#copycats 43.309K Posts

This doesn't relate to me directly, just something artists should think about. I came across a post on social media earlier today where an artist was very upset because they perceived their jewelry designs were being copied. This artist was inviting followers to "eff off" if they just looked and never commented bc obviously they were there to copy. This is sad bc this is an artist I admired for the cleanness of their work. The designs in question were not unique or original nor did they have a function that would allow for a design patent (which is the only real protection we jewelers can get). Understanding what "copying" or "counterfeiting" or "replicating" means is a crucial development in becoming a well rounded artist/designer/craftsman. Nobody creates in a vacuum. When we learn to write we copy letters drawn for us. When we learn to metalsmith we copy a design laid out before us. Not many jewelers out there today are doing new and innovative things. It's pretty much all been done before. We are all copiers. We take inspiration from everything we see and encounter, even each other. Yes, nefarious people counterfeit and aim to make profit by reproducing carbon copies, but creating jewelry in a certain style or pairing certain materials together does not guarantee originality or a reign over that particular style. For instance all of us today that make Boho/Southwestern jewelry are copying and mimicking a style of the past. It's classic, popular and many people love it. There aren't many designers in this style whose work identifies the artist. Why? Because it isn't original. Beginners look up to veterans proficient in producing certain styles & yes, things we do will get borrowed from or inspire others. It is the responsibility of a good craftsman to share or lead by example. It's about art, the skills passed down and knowledge shared; not profit. If it's about profit then you are not a true artist. Anyone can pair turquoise and spiny oyster shell and not be copying someone else. Especially if prefab elements are used! No way is that copying. People are creating things with the same materials. Of course there will be similarities. #copycats
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I never deliberately look or even click on the tags specific to resin, but one or two copycats find me and are bold enough to even copy my profile info.😂 I personally never thought that imitation is a form of flattery, it's a plain lack of creativity, people! I've been dealing with it for years, including re-sellers, design theft even a plain copy of my pictures and text. I'm glad I've set a trend and inspired many, but seeing exact copy of my stuff is like a slap in the face. It's cheating and underestimation of the hard work I've put in. Be original, not an echo asskisser!!!
@yourtruthbetold #therearetwotypesofpeople in this world 🌎 #creatorsandinnovators or #copycats #frauds #fakes #phonypeople say it's all about the #ratrace it's also based on social structure. Were you raised to build an empire a business or work a 9 to 5? Are you looking for a handout, short cut or are you grinding hustling? It's the #gameoflife 🤔💡💃🏽👀😘💕💋
Yeah, I'm talking about you @cookiecombe 💛 What a lovely surprise this morning. A massive thank you for being there for me, for my lovely 🌵 gifts but most of all for your patience & understanding with Jessica. You were a breath of fresh air & the tonic I needed. You have the biggest heart & are such a lovely friend. You saw how it is at the moment & you offered support & encouragement. Thank you so much #friends #fromschool #nothingchanges #whenyouneedthem #nodramasinmylife #mama #saynotohousework #thebesthusbands #stalkers #justbekind #copycats #postwhatyoulike #instragramwanker #readthehashtags 😂
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These are supposedly the men of the house lol #mustlovedogs #pitbullmom #pitbulldad #simonsays #copycats 💕🐶🐾
Good morning! It' s called originality, you should try it sometimes! 😉 #copycats #goodmorning
Hopefully, with time, their form improves 😂 but for now I'm just hoping we instill the importance of exercise! 🤞🏻💪🏻👊🏻🙌🏻 . . #365evolve #boys #boymomlife #boymom #bros #pushups #downwarddog #fitmom #fitpregnancy #fitfam #theywatcheverything #copycats #inlove #thecutest #homeworkouts #workoutbuddies #sweatitout #mmatraining
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Nothing new under the sun... "Ancient holy symbolism twisted up for evil use..." #ODB just because he looks like he is saying, "You see this sh!t???" #copycats #Xclan says #TheyDontKnowJack #ProfessorXTheOverseer tells the #Truth #Orbs #Illumination #GoodVsEvil
Sheesh, its enough creativity to go around. I 👀👀👀 you tho. #copycats are #turnoffs
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I love being an introverted extrovert lol, can't be around these phony a** ppl in LA for longer than a day. ☺️😘
There are over 50 copycat and fan page accounts for @viviennewestwoodofficial on social media at any given time. If she was on Spectrums, she could be sure her followers always know where to find her online. . . . . . . . . #Socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #staysocial #fashionblogger #stylist #fashion #business #business101 #marketing #biz #simplify #connect #profiles #networking #copycats #fanpages #socialmediatips
#mixmag news - #arminvanbuuren are stealing from #undergroundresistance name Because that #edm ship goes down - no creativity any more just #copycats
The Maverick is everywhere.. So, when you search either I hold all the original accts. Sucks to be second or copy cats. #holla #themaverick #pages #follow #original #oneandonly #dj36deep #dj #website #com #copycats #beware #secondtonone #music #library #sexy #women #men #handsome #socialmedia
YOU can never MEASURE KNOWLEDGE with WEALTH...BE THE CHANGE...WEALTH at the end of the day is just paper...paper is wood...and we are cutting wood and playing with mother nature...THIS reminds of the era of BARTER SYSTEM which I think was better and MADE more sense....Property is nothing but BRICK and cement...HOWEVER, #Intellectualproperty is creation of mind which is invaluable...Indians are #copycats...The technology which is being launched in India is already in EAST and WEST COAST for last 15 years...WE don't want to change that is the reason for #braindrain. Wish I knew this 15 years ago... #Startups in #India is just BUZZ word with NO GAS ⛽️ #startupindia #godigital #DIS2017 #pritykhastgir #precioustigeress #precious #royal #princess
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