Is It "stealing" If.....

Decorating By Gatorfan01 Updated 29 Jul 2008 , 10:16pm by RobzC8kz

Gatorfan01 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:54pm
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I use another cake as inspiration and make one that looks just like it?

I found a cake here on CC that I want to do for my best friend's surprise birthday party this weekend. I just fell in love with the design of this cake and it looks like one I can do.

So, would it be "stealing" if I used it as a guide?

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TexasSugar Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 6:06pm
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No. If people do not want their cake ideas copied they should not post them on the internet.

The polite thing to do is get credit to them when you post the picture.

jammjenks Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

No. If people do not want their cake ideas copied they should not post them on the internet.

The polite thing to do is get credit to them when you post the picture.




Exactly! People will only get upset if you portray their photo as your own work, or replicate their cake w/o giving them credit.

loriana Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:56pm
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Agreed. If people add their photos to the gallery, they do it on supposition that people will use them for inspiration. You were inspired by a photo and are attempting a design like it.

It would be good manners, when you post your gorgeous new cake to say "inspired by the cake designed by so-and-so" icon_smile.gif

Fairytale Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 9:54pm
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I agree with the others. I don't mind if people copy my work. What upsets me is when people download my work and post it on their web sites as thought they did it. I've run into this several times recently and am now hesitant to post on CC.

RobzC8kz Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 10:16pm
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I totally agree with everyone else! I for one would be flattered if anyone used a cake of mine for inspiration! The polite thing to do is just give a little shout out the person who inspired your replica!

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