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post #1 of 10
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Hi everyone, I'm just wondering what the decorum is for using someone else's idea that they have posted a picture of. Is it basically if it's posted you can use it, or do you need to pm the person and ask permission. Thanks.
post #2 of 10
always polite to ask first if you may.

rarely will you be turned down

imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all.
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post #3 of 10
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Thanks Doug. I've pm'd, now I'm just waiting for a reply.
post #4 of 10
I also give credit when I post my picture and mention I was inspired by so-and-so's cake.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
It has always been my intention to give credit where credit is due, I just wasn't sure whether I needed to formally ask permission. Anyway, I have and I'm still waiting for a reply. Not sure what to do if I don't get a reply or, worst case, permission.
post #6 of 10
If you've asked and don't get a reply, then Id go ahead and use Plan B - give them credit when you post your pic.
post #7 of 10
I feel if you want to keep a design to yourself you shouldn't post it online, anywhere. Other wise people will use your cakes to draw ideas from.

While I think it is nice to ask, I don't think you have to. It is also nice to credit who/what inspired you, but I don't think it is the end of the world of you don't, as long as you don't play it off like you created it all by yourself.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by MyDiwa

I also give credit when I post my picture and mention I was inspired by so-and-so's cake.



me too
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the advise. I received permission today (yay!), so now all I have to do is make sure I do the original design justice.
post #10 of 10

This was my concern as well. The talent on this site is incredible. I would absolutely give credit where it is due!

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