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More upset !!


Having discovered my material being sold, contrary to its non-commercial licence, on Zazzle, I feel the need to make this Journal entry.

I hereby request that Zazzle immediately cease from using and displaying my copyright material and refund any cash accumulated by the illegal sale of my work.

Zazzle dot com is distributing my copyright material on their website without my permission and against my explicit requests.


Furthermore they are using my content in contravention of its non-commercial licence, that is, they are making charges for its distribution.

I also wish to make plain that any cash they accrue in connection with my work is not theirs to use, bank or spend. It was gained by illegal methods and should be returned to those from whom it was falsely taken.

Zazzle, your user Witches Den is using my copyright work on Zazzle in contravention of its non-commercial licence and without my permission.
Zazzle, your user InspiringCreations is using my copyright work on Zazzle in contravention of its non-commercial licence and without my permission.

At this time I am not at all sure that there are not other Zazzle users trying to join this lawbreaking and free-loading group.
If I find any I will add them to this entry.

In particular, my works;

Book of Shadows  4 Pages 1 to 9,
Book of Shadows  9 Page 3,
Book of Shadows 10 Page 5,
Book of Shadows 11 Page 8,
Book of Shadows 15 Page 8,

are being abused.

There might be more of my material being unlawfully exploited by Zazzle, I will list here as I find them.


Signing off,
a very disgruntled Sandgroan.
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I received a message from one of my visitors and decided to publish my reply.

My visitor asked a number of questions:

hi, i just have a few questions. is magic real? do witches exist? how do you do magic? how do you know if you're a witch or not? do witches have elements? do you have to use a wand? where do you get this all from? the information? please answer these questions. thank you.

My reply:

That is a lot of questions.
Answering them could take up a whole book, so I won't be able to give a full reply in this short message.
I will try to give you something that I hope is not too difficult to understand and helps you find a direction.


is magic real?
Some people believe magic exists and others believe it does not.
You must make your own mind up about what you would like to believe.
Whatever you choose will affect how things turn out.

do witches exist?
Some people claim to be witches.
Some people point a finger and accuse others of witchcraft.
Whether they are mistaken, or not, is up to you to decide.
Despite what some claim there is no absolute way to prove or disprove witchcraft.
When it comes to belief, you can believe what you are told to believe, or you can choose for yourself.

how do you do magic?
There is information on the Internet and also in books that describes how to perform a spell, how to tell a fortune and so on.
You must search and discover what you think might be useful, if that is what you want to do.

how do you know if you're a witch or not?
I suppose that if you do what witches do, then that makes you a witch.
Different people have different ideas about what witches do, again, you will have to make up your own mind about that.

do witches have elements? do you have to use a wand?
Elements, wands and so on are things that some people connect with magic.
You can use them, they can be useful, but, just like a potato peeler or a book mark, you can manage without them.
It's up to you what you use and how you decide to use it.

where do you get this all from?
All this comes from something that human beings have been doing ever since there were human beings.
The way we are made makes us seek answers.
Some questions don't seem to have an answer.
So we make one up, that fills the gap in our knowledge, until we understand things better.
Of course there is argument about whose answer is right, better, or more accurate.
All of this debate has been written about in whole libraries of books, discussed over thousands of years.
You can dip into it all but will never be able to take in the whole thing.

At this point we have to make our choice.
For some it is easier, maybe safer, to fall into line, think and do what everyone else thinks and does.
However, there are others who need to find answers for themselves, which is, perhaps, a harder, more difficult route.

the information?
All this comes from reading books, searching the Internet and hearing what others have to say, also, of course, from my own experience.
Sometimes it is good to experiment in order to form an opinion.

I hope this goes some way towards answering your questions, and...
whatever your choices, I wish you well,

S
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CREDIT

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Tribute - Acknowledgement - Thanks
to those whose Public Domain works
have been used in producing these pages

I have been at pains to verify
that these FREE pages are derived
from Public Domain material

The pages are licensed
for personal, non-commercial use,
so there should be no conflict if the FREE availability is maintained



A LONG OVERDUE LIST OF SOURCES


for some time I have intended to produce
a source list of the materials used here
so here it is -

A list of links:

Bestiary bestiary.ca/index.html
British Museum www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminat…
English Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Pag…
Free clipart www.avrosys.nu
From Old Books www.fromoldbooks.org
Godecookery www.godecookery.com/clipart/cl…
Karens Whimsey karenswhimsy.com/public-domain…
Old Book Art www.oldbookart.com/
Open Clipart openclipart.org/

Additional content has been obtained using the usual Google search engine
checking and double checking for Public Domain



ADDITIONAL MATERIAL OF INTEREST

here are some more links worth checking out:

Dark Books darkbooks.org/
Esoteric Archives www.esotericarchives.com/
Hermetics www.hermetics.org/home.html
Holy Books www.holybooks.com/
Sacred Texts www.sacred-texts.com/


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HALL of SHAME

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Occasionally I have been disappointed to discover individuals attempting to use copyright material from sandgroan.deviantart.com to illegally make money in their Internet shops, at Etsy and Ebay
Harassment by this type of criminal operator caused Sandgroan to temporarily close down the Gallery here in protest
...the Gallery is now re-opened

