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Copycat spotted

wow… “my” Dandelion Tunic from Spring’ 2010 collection made a cover of one Russian Knit & Crochet magazine, published on August, 2011 and one more of my designs, which is Poppy Tank Top is inside. The ONLY thing is that I did not submit anything to that magazine and SURE you will not find even mention of my name as original designer of these tops… LOL


Plagiarism2 2010_09

Plagiarism3 Poppy Top 1


Not sure I want to know if more of my designs have started their “own life”, but I’m pretty sure they would be prefer to stay at home if would they have a choice… ;o)

15 Responses to Copycat spotted

  1. 1
    Judy Orrego says:

    Wow that’s cool , we can say your designs are going around the world because I also remember Eloisa I think she’s from Brazil and she’s another fan of u and your designs.

  2. 2
    Kelli says:

    So your patterns were “copied”?

    • Alla says:

      I do not think so. And not only because you need to buy the original pattern and translate it to Russian, but Russian as and many European magazines do not require such detailed written instructions at all. Usually the pattern takes about 1/4 of page or less plus diagrams. And last, but not least… Isn’t we pretty often do not need a pattern to make almost the same design just looking an original picture of design?! But then publish it as your own, oh well…

  3. 3
    Gen says:

    Is that legal???

  4. 4
    Genevieve says:

    WOW unbelievable.. the balls of some people!!!!
    Even thou your in a different continent does NOT give you the right to steal someone work!!!!

  5. 5
    Ayesha says:

    Guess they thought no one will find out !!! that’s disgusting….

  6. 6

    Well, it is obvious that they took it from you, considering that not just one but two designs are the same as yours…they did it a little different so they could call it their own, and then took the credit for the design…How did you find this out? Was it on one of the Russian boards on Ravelry or something? I would love to know who did it…Well, they say that “Immitation is the best form of flattery”. But, they should have at least mentioned your name and said something like, “inspired by design by Alla Koval” or something…

  7. 7
    Tin says:

    Wow, that was crass, and VERY unprofessional on the part of the magazine’s management. Whoever received the submission should have performed due diligence and checked up on the design. Come on, it can’t be that hard to search for information, this is the 21st century, especially if the original design names were used! Is there any way for you to contact the magazine and inform them that they are liable for copyright infringement?

  8. 8
    Bredja says:

    Incredible! Really mean! How do you plan to procedure in this case?

  9. 9
    Наташа says:

    Аллочка, спасибо вам, что помогаете нам на Осинке и тут. И так никаких претензий к нашим воплощениям. А многие смотрят на мою дочь и просят подобное им связать на заказ. И этого кому-то мало, что поделились с ними идеями, так надо еще и авторство себе присвоить. Нет слов… Пусть Бог благословит Вас еще большим количеством идей за Вашу щедрость – рука дающая никогда не оскудеет. А берущий без спроса тоже не останется без воздаяния

  10. 10
    Оксана says:

    Здравствуйте, Алла! Полностью согласна со словами Наташи. Очень жаль, что всё это воровство есть. Даже “солидные” и дорогие на мой взгляд издания не брезгуют подобным В РФ. Увы!
    А Ваши работы, как уже было выше сказано, действительно красочнее, праздничнее, намного красивее тех, что представили в этом журнале.

  11. 11
    Женюльчик says:

    Я тоже видела это издание, помню, была откровенно шокирована. Алличка, все вязальщицы обитающие в интернете знают, что это ваши авторские работы. Но не все пользуются интернетом и они не знают. Вот их и вводят в заблуждение такие вот издания. Очень жаль, что все это происходит.

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