Copycat!

Business By BrandisBaked Updated 15 Apr 2012 , 1:07pm by soledad

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BrandisBaked Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 9:25pm
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Wouldn't you be happier if you had never seen it?

Solution: pretend you didn't see it.


Not much else you can do without being childish.

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vgcea Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 9:42pm
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Unless you get a copyright on your designs and recipes (that are originally yours, as in, you came up with them), I don't think there's much you can do. Now if she steals your exact picture, you may have grounds but her version of your work is still her version. I know it's hard but look at the bright side, you're better than her since you're the one coming up with the cool stuff that she feels the need to copy.

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ickworthpark Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 9:52pm
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

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smallnmighty Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 10:08pm
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I draw inspiration from here all te time. I always try to give credit especially if it is very close likeness. I for one would be thrilled to be copied. Means I did a good enough job tat someone wants to repeat thumbs_up.gif

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BlakesCakes Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 10:29pm
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Jeez, stand behind what you post, especially after you apparently joined JUST TO POST IT icon_mad.gif ,
and after people had the courtesy to answer you thoughtfully & politely.

Rae

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jason_kraft Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 11:22pm
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Maybe she was afraid of someone copying her post?

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BlakesCakes Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 11:43pm
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Maybe she was afraid of someone copying her post?




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Good one! I guess she could have copyrighted it!

Rae

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costumeczar Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 12:06am
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Well, I just copyrighted the ellipse, so nobody can use this ... anymore.

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Apti Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 12:11am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

Well, I just copyrighted the ellipse, so nobody can use this ... anymore.




You're killing me, here!!!! You guys are so freakin' funny I can't stand it.

I'm gonna be a rebel ...

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BlakesCakes Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 12:17am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

Well, I just copyrighted the ellipse, so nobody can use this ... anymore.




Gosh, you're so...so.......OVAL icon_mad.gif

Oh, I mean evil---sorry!

Rae

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solascakes Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 12:20am
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Errrmmmm where is the post ? thumbsdown.gif

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BlakesCakes Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 12:25am
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Errrmmmm where is the post ? thumbsdown.gif





She edited out all of the text after one reply. She just couldn't delete the actual posting.

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ChristineCMC Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 12:44am
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Originally Posted by smallnmighty

I draw inspiration from here all te time. I always try to give credit especially if it is very close likeness. I for one would be thrilled to be copied. Means I did a good enough job tat someone wants to repeat thumbs_up.gif




Me tooicon_smile.gif

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tokazodo Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 1:09am
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Is it me or have there been quite a few trolls around?

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costumeczar Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 1:19am
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I doubt she's a troll, she might have just started a new account to complain anonymously.

I have to say that I didn't read the original post, but if it was about someone copying her cake that might tick me off too. Depends on how "original" the idea was, since there aren't that many original ideas anymore. It would also depend on how close the copycat was. I had a woman open a shop literally three miles from me, then she stole text from my website and started copying designs from my site. I handled that differently than I would have if someone had just done a similar cake to mine but lived across the country.

I also have a friend who's currently dealing with a competitor who stalks her facebook page, tries to friend people from her page, copies everything she does as far as sales postings, and also undercuts her pricing and badmouths her to clients. She was at the point where she was thinking of legal action, it's so bad. So how you handle copycats depends on many things, but it isn't always a situation where you just say that it's flattering.

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mom2twogrlz Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 1:33am
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What was the original post anyway????? Just the nosey in me wondering. icon_smile.gif

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CWR41 Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 2:07am
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Originally Posted by mom2twogrlz

What was the original post anyway????? Just the nosey in me wondering. icon_smile.gif




It was about everything Costumeczar mentioned... copying designs, website text, facebook stalking, price inquiries, undercutting prices, adding new "copied" flavors, etc.

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costumeczar Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 2:38am
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I didn't think about the flavors or the fake price inquiries. People can be really obnoxious. I think that Facebook has made cake stalking much easier for people who are psychos.

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sugarpixy Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 2:53am
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Excuse the ignorance, what's the exact definition of a troll?

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BlakesCakes Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 3:00am
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Originally Posted by sugarpixy

Excuse the ignorance, what's the exact definition of a troll?




For me, a troll is someone who's probably been lurking anonymously for awhile, signs up, and makes a first post that gets people riled up because it's a hot button subject or accusatory.

They either like watching the fireworks or they don't care--they just like to stir up trouble.

It can also be a member who sets up an alternate identity and then drops a bomb.

Rae

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sugarpixy Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 3:17am
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Oh. An odd thing to do but to each his own I guess icon_confused.gif This odd cyber behaviour has become all too common.

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BrandisBaked Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 9:44pm
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So I guess I'll heed my own advice and pretend I never saw this post. Heh.

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Apti Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 9:58pm
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What post?

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MimiFix Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 10:23pm
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Originally Posted by Apti

What post?


The one that costumeczar copyrighted...

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costumeczar Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 11:41pm
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...

...

...

I owe myself royalties now

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MimiFix Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 12:09am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

I owe myself royalties now


You know they collect income tax on that. Ask Jason.

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Apti Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 12:20am
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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked

So I guess I'll heed my own advice and pretend I never saw this post. Heh.




mimifix...not "what post?" but "what post? (like I never saw this post)

ahhhh.....heck....I guess some stuff just isn't funny in text...

by the way...I'm the official collector of ellipse fines...

I accept Paypal

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MimiFix Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 12:52am
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Sorry Apti... But speaking about posts, I've seen several of your recent ones in the business forum. Love them.

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Apti Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 2:22am
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Back at ya, Mimifix!

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vgcea Posted 14 Apr 2012 , 6:19am
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