Why do some Chinese copy?

Have been reading needlework blogs lately, and noticing that there are a number of needlework designers who’ve had their designs ripped off by Chinese design pirates.  Besides the fact that it’s morally wrong, why do they do it?  The Chinese culture is rich and ancient.  They’ve invented and/or developed fabulous things.  Their art is magnificent.  They needn’t steal, unless of course, they’ve just run out of original ideas, culturally speaking.   I personally know several other crafters, not needleworkers, who’ve had their ideas/designs ripped off by Chinese bad guys who then mass-market them on the cheap.  One family business was destroyed.  Are there really so few job oportunities in China that they have to stoop to raiding other countries’ cottage industries?  This is really sad.  The Mother of Gardens needs to do some weeding.

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ABOUT ME: Catholic, Wife, Mom, Artist, Researcher, Baker, Cat- Herder, New Englander. I love designing needlework, especially samplers with specialty stitches, applique & quilting, painting, photographing, reading, writing, baking, fabric and floss collecting. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE COLORS: bluish-purples and greens. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE ANIMALS: Cats ~ you don't have to walk them, and they purr. I've also loved my share of dogs. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE MUSIC: Instrumental ~ flute, piano, Smetana's Moldau ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE MOVIES: Pride & Prejudice with Ehle and Firth. No other versions need apply. Waking Ned Devine, Happy endings only. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE BOOKS: A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, mysteries, romance, classics, non-fiction. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE CLOTHES: Worn blue jeans, turtlenecks, T-shirts, and hoodies. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Book Notes, some History Channel, Fox News, The Science Channel, some The Real Housewives of ... , Doc Martin, some Masterpiece Theater, some TED talks. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE THINGS 2 DO: Read a good book during a rain or snow storm. Stitch or paint in beautiful light. Talk in bed with my husband late at night and then go for an early breakfast... ie, have his total undivided attention, and luxuriate in it. Talk with our son without cell phones, ipods, etc at a family meal. Go to lunch with a friend and laugh till our sides hurt. Browse in a good library or bookstore. Go to the theater when both the play and the seats are good. Stay home and do absolutely nothing. Read on my Kindle! *~*~*~* ETHNICITY: Mixed-American Mutt of Irish (97%), Welsh, and many other slivers of ethnicity.

Posted on April 22, 2009, in art theft, cross stitch, personal motifs, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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