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Reproduction of older Lures
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:00 AM
As you know, I am dead against copying, so much new stuff to discover. But I really don't see the harm of resurrecting a few of the antique oldies. To test out the ideas of the day. Many of what I thought were new ideas, turned up on 70 year old lures, so some of the old quirks could find room in todays armoury.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:32 AM
I have no intention of ever selling one of my reproductions - and I doubt anyone would ever purchase one. One thing with collecting is that you had best know what you are purchasing. I know that people do try to sell a reproduction as an original, which is fraud plain and simple, but OTOH, the buyer best know what they are purchasing. It cuts both ways, what collector doesn't think from time to time that they just got the deal of a lifetime?
OTOH, if I were to come up with a combination of old and my ideas that became something of use, then I would have no problem marketing it - although I doubt that will ever happen.
In order for me to get something to reproduce, I have to purchase that item which I have just started to do. I have bought and sold other collectibles and will do so with lures when I am tired of having them. The saying of "history repeats itself" is so true. Take a look at other things such as golf items.
I respect your opinion, but feel that I am perfectly right in having my own one as well regarding copying an old lure. I do not feel that I am doing anything wrong or illegal - if that were the case, I wouldn't do it. But, unless someone can prove me wrong, I will continue to do so. Heck, half of the "new" soft plastics are knock-off's of one another.
Not to belabor the copyright issue, but it is my understanding that you can reproduce one of anything for personal use without infringing on any legal issue.
Anyhow, off to the shop to play with some lures.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:37 AM
I am 100% behind you on this project and offer to help in any way I can. Good project. You should document the whole process with pictures. Many would be interested in viewing.