Imitation or Inspiration: Hard to Tell
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Saturday,December 22 2018 [ Issue 4 December/ 2018 ]
Imitation or Inspiration: Hard to Tell
It is difficult to decide whether a jewellery design is an inspiration or imitation, unless the design is original enough that no such questions are raised. All designers are inspired by something or other aspect of their surroundings. However, its interpretation decides whether it’s an inspiration or imitation. Some of the leading designers, manufacturers have taken legal routes to protect their designs under Copyright Act. But when the reach of your designs is far and wide due to the social media, it’s difficult to have a control over one’s designs getting copied. Then how do you protect your designs or how do you keep a tab on widespread design plagiarism. Recently, Indian Jeweller magazine held an interesting talk show where some of the leading jewellery designers of India discussed this topic at length. All of them unanimously agreed on some points and one of them is ethics in the business. If one adheres to ethical practices then even when consumers come up with a request to copy particular design, the designer/manufacturer would refuse to do it. There is also need for consumer awareness against the design plagiarism. But more designers/manufacturers/retailers begin saying ‘No’ to design plagiarism; there will be lesser or no consumers who would request to copy a design.
 
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