Before joining Fiverr, I have a client I work for to make cartoon portraits for his own online store. Then, I started my own portrait gig. While browsing the Fiverr market, I found a gig containing my artworks for my previous client.
So I messaged this store who took my artworks as I am curious how did he get ahold of these as the artworks are only shared between me, my client, and his assistant. He claimed that it’s not possible that I drew it because I did not make it, yet it’s clear as day that I did. I asked him to compare these two artworks and ask if it looks familiar. He still claimed that I didn’t make it. I just asked him nicely that if he wants to showcase his talents, use his own artwork. I filed a ticket to customer support but they are asking for stuff like copyright certification and trademark certificate. I’m like, dude I’m only an individual providing services, I don’t produce music, novel, or similar.
It is just sad that this can be abused since you can just take someone’s work from a small-time freelancer who never bothered about copyrighting, then claim it as your own and post it in your gig without getting punished for it.