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Old 23 January 2006, 13:57   #1
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Outhill copies..

I've just listed my Outhill Jockey seat on ebay, and when I went to the Outhill site for the measurements I noticed they were carrying a warning about product copies by some established names..(link.) Whatever happened to the copyright law, or doesn't it exist in boatbuilding??
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Old 23 January 2006, 13:59   #2
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Whoa...
They've certainly named names!
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Old 23 January 2006, 14:19   #3
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Whatever happened to the copyright law, or doesn't it exist in boatbuilding??
Leeway would probably be the man to ask, I'd be interested to hear his views on the subject!
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copyright law

I think copyright only exists with a GRP product if the splash (copied Item) will not fit into the original mould. So all you have to do is stretch it widthways a little bit or maybe put a little fin on the rear and you haven't violated copyright law. It's also an expensive thing to enforce and it happens a fair bit.
The ethical situation is up to oneself I guess
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Thats the whole problem with designs and patents etc - they often aren't worth the paper they are written on - what it really comes down to in the end is who can pay for the biggest legal team.

As Rogue says - a few minor changes are often all you need.
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I dont think the copy right laws stand with Solent and Humber with Outhill

I belive the pure fact that Humber and Solent put Fiberglass in to their consoles and outhill just use kleenex tisues would be the main issue.
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I belive the pure fact that Humber and Solent put Fiberglass in to their consoles and outhill just use kleenex tisues would be the main issue. [/QUOTE

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ok, I understand the general concept that it would have to be an exact replica to be regarded as a copy.. So, for Outhill to name the copiers, then they must regard them as exact copies, otherwise the companies named would ask for their removal from the list..

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I belive the pure fact that Humber and Solent put Fiberglass in to their consoles and outhill just use kleenex tisues would be the main issue.
Apart from the orange ones..
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I must admit I think Outhill consoles are abit over priced and over rated. They do look nice I guess, but there are cheaper alternatives such as those made by leeway that do job just as well. Im not sure outhill consoles are good value for money, mine is only a couple of years old and now has all sorts of crazing on it, and it was probably 600+

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I had an orange one on my Searider - after 6 years the colour was very blotchy.

I don't think they do orange any more?
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