A client approached me about creating a website. I asked
him what he wanted, and he didn’t respond. Instead, he wrote back a few days
later with this question.
Client: Can I copy the layout from this website?
It’s for a business that no longer exists.
Me: No, that’s illegal. You can’t use someone else’s
Client: But there’s nothing to prove who made
Me: It doesn’t matter, you’re not the creator,
nor did you pay for that site. You can’t take what’s not yours.
Client: Seriously? This guy doesn’t
have provide any contact info, his Behance portfolio is clearly abandoned
and his personal website is down. How could anyone say that it’s plagiarism?
Me: I can. It’s
Client: But would
anyone catch me?
The kicker? I know the designer he wanted to rip off, and
you’d better believe I’d let him know if this guy stole his work.