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Wouldn't you be happier if you had never seen it?

Solution: pretend you didn't see it.


Not much else you can do without being childish.
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post #2 of 32
Unless you get a copyright on your designs and recipes (that are originally yours, as in, you came up with them), I don't think there's much you can do. Now if she steals your exact picture, you may have grounds but her version of your work is still her version. I know it's hard but look at the bright side, you're better than her since you're the one coming up with the cool stuff that she feels the need to copy.
post #3 of 32
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
post #4 of 32
I draw inspiration from here all te time. I always try to give credit especially if it is very close likeness. I for one would be thrilled to be copied. Means I did a good enough job tat someone wants to repeat thumbs_up.gif
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Originally Posted by sarahjtx

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Jeez, stand behind what you post, especially after you apparently joined JUST TO POST IT icon_mad.gif ,
and after people had the courtesy to answer you thoughtfully & politely.

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post #6 of 32
Maybe she was afraid of someone copying her post?
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Maybe she was afraid of someone copying her post?



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Good one! I guess she could have copyrighted it!

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post #8 of 32
Well, I just copyrighted the ellipse, so nobody can use this ... anymore.
post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

Well, I just copyrighted the ellipse, so nobody can use this ... anymore.



You're killing me, here!!!! You guys are so freakin' funny I can't stand it.

I'm gonna be a rebel ...
post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

Well, I just copyrighted the ellipse, so nobody can use this ... anymore.



Gosh, you're so...so.......OVAL icon_mad.gif

Oh, I mean evil---sorry!

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post #11 of 32
Errrmmmm where is the post ? thumbsdown.gif
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post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by solascakes

Errrmmmm where is the post ? thumbsdown.gif




She edited out all of the text after one reply. She just couldn't delete the actual posting.

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post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by smallnmighty

I draw inspiration from here all te time. I always try to give credit especially if it is very close likeness. I for one would be thrilled to be copied. Means I did a good enough job tat someone wants to repeat thumbs_up.gif



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post #14 of 32
Is it me or have there been quite a few trolls around?
post #15 of 32
I doubt she's a troll, she might have just started a new account to complain anonymously.

I have to say that I didn't read the original post, but if it was about someone copying her cake that might tick me off too. Depends on how "original" the idea was, since there aren't that many original ideas anymore. It would also depend on how close the copycat was. I had a woman open a shop literally three miles from me, then she stole text from my website and started copying designs from my site. I handled that differently than I would have if someone had just done a similar cake to mine but lived across the country.

I also have a friend who's currently dealing with a competitor who stalks her facebook page, tries to friend people from her page, copies everything she does as far as sales postings, and also undercuts her pricing and badmouths her to clients. She was at the point where she was thinking of legal action, it's so bad. So how you handle copycats depends on many things, but it isn't always a situation where you just say that it's flattering.
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