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I composed my own origami design and then subsequently found a published model that’s very similar. Can I publish my design?


I composed my own origami design and then subsequently found a published model that’s very similar. Can I publish my design?


There are several documented examples of simultaneous composition in origami, particularly among figures of a highly geometrical nature. (This situation is analogous to two musical composers independently composing the same melody; it’s rare, but does happen.) If the figures were composed independently, each composer has the right to assign rights to his/her own design.