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by spendlove Moderator ( edited 01 Sep 2018 ) 01 Sep 2018

Should I be upset, or should I say "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"?


by hightechgrammy 25 Feb 2019


by gerryvb 17 Oct 2018

yours is great,
but like graceandham wrote, when you look on the internet many bags and designs are based on the piano keys.....and more designers are probably inspired by the subject.
So I hope you are not upset but proud of the ITH project you designed yourself.

by bemara 17 Oct 2018

I would be probably also sour, you know, only great things are copied, hugs Maria

by noah 16 Oct 2018

I would be happy because u know you did such a great job they tried to copy you **My story lol

by cfidl 13 Sep 2018

I say flattery. If not for capitalism we would live in a world of cooperation instead corporation.

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cfidl by cfidl 14 Sep 2018

I just saw one of my ideas in a design. I will alsways know that I did it first. and I did it using makeshift designs!

by airyfairy 13 Sep 2018

I am afraid that I would be a little upset. I think you were correct in writing to them. I hope you will get an answer

by pennyhal2 04 Sep 2018

I'd call it flattery as that is healthier than upset. I commonly see copies or small variation in embroidery designs that reflect the orignal. The problem is that I usually have no idea who originated the design.

If you feel upset, you could buy the design and see if it is copied or different in some way. If you feel it was copied, you could ask her to remove it. Which them begs the question: How do you enforce compliance? Disney has a lot of attorneys who enforce their designs. Most of us don't.

So, I still would go with flattered and spare yourself the headache of enforcement.

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spendlove by spendlove 05 Sep 2018

I've emailed them about in in a friendly way, but had no answer.

by graceandham 01 Sep 2018

Sorry, Sue. I've seen the keyboard idea repeatedly. Maybe just great minds think alike??

by crafter2243 Moderator 01 Sep 2018

Be flattered. You know more about music.

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by dragonflyer 01 Sep 2018

Well, it is a zip purse featuring piano keys....but your's is much more detailed! Perhaps you inspired them.

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spendlove by spendlove 01 Sep 2018

It is also called "Octave" but only has eight notes.....

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by pennifold edited 01 Sep 2018

I hope whoever it is is not receiving any compensation. I get cranky when I see all the designs on Etsy and Pinterest that have obviously been copied. It's not fair! Love Chris