Vinyl adhesive brand e-glue has launched an "I Love Copyright" campaign to raise awareness of intellectual property infringements facilitated by, er, design blogs like this one.
E-glue, which describes itself as a "victim of plagiarisation on eBay", has had many of its designs copied, but is fighting back in a friendly way by encouraging websites to download and display their I Love Copyright buttons, banners and screensavers.
"Internet expansion with blogs, e-business, sharing and auction community websites, increases counterfeiting and hacking," say e-glue. "The respect of Authors’ Rights and Copyright becomes a personal act of conscience to fight in own ways against plagiarism and improper copies. While educating and warning the net users, each one can contribute to protect creation and creators, and thus encourage progress in the arts."
See e-glue's customisable artiKIDS vinyls for children in our earlier story. But don't copy them!