Re: When is a design "based on" or copied?
Even from the legal point of view the situation is uncertain. It
would be illegal to make and sell an exact copy of someone else's
copyright design, but my understanding is that making a few minor
changes will get around the copyright.
Every boat design copies, at least in part, other people's work.
Honest designers, e.g. our guru, acknowledge the debt they owe to
--- In email@example.com, juan negron <juan.negron@g...> wrote:
> I am wondering, where is the line between a design being based on
> someones design, and when is it a copy?
> I have seen designs which are almost the exact lines and dimensions
> another design, but neither mentions the other as having a relation.
> Other times I have seen designs which have the same general
> and lines, but diferentiating features, and sometimes mention the
> original designs ( Michalack comes to mind), and sometimes not.