Monday, October 11, 2010

The Laws of Art

I thought I'd share with you today one of my daily reads. You though we wouldn't notice is a blog about exposing people/companies who blatently copy someone else's design or artwork and try to sell it as there own. This is a open blog so anyone can post anything they suspect might be ripped off or stolen. Before doing this, of course you must check your sources! At times the frauds get caught and are forced to take down or stop selling "their" work. It's pretty amazing to me that people think that they can just use whatever they find out there and use it for their own needs. And to turn around and sell it?? Your talking major guts and shame!!! Such as this photo, which was taken by a photographer who later found out that a Polish clothing company had taken the image and was selling it on t-shirts! Really, how desperatly uncreative and lazy can people be? At least it's good knowing that people are looking out for others and trying to protect what's rightfully theirs.

Original self-portrait by Rockie Nolan.


Courtney said...

I've been reading this blog for a while's so interesting and infuriating at the same time.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I know, isn't it!? It amazes and frustrates me every time! I'm to intrigued to stop reading it :)

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

love it! ill have to check it out.
also- girl with a dragon tattoo--SO good. you gotta read it. i cant wait to read the 2 after it!!!

karyn said...

I had to check out the website. Amazing what people think will go unnoticed. Hope you are having a good day!