Hi - I appreciate you cooperating. Yes, Mine is one I charge a small price for. I realize yours may have been one you designed, but I had several people send me an email link with your poster saying it was too similar to mine to have not been used to recreate another one. These of course were their thoughts. I was not the one that first saw it. They sent me a link to it. I have been a seller on here for over 4 years or so, and we all kind of look out for each other and let others know if we notice something similar that we think will conflict. It is not a conflict to have items on the same topic, but these were just almost identical, as it was the same look and format I use for all of my posters. You are right, it is a great idea to do a search before you make something just to make sure. I always do that myself. Yours was so similar to mine, one person said she thought it was mine until she looked closely at the name. There is a term in the copyright world called 'confusingly similar', and if a piece of work is confusingly similar, then it is typically in violation. Good luck as you progress through TpT, as there is a lot to learn, I am sure you are figuring out. :-) I am sure there is still a lot for me to learn, and I have been around since the beginning. Thanks for cooperating. ~Molly
HI - I would contact you another way, but I don't see an email address anywhere. As you can see, I have a father's day poster already available like the one you have just added. You can see it here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fathers-Day-Poster-Activity-684851 You can see that they are very similar, so I think yours was more than just inspired by mine. My company, Classroom Confection, LLC is asking that you remove your poster. I am kindly asking this or I will contact TpT and ask them to do so. I have a about 25 posters that use this frame format for all holidays, therefore if any are used, it would be deemed as copying. Thank you for kindly removing it, and I will check back shortly to see if you have done so. Please also know, that I am only asking this because this was an original idea of mine. It would not be fair for you to then come in and do something like it and take credit for it. Kindly, Molly Phillips... Classroom Confections, LLC. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions.
May 27, 2013