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Does this count as plagiarism?

February 10, 2007 5 comments

In finding out about this news , an actual manga artist to actually be punished for using fashion models as inspiration in his own art work. The article struck a chord within my mind, for I wonder if it would be the same offense if it was the other way around?

What I mean, is that if a fashion designer would take designs off from an anime, would there be the same standards of punishment? The reason why I would even think about this, would be the example of a fashion friend of mine. I try to tell my friend to exercise caution when getting inspiration. He looks at various anime clothing for inspiration. He basically tells me that in the fashion world, everything with a minuscule difference can be considered a different design. Read more…

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