How-to rip off!

38 replies since 4th May 2009 • Last reply 4th May 2009

but I really wish there was a way to stop it, or at least well I guess stop it. ...lol

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so the how to beads kinda rip off my phow to play dough cause i tell you how to make things out of playdough by baking it

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whne you think about it if you post naything on here it kinda free range for anyone to take it think is wrong she stole your how-to thats why i dont post my really exclusive stuff on here ,just versions of other peoples stuff or something really simple i made.

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When I first started this thread, I was referring to the fact that someone stole my picture and someone else' for their how-to on the kool-aid pie how-to. Granted it was slightly different in the wording and ingredients but I was upset about the pictures they used that wasn't theirs.

I see a lot of how-to's of the same thing but different in some ways. Lots of people have their own version, which should be posted as a version, but not everybody like myself, is gonna check to see if something like what they want to post as a how-to is already posted.

So I agree with Roxanne, if it's something you want to really take credit for then don't post it or be very cautious in doing so, especially if you want to sell it in your shop or something. So you can pretty much expect someone to post something similar to your post, but it's a rip-off if someone uses your pic or your exact wording and only then will you have a legitimate claim.

And yeah Esme, it would be annoying to see something someone posted using a pic that you saw from another site. But you have to be cautious of that too, because I've seen the same thing and started to comment on it because it was the same pix and wording and everything, but I first made sure that it was the same person from the site where I saw it was the same person her on CO+K, fortunately it was because I was gonna comment on it being a rip-off.

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It's up to the individuals judgement and sometimes I've got it wrong too - I published someone elses magazine published pattern, learnt my lesson, had a feeling I shouldnt have posted it when I did so and when I was typing it up, I did credit the creator and magazine as well but it was breach of copyright really! For one project I couldn't remember where the idea came from so just published it as my own and then edited it when I found out where i'd got the idea...right from here!

This isn't a snobby website but we appreciate credit where its due. This is a craft website, we share patterns and ideas but originality and personality is something i'd expect from creative people. Even if you're new and you don't think your skills are good enough everyone has their own little things they do that make what they do unique. That sounded snobby though! Sorry!

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no, that didn't seem snobby to me, creative people are like that. we value our ideas and uniqueness, and yes we all know its a free website, but if you are inspired by someone, at least acredit them

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yeah i guess that would really suck to have someone use your pic luckly i'm crappy a photargphy so no worries there
i think maybe some of the double ideas happen because people want theres up and they may not think someone has done it yet

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It didn't seem snobby to me either queeny, and I agree with Michelle. Just because it's a free site, doesn't mean you have to tolerate others taking credit for your ideas. I love this site though so I'm gonna continue to post how-to's and trust that when something like what happened before is taken care of.
I did notice too, that there is new feature when posting creations where you have to check a box stating that it's all your own work. Hope that makes ppl think about that now when posting projects.

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Omigosh how could people do that... it's sooo wrong!!! At least reference the origional author, jeeeez.

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