A great post by EGL mod Honeyed on what this ban on EGL actually means. Simply put: it’s a legal issue, not an ethics issue. Although, I find the debate about ethics much more interesting. :)
First up! This post on EGL, again, explains everything, but if you want a quick rundown of it basically what it says is that one of the major Lolita brands contacted the mods (of which I’m one of btw) of EGL, asking that replicas sales/info/discussions be removed from EGL & it’s sales…
~ Magical Cosmetics ~ line by Bodyline
Even though they drew strong inspiration from the famous Angelic Pretty Rose Toilette Print, it seems this new series is not entering the list of brand replicas made by some other companies found on the Chinese shopping website Taobao. The debate about replicas got some interesting answers from differents points of view lately on our Tumblr, after the review on AP’s Sugary Carnival was shared and discussed by our HARAJUJU crew.
Replica? Stolen idea? Brand vs Off-Brand? Which side are you on?
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