Jan. 14th, 2010

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The ability to make me not want to kill them painfully after three sentences usually works for me.
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*shakes fist*

Can we kill copycats with fire?
I mean big flamey, hurty, firey, doom-filled fire...Of doom?
As I mentioned yesterday I hate a brand called Bodyline. Now mostly I hate that their stuff is sweat shop manufactured for people who are to vain/lazy to spend a few month saving for a $400 (I'd assume it's about that because the dress I was drooling over this morning was £200 when converted from yen, and dollars are roughly double usually right?) and instead get badly made replica crap for $25 instead.
I cannot for the life of me understand why Baby The Stars Shine Bright or Angelic Pretty (most Bodyline "replicas" are exact rips of BTSSB and AP designs) don't sue them for stealing their designs, they have international fan following now and are both pretty big companies in the "OHJESUSITJAPANESEGIMMIEGIMMIEGIMMIE!" scene these days.

Well they could if they wanted in theory do something, imagine MY ABSOLUTE HORROR when I discovered today that another one of my favourite "Love to hate" brands is ripping off other people's designs...Yes that's right Topshop, JUSTBURNINFIREYDOOMALLREADYWHYDON'TYOU!

I am both fascinated and horror-stricken by a blog I was directed to today: http://youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com/

First page alone involves Topshop lifting designs from smaller companies, and by lifting I don't mean "Inspired by", I can cope with people being inspired by stuff, everbody is inspired by something else, that's how trends happen, but the first one at least is a direct replica.
And the worst bit is most of the people posting on this blog can't do a damn thing about it other than ask that their design be removed (and nine times out of ten be ignored/loled at) because they can't afford to take on giant companies like Topshop and everbodies favorite love to hate American "Goth shop" Hottopic (also on the front page ripping off a Deviant art artist).

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Why is this acceptable????


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