Can't tell the difference between "inspired" or a blatant

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So I'm relaxing, browsing around the internets, and I'm seeing things like "inspired by such and such" which pretty much looks like a blatant copy to me with some modifications that I can't even tell.

such as: http://www.etsy.com/listing/79248675/vaporeon-ears-headband

there were more I've seen around but I can't be assed to look around for them.

Honestly, what makes a copy different from inspirations? lol. I thought inspirations were something completely original and new... and making something better is enhancement.
 

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The headband itself isn't copied. Sure, Vaporeon was the artwork and design source, but it's not really copying unless someone else also made a Vaporeon headband.
 

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