Copy Cats. We think this is a great idea! Next time we are in Germany, we will be sure to visit the new Plagiarism Museum in Solingen, outside of Cologne. Showcasing designs from original innovators and their counterfeit copies, the goal of the Plagiarius is to highlight the negative impact that plagiarism has on the global economy and creativity... There is a brief article in Businessweek discussing the museum and this year's awards (some form of the awards have been given since 1977!). Check out some of the winners from the Businessweek slideshow:
This year's top "winner".
Plagiarius wants to highlight the number of machines and safety mechanisms being plagiarized. Yikes!
The Hyena Award goes to multiple companies copying a single companies product... Who would you nominate for the Plagiarius award? Via Swissmiss. Museum Photograph by Tomas Riehle