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If you like a custom website of some company, and you want

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If you like a custom website of some company, and you want to take inspiration from it
So you decide to make a theme similar to theres using your own code,and put up your own content on it and images,is this ok?
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 8 days ago.

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 8 days ago.

What would you be copping from them specifically?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Nothing for now
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Only theme i guess,if so
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 8 days ago.

I am not sure what you mean.


But the bottom line is that you cannot use someone else's creative work without their consent. They own the intellectual property rights to the work.


So even if you use their work and change it you can be sued successfully if you get caught.


Do you see what I mean?


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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
But air bnb has been copied many times,what about cropping is that ok?

For e.g
If i like a website’s contact form,i take that,i like another websites footer i take that,and so on you see what i mean?
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
For e.g i like this and im inspired by it

For e.g the positioning of the elements in the images remains the same,but in the same place i put my own images,new icons with similar functionality,the background(theme) which is white stays the same,i put a new banner on top
For sportswear i put another shoes name,the buttons design is changed?in other words i put my content

The look and feel can be the same?please clarify my understanding
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 8 days ago.

If the person or company that created the look believes you copied it they can sue you.


If what you use is very different then they won't see that you copied it essentially.