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Copyright (the design of) a boat?
Authored by: FreeChief on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 12:31 PM EDT
I suppose the plans and blueprints could be subject to copyright, but it seems the lawsuit is not over duplication of the design, but re-building the boat.

I'm hoping the copyright holders lose this one, because I don't want North Holland and Cambridge University Press to sue me. I have re-furbished some copies of books that are copyright by them. I put plastic jackets on some of them and even used sticky tape and glue on one when the cover started to get loose.

Don't tell them I did that; it seems exactly like re-furbishing a boat without making a new one, and I don't like the precedent that may be set by the boat lawsuit if the copyright owners win.

 — Programmer in Chief

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Greed
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 12:51 PM EDT
Next we'll be hearing from the descendants of the maker of George Washington's
axe...

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  • Greed - Authored by: PJ on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 01:05 PM EDT
    • Well... - Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, October 05 2012 @ 07:07 PM EDT
    • Um. - Authored by: jplatt39 on Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 12:55 PM EDT
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