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The three Is of design: Ideas, inspiration and infringement

Published 23.09.08 at 19:30

Whenever you create a new piece of work you can't help but being influenced by what is in the public domain – on the internet, on TV or in the streets. Sometimes, this process is highly unconscious, other times it is a very structured approach and your work will be the result of studying other people's previous achievements although it will feel very different – or quite similar. But where does inspiration end and copying begin? When can you claim an idea as your own and when is it another person's intellectual property?

The panel consisted of Margaret Briffa, Briffa, Kjell Ekhorn, Non-Format, and Paul Cohen, art director, AMV BBDO and was chaired by Michael Johnson, Johnson Banks. The event took place at London College of Communication.

The podcast is downloadable in two parts.

Please note that these podcasts discuss the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. They provide general information only and are not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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