Thursday, 12 August 2010

Why Copying Is Never Kosher


Or even why plagiarism is not the rage-erism.

If you steal content or 'borrow' ideas, the world is a small enough place that it will be noticed.

If you can't go to sleep at night because something's not right, then it's probably not right.

28 comments:

Mel said...

Here here!

Angela said...

amen! oh and that pic.....its fabulous

CurlyPops said...

Couldn't agree more sistah!

Anonymous said...

Here, Here! Have noticed some content overlap cropping up - good for you for bringing this up, you have to protect your intellectual property I say! And well, it's downright boring when someone rips someones ideas off and do so poorly.

Veronique

Stacey said...

I will meowww to the rooftops and salute you because this is UNACCEPTABLE....karma will bite and alot of people will realise all was never as it seemed! Until then...

Megan.K. said...

Ditto to all of the above!

Vic said...

Oh what a conundrum!

I'm such a nosey nelly I want to know "Who? What? Where? When?!", but I'm also too lazy to notice... ;)

But I do agree. Plus... hehehe.... cat butt....

Mummyliz said...

What goes around, comes around... Karma will bite her in the ass.

Kirsty said...

Who copies others? I mean really, so unnecessary. Original ideas are much, much better.

Tania said...

I grow ten inches, whiskers, chest hair, muscles – do the whole Incredible Hulk thang (only without the green) on this kind of issue. Standing up to be counted right next to you Mrs.

Cherie said...

Well said Oh Wise Woman!

Christine said...

Just like someone already mentioned....what goes around, comes around. Not nice!!

Kirsty said...

The original & the best PMM.

I really do believe what goes around comes around & besides...don't we all need a good nights sleep.

x

Mon Alisa Design said...

I agree sweets :) I hope you haven't fallen prey to this because it's horrible when it happens. Poo to them with knobs on! xxx

Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

Wow. That sounds pretty darn serious!

I know that feeling though. x

Danimezza said...

umm... wtf?
Let me at 'em Lexi, I'll make 'em wish they'd never been born!

teddybearswednesday said...

RIght with you on this one!
But what's going on?
SOrry I'm so out of it,
I would stand up next to of course.

mama bear said...

Great post. Well said. In fact, brilliantly said.

Original ideas are far better.

You're full of 'em. x

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I hear you LOUD and clear!!

Leah said...

Damn right Lexi, and I think they know it too....

Some 'intertesting' comments...

Toni Brockliss said...

It's so much nicer to have an idea that is your very own.
I have no idea who has stolen your goods but shame on them. I am away with the fairies 20 out of 24 hours of the day.
Good on you Lexi-Lou-Lou!
x
I don't know why I added the lou-lou. I think it's the Australian lengthen-shorten, shorten-lengthen thing....

ejorpin said...

Influence and inspiration is one thing, but outright plagiarism? That just makes me mad!

I hope whoever is causing the grief gets the message and ceases and desists immediately. Boo sucks to them I say!

Mama Mogantosh said...

Be flattered.

And then punch them in the nose!

x

Loz and Dinny said...

i never really get the copying thing ... it is the one issue i'm certain to roll out and set up my soap box on ...but i have no doubt that your approach to blogging is a bit jackie o ... so glam people are going to go the big glasses too ... shame they couldn't be inspired to find a style that suits them better. mmm this is getting a little obscure ... i should be off ...

Georgie Love said...

AHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHA... sorry. Well, you know. Parts of this are funny.

Have been there, still not worked through all the frustration, but happy with the fact that I am cool enough to copy. Leading, not following is the most important thing, I think. People who steal ideas and are unable to develop their own never flourish, cause what happens when their idea source dries up, disappears or cuts them off? They are left with their own thoughts and ideas, which are obviously a creative wasteland.

You are the bomb.

Stacey said...

Indeed. Copying is never good. Although, in this day and age, with mass media assaulting us constantly, are there any truly original ideas?
Love the cats arse on the copies.

Little Pinwheel said...

you rock, seriously rock. I could say you are awesome too. yep you are awesome! Love the cat. x

Maxabella said...

To copy is to admit you can't and they can... it's the copier who misses out. But it still sux for the one being copied! I wish everyone that used an image online would credit it back to the source as much as they can.

Love that image, made me snort!