helleborine - 7:25 pm on Apr 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Making my work available has been profitable for me for the past 10 years. This profitable activity evolved within the bounds of current laws.
If I don't make it available, I lose money. Why should I lose my living because of people that violate current laws, and websites that facilitate this unethical activity?
My rights come before the whims of infringers because the law is on my side.
Feel free to write to your law makers if you want these laws changed. If you are successful, I will have to find a completely different way to make a living off my art that may be less profitable. I will accept it because that will be what the lawmakers have decided is a new set of rules.
In the meantime, the law is the law and you cannot lay the blame on me for putting food on my table under the protection of this law.
Bear in mind that I am not a photographer selling physical prints. My website is basically visual, printable instructions. I must retain exclusive distribution on my website to keep my visitors. My website is currently sponsored by advertising, and some sales.