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g. a. adams
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reproducing a sign from the 70's
« on: Dec 28th, 2006, 9:14pm »
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i want to reproduce and sell a parking sign a city used in the 60's and early 70's.  i want to reproduce it exactly.  can i do this?
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Re: reproducing a sign from the 70's
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29th, 2006, 7:22am »
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Strictly speaking, someone likely owns a copyright in the design of the sign.  Whether or not that will have any real world impact is another question altogether -- a question that is very difficult to answer.
 
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Re: reproducing a sign from the 70's
« Reply #2 on: Jan 2nd, 2007, 8:47am »
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I think it's actually unlikely that copyright protection would exist because copyright protection required registration during the 60s and early 70s, and it's highly unlikely that anyone registered a city parking sign for copyright.
 
It also seems to me that most parking signs have no protectable content, but obviously, I cannot know that without seeing the sign.
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Re: reproducing a sign from the 70's
« Reply #3 on: Jan 2nd, 2007, 11:56am »
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It also seems to me that most parking signs have no protectable content

What makes you say that?
 
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