I am working on a school research about copyrights and I need to hear some opinions about how to handle this case:
You have been commissioned to design a new website. It has taken you a long time to come up with fresh creative ideas, but you still have to design an icon set for the home page, about, contact, site map and search sections. You decide to “borrow” a set of icons from another online website. You copy them to the desktop and paste them onto your sample pages. At the presentation next morning, your client loves your design, especially the icons.
Do you tell him you just included them because you ran out of time?
How to ask the real designer for permission to use them?