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Artist Accuses Domino’s Pizza Of Plagiarism, And The Evidence Is Hard To Deny
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Artist Accuses Domino’s Pizza Of Plagiarism, And The Evidence Is Hard To Deny

Companies have been caught multiple times plagiarising artworks for their own gain, but this story is different. When Weinye Chen, a 30-year-old cartoonist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, noticed that Domino’s Pizza Chile branch was using her funny comics on their Facebook page, she took action right away. After the initial silence, however, the company sent some messages that were a bit passive-aggressive, to say the least.

“I was shocked at first,” Chen told Mashable. “I’ve dealt with plagiarism before but usually by small, random social media accounts or unknown websites. Nothing like this. This has been my biggest copyright infringement encounter yet.” Chen, who has over 123,000 Instagram followers, shared a screenshot of the whole ordeal with her fans and it quickly went viral.

“I knew I needed as much support as I could get as I’ve never been in this position before,” Chen explained. “There have been many other cases where big corporations have stolen artwork from indie artists, and most of the time, the cases never get resolved, leaving the artists defenseless and helpless. So, I was really concerned about that.”

Scroll down to check out how the story of a villainous pizza restaurant and unpaid royalties unfolded!

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Artist Weinye Chen confronted Domino’s Pizza for plagiarism

After Domino’s posted ‘their’ illustration on social media

Looks familiar? Here’s the original work by Chen

Weinye took it to Facebook to explain that she wasn’t asked for permission

And when the company was confronted by her, their response was the worst

The internet wasn’t happy about it, too

Until Weinye finally took matters into her own hands

Let her explain how it unfolded

People had more to say about the ordeal

What’s your take on this situation?

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

totally thought the girl in the cartoon had a massive moustache... can't not see it now.

Ross Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

Great! Now I can't unsee it!

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Ed Brandon
Community Member
4 years ago

Interesting that at least two of the people supporting her intellectual property rights stole someone else's images to make their points. Dominos should know better of course, but...pot... kettle...black.

Jill Rhoads
Community Member
4 years ago

I think the difference is that Dominoes was actually making money from her content. A true meme however is a derivative work (where there is no money involved and the artwork itself is not co-opted) that is created to make a point and therefore can be considered free speech.

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Sandwich Lover
Community Member
4 years ago

Ohhh man hahaha now I see it 😂😂😂😂

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stellermatt
Community Member
4 years ago

totally thought the girl in the cartoon had a massive moustache... can't not see it now.

Ross Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

Great! Now I can't unsee it!

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Ed Brandon
Community Member
4 years ago

Interesting that at least two of the people supporting her intellectual property rights stole someone else's images to make their points. Dominos should know better of course, but...pot... kettle...black.

Jill Rhoads
Community Member
4 years ago

I think the difference is that Dominoes was actually making money from her content. A true meme however is a derivative work (where there is no money involved and the artwork itself is not co-opted) that is created to make a point and therefore can be considered free speech.

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Sandwich Lover
Community Member
4 years ago

Ohhh man hahaha now I see it 😂😂😂😂

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