Buildeazy Copyright Information
What you can do without permission.
You may print copy of any Buildeazy plan or article for your own use.
After all, we are mainly all about supplying plans and information to the individual DIYer who wants to do a home project, so we are happy for you to print off a free plan or article to refer to on your building project site.
Once you have made an item using a BuildEazy plan/article, you are free to do whatever you want with that item including selling it.
It is the BuildEazy plan/article that has restrictions, not the item that you make from the plan.
You may link to any of our material.
You are welcome to link to any buildeazy material, including Buildeazy free plans.
In fact, we have even made it easy for you to do this by providing some code for you to copy into your HTML page. More info >>>
Fair Use: In some instances snippets of copyright material can be used without the copyright owners consent but we advise caution: it is far from cut and dry when this is acceptable practice and a knowledge of copyright law would be beneficial before venturing into this area.
Section 107 (of the Copyright Act) contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research.
What is a copyright?
A copyright is a form of law that protects authors' works from being stolen.
A copyright protects original works of authorship, including literary, musical, dramatic, pictorial or graphic, audiovisual or architectural work, from being reproduced without the permission of the copyright owner.
The copyright owner can be the author of a particular work or the employee who employs the author of that particular work.
Only the author, or those deriving their rights through the author, can rightfully claim copyright.
Copyrights can be transferred just like property.
An original work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in tangible form i.e. basically so it can be seen to exist, which means as soon as it is fixed in some way, for example, on paper, tape, on film etc..
Original plan-sets with instructions, such as in the Buildeazy website, are indisputably copyrightable and there are no gray areas whatsoever about that.
You do not need to register your copyrightable work for protection. It is an unregistered right.
The work comes under copyright protection the moment it exists in tangible form.
No publication or registration or other action in the Copyright Office is required to secure copyright.
Even though registration is not a requirement for protection, some countries offer registration services that could be beneficial in some cases. For more information on that go to U.S. Copyright Office.
There is a UK registration site at copyrightservice.co.uk
Remember, copyright registration is not a requirement for your work to be copyright protected.