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Author Charles Swindoll Art Swindled By True Faith?

Book cover art original (left); CD cover art (right)

You may not know Charles Swindoll, but the Philippine band True Faith does. Proof of this is the similarity of their cover art. With Charles, the evidence is his book cover. True Faith, on the other hand, has its CD cover. The anomaly here is that Charles' book was released two years before True Faith did their album. My friend pointed out the uncanny similarities of the usage of the colors red and black, the white backdrop and, of course, the rose image.

Pinoy Band Sandwich's Nahuhulog Single Similar To Jane's Addiction's Jane Says?

In a press release for Sandwich in one of its albums, lead vocalist Raimund Marasigan was quoted to have said that they intended to have listening parties for their close friends before including new songs in any of their albums to make sure that their outputs have no similarity to any exisiting singles out there. He may be referring to music listeners' contention about their single Nahuhulog. The reference is Jane's Addiction's Jane Says song.



Pinoy Ako Theme Plagiarised From The Care's Chandeliers Single?

The plagiarism contentions regarding Orange N Lemons' Pinoy Ako theme for the ABS-CBN 2 reality TV franchise Pinoy Big Brother have been circulating online for quite some time. To further sample the similarities of the song to the single Chandeliers of '80s band The Care, here's a mash up that Pinoy Rickey came up with. Click below for the music:

http://pinoy.rickey.org/wp-content/video/pinoy-ako-chandeliers-remix.mp3


Sport Illustrated Pictorial Imitated?

FHM Phils. Cover (left); SI.com pictorial (right)

FleshAsiaDaily.com pointed out in its website how its readers noticed the similarity between a SportsIllustrated.com pictorial of sexy Jessica Gomes and FHM Philippines' cover pictorial of actress Aubrey Miles. SI.com, of course, was way ahead in executing the idea which gives the dilemma of knowing that the FHM Philippines cover pictorial is a rip off. Is it? You be the judge...

Band Rips Off Counting Crows Merchandise

(top) The original art; (bottom) The alleged theft

The band Cute Is What We Aim For allegedly has its Rotation CD cover ripped off from Alphabet Arm Design's Counting Crows t-shirt merchandise. The CD was released in 2008 while the Counting Crows shirt designers produced their merchandise in 2004. The design agency alleges that the band or its reps contacted them for a possible design project for the band's next album. After much deliberation, the project didn't pull through. Then, later, lo and behold, Rotation.