antne, the fact is, I could literally recreate 2A, precisely down to the last "beep" slap my logo on it, and keep the source files. That doesn't mean it's not a rip.
my work is presented in all honesty.. its there for everybody to see, im not ashamed of it which is why i am defending it
The problem is you're only defending it here.
Believe me when I say that if it were me, and I created something, knew I created it, knew I conceived it, and had the files to prove it, and someone like 2A tried to get me to remove it, I'd fight them tooth and nail.
I have been in the multimedia and design industry for 12 years. I have helped designers such as yourself find their own style, and develop it, and I have seen many like yourself, holding on headstrong to a lie.
antne, part of rehab is denial, then admission, then acceptance, then growing.
No one is going to be able to help you, nor will you be able to help yourself until you let go, and come clean. When your business is founded on other people's work, your business is doomed before it starts.
I'm not here to judge you, nor am I here to force you into doing what's right....that has to be your choice, but keep in mind, that many of us have been here in this industry for a looooong time, and we're smarter than you might like to believe.
I simply ask you, for the sake of your own reputation, and the sake of your business....come clean man. The more you deny it, the more ludicrous you're appearing to everyone reading it.
You're simply destroying your own rep with every denial.