The problem is, anyone who has a copyright is obliged
to challenge *any* unauthorized use of it, no matter
If they don't defend it equally, then someone that
*is* out to steal for profit can use that as an excuse
in court and win.
Sounds crazy, but that's why you will see giant
corporations spend big bucks paying lawyers to clobber
mom and pop shops, when the actual damages from such
use are inconsequential.
Such is the "majesty of the law".
--- Richard Gosling <email@example.com>
> Mike wrote:
> Sounds wonderful - but have you checked the
> copyright situation? The image
> is clearly marked "Copyright Haynes, 1978". If you
> don't have Haynes'
> permission to reproduce this illustration, you are
> letting yourself in for a
> world of hurts...
> Don't worry John, if I ever happen to be accosted in
> the street by Haynes'
> lawyer, I'll take full responsibility and deny ever
> having heard of you!
> Seriously though, if these are being run up in such
> small numbers, for
> friends, and are not being sold commercially, are
> Haynes likely to get too
> upset? Maybe we should avoid wearing them at any
> event run by or sponsored
> by Haynes, just in case we get spotted!
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