In this way, I think I am able to avoid the intent of the term “plagiarism”.
A saying at our college when we were preparing essays: One reference:
plagiarism, two is research!
On a more serious note; sorry, but i can not remember the reference,
but it is in a art text. The author expressed in polysyllabic words
which i translate to: a creation requires three elements: an idea, a
medium to express it in, and the skill to take the other two and make
it happen. What has this to do with copying? To me it means that no
matter how much i would want to steal the design, i will not succeed
because the idea (motivation, vision, context) will not be the same as
the originator’s idea, the medium will not be exactly the same as the
originator’s, and certainly not the level of skill! It will just
merely be a copy, and a bad one at that.
As an amateur and very much so, I am a little concerned about the
elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. As a
professional, i am an analyst, so will wear that hat for the moment.
When did this thread arise, or is it just maintaining a recurring
theme? If it is recurring, why? What caused the thread in the first
place? Why is the discussion restricted to generalities? Can we agree
on concrete examples of direct and deliberate theft of designs? Do we
know someone who was hurt as a result of a theft of a design; then who
and how? Otherwise i can only perceive a hidden (and small p,
political) agenda by those who have much influence (the in group)
attempting to discourage those who have little (the out group).
Discussions like these arise when resources become restricted. People
then try to grab whatever they can to maintain their personal
well-being. In expanding economies there is little motivation to
complain, people are just too busy. So where is the depression?
On a different what i find most discouraging of all, however, is just
how little jewellry is worn by “trend setters” in North America. And
i don’t mean necessarily wearing gems and big stuff. Why is the "look"
so minimalist? If you wondering what i am writing on about, just
glance through a recent issue of Vogue.
Finally, can anyone please tell me why i am shouting name in CAPS
when i just want nice little letters?
I manualy fixed it for this posting. You shuld
configure your email program.