Broadway Nails Alert

I found this on instagram today. Broadway Nails took a design from user @thepolishedokie and printed it on their Impress Nails without any credit. You can see her post here.

Here is the picture and her caption

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“Contrary to what many people may think, I don’t do what I do to receive free polish. I don’t do what I do to gain followers or likes. I paint my nails and take pictures of them because, as a mom, it’s quite literally the only thing I do for myself. This “hobby” of mine has always been something I loved, and as of last Friday, I lost that love.  Every ounce of respect I had for the professional nail world is gone. It’s disheartening that a worldwide nail corporation thinks it is ok to troll OUR nail pages to find what is popular and take those designs. This #imPRESSnailssituation has angered me. It has hurt me. To#broadwaynails, I’m just some crazy nail lady in Oklahoma who spends hours upon hours on each manicure, but was a moron who didn’t copyright her work. Guess what? That’s how they view YOU too. How can they work with other IG nail artists to design for them, but fail to contact me before printing my design onto their press-ons? Email is still a thing…right? Am I flattered they took my design? No. The path they chose to take is far from flattering for all parties involved. They assumed I was ignorant enough to take advantage of, so I am doing the only thing I can right now: using my voice. Guys, this is NOT ok. This is blatant stealing, and I won’t be quiet about this. I’m not just some crazy nail lady…I’m a fighter. Consumers need to know who they’re giving their hard-earned money to.”

Here is Broadway Nails’ Statement and apology

“To our fans and nail enthusiasts, we truly apologize for the current design copyright issues, especially to@badgirlnails and @thepolishedokie. Please know that we take these issues very seriously, and have reviewed them thoroughly.

We will definitely be giving credit to @badgirlnailsand @thepolishedokie for their designs. We have been trying to contact both all day, and we will take the necessary steps with them to make things right. We also want to let you know that we have re-examined and revamped our design procedures, so that this type of incident does not occur again.
Once again, we are sorry about all of this, and we will continue to act to earn your trust. Thank you for your understanding.”

 

It seems this issue has been resolved, though to what extent I don’t know.

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