VECTOR: Possible copyright infringement

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OktalStudio
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Posted Tue Jan 1, 2013 5:39AM
I am working on an illustration which should contain this detail:
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Yes, it looks very much (although not 100% identical) as Twitter's "compose a new tweet" box. Is there a copyright issue with this, and if there is, what's the least I can do to bypass it? Thanks.

(Edited on 2013-01-01 05:40:18 by OktalStudio)
donald_gruener
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Posted Tue Jan 1, 2013 11:35AM
I'd say yes, too similar. To bypass it, I would suggest creating something new that doesn't look anything like anyone else's copyrighted interface.
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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013 4:07AM
Agreed.

Also, I'd say that essentially asking "What's the least I need to do to keep this looking the most like twitter?" is possibly coming at things from the wrong angle, like those who ask which button they need to clone out from an iPhone photo.

I think the basic shapes and colours are often enough of a link to the protected designs they ape, without the need to slavishly copy every detail. Although it is hard to give an opinion based on a detail and not a whole design, I'd suggest moving things around here quite a bit.

(Edited on 2013-01-03 04:08:22 by kelvinjay)
OktalStudio
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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2013 4:34AM
Posted By kelvinjay:

I think the basic shapes and colours are often enough of a link to the protected designs they ape, without the need to slavishly copy every detail. Although it is hard to give an opinion based on a detail and not a whole design, I'd suggest moving things around here quite a bit.


Sure, some graphic hints may be enough for most people to catch the reference. But this is stock, and the question is: what will sell better? I'd say: the more obvious.


Anyway, thank you for your inputs. I have definitely changed that speech bubble, a lot.
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