Another intellectual property /copyright issue..... thats the 2nd in two weeks.
An international cake decoration and craft magazine has published this,
a 6 page feature called 'Retail Therapy'.
If I had been asked ... or mentioned ... or even ....paid?!
"Retail Therapy - A styish trendy, royal iced handbag cake from LR, who uses traditional skills to create a very modern cake for Mother's Day that can be used for so many other special occasions."
Even a drawn template.
My design published with Woodmansterne.
It upsets me to realise that people so blatantly take other peoples ideas and pass them off as their own. It is completely off my moral radar.
April 26th 2012.
I would just like to say that I have had adequate apologies from the publisher of this magazine who kindly dealt with this issue of plagiarism and took responsibility for her contributors actions. I was also awarded £800 recompense after a long and extremely tiresome escapade which took hours out of my studio work.
YOU MUST FIGHT YOUR CORNER and protect your work.
It is important to BE ORIGINAL in your creativity and to respect people's property and give credit where it is due.
It was a learning curve, both this incident and the incident two weeks prior to this when an ex student of mine had copied my style completely and sent it to my publishers and God knows were else ...
Lets hope that is the last of it...
but sadly I doubt it.