When does inspiration turn into plagiarism?

Whether we're talking about visual design, the writing of code or – in the case of web design – a combination of the two, most design work is at least inspired by the work of others. And that's no bad thing: why should we spend hours reinventing the wheel when neither our clients or customers will thank us for it?

That doesn't mean plagiarism, of course. But where do you draw the line between inspiration and copying. We speak to seven industry experts to find out their views...

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