Freelance Designers Being Ripped Off
It appears that freelance designers are being ripped off by a company called Little Misfits Ltd in the United Kingdom. My complaint against Little Misfits UK originated when I recently attended Sci fi Weekender in Wales during April 2014. At the convention there was a good selection of stalls in the dealer’s room and one called Little Misfits UK caught my eye as they were selling t shirts for just £10 each. They'd got a varied selection of t shirts and I liked their Sherlock top. When I got home I Googled their website and found their Sherlock “Exclusive top”. However something was bugging me about it though. The link to the Sherlock top can be found Here I'm a massive Sherlock fan and the image looked familiar, so I Googled Sherlock images and found their 'exclusive' design on a website called Redbubble. The designers name was Anglofile not 'little misfits'. Links to Redbubble and Anglofile can be found Here Little Misfits were also selling a 'zombee' t shirt design, and I recall one of the staff members was wearing it. I later found that was on Google as well, no mention of Little Misfits. You can locate the link Here They'd got some Marvel Avengers goods as well, so it makes me wonder if they've got a licence for them or are they 'exclusive' as well? Furthermore I later some Zombee t-shirts and linked them to a website called Zazzle. The designers name this time was ContactEstablished, again not little misfits. The link to Zazzle can be found Here Being a freelance designer myself I felt somewhat perturbed by this potential breach of copy write and looked to research the company further to see what if any other evidence I could find. Through open source enquiries on the internet I managed to locate the following particulars relating to Little Misfits UK:- Little Misfits Ltd Company Number: 0861**** Company Director: Jill Suzanne McClelland date of birth 27th August 1972 Company Incorporated: 17th July 2013 Address: 6 Rochford Avenue Thornton-Cleveleys Lancashire FY5 3PB LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/pub/jilly-mcclelland/62/6a3/96b Contact Email: jills@***.co.uk Telephone Numbers: Website: www.littlemisfits.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/LittleMisfitsUK Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LittlemisfitsUK The company, run by a Jill McClelland, seems to be using other people’s designs and selling them as their own. Is that £10 well spent? Not for the designers like Anglofile. Their profile on Redbubble reads: I don’t have a job so I’m kind of desperate trying to earn money anyway I can so I can go to school this fall in London! Maybe Little Misfits could pay the fees from the sales of Anglofile's design and anybody else's that have been 'borrowed'. This company needs to be stopped and soon, for further information please contact Dave Andrews at davidandrews3444@***.com
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