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Finding the copyrights to a product

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by turner, May 5, 2009.

  1. turner

    turner Registered Member

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    Hi

    As almost all products are copyrighted in some form or another, wether its the ball on Dysons hoover or the spring mechanism on a cap gun.

    Lets say ...
    Dysons ball-steering hoover maybe copyrighted, Where would you go to find :

    If it is copyrighted?
    Which part is copyrighted?
    In which country(s) it is copyrighted?

    Thanks

    Turner
     
  2. turner

    turner Registered Member

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    let me put this another way

    Say theres a product in America lets call it Uncle Sam TM ..

    I reproduce it here in the UK, Changing something on the product that i 'think' is copyrighted ..

    I then sell it on the internet.

    Can I find out the implications of this before I sell it ? .. or
    Do I go ahead and wait to see what happens?

    Any thoughts on this would be great, either for or against ...

    Turner
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    It's called international copyright law pal. Considering the UK and US are buddy-buddy your fucked if you get caught. Especially because, now your crossing international waters. If it's anything worth money then talk to a lawyer and explain in detail your situation. At a minimum checkout some books from the library or bookstore and read up a bit on copyright, trademark, and patent law.
     
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  4. turner

    turner Registered Member

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    Thanks Demon

    The product Sells for just under $1000
    The product cost is less than $100 all in

    The product idea has stuck in my head since seeing it last year,

    Everything thats invented is copyrighted/trademarked/patented and sometimes this only involves one small function of the product,

    I need to know which part(s) has the restriction on.

    So yes the_demon
    I will go seek some professional advise on this,
    Thanks

    Turner