Re: Plans in FILES
- The offending plan has been removed, even though I was going by MODEL
RAILROADER's own statement printed on the plan that it could be
reproduced for "Non-Commercial" purposes. I guarantee that I didn't,
and wouldn't, make a penny from posting said plan.
Martin Van Horn
--- In largescaleTrolley@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Weiglin"
> Martin K. Van Horn wrote:
> > I have uploaded a plan for the standard CERA boxcar that appeared
> > MODEL RAILROADER in 1946.publishers.
> = = =
> I presume that not everyone is yet aware that plans published in
> magazines like Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman or Trolley
> Talk are copyrighted and should not be posted without written
> permission from the publisher. Many web sites are having to remove
> copyrighted material, based on court cases brought by the
> The provision that "You may make copies for non-commercial use only"
> apply to copies made for personal use, such as while building a
> But widescale publication by posting will cause problems.The
> Unfortunately, any material published after 1923 is copyrighted.
> period for material published between 1923 and 1978 is 95 years from
> publication. It had been 75 years, but it was extended by Congress
> just before the first Mickey Mouse copyrights ran out, after much
> lobbying by the Disney company.
> Peter Weiglin