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Default Re: threadless and copyright infringement: a discussion :)

It's a difficult situation, but I think Threadless handled it well.

It's pretty nice for them that the original artists were willing to work out a deal. It certainly could have been a much bigger problem if they had decided to sue.

Since creating graffiti and street art is technically an illegal activity, the original artist might have limited rights. It really ends up in a gray area. Personally I think it still qualifies as plagiarism.

This article might be a good read for anyone interested in the topic:

http://artslaw.com.au/artlaw/archive...alPitfalls.asp

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Originally Posted by Rodney
Can we have a cool discussion about this without drama?
Probably not.