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#1 posted 03-17-2007 02:21 AM

This came up in a forum or elsewhere at one point. I do recall an editorial comment in Wood magazine, that did allow readers to build up to 20 copies of a project from their magazine (for sale) provided it was designed/built by a staffer. If the plans came from a reader, then you had to contact them.

There is a big (although, often fine line) difference between something that is inspired by, (but still recognizable as it’s own thing) and a very close copy. Merely changing a few details doesn’t make something yours. Think back to grade school and copying an entry out of an encyclopedia, and changing all the adjectives is still plagarism.

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