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spatlind
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Thought some might be interested

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21861418
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I have magic catalogs from the late 1800s and early 1900s that have, in addition to copyright notices, warning paragraphs about people stealing tricks and ideas from owners. This is nothing new but it is becoming more blatant.
As far as comics (comedians) stealing other peoples material, they are ostracized from the community and are not well thought of.
The Chinese are selling $500 tricks (meteors) for less than $50. How long will a person contemplate the ethical dilemma for a savings of $450.00?
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It might be a bit of a quandary but ethically, it's really not a hard call to make. Assuming for a minute that the copy is of the same quality as the original, it's still theft. There may be some people out there who will purchase the copy but if magicians band together and refuse to do so, magic will continue to exist.


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Saw this same subject on a different thread but will say the same thing here, it is an unfortunate state of afairs as one who has had part of my act stolen and then performed on tv by a well known comedian, as a comedy piece I wondered why it wasnt getting the same reactions it always used to get. That was until someone told me oh we saw that on the telly. Being a comedy piece it relied heavily on the surprise ending which now was no longer a surprise, unfortunately thereis nothing we can do about it legally.
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http://mentalfloss.com/article/24305/sto......agiarism

Seems like some big names in comedy have done their share of "borrowing"
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Quote:
On 2013-04-04 19:00, ShirtlessKirk wrote:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/24305/sto......agiarism

Seems like some big names in comedy have done their share of "borrowing"


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