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Old 26th September 2016, 08:44 AM
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Default Copying other peoples work and passing off as your own.

Ok, so a bit of a contentious one this.

Ok so thoughts on other peoples hard work and development put into production with no acknowledgement of the original designer, manufacturer.
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Old 26th September 2016, 09:12 AM
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Ok, so a bit of a contentious one this.

Ok so thoughts on other peoples hard work and development put into production with no acknowledgement of the original designer, manufacturer.
Hello, can you please enlighten us ?
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Old 26th September 2016, 09:21 AM
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Yes, sorry, come across a couple of items that were developed back in the early 90's by hard working "shed at bottom of garden" manufacturers only to find the big boys have taken over the designs and apparently they were developed by themselves - "in-house" in our design studio.

The interesting thing is that the items were in Airgun world and I am checking out the Airgun World automatic copyright.

I cannot name the items or companies at this time.

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Old 26th September 2016, 09:24 AM
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what amazes me is the amount of times i come up with a brilliant invention and find out it;s already been done .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ..............................
ages ago .................................................. .................................................. ..................and better : oo
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Old 26th September 2016, 09:31 AM
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Oh,

Tell me about it, I approached my Boss at a foundry I worked at years ago with an idea - it had been around since the 1900's but wasn't used now due to health and safety issues.

So my idea was out of date and dangerous,

Good eh!
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My work continually tries to reinvent the wheel.... we have been unsuccessful thus far
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Old 26th September 2016, 09:47 AM
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Patents are pretty worthless these days especially on low value items and I believe they normally only last 20 years anyway? after that the design is free to be copied. And no manufacturer is going to acknowledge someone and leave themselves open for a claim.

You have to consider being copied as flattery!
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I know Patent and Design right law is a nightmare and costs a fortune - more hassle than it is worth.

I had some dealings years ago with design rights and a Patents Lawyer back in 1999 wanted 112 per hour.

But it is the Ordinary Copyright which is intriguing, as Airgun World inside their front cover has the statement :-

Airgun World 1993
The World copyright of the editorial matter,
both illustrations and text , is strictly reserved.
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I know Patent and Design right law is a nightmare and costs a fortune - more hassle than it is worth.

I had some dealings years ago with design rights and a Patents Lawyer back in 1999 wanted 112 per hour.

But it is the Ordinary Copyright which is intriguing, as Airgun World inside their front cover has the statement :-

Airgun World 1993
The World copyright of the editorial matter,
both illustrations and text , is strictly reserved.
That would be the right to copy the text or illustrations themselves, not the ideas they refer to.
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Default confuciuos say............

Having someone else's' ideas ,
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i just invented that
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