It will go a whole lot faster if you share the link with your Facebook followers. Thanks, Vic
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    Nov 12, 2013 11:30 PM GMT
    done!
  • ASHDOD

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    Nov 12, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    i''m not an american so there's no point for me to sign
    BUT I HAVE A QUESTION
    DID ANY PETITION EVER WORKED? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 13, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    OscarWilde saiddone!


    Thanks! Keep them coming, and please share the link.
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    Nov 13, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    Done.