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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News • Sep 09, 2016 09:22 +08
You can find many articles online giving good advice on how to prevent idea theft. But how effective are they really?
News • Sep 07, 2016 09:26 +08
Colonel Harland Sanders' nephew hands a newspaper reporter a scrap book, which includes a handwritten note of the 11 secret herbs and spices. If you were the creator of the next KFC, how would you prevent this happening to you?
News • Aug 08, 2016 23:03 +08
A Florida-based advertising agency creates a mock campaign for the Libertarian candidate in the US presidential election, and promptly saw Gary Johnson's campaign use it ...without compensation.
News • Aug 08, 2016 13:29 +08
A suit against Warner Bros has taken another step forward, with a Los Angeles Court reportedly rejecting the studio's bid to evade a claim by artist Joe DeVito.
News • Aug 04, 2016 09:10 +08
Instagram copies what Snapchat is doing, Snapchat is immitating Instagram. Some commentators suggest this is idea theft. But is it really, or is copying just standard practise when you catch up with competitors?
News • Aug 03, 2016 09:09 +08
In what is fast becoming the "pay-to-pitch" scandal, Singapore Management University has asked advertising agencies wanting to win their creative, digital and media business to pay S$100 just to take part in the tender. But paying for tenders is just one of several issues agencies face in their day-to-day work. Having their ideas stolen is another.