Etsy Sweeps Black Milk Counterfeiter Under the Rug; & More Questions Than Answers

The Etsy Black Milk counterfeit shop is now on vacation.  Rusetsy wonders if this was a voluntary or involuntary vacation?? Will the shop soon reopen with “Black Milk” deleted from listings? 

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.

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2 thoughts on “Etsy Sweeps Black Milk Counterfeiter Under the Rug; & More Questions Than Answers

  1. but of course everyone keeps the money, the counterfeiters, etsy and maybe paypal. everyone except the poor scmuck who bought the carp and the company the counterfeiters ripped off.

    personally, I would love to see etsy implode.

  2. The integrity team is too busy pacifying the agitated sellers in the forums to actually look at the site and do anything about the thousands of identical items being sold on Etsy right off the shelves of Alibaba and AliExpress. The handmade sellers are starting to notice. Many of them have even stated they won’t shop on Etsy any more because it’s too hard to find the handmade items.

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