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Jul 14th, 2022 at 10:50am
 
It seems to me that it's becoming more and more common for people to either:
1. Take credit for ideas & designs that aren't their own
2. Let unaware people believe that the idea & design is their own by omission ( not telling them)

I recently saw a person on YT make a turners cube out of resin and other material, not my cup of tea but that's not the point.
In the comments, I would estimate about 50% or more were under the impression that he came up with the turners cube design. Judging by their fawning comments, I can only guess they never saw or heard of one before.
I commented that he should let his viewers know that he didn't design it, he only made his version of it, as to not mislead his viewers.
I got called a Karen.

I really am getting sick and tired of many (mostly younger) people not respecting history. Everything is "new" just because they never heard of it, this is just crazy.
There are lots of designs and concepts out there I've never seen but it doesn't mean they're new, just new to me.
I can't even fathom putting out a piece based on someone else's design and leaving people with the impression that I designed it.
It's just dishonest. I know I can't stop everyone from doing this but I will call it out when I see it.

This is just like the story of the photographer and the painter that I shared a while back.
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Reply #1 - Jul 14th, 2022 at 4:23pm
 
Sadly, it's a billion dollar industry taking credit for other people's ideas.
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Reply #2 - Jul 14th, 2022 at 4:31pm
 
I don't know how you can sit there quietly and have people praise you for something that you know isn't your own. An Idea, a piece of art, what ever, it's shameful.
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Reply #3 - Jul 16th, 2022 at 10:11am
 
I would not be able to do that. I always give credit where credit is due. I am seldom able to do the same thing twice in a row. Most of this is the engineer's syndrome, "if it ain't broke, take it apart and fix it anyway"....

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Reply #4 - Jul 16th, 2022 at 2:22pm
 
robo_hippy wrote on Jul 16th, 2022 at 10:11am:
"if it ain't broke, take it apart and fix it anyway"


LOL, my dad use to say to me, "If it ain't broke don't fix it"
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Reply #5 - Jul 16th, 2022 at 10:08pm
 
Robo, don't force it apart. Use a bigger hammer.  Moe
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Re: Taking Credit
Reply #6 - Jul 17th, 2022 at 9:29am
 
In a Facebook group for people who show at art fairs & the things that are overheard that I belong to, there have been several discussions about "customers"  blantantly taking pictures or buying items and bragging about how they are going to copy them.  As a woodturner, this doesn't really bother me, because I don't have a signature look. If I copy someone's technique, I give credit, but to out & out tell an artist you're going to copy their unique work without asking is bordering on intellectual property theft.  Which is what Ed is talking about.   If someone wants to copy the shape or style of item or even reproduce it, go for it.   But if I was a photographer or painter now that's a different story.   I was next to a photog once who asked someone not to photograph his work.  The person was kinda beligerent about being stopped.  He still didn't understand after it was explained that the artist spent a year getting the right setup for the moon, the milkyway and aurora to all be in the right places and time and he didn't want someone to take a picture of his picture and then have it printed.
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Re: Taking Credit
Reply #7 - Jul 18th, 2022 at 9:41am
 
Intellectual property theft, plagiarism, these are all real crimes that more often than not don't get punished.
There is also just lying by omission. i'm not sure how it's categorized.

If I made a Soren Berger style scoop and people start telling me, "wow that's great you're so creative" and I don't tell them it's not my design, I'm lying by omission and knowingly taking credit (passively at least) for something that isn't mine.
This is what I've been seeing a lot of lately. "creators" making videos of whatever and letting the positive comments role in, never bothering to tell anyone what they made or the technique that they're using, wasn't their own.
While this is quite obvious to some, it would seem that to the majority of the YT viewers it's not. Add to that, the fact that no one seems to bother doing any actual research on anything any more or have any sense of history beyond a year ago. Now every video is "new" no matter now old the actual content actually is. Undecided

Here is an example I found in about a 2 minute search
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