(Forgive me if this is in the wrong place, or if it's been asked before. I couldn't find another thread discussing this exactly. Feel free to let me know if I've committed any forum faux pas.) To make one thing clear from the get-go, this isn't referring to r*casts. That's not up for discussion. Somewhere when I was surfing the 'net (I can't remember what site), I saw some people arguing over their dolls that looked similar, saying that one person had 'copied' the look of the other person's doll. In my opinion, it was a silly argument, as the dolls clearly looked different to me, but the fact that the person claiming they'd been copied was offended surprised me. Being raised with younger siblings, I was always taught that imitation was a form of admiration. If I drew something, and my younger sister then drew something similar, or if I had an outfit and my sister wanted a similar one, I always viewed that as them admiring me or my style. Today, if I were to do a faceup on a doll and give them a certain look, (wig, clothing style, etc.) and a person copied it for their own personal doll, I don't think I would be offended at all, even if it were a complete replica of my doll. So long as they weren't claiming that it was their own original idea, or stealing my dolls' character, it wouldn't bother me at all. But seeing these people argue made me realize that this may not be the case for everybody. So I'm curious; how would you feel if somebody 'copied' your doll, but still made sure to credit you? Why do you feel that way?