Cans of worms and copyrighted SLA parts

From: Blasch, Larry (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 16:36:35 EEST


To those of you who found this discussion to be a waste of time... My

To the vast majority that may benefit from this information, What seems to
be the situation is that the issue of "who owns what" in RP is somewhat
murky. For those of you in the service industry, I would suggest that your
contracts be reviewed by a lawyer who is familiar with intellectual
property, copyright, patent, and trademark law. As long as the contract is
worded clearly as to who owns what, and who retains rights to what, both you
and your customers will be better protected.

I don't think that it will ever be cleared up unless someone tests it in
court. Even that may not help!

If someone knows of litigation in this area, please let me know the

PS: Over the years I have seen tens of thousands of beautiful parts, tools
and replicas that were copies of parts run for customers. I hope that all of
the customers gave permission to show the parts...

Lawrence R. Blasch
Design Engineer
CAE Systems Administrator
OPW Fueling Components
P.O. Box 405003
Cincinnati, OH 45240-5003 USA
Voice: (513) 870-3356
Fax: (513) 870-3338

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