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#1 boyscout862 ONLINE  

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 10:52 AM

I intend to clean up my basement and set up all my machine tools this winter. When I fabricate a part for a tractor, I usually sketch it up as I go. May I share these sketches or is it a copyright infringement? I've looked at the plans(4 pages) that are posted but I'm thinking of repair parts for old GTs. One of the first I'm considering is the fiberglas lid over the battery on my sons Ford LGT120. I was going to make one of sheet metal folded and spot welded.

Or, does much of this already exist?

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 11:26 AM

If I understand you right, if you are creating the drawings your self and choose to share them with us I do not see where there is any copyright issues. If they are drawings created by someone else and you have modified them then there could be a copyright issue and I would think each one would have to be looked at individually.

With all the legal stuff said I for one love to see how and what others are doing not just with there tractors but mechanical in general.
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 12:17 PM

I think you'll be fine infringement wise, these are your designs and we appreciate you sharing them.
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Posted November 28, 2012 - 01:02 PM

My wife works in the advertizing industry and deals with people wanting to use copywritten material a lot.
Replicating exactly requires that you be licensed by the copy right holder. If the image or part is changed enough that it is not exact it is not illegal. If you making your own replacement parts that fit an application but are not excat copies of copyritten or patened items you should be fine. Note I'm not a lawyer, just a dummy with an opinion.

Edited by JD DANNELS, November 28, 2012 - 01:03 PM.

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 06:26 PM

I think you would be okay! You aren't making exact copies per their specs.

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 06:48 PM

I think if the parts are discontinued or no longer available thru the company, then you should be fine. No different than the automotive aftermarket. Their parts fit, but may or may not require minor modifications to mate up correctly. I say just do it, if they have an issue with it then their lawyers will contact George, and he will be required to take it down. First offense is a warning, after that, you are fair game.

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 07:00 PM

If they are my ideas, feel free to infringe all you want.

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Posted November 28, 2012 - 08:35 PM

They wouldn't classify as a copyright infringement unless you have a copyright for them and in any case, they're yours...so others would have to be the ones violating that...




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