What about the profits Etsy received from the 171 illegal sales of fake designer goods from this shop? What becomes of those profits? Do they remain in the big Etsy pocket? Or are those proceeds turned over to the authentic Black Milk company? or to legal authorities?
What about the profits from past illegal sales of fake designer goods? All those previously swept under the rug? Where did those profits go?
Is Etsy accountable to no one for continuously allowing counterfeiters to set up shop and sell illegal goods on the site?
If this issue was a real concern to Etsy, would it not spend more time looking for counterfeiters and less time targeting independent makers to prove handmade legitimacy?
Rusetsy is only one person and over the past few days has pointed out numerous counterfeits. Doesn’t Etsy have an entire team dedicated to site integrity?? Does lawfulness not fall under the Etsy definition of integrity?
I am perplexed.
I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY. I AM AN INDIVIDUAL. MY INTERPRETATION OF THE LAW MAY BE WRONG. THE OPINION IN THIS POST IS SPECULATIVE ONLY.