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Posted on Is there anywhere on this sight where you can get drawings of projects?

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#1 posted 02-12-2007 03:17 PM

I was given a calender from years gone by with the pictures all being paintings by a certain artist. With the selling of the Calender the Artist was paid his royalties. It was then given to me, and made picture frames and put the pictures from the calender in the frames and sold them. If I buy an item, and then dcide to sell it later I have that right. If I buy a painting and then decide to show a friend what the picture looks like I have that right. If I take a picture of a painting and then decide to send the picture to a friend to show them what it looks like, I have that right. It’s only when I start selling copies that I MIGHT start to infringe on somebody’s copyright.

Not only am I a Business Administration Major I have a year of Business Law. When a government makes rules, and then amendments to those rules and exceptions to those rules, and I find them, then I have the right to apply them.

I’m not talking about selling copyrighted material, I’M TALKING ABOUT GIVING AWAY SOMETHING I HAVE EITHER PAID FOR OR AQUIRED FREE.

And building plans are not usually copyrighted because if you cannot copyright a Dovetail joint, a dado, a mortise and tenon, then how are you going to copyright a building plan? If that was the case then somebody would have copyrighted the “Stick framing” proceedure used today in the manufacturing of the modern home in which we live.

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