See, its one of those situations that I never really thought I would find myself in...and its weird, Im kind of leaning towards irritated but, then again,Im not sure :/
Ive never claimed any of my concepts to be original, just..my take on the concept at hand...I admit to taking inspiration from others, but never to 'copy' or replicate, that would be a sucky thing for me to do.
So to find someone has pretty much done just that to me, was..strange..
It turns out a museum in the US ran an exhibition on the concept of 'self'..all well and good, happens all the time, but this one had an entry that ..well, lets just say had some rather strong similarities..
So strong, that the sat on the floor almost crossed legged pose was the same, the girl in her underwear, the spread of the magazines round the base of the girl in question attempted to be the same, looking down, scissors in hand, holding tummy in the other..and tagged with 'Society is ugly'.
It got a highly commended in the exhibition.
It was SO similar that I got an email to tell me, which is how I knew in the first place...
Now, tbh without a LOT of money to throw at lawyers, there is bugger all I can do,Its not like I am a Lachapelle with a tonne of cash..and then here is proving it, which ..well it would be impossible, you cant 'copyright' a concept as such.... but its damned irritating :/
I havent put up links, although I do have them..but I am more throwing this out there to ask, what would you do, would you do anything, would you shrug it off and chuckle or would you take it more seriously, I really cant decide how I should feel about this?