I would like to know if I can get by on a site by legal means. Indiana. The site is etsy

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Customer: The site is etsy
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Hello, my name is***** am an attorney and am happy to help you today.   Please remember I can only provide general legal information and not specific legal advice because there is no attorney-client relationship between us.

I am sorry to hear you are having some trouble, legal issues can be very frustrating.  Please give me a moment to review your question.

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Okay, thank you
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Ashley Paige Esq, Expert

Can you tell me what your specific question is so I can better assist you?

Customer
Of course; I'll give you the problem so you can understand it better
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Ashley Paige Esq, Expert

Ok great.

Customer
I had a stalker on Etsy. He took down my listings claiming copyright infringement, because I was selling things from the Canon of 'Studio Ghibli' Like THOUSANDS of other people on this website. So he managed to take down so many my account was blocked. I want to know is there anything I can do to get unblocked by them from this incident in particular.
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Ashley Paige Esq, Expert

When they told you that you were blocked, did they give you any information on how long you would be blocked or if there was some type of appeal process?

Customer
I did the appeal, they said I had too many bad reviews, when I only had two, and they were from things I had no control over.
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Ashley Paige Esq, Expert

If you lost the appeal, I am not really sure what else can be done unless you open a new account.

Are you trying to get an attorney involved to contact Etsy on your behalf?

Customer
I can't open a new account, as they block every account I will make.
Customer
no, I am not. I'm just trying to figure out if I have a chance
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Ashley Paige Esq, Expert

When they gave you the decision on the appeal - did they indicate there was any further action you could take?

Customer
They indicated nothing in either way.
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Ashley Paige Esq, Expert

Well unfortunately it looks like once an appeal is filed and a decision is made related to that appeal, that decision is final.  So if they denied your appeal, I don't believe there is much you can do.  You may have to try to open your shop back through another site.

I am sorry I am sure that is not the answer you were hoping for but I want to be honest.

Customer
Even though I am not the only selling from the cannon I was selling from? And the stalker who forced it closed?
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Ashley Paige Esq, Expert

I would suggest that you may want to contact Etsy again through the customer support or if there was a specific agent that handled your appeal to ask if there is any further action you can take in an attempt to unsuspend/unblock your account.  But other than that, I do not see a way out of this since the appeal was already denied.

Customer
Darn. Alright. Thank you.
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Ashley Paige Esq, Expert

You're welcome.  I am sorry, it is a very unfair situation.

Do you have any additional follow up questions I can assist you with?

Customer
No, actually I believe that's all.
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Ashley Paige Esq, Expert

Ok.   If that explains everything to your satisfaction, I do wish you the best of luck moving foward.  Take care and have a great evening.

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