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stupididiot wrote:did thye use the exact same image from the other shirt and try to pass it off as their own? NO
did they use the exact same idea from the other shirt and try to pass it off as their own? NO, they have the same general concept, which is an homage to the movie im assuming, but his idea is a bit different.
this artist wanted to portray the bunny large in the foreground so that from far away all you see is this cute bunny with the words come closer, then when you get closer you notice the blood and skeleton and the smaller text. that is completely different than the other shirt which just has one bunny who has eaten meat and three other bunnies who are eating carrots.
so this is not plagiarism. he did not steal the image, nor even the exact idea. sure they are all the same general concept, but by no means is this plagiarism. you assume this artist intentially went and looked at the other shirt and thought., "i will steal this idea and make a profit from it! mwahahahahaahaha!" you also assume that just because my account here is only for a few months that i havnt been to this site before hand. i have seen the other shirt. you also assume because i like having a funny screen name and because i make spelling errors that i am unintelligent, you would be wrong again.
you do not have enough information to be accusing this artist of plagiarism. how do you know they didnt have this design done years ago and just decided to submit it now? did you ask in a polite manner? did you even maybe pm them in a respectful way to tell them that their shirt is like other shirts? no you rudely commented on their submission accusing them of plagiarising. this is what i have a problem with. you could have handled this with some class, but instead you were rude and disrespectful to the artist.
I apologize. My comment was immature.
Plagiarism does not need to be intentional. And as I said before, plagiarism does not need to be "exactly" the same. However, I would answer your question: "did they use the exact same idea from the other shirt and try to pass it off as their own?" Absolutely.
I know plenty about plagiarism. As you asked me not to assume things about you, I would appreciate the same. As there is no set rule, say 75% = plagiarism, it is a judgment call. In my best judgment, this idea is blatantly stolen from at least one source. I count at least three. At the very least -- and I mean very least -- this is a completely unoriginal idea.
Your last point is a lucid one, so I will address it. You're correct. I do not know if this was designed five years ago. But neither do you. We are both making assumptions and really the same ones; we are just coming to different conclusions. You just don't like mine because they are exactly opposite of yours. You are giving him the benefit of the doubt for no reason whatsoever. I refuse to do so, although I think I have reason for my stance.
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Re: My Heart Is Yours
I love this guy! Zombie love, awww. :D
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