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Posted: 28 August 2010 at 3:11pm | IP Logged
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loving the post mimi, I am sure any graphic designer has felt this way once or twice..
 
My definition on the copy and inspire style has to be,
 
that we all go round looking at others shops e.t.c e.t.c and we may see a signature that we like, and feel inspired to recreate it [in our style] but as much as we try we can never get it identical or the same because that member created that particular signaure, therefore we feel inspired to make it in a simular style. Hope that covered the inspiration part.
 
Now copying, is simply copying so if eveerrything was the same then yes I would call it copying but they maybe a slight difference in texture and colouring
 
 
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Posted: 29 August 2010 at 6:30pm | IP Logged

PERFECT topic for THIS forum!

WHY? because on IF, this is VERYYYY commmon..
especially thesedays..
 
copied means if you do the same coloring..same kind of texture(not same but similar)
BUT USE the same style..
 
inspired means ONLY style - if you copy someone's style..means that you are inspired..
BUTTT they are types of inspired..some ppl get tooooo OVERLY inspired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
because then they make exactly the same siggs..as you..
 
style - if you like someone's style, thats good..
and its ok to make a sigg with the similar style(ONLY ONCE)..BUT NOT ALWAYSSS!!..
if you take someone's style..atleast write..
"inspired by ..... "
 
some ppl even copy how ppl write text on their siggs..
?? WOWW! ;O
some ppl just don't wanna use their brains and be creativee..
they rather prefer copying..
 
andd many members have QUIT IF because of that..
and there ARE some ppl who will continue to do soo..
*ahemm*
 
&&& last but not the least..
some ppl even copy the layout..like the first pg of their GALL..
cmonnnn folks..
you could betta than that? ;p
 


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Posted: 30 August 2010 at 3:49am | IP Logged
BRAVO! The topic makes a lot of sense. Well, "COPY" means, they have "STOLE" thestyle and this should be NOT ALLOWED" nspired by" MEANS... they compliment the "style"to the original siggy maker and that we liked the style, and so are trying to get better as the original siggy maker is.
Credibilty & Justice counts. If u get inspired, u HAVE to credit the 1 u got inspired from! IF u dont think u have "copied" or havent got inpired... but sum1 insists it is his/her style, then is the question mark... either the person can say sorry i dint know ROFL OR the DT can get involved or solve the matter themselves! Tongue ROFL
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Posted: 30 August 2010 at 2:17pm | IP Logged
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Sorry Mitesh. Smile 
 
Thanx for the lovely post Mimi.
 
Well if u see from a Siggy Maker point of View, there is a major difference between Copying and Inspiration.
 
Inspiration is a pure feeling which comes out from a heart. For example, if Member A sees the Gorgeous work of Member B, and desires to make something like him/her and to fulfil this desire if he/she works hard and put out his/her own creativity then this is called Inspiration. Inspiration reflects Respect, Self Determination and one's pure Hard Work which automatically People "LIKE".
 
Whereas Copying is Stealing or Cheating. For Example, if Member A sees the Gorgeous Work of Member B, and desires to make something like him/her and to fulfil this desire he/she sent Member B a PM asking from where he/she had downloaded Videos, Textures, Brushes and anything else and when Member B replies them like a friend, they (Member A) use them in their Work and doesnt even care to Credit Member B as well as call the Work as purely his/her creation. Copying doesnt have any sort of respect, self determination...
 
And about style, Style can be inspired as well as copied, It depends how you are using it. For Example, If Member A updates a "Monsoon Style", Member B sees it and creates "Spring STyle", this is inspiration, but if Member B creates "Rainy Season Style" then its totally a copied version...
 
I think members who are copying stuff should be warned first but if they still continue the copying and stealing process their creations should be deleted/removed if and only if the real siggy maker ask...Embarrassed
 
Do PM me if there are any mistakes in this post... 


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Posted: 04 September 2010 at 1:12pm | IP Logged
Copy is when you make the exact style basically similar siggy to someone else's work

Inspired meaning to me that the siggy maker is too good that you try to be as good as them and they inspire you to do better with your siggies

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Posted: 04 September 2010 at 1:42pm | IP Logged
hey mimi cool post

hmm i think there is a thin line between copying and inspiration .. one which is crossed at times too often .. and hence called INSPIRATION.. which i do not support

to like the way a member may have created a sigg and try to replicate it isnt bad but it shouldn't look like a mirror image ... there should be something you should add or remove as per your own creativity ... such a version could be called inspiration ...- something which has your input in terms of the works - even if a mere 10% - it can be still labeled as originality - cos you used your brains to modify your work as per the requirements -  however not an exact copy of it cannot be called so

the use of common textures brushes and even texts cannot be included in this as i suppose most of us use deviantart the largest site for resources and hence the claim to stuff from there isnt for us to make .. but if someone even follows the style another member mentions their copyright in - i find it too lame.... even at times colorization are copied though - one style may not suit that particular sigg  - as the INSPIRATION BUG - gets overtly out of hand Wink

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