iChat logo stolen?

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  1. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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  2. calyxman macrumors 6502a

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    Report to Apple? You must have too much time on your hands.:rolleyes:
     
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  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    And let us know what happens. If they fire their web designer, I think I know a certain South Korean company that likes her/his way of thinking. :)
     
  5. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's stolen at all. The ichat icon and those look the same but really aren't, even the basic shape is different, and anyone with photoshop can make a glassy looking icon.
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    i recall someone here pointing out a site will stole Spotlight icon on a web page.. i think Apple should really be taking down companys that steall ideas not images. MS any one
     
  7. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    It does look mind-bogglingly similar though...

    Still, I can't imagine there being any cause for litigation or whatever...
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I'm with Benjamin on this one... those logos/icons are similar, but not the same, at all, look at the reflection, the shadow, the shape of the "pointer", the angle, etc:
     

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    Yes, but so are other icons, like Conversation, to name one... ;)
     

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  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Probably strongly inspired, but not directly mechanically copied....

    Much like, say, this:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    Well you beat me to another example, but the two ichat like icons in the stock icon pack from fast icon, http://www.fasticon.com/aqualandfull.html, are another example, but... cost you $349. At anyrate like != same.
     
  13. iJawn108 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That was so lame of creative to do...

    I sent them, I'll let you guys know if anything comes of it.
     
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    :eek: WTF :confused:

    Never seen that before...
     
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    [​IMG] ;).


    How the hell could a graphic artist sit down and copy the iChat logo and not feel completely ashamed. Being creative is the essence of their profession and to be given that Job must've sucked. Definitely not one for the portfolio.
     
  16. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    It's a blue speech bubble. I'm all for protecting work and chastisting others for stealing content when this is what's happened, but this is a blue speech bubble, nothing more.

    Please, don't waste either yours or Apple's time. Don't bother reporting it.
     
  17. Gnorn macrumors regular

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    But then again... what if some car company designed a blue oval with white curly letters in it spelling their brand's name ("Vroom" for example). Would that just be a blue oval? Nothing more? :rolleyes:

    This design is clearly ripped off from Apple.
     
  18. calyxman macrumors 6502a

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    You people need to find something better to do with your time rather than worry about some corporation's patent and trademark rights. You're not employees of Apple, and if you think you're doing a noble thing, I can help point you in the right direction.
     
  19. DeathChill macrumors 68000

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    Are you serious? Really, you can't be this ignorant. Do you think Apple is the first and only company to ever use a blue oval as a speech thing? No. DEAR GOD NO. Apple's not the only company in the world, you know.
     
  20. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    You all must be blind. Those icons are clearly not the same.
     
  21. munckee macrumors 65816

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    I agree, HOWEVER, you'd be shocked at how often the client dictates how that sort of thing goes. Then it becomes the job of the designer to either dump the client (easier said than done when bills need to be paid) or create what the client wants without infringing on copyright issues.

    Case in point, I was recently working on a brochure design for a local client. After a few rounds of revision and consistently cutting the copy down, they came to us and said "we want it to read X, Y, Z". When we asked why, they said, "well, this company has X, Y, A, and this other company has X, B, Z, and we like those so we're combining them".

    At that point you either do what they want despite the obvious fact that it's crap, or you argue and risk losing the client for future projects. You kinda pick your battles and make the work as good as possible.
     
  22. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    Real has been rocking a blue quote box in their logo since the beginning of their existence. Real should shut them all down.

    *Strong sarcasm.
     

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