Say What Now? (Taiwan Edition)

From the world of irony, we bring you this story: a Taiwanese man who won a poster design competition to promote copyright protection has been stripped of his $1500 prize after he was exposed as a copycat.

The man, identified only by his surname Wu, admitted his winning design was copied from a work by Dutch artist Dennis Sibeijn featuring a paper plane and, ironically, titled Truth, officials said yesterday.

How did this case come to light? A subway rider in Taipei, who had been to Holland recently and seen Sibeijn’s poster, spotted the similarity of the designs. The Taiwan poster was posted in all the metropolitican subways this summer to warn the public about copyright theft.


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