Dear Dave and Scott: Thank you for your reply.
I would think a family crest is not any ones intelectual property
unless they made it up, my own family crest is available on the
clan web site.
True, but even if 99% of the family crest is in the public domain,
and the one you copied is not, this is no defense for you. You are
required to treat every design as somebody’s else intellectual
property, unless you can shop that it is in the public domain.
Scott’s comment was I tried to purchase the art and the other party
would not sell. This for me is a red flag that a problem is in the
making. It would take Scott less time to find this answer then it
would take to read all the e-mail posted on this thread. All he
needs to do is call and ask. That party will most likely tell him if
he claims that the design is his intellectual property.
And most vectorazation is not that difficult to do .
True, unless you have to change your basic design due to infringement
As far as I know Scott is a responsible person and is not ripping
off anyone elses work. As a user and instructor in CAD CAM
equipment it is my experience that most users are not copy cats
If all it took was reasonableness, the courts would not be filled
with good honest hard working defendants. If latter were true, than
my business would not be growing. Most people infringe out of
ignorance and never intended to infringe. The penality for inocent
infringement is steep! This also includes the cost of your attorney.
and the costs preclude it being a toy.
I should have added LOL! Mike Rufenach