Jonathan Townsend wrote:I try to avoid items that were taken without permission. It's as simple as that. And as you observed it's done as a matter of artistic respect.
Not sure what to make of your coins across remark.
Jonathan Townsend wrote: The first version of the three coins across version using the attention leading approach was done with a fellow student who was really good at the Shaw production - so full credits there.
Pete Biro wrote:MAD HATTER MAGIC is selling what they call a "generic" version of Dean's Box. The price is ridiculously low, so it it probably made in China. The owner tells me "I'm just giving buyers a choice to buy a generic version." I guess he doesn't understand intellectual property. He's also selling a rip-off of my Plumber's Poles. Only his price is TRIPLE what you can buy mine for.
Jonathan Townsend wrote:not acknowledging the works that were taken (billiards ...) from Germain and DeKolta to be sold in magic shops
? but it's okay to go selling items taken from deKolta, Germain, Downs ...
Search for rope box at Mad Hatter and you will find it.
Scott Fridinger wrote:Seems like this same conversations takes place about every 2 years...
Richard Kaufman wrote:The Chinese are a bunch of thieving bastards who don't give a crap about intellectual property.
Jim Riser wrote:The concept of a self contained miniature spirit cabinet was added to by Jack Wilson in 1942 with his "Miniature Spirit Cabinet" Blue Prints and Directions.
Jim Riser wrote: I see no reason for Dean to list all possible inspirations for his product and think it is very "nervy" of people to try to push this on to him.