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Fortnite developer sued by Creators of dance moves

Fortnite developer sued by Creators of dance moves

News   •   Jan 03, 2019 08:51 +08

A rapper named 2Milly is claiming the video game Fortnite is copying his signature dance move and selling it, and he is suing the game’s developer Epic Games. In the lawsuit, 2Milly claims Epic Games is using his “Milly Rock” dance move and profiting from it by turning it into an in-game Emote called “Swipe It”. Emotes are dances that players can use in the game to express themselves.

Instagram comedian unwittingly becomes model in diet patch ad

Instagram comedian unwittingly becomes model in diet patch ad

News   •   Dec 21, 2018 08:35 +08

Australian comedian, Celeste Barber, known for parodying photos of celebrities on Instagram, was notified by a fan that her photos are being used on the shopping website Wish. On the page, her photos are being used as a ‘before’ picture to sell weight loss patches.

A floating box on stage is not an original idea

A floating box on stage is not an original idea

News   •   Dec 19, 2018 08:52 +08

​Kanye West is being accused of stealing ideas, again. But this time the accuser might not be so correct in her assumption that her idea is original.

Terry Rozier air balls with theft of Scream mask image

Terry Rozier air balls with theft of Scream mask image

News   •   Dec 17, 2018 08:45 +08

​NBA star Terry Rozier has been accused of stealing the design of a mask from a movie and using it in his merchandise. Rozier, who plays for the Boston Celtics and is also known as “Scary Terry”, has been selling shirts and sweatshirts that feature his nickname and the image of the infamous mask from the 1996 movie Scream.

Evil triumphs as The Satanic Temple wins Netflix settlement

Evil triumphs as The Satanic Temple wins Netflix settlement

News   •   Dec 13, 2018 09:42 +08

​Netflix and Warner Bros have amicably settled the lawsuit with The Satanic Temple over the unauthorised use of a Baphomet statue in the Netflix series, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina".

You get a ...lawsuit! - Oprah Winfrey network shows sued

You get a ...lawsuit! - Oprah Winfrey network shows sued

News   •   Dec 11, 2018 09:39 +08

Actress Amber Brenner has filed a federal lawsuit and cited Oprah’s OWN network, along with screenwriters and producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, as the defendants.

Can a national greeting be stolen?

Can a national greeting be stolen?

Blog posts   •   Oct 02, 2018 17:38 +08

The fight over Mandela's R2.1billion smile

The fight over Mandela's R2.1billion smile

Blog posts   •   Mar 02, 2018 09:15 +08

South African's Government Communication Information System (GCIS) has been accused of misappropriating a famous photograph of Nelson Mandela. It shows yet again to PitchMark your work to stop such issues from arising.

App designer accuses MTR: Please stand back from the ideas

App designer accuses MTR: Please stand back from the ideas

Blog posts   •   Sep 15, 2017 08:50 +08

Hong Kong's MTR refutes allegations by an app designer that it stole their ideas. Promised to call them to clear things up.

Bagging a tea slogan lands agency in hot water

Bagging a tea slogan lands agency in hot water

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 08:37 +08

The corrupting power of idea theft

The corrupting power of idea theft

News   •   Mar 10, 2017 08:48 +08

Even politics is not immune to idea theft. While political parties generally try to attract voters by being different from other parties, sometimes adopting the policies of others and calling them your own is a better strategy.

Stealing ideas for TV shows - that’s reality!

Stealing ideas for TV shows - that’s reality!

News   •   Mar 08, 2017 08:36 +08

Good ideas can make or break a TV show - especially in reality TV. So it's no wonder writers are tempted to copy ideas from already successful shows. But does that make it right?

After 25 years, a fly in U2’s anointment

After 25 years, a fly in U2’s anointment

News   •   Mar 06, 2017 08:44 +08

Rock band U2 is being sued by guitarist Paul Rose for ripping off his sound for their hit track The Fly.

Pitch fees: don’t bank on them

News   •   Mar 03, 2017 08:58 +08

Advertising agencies have long asked prospective clients to pay pitch fees, to compensate them for the time and effort that goes into creating pitches - even if they end up unsuccessful. Singapore's Central Provident Fund is now offering such fees. In general, we don't advocate pitch fees because it could reduce your claim to compensation if you lose a pitch, but your ideas are used anyway.

Standing Rock a sitting duck for intellectual property thieves

Standing Rock a sitting duck for intellectual property thieves

News   •   Mar 03, 2017 08:30 +08

T-shirt designs to support native Americans in the Dakota Access Pipeline dispute are themselves subject of dispute, with lots of rip offs jumping onto the bandwagon.

Google-Uber stoush shows the importance of being in the driver’s seat of your ideas

Google-Uber stoush shows the importance of being in the driver’s seat of your ideas

News   •   Feb 28, 2017 08:48 +08

There are lessons for anyone with an idea in Google's suit against Uber over self-driving technology.

Stitched up: The fashion industry's culture of appropriation

Stitched up: The fashion industry's culture of appropriation

News   •   Feb 22, 2017 08:52 +08

The fashion industry is particularly rife with idea theft. Better PitchMark your designs before you pitch them to a fashion design house.

Seven ways to protect your ideas. Or is it eight?

Seven ways to protect your ideas. Or is it eight?

News   •   Feb 21, 2017 08:02 +08

Borrowed jokes: Idea theft is no laughing matter

Borrowed jokes: Idea theft is no laughing matter

News   •   Feb 18, 2017 18:40 +08

Comedian Conan O'Brien is defending himself against claims by another comedian that he stole his jokes.

How to avoid a bun fight over your original ideas

How to avoid a bun fight over your original ideas

News   •   Feb 08, 2017 10:38 +08

What the controversy over Donald Trump's inauguration cake tells us about idea theft.