Copyright Q&A with Tania Alekson

Walking the line between inspiration and plagiarism
—2 easy rules:

  • If it reminds us of something we’ve seen it’s probably too similar
  • If it has more one than one recognisable element its probably too similar: concept, layout, colour palette, illustration style, typography, etc.

Tokyo Olympics plagiarism
From plagiarism to a competition, where’s the spirit of fair play?

Paula Scher imitates the work of Swiss designer Herbert Bayer

Read what the AIGA had to say about the hommage

Read what the Smithsonian says about this poster hommage.

Plagiarism links agogo

http://hyperallergic.com/23589/judging-appropriation-art/
Art Rogers v Jeff Koons – String of Puppies.
http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/edmonton-defends-epic-bus-ad-which-looks-carbon-copy-famous-2012-spot-166466
http://designshack.net/articles/business-articles/was-my-design-plagiarized-or-is-that-just-flattery/
http://www.howdesign.com/design-business/business-issues/intellectual-property-copyright-issues/
http://www.ucreative.com/articles/logo-thief-a-website-that-curates-plagiarized-logo-design-cases/
http://justcreative.com/2008/02/20/graphic-design-plagiarism-rip-offs/
http://www.snd.org/2013/09/design-plagiarism-myth-or-reality/
https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2006/08/02/web-design-plagiarism/
http://justcreative.com/2009/03/30/the-secret-to-creativity/
http://www.milienzo.com/2007/05/31/when-does-inspiration-become-plagiarism/
http://www.sitepoint.com/copy-great-designers-steal/
http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/m…age_rights.htm
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/09…new-clock-app/
http://guity-novin.blogspot.ca/2013/08/appropriation-and-plagiarism-and-code.html

Branding/logo resources:

Brand New Opinions on brand identity work
11 brilliant resources for logo designers