58992Re: [bolger] Copyright and Boat Building...
- Nov 7, 2008I applaud Staples for upholding copyright law and protecting
intellectual property rights. I stopped making boating "how-to" videos
because they were getting ripped and copied. The blueprint place did you
favor but what's to stop them from assisting a "Common Sense" style rip
off? I'll have to stop shopping at Office Depot and start shopping at
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Gene Tehansky wrote:
> Well, I went to Staples to get my Micro plans copied so I could
> scribble all over them and get epoxy on them and they said NO! Seems
> I have to write to Mr. Bolger and get permission! Now how does that
> work! Think they will take one of his handwritten letters as proof.
> What have they prevented? If I wanted to pull a "Common Sense
> Designs" and run off copies and sell them I'm sure I could work that
> out without their help. So, Staples is now on that list I have just
> for their kind (and that makes me unhappy because I liked Staples).
> But the good news is, I got superior copies from a blueprint firm run
> by a young lady who used to live at a marina. The copies are sharper
> and more precise than Staples ever were, she did them while I waited,
> and the conversation was all about boats. She had 2 machines, one
> scanned and one printed. Inbetween she manipulated the photos on a
> computer. Way more sophisticated than a copier. So should I say
> thanks to Staples? Nah!
> This must be a new policy because they never asked before if what I
> wanted copied was copyrighted. And the drawings were stamped
> copyrighted. I need to look at my single handed schooner plans.
> Gene T.
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