I was recently directed to check out Skin Wars on Hulu so I could see a body paint created by Robin Slonina. I have to admit, it is strikingly similar to my painting "Us" that I released publicly only 10 days before this youtube video:
I want to be clear that I'm not
accusing anyone of stealing my ideas. I just found the similarities too.....similar. And, I thought it was cool.
EDIT Jan 23 2016: I spoke to Robin and learned that she had posted photos of the body paint in June. So, there's really no way she could have even seen the piece since it wasn't public (that i know of) until August 5th. Sorry, Robin, bad call on my part.
And to be absolutely clear, from my first learning of this similarity, I've never considered it infringement. I'm quite aware of how copyright laws work. There ARE youtubers, who are clearly using my work right now without permission.
Want to know the truth? To a certain extent, I don't care. So, if you see someone you think is ripping me off, keep it to yourself. It's rarely the case and even if the claim has merit....I likely won't give a shit.