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Mark Dobson
Re: Trouble in FCPX plugin land - motionVFX investigates Pixel Film Studios
on Feb 12, 2013 at 6:12:36 pm

Being inspired by one product to create an alternate one in the same area is often the way it works in music and the arts. Paul McCartney was inspired by Pet Sounds and that led to Sgt Pepper. (Which led to the Stones most abysmal album Their Satanic Majesties Request)

But slightly altering an existing product and simply re-branding it is theft. And probably quite lucrative as well. With the standard FCPXPlugin at $49 you only need to sell 500 units to make $12,250. Multiply that by 10 other products and you have got a nice little business with very low overheads and staffing costs.

But then you get lazy and forget to cover your tracks like a recent mugger arrested by police following his footsteps in the snow.

And it must be very difficult to get legal with another international internet business so probably the best outcome that Symon Masiak can hope for is that once the people who have ripped off his products have been outed and shamed they will desist.

The other way is for everybody to totally boycott the offending company. Word spreads very fast and this could be highly effective.


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