Jasmine Star busted for copying inspirational posts. again

Aug 23, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Jasmine Star busted for copying inspirational posts. again

Aug 23, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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About three years ago, Jasmine Star was busted for copying content from various photography bloggers around the web. It was so bad that Jasmine’s speaking slot on WPPI was canceled. Jasmine issued a public apology and we all thought that the story was over. Seems like nothing has changed. Stop Stealing Photos found that Jasmine’s post about Inspiration is for Amateurs is partly “heavily inspired”, and partly verbatim copied from a similar story by Chuck Close.

SSP did some analysis on the posts and here is the result:

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way back in August, 2013 On her apology post Jasmine said that:

If there’s anything I’ve learned from this experience is that things need to change. I need to change…I want to get back to the real me. The only thing I ask is that if you know me, if we’re peers, if we’re friends, then allow me the chance to use future interactions to define who I am.

Just for reference, I am sharing both posts side by side for your judgement:

Chuck Close's post from 2012 (link)
Chuck Close’s post from 2012 (link)
Jasmine Star's post from aug 2016 (link)
Jasmine Star’s post from aug 2016 (link)

I can’t help but to make the reference to recent U.S. election events.

We reached out to Jasmine for her response.

[via stopstealingphotos]

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16 responses to “Jasmine Star busted for copying inspirational posts. again”

  1. Bryan Kurz Avatar
    Bryan Kurz

    So she borrowed a few words. Is there such a thing as “original” anymore? Not really. Everyone copies someone else and tries to make it better and add their own twist. However, both blog post were boring as f#(k so who cares?

  2. Spica Avatar
    Spica

    I guess we know were she geets her inspiration from.

  3. TheInconvenientRuth Avatar
    TheInconvenientRuth

    Maybe she hired Melania Trump’s speech writer?

  4. Woody ONeal Avatar
    Woody ONeal

    And she’s deleting and blocking critical posts on FB.

    What an amateur.

  5. You can't fix stupid Avatar
    You can’t fix stupid

    Again what is this like the 4th time? This was the one comment and after she deleted

  6. pincherio Avatar
    pincherio

    Stop picking on Melania Trump. The Donald doesn’t need her help. He does well enough on his own.

  7. Sean Avatar
    Sean

    What a bunch of whining nitpicking. Udi, I expected more from you. Sure, looks like she used the premise and a couple common phrases but it’s not a verbatim copy. If I took a picture of the Statue of Liberty and sold it and some else took one at a very slightly different angle and sold it would that be “copying”? I can probably find dozens of incidents of writings on similar topics with matching phrases. I think it’s simply her history that is causing this “scandal” to seem more than it is. Also, US politics have no place here IMHO and Melania’s speech snafu is not her fault but that of her lazy speech writer…politicians, at least in the U.S., rarely write their own speech…they may edit/add/delete parts but for the most part they have others who write it.

    1. Jeannemarie Avatar
      Jeannemarie

      It’s not nitpicking at all. people look up to her. people give her their hard earned money to learn from her and this is the only thing she can come up with? Where are her morals? You all know that her father is a Minister? Yes? All she had to do is say is “hey I was looking at a Chuck Close quote and he’s my inspiration from the day”. BUT NO, she’s pulling this off as her own THOUGHT. Here is how you do it PROPERLY: http://dedpxl.com/get-the-fck-to-work/ PERIOD.

      1. Woody ONeal Avatar
        Woody ONeal

        Minister’s daughters are the worst.

    2. You can't fix stupid Avatar
      You can’t fix stupid

      This is what she sells, this is her business. It is the same as somebody who says they bake their own cakes but goes out and buys one. This isn’t the first time she has been caught.

    3. jakecarvey Avatar
      jakecarvey

      Plagiarism is not about verbatim copying, word for word. It’s about stealing the “execution” of a piece, including the manner in which words, phrasing, ideas, and concepts are expressed. As soon as there are as many similarities as we see here, it is immediately identifiable as such.

  8. Alf-Einar Trenulltre Avatar
    Alf-Einar Trenulltre

    This article is pathetic

    1. Celine (peaceetc) Avatar
      Celine (peaceetc)

      Why? Jasmine has a well-documented history of this sort of behavior, and people noticed and called her out on it. What’s wrong with that?

  9. cameradoll Avatar
    cameradoll

    And Chuck Close was paraphrasing Stephen King… very few ideas are original anymore.

    1. jakecarvey Avatar
      jakecarvey

      Ideas are not original… nothing new under the sun and all that. But the thing that matters in copyright law, and industry standards regarding publishing, et al, is the “execution” of a piece of writing, or a photo, or a film, or a painting.

      The issue is when people so blatantly steal the execution, and the phrasing, and the intent, and represent it as their own, related to their specific field of work. In writing, it is quite easy to identify.

      A photo is probably the hardest one to single out as plagiaristic, as in most situations, 1,000 different people could take basically the same photo, even on the same day in the same location. When it becomes easier, is when the photographer uses more “tools” to create the image, such as makeup, costume, etc. In that case, if another photographer plagiarized the style, it would be much more apparent.