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

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by CCNaru, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. CCNaru
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    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

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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.
     
  2. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

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    Maybe they got inspiration to copy someone else's idea.
     
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  3. TehSkull

    TehSkull Living the life

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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.
     
  4. Zekrom_cool

    Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

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    The idea doesnt look copied. Its more like creative stuff. But it looks a mix of vaporeon[only by colour and a bit of the ears.] and more of a sea monster-cum-mermaid.