Imitation Is Not Flattery But Theft!

In the art jewelry business we work hard to design work that is a reflection of ourselves and when seen can be easily identified as our work.  I was watching Criminal Minds on Netflix when I noticed the character Garcia was wearing a bracelet and pendant that looked exactly like my work. Unfortunately she did not buy it from me. If you have Netflix it's season 11 episode 19 Tribute 37:48 minute marker. The episode came out in 2015 and I have been making this piece for over 10 years. Then last week I found an article I published in Art Jewelry Magazine show up in the magazine FACET. Can somebody tell me how this stuff happens and how do I get paid? (rhetorical but please feel free to vent your anger along with me.)

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble. Samuel Johnson


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