Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Here is the original WCCO spot from 2010:
Here is a spot from KCTV in 2012:
So what do you guys think? Is it ok to "borrow" from others? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
I call it stealing. If they had taken the idea and rewritten it - I'd have no problem. WCCO doesn't own the idea of a strong, prideful community. But I believe they do own the exact words they worked hard to write.
And what's worse to me is when producers claim it as their own, put it on their reels, enter it for awards. They get recognition for ideas they didn't originate.
We've all been inspired by others. Heck, that's what this blog is all about: being inspired by others to do more great work.
But if you're going to borrow an idea -- make it your own, make it better, rewrite it, retool it.
Don't steal it. We all have Youtube. You're going to get caught.
Posted by IDOPROMOZ at 8:20 AM