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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: • A LITTLE ACT OF PLAGIARISM Reply with quote

pla·gia·rism
/ˈplājəˌrizəm/
noun
The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

Most here avoid it, but some have experienced it. I have done what I could to prevent it happening, but today I stumbled upon this looking at T-shirt designs online.

A little over 4 years ago I created a simple "paper" prop, to use here in my various photo comps - both Blade Runner and 2001:ASO-related. I went ahead and submitted it here, in a form that all could access. It was a relatively simple build but the shape and content were unique.



So, as has happened before to others posting things here, I opened that window and here is the result. Not a big deal, but fairly obvious:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2001-A-Space-Odyssey-Pan-Am-Pass-T-Shirt-/112312384499?var=&hash=item1a2656fbf3:m:mUlfnQxm2EdDqBy-ikakYYg

Perhaps I should at least try to get a free T out of it(?) X-Large, please . . .

Have A Better One! - R13
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear this happened. I have seen people more and more lately using watermarks that cover the entire image to prevent these issues.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pay a visit to Smithfield, Kentucky...?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: SMITHVILLE Reply with quote

. . . ??? - R13
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The seller looks to have at least made the file him/herself (the shuttle nose on yours hits right in the middle of the word "Pass", while it is significantly lower in his/hers), rather than just using yours.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: DETAILS Reply with quote

Well. Possibly, but since the fonts don't match, it could simply be a case of his font substitution not fitting the same. I noticed the simple change in the larger type.

i sent a note, although i doubt he will respond favorably. Either way, a simple proof of what can happen if more is posted here. I simply wanted to share a piece or two with fans - not finance someone's online business.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: SMITHVILLE Reply with quote

Replicant 13 wrote:
. . . ??? - R13
The item's, thus most likely the auctioneer's, location, as per the posting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you should order one Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A-HA! Thanks Vader, but I seldom visit that neck of the woods. The listing stated Italy(?)
I DID consider just ordering one, but a font is changed (he simply shortened the text and replaced the "SHUTTLE PASS" - the text is identical). And why support his actions? Perhaps although doubtful, he will respond on eBay. - R13
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERO it?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replicant 13 wrote:
A-HA! Thanks Vader, but I seldom visit that neck of the woods. The listing stated Italy(?)
- R13


That is a bit interesting ... does it show different locations when the viewer is located on different continents, one wonders...? For me, it even states shipping costs through USPS (who only operate out of the US), so as far as shipping to Europe is concerned, it's definitely located over there.

Here's the info I get:

eBay wrote:

Shipping:___$8.50 (approx. 70.58 SEK) USPS First Class Mail International / First Class Package International Service
___________International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges.  
___________Item location: Smithfield, Kentucky, United States
___________Ships to: Worldwide

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