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Discussion on: Michael Scott Quoted in the Scranton Times with CSS Grid

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DateMike1

Hi there,

I'm the graphic artist who created this poster and after doing some research I found this post because it's been stolen several times already by random people on Redbubble trying to sell it. I don't know how else to contact you to ask that you remove this so it doesn't keep getting stolen and posted online without serving a DMCA Takedown.

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Cody Pearce Author

Hey great graphic, I'd be happy to remove it, but I'm a little confused for a few reasons.

  1. I linked your etsy account in the intro of the article and in the code itself since the beginning. I'd hope that people have clicked the link directly to your store.
  2. I'm not selling or profiting off the graphic in anyway, just recreating it in another medium.

I guess another option is I could change the design to look more distinct and change the text (beside the quotes from the show).

Let me know what you think and I'll make some changes.

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DateMike1

Oh, no I know you're not trying to sell it and profit off of it, it's other people. This poster in particular is a favorite target of Redbubble sellers like this one: redbubble.com/i/poster/The-Scranto...

I fight these talentless hacks constantly stealing this and trying to sell it, and a high quality version of it like yours it just what they're looking for. If there is a way to significantly lower the resolution i'm fine with you using it as you have used it, it's just that if it's easy to steal and reproduce, they will steal it and reproduce it, just like the above seller. I've already served a DMCA Takedown for the redubble seller above so click that link to see what they've done while you can

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DateMike1

if you can use a screenshot of the full article or just lower the resolution on the full version that's above in the editable box (sorry i'm not proficient on the coding side of this stuff) i'd be fine with that, just so that people can't just copy and paste it or download it.

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Cody Pearce Author

Ah ok, I added a blur to the editable box if you refresh. Are the other images ok?

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DateMike1

Perfect, thank you! And yes the other images are fine. I appreciate it!