illegal to reveal magic tricks

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zhurayaa
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illegal to reveal magic tricks

Postby zhurayaa » April 10th, 2014, 2:51 am

Is it illegal to reveal magic tricks? I have noticed online that people are revealing magic tricks, the newer effects, as it is copyrighted and patented, but is it illegal to reveal those tricks? Oh and also i'm not going to be revealing tricks, I'm a magician and I do it as a side job, but i get tired of people revealing them which makes thing less interesting and less exciting for my audience.
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Jonathan Townsend
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Re: illegal to reveal magic tricks

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 10th, 2014, 8:15 am

no

and that's been happening for centuries.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time


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