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Would It Be Wrong?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mikey_d05, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    To knock off a vendors product for personal use only?

    It probably won't happen, simply because I'll probably end up with a different style of rig....but....in the even that I do get the rig, I really like the product, it's just that I can make it in an hour from stuff I have laying around and the product is fairly expensive.

    The dilemma comes in the fact that it's a very visible piece, and won't be buried underneath the rig.
     
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    Don't see any problem with it as long as there's no trademark, restrictions, or patents on them.
     
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    if it's personal use you can do as you please. it's when you get into advertising it and making money on it that you cross the lines.
     
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    That only comes into play if he tries to sell it or make a profit. I do not see a problem with using someones "idea" to build your own with your supplies and skill.

    There are very few inventors around but a lot of re-engineerers:D .

    That statement is not directed at any individual entity, it is just a statement.

    Ira
     
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    Actually trademark/patent only applies to you copying and SELLING someone else's design. I believe you are free to copy it.

    The brotherhood might frown upon it though - go to it though - you have my blessing (for what that's worth)
     
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    Wow - did we all 3 respond at the same time or what? LOL
     
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    Actually we would prolly compare it to the original design and point out where he ****ed it up:D .

    Ira
     
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    Yeah, yeah, forgot to mention that. I wasn't thinking of him selling the part he wanted to copy but just to make for himself.

    Another word to add to those is "copyright." Any others?
     
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    and if we want to mention the legal side of things. the law states that an idea has to be 20% different inorder to be your own. so make all the bolts or whathave your using one size bigger and you're covered,LMAO!!!
     
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    Just change bolts to a different kind, for example: instead of grade 8's, use Allen head bolts. Instead of grade 5's, use aircraft grade 12.
     

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