All the work of Sandgroan is clearly licensed - please observe the copyright

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CRIMINAL activity is taking place yet again on ETSY
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I am pleased to announce that it would appear that my work is no longer being displayed by this Etsy shopkeeper
All the Sandgroan content seems to be gone from her Etsy shop
However it looks like this type of thing is going to occur now and again
In a backhanded way I suppose it is a sort of complement, that they consider my material worth stealing
I wish dealing with it wasn't such a negative experience
Those who do this sort of thing are probably oblivious to the effects of their activity
I appreciate the support that I have been given - it does make a huge difference
Thanks from Sandgroan :)




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email notifying Etsy of this breach of copyright
and the fraudulent activity of Etsy shopkeeper
Lisa Lambson of Sevierville, TN, United States
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I hereby notify Etsy that they are acting in breach of copyright by displaying the work of sandgroan.deviantart.com for sale on their ETSY website, with a view to making a profit from that sale

I have communicated with Etsy on previous occasions about other copyright material being sold here at Etsy without my permission
I have no desire to abide by Etsy's terms and conditions, so I will be unable to create an account to communicate with Etsy or its shopkeeper

The terms and conditions with my work are clearly displayed with it on the Internet at deviantart.com
Use of the work of sandgroan implies agreement to its license and terms

The work in question, an original with its license, by sandgroan is viewable at
sandgroan.deviantart.com/art/B…

Your Etsy shopkeeper Lisa Lambson of Sevierville, TN, United States
is diplaying my copyright work Book of Shadows 09 Page 7
and offering it for sale claiming that she owns and holds copyright to it

See
   Handmade by QuanCreations
   Listed on 24 Dec, 2012
   Listing # 118759526

   and several derivative works

Both she and Etsy are illegally attempting to use the work of sandgroan to make profit

Please immediately desist
This breach of copyright is an illegal act
The claims of this shopkeeper are fraudulent
Selling this work of sandgroan is against its terms and conditions

A copy of this email will be displayed at sandgroan.deviantart.com



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One of Etsy's customer/shopkeepers is presently being allowed to make DISHONEST and FRAUDULENT claims

Book of Shadows 09 Page 7 used by  www.etsy.com/listing/118759526… where this individual,  Lisa Lambson of Sevierville, TN, United States, falsely claims ownership and copyright to my work and is offering it for sale on Etsy, all contrary to my published and expressed wishes


This Etsy customer is also being allowed by ETSY to PIRATE, use and sell COPYRIGHT MATERIAL from Sandgroan.deviantart.com ILLEGALLY on its web site

This is not the first time that ETSY have been involved in illegally disseminating pirated Sandgroan material for not inconsiderable amounts of American dollars

BOTH ETSY AND ITS CUSTOMER/SHOPKEEPERS HAVE BEEN ILLEGALLY MAKING DOLLARS OUT OF MY WORK, COMPLETELY AGAINST MY WILL

This is causing disruption, distress and threatens freedom of expression here at DeviantArt

Sandgroan does not make money from this venture and does not have the funds or the ability to conduct a law suite in a foreign country like America against the CRIMINAL activities of its companies and its citizens

Sandgroan is taking this opportunity to here express DISAPPROVAL and PROTEST at the above mentioned IMMORAL LAW-BREAKING activity and DEMANDS that this state of affairs be immediately brought to a close by ETSY and its associate Lisa Lambson of Sevierville, TN, United States


S
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--------------------------------------------
CREDIT

--------------------------------------------

Tribute - Acknowledgement - Thanks
to those whose Public Domain works
have been used in producing these pages

I have been at pains to verify
that these FREE pages are derived
from Public Domain material

The pages are licensed
for personal, non-commercial use,
so there should be no conflict if the FREE availability is maintained



A LONG OVERDUE LIST OF SOURCES


for some time I have intended to produce
a source list of the materials used here
so here it is -

A list of links:

Bestiary bestiary.ca/index.html
British Museum www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminat…
English Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Pag…
Free clipart www.avrosys.nu/prints/index.ht…
From Old Books www.fromoldbooks.org
Godecookery www.godecookery.com/clipart/cl…
Karens Whimsey karenswhimsy.com/public-domain…
Old Book Art www.oldbookart.com/
Open Clipart openclipart.org/

Additional content has been obtained using the usual Google search engine
checking and double checking for Public Domain



ADDITIONAL MATERIAL OF INTEREST

here are some more links worth checking out:

Dark Books darkbooks.org/
Esoteric Archives www.esotericarchives.com/
Hermetics www.hermetics.org/home.html
Holy Books www.holybooks.com/
Sacred Texts www.sacred-texts.com/


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HALL of SHAME

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links below will reveal those discovered attempting to use copyright material from sandgroan.deviantart.com to illegally make money
harassment by this type of criminal operator caused Sandgroan to temporarily close down the Gallery in protest recently


this Etsy shopkeeper is making fraudulent claims about my work:
Book of Shadows 09 Page 7 used by www.etsy.com/listing/118677911… (ironically Lisa's avatar on Etsy says 'Karma Rules')
Also Book of Shadows 09 Page 7 used by www.etsy.com/listing/118678131… where Lisa falsely and illegally claims she is 'the sole copyright owner of this image and claim all rights to it including selling & redistributing.'
Also Book of Shadows 09 Page 7 used by  www.etsy.com/listing/118759526… where again this individual,  Lisa Lambson of Sevierville, TN, United States, falsely claims ownership and copyright to my work and is offering it for sale on Etsy, all contrary to my published and expressed wishes


I AM MOST DISAPPOINTED TO HAVE UNCOVERED THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES OF THIS INDIVIDUAL
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