DON’T BE A VICTIM OF COPYING
Article by Frank MartinezApril 5, 2012.
“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take…” —T.S. Elliot
Truly creative work is hard won and represents the synthesis of deep personal exploration, knowledge, skill and experience. It’s no wonder then that designers who find their work copied are angry. What’s more, the “artist” who copies another’s work commits a crime against not one but two parties: stealing from a designer who is absent or helpless, the basest form of stealing, and cheating a client who is seeking something pure and original. The law provides protection against this offense, but like most trips to a new place, it requires you learn a few local customs and words of a new language to get the most from it.