Xiaomi in artist cheating row


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Accusations with a rather valid proof are being thrown at Xiaomi for straight up stealing a 3D artist’s work that is commissioned by LG. Xiaomi has been open about following the smartphone giant- Apple’s marketing strategies and designs for years, but this recent news has taken things a step further than expected. Ample shade was once thrown by Jeremy Clarkson regarding the same issue with Chinese companies, as he said, “copyright infringement doesn’t translate terribly well in Mandarin”.

Users are disappointed to know that Peter Tarka had no idea about his work being copied. Additionally, the picture was commissioned by Xiaomi’s rival company LG. The two images reveal an almost identical setup with only a few tweaks here and there.

Upon further inspection, one can see that the ramps have been removed Xiaomi’s products have been added in their place. This was seen on Xiaomi’s official Spanish webpage and even after criticism, the images have not been taken down.

Another picture shows that Xiaomi used a chair in the left image and a lamp in the right one. The color palette has been altered but the design is the same.


About Nimisha Singh

Nimisha often finds herself indulged in the latest tech gadgets. In her spare time, you can find her binge watching a good TV series or more conveniently browsing the r/nosleep section on Reddit. Giving into her guilty pleasures, you will often find her talking about Skyrim.


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