Being Lacy Sunshine's PR Manager, I feel it is necessary for the public to see what Ms. Valentin received via email this past Monday. This is what Heather deals with on a regular basis from this "Other Artist". Really shows her true colors. I must point out, Mrs. Baldy assumed, Heather was involved in this matter just because someone else was having issues with her and her infringing ways. Assumption is a really bad thing. Read for yourself.
Dated August 27, 2014 - this was an email forwarded to Heather Valentin showing how Mrs. Baldy involved Heather and continues to slander her name.
> Thank you for your help on this matter. As per our phone conversation,
> these are woman that are making false claims on my Copyright / Trademarked art
> work "My-Besties TM'....they are my competitors that I have had to have my
> attorney file a restraining order on the one in the US...However they work
> together with the same company "Heather Valentin/Lacy Sunshine. GillMccall
> is the head DT girl there with Heather.
> My Copyrights are filed and go back to 2004 on my licensed art and my TM on
> my brand is reg # is 86362769
> * The name, address, and electronic signature of the complaining party
> Sherri Baldy
Here is Heather's reply to Mrs. Baldy and to the Company whose name has been removed due to privacy issues.
In a message dated 8/27/2014 1:02:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
And now for Mrs. Baldy's email from this past Monday night.
Dear Mrs. Baldy:
A matter has come to my attention, that you under perjury, have attached my name to a situation involving Gill McCall and (company's name has been removed due to privacy)
The facts are as follows.
Gill McCall is not the head of my Design Team and is not a paid employee.
I am not involved in matters pertaining you and Gill McCall and(company's name has been removed to due privacy).
Regarding the restraining order you attempted to seek against me, unwarranted at that, in October 2013, that was dismissed and never granted. I was never served.
So why are you spreading lies about me, under perjury?
Mrs. Baldy, this situation needs to be handled amicably. What more do you want from me?
I am not the one harassing you with phone calls, making false claims and stealing your ideas. Why can you not leave me and my copyrighted art alone? Why are are involving me in matters that do not pertain to me?
So once again, I am asking what more do you want from me to settle this? It is truly time for you to move on and create your own original art, quit involving me in other matters that I have no dealings with, and forget you ever knew me.
I look forward from you.
Here is my response, as you want one so badly from me.
Concerning YOUR continued perjury in making your false claims on Etsy and FB and the DMCA about the Besites ® brand... And yes I have my registered number!So you know we are working with these sites and the DMCA to prosecute you for your false copyright claims you are making on my art... all under the penalty of perjury that you have made on both sites over and over again ...falsely claiming that My Besties ® images are yours!...
You should know the law before you decided to break the law ..DMCA law states :
Please be advised that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that material or activity is infringing – and we have and will seek to collect those damages.These cases are both infuriating and increasingly common. While there are no legal consequences (like fines) under the DMCA for copyright abusers, there is a provision that allows victims of censorship (and their web hosts) to bring legal action against those who submit fraudulent DMCA notices. So today, we’ve joined with Oliver, Ivan, and Adam to strike back at DMCA abuse. We’ve filed two lawsuits for damages under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, which allows for suits against those who “knowingly materially misrepresent” a case of copyright infringement.Through these suits, we’d like to remind our users that we’re doing all we can to combat DMCA abuse …and most importantly, remind copyright abusers to think twice before submitting fraudulent takedown notices. We’ll be watching, and are ready to fight back.You should stop while you are ahead, leave me alone.Go on with your life or you will met me in court! You are not above the laws you continue to break! And my lawyers are keeping track of it all!
Truly shows her true colors.
Sincerely!SherriCC: Gregory David Angus
Attorney at Law