Posts Tagged ‘concept copying’

Community corrosive

Mike | September 1st, 2009

Community. This is what crowdSPRING is truly about. We are a community that celebrates creativity, possibility, and fair competition. We are built to support our users and provide them with professional opportunity and value. Of course community is a delicate thing – even a strong community, built on common interests, support, and mutual respect, can be fragile and […]

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How Does crowdSPRING Protect Intellectual Property?

Ross | June 22nd, 2009

UPDATED: March 17, 2010. crowdSPRING respects intellectual property – this is one of our core values as a company (before co-founding crowdSPRING, I spent 13 years as an attorney focusing on the protection of intellectual property, for clients around the world). People often ask what crowdSPRING does to protect intellectual property. The Q&A below shares […]

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1 Percent Inspiration, 99 Percent Perspiration

Ross | August 11th, 2008

“Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration” – Thomas Edison. It’s one thing for artists to be inspired by the work of others. It’s quite another to simply borrow without permission or compensation, what someone else has worked hard to create. Last week, Mike posted an article about Girl Talk – the stage […]

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Not-So-Creative Design: EcoGeek vs. Intel

Angeline | July 17th, 2008

A while ago, Ross began an interesting primer on Concept Copying, an issue which often comes up in the design world (Look for him to finish up Part 3 shortly). Regardless of whether creatives are graphic designers, musicians, or filmmakers, they all draw inspiration from other works. Take a band like British rock act Oasis, […]

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Concept Copying – A Primer (Part 2 of 3)

Ross | June 12th, 2008

In part 1 of our discussion about concept copying, we defined concept copying, and illustrated an example, from an Apple patent application. Concept copying is a very important subject in the design community – both for professionals and non-professionals. After all, while it’s commonly accepted that all design is inspired by other design, mere copying […]

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