Wednesday, August 15, 2012

1 logo plagiarized 50 times!

Here you have it. This logo has now officially been plagiarized 50 times, (that I know of so far). I'm sure the next time I do a Google reverse image search it will be 51. And yes, these are all actual designs that were being used. I did not fake any of them.

I created the design in 2003, and it has since become the go-to logo to plagiarize by droves of "designers" who are too lazy to actually put any effort into their work.

Sadly, some people are wrongly convinced that slightly changing an existing logo is not considered copyright infringement. Even worse is the fact that a lot of people know exactly what they are doing but just don't care.







5 comments:

Min Simans said...

Send them ALL a bill - they should know and acknowledge the creator.
I designed a logo for a company many years back who never paid me for it (it was my first one) but took the type from the image and have used it ever since. It still is on display at their corporate HQ and all over their new buildings (they are a large building construction co) and it gives me a nice kick everytime I see it knowing it is mine, not theirs. Small consolation but a one that says something about longevity.

Min Simans said...

by the way, your logo IS a cracker ! well done, the plagiarists acknowledge that

Anonymous said...

That's a little scary.

Anonymous said...

One more for the collection :(
https://sites.google.com/site/leongsterinc/home
https://plus.google.com/app/basic/109100095550683415498/photos?cbp=1uhkz8cus16qs&sview=25&cid=5&soc-app=115&soc-platform=1&pgpnum=1

Anonymous said...

^ don't think leongsterinc/home is a rip off though. His logo is a little different from Echevarria's–an inspiration, maybe, instead of plagiarism.