Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, I’m joined by Natalie Franke, Dawn Richardson, and Paige Griffith for a roundtable discussion regarding drawing inspiration from versus stealing in the creative industry. Listen in as Natalie discusses community over competition, Dawn shares about a recent experience with her full website being copied, and Paige highlights the legal aspects of handling uncomfortable situations.
Get to Know Dawn (1:18)
Get to Know Paige (1:44)
Get to Know Natalie (2:03)
Community Over Competition (3:32) 1. Don’t steal from other people. 2. We have to learn from experiences. 3. Have integrity in your business and support one another.
Dawn’s Experience With Her Site Being Copied (9:08)
Copyright vs. Trademark (16:48)
Things You’ll Need to Prove with Infringement (21:50) 1. Establish that you own it 2. Party has access to it 3. Party had opportunity to steal it 4. Protected elements have been copied
Initial Steps to Take With Infringing Party (22:43) 1. Establish ownership 2. Document proof the infringement (screenshots, etc) 3. Contact the Infringing Party
Secondary Steps to Take With Infringing Party (24:45) 1. Contact server host 2. Share the evidence and request to take it down
DMCA Takedowns (25:58)
Long Term Solution (26:24)
Drawing Inspiration vs. Stealing (28:35)
Building Someone Up vs Breaking Someone Down (35:45)