I should have known what was coming when the email is "legal@etsy". Lawyers, you gotta love them. *sigh* Clearly Etsy is more concerned with covering their butt than maintaining real quality control on their sellers. I guess I understand the need for all the legalize but as a consumer I'll be far more wary of any seller I don't already know and extremely reluctant to give my money to this company that as an innocent victim made me FEEL stupid and a nuisance.
So if you ever have to report a copyright violation to Etsy email me - I'll let you know what to say and save you my pain... Oh don’t expect any kind of acknowledgement of the complaint or notification that the copyright violation was taken care of – I had to look up the listing to see if it was down.
Anyway, moving on…
I did get an acknowledgment (another form letter) from ETSY that my "Allegation of Infringement" was acceptable and that the listing had been taken down... 26 hours after my last email was sent to them and about 16 hours after the listing was gone (I don't know exactly when it was taken down, that is just when I checked). I guess I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and just assume they are THAT backlogged with copyright violations. Still they won't be getting an A+ from me for communication.