Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Junk Restaurant (Kuching) - Plagiarism at its finest

We've been actively drawing artworks to entertain our readers, thus you can easily find our artworks in the internet (google). However, that doesn't mean you're allowed to use them as if it's your own artwork. Copyright is the exclusive right to control creative works created by the author, copyright owner and performer for a specific period governed under the Copyright Act 1987.

Whoever use any copyrighted works without consent or authorization from the author, copyright owner and performer, it may constitute an infringement under Copyright Act 1987. Amongst the act of infringement includes:
  • reproduces in any material form, performs, shows or plays or distributes to the public,
  • imports any article into Malaysia for the purpose of trade or financial gains;
  • makes for sale or rent any infringing copy;
  • sells, rent or by way of trade, exposes or offers for sale or rent any infringing copy;
  • distributes infringing copies;
  • possesses, otherwise than for his private and domestic use, any infringing copy;
  • exhibits in public any infringing copy by way of trade;
  • makes or has in his possession any contrivance used or intended to be used for the purpose of making infringing copies

We were informed by one of our fan regarding the issue where a local restaurant used our artwork on their food packagings. They removed our watermark at the bottom and added in their restaurant's name "From The Junk Management". 
Above is our original artwork
This is what the restaurant did to our artwork (Cropping out the watermark and added their restaurant's name)
We manage to contact The Junk management. However, they choose not to response to us after we dropped them a quotation.

In case you wondered where's the restaurant, feel free to drop by their FB - The Junk Restaurant and "Rate" them :D

This post will stay up online until the issue is resolved.

Last but not least, SAY NO TO PLAGIARISM!

By the way, someone printed our artwork on a cake too. Well, we don't really mind but can we have a share of the cake too?