Contest-Winning Poster To Promote Copyright Protection... Copied From Another Artist
from the define-irony dept
Reader A alerts us to this amusing story out of Taiwan, where it turns out that a student who won a contest put on by the country's Intellectual Property Office, involving creating a poster to promote strong copyright protection, has been stripped of his prize after it was discovered that the poster was copied from a Dutch artist. The student has been ordered to return the approximately $1,600 he was awarded. What's not clear is if the student was really just pranking the Intellectual Property Office or what. Separately, there's this conundrum: if the Intellectual Property Office felt that a copied poster was the most successful in promoting respect of copyright, by taking away the prize are they actually harming their own case